Ashland University Master's Degree Programs

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  • Bachelor Plus for Teacher Licensure
  • Master of Science in Education major in Curriculum and Instruction
  • Master of Science in Education major in Educational Administration

Bachelor Plus in Graduate Education for Teacher Licensure

Licensure Options

  • Early Childhood
  • Middle Grades 4-9
  • Grades 7-12
  • Pre K-12
  • Vocational 4-12
  • Interventional Specialist Mild/Moderate K-12

The Bachelor Plus Program is a graduate program designed to provide initial teacher licensure to people who hold bachelor degrees from accredited colleges or universities in fields other than education.

The Bachelor Plus Program is fully state-approved and leads to teacher licensure by the Ohio Department of Education. Some course work earns graduate credit. However, some undergraduate courses are necessary in each program teaching area.

Ashland University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). This accreditation includes the basic and advanced levels of professional education programs offered at the institution.

Graduate courses are generally taught in late afternoon or evenings so that candidates may hold full- or part-time jobs while doing the course work. Courses are taught by qualified faculty from the various colleges/departments and are designed to provide the candidate with the necessary background in educational concepts, planning, teaching styles, classroom management, and area content. Classroom field experiences are included and scheduled early in the program to provide actual classroom experience. Student teaching is taken near the end of the program. The length of time needed to complete the program is dependent upon the number of courses to be taken by individuals based on their pre-admittance evaluation.

State Licensure Requirements
The Ohio Department of Education has approved Ashland University's Bachelor Plus Program for teacher licensure. The State Standards of January 1, 1998, have determined the Ashland University standards for licensure. All programs have been approved. Applications are submitted and reviewed by the licensure officer of Ashland University who, upon approval, forwards them to the State. The Ohio Department of Education is ultimately responsible for issuing the earned licensure.

An initial, two-year, provisional teaching license is issued by the Division of Licensure, Ohio Department of Education, to persons completing the Bachelor Plus Program. The candidate must have completed the courses in teaching field, education methods courses, classroom field experiences, student teaching, and required examinations to be eligible for licensure.

This teaching license is the same license that is issued to the four-year teacher education undergraduate candidate.

Tuition
All fees are subject to change, please contact the Bursar’s Office at 800-882-1548 or visit: www.ashland.edu/graduate/about-graduate-school/tuition-fees.

 

Master of Science in Education  

Majors in Curriculum and Instruction

  • Classroom Instruction
  • Literacy
  • Mild/Moderate Intervention Specialist
  • Talent Development Education

The graduate program offered by the Ashland University College of Education through the LCCC University Partnership is designed to provide functionally integrated academic, experimental, and field-based study necessary to the personal and professional growth of educators. Toward this end, the program includes three distinct components: a common core of studies focusing on the foundations of education; professional studies emphasizing the integration and application of functional knowledge; and a field practicum or alternate options designed to deepen the student's understanding of self through problem-solving and decision-making techniques.

Graduate education programs are developed on the premise that improvement requires change and that effective programs must be responsive to the needs of the educational community. Graduate education programs focus on the theme of Teacher as Professional Educator. The programs are based on foundations of education, current research, effective practices and dynamic collaborative relationships among educators at all levels. It is implemented through diverse classroom, field, and clinical experiences. 

How to Apply/Admissions Information
Regular admission procedures are based on evidence of the following: Completed Application for Admission form; $30 application fee; official transcript showing a bachelor's degree from an accredited university; cumulative grade-point average of 2.75 or above (4.0 system) or a cumulative GPA of 2.5 with a 2.75 or above in education or major subject field; photocopy of State of Ohio provisional certification or equivalent; a letter stating teaching experience from superintendent or principal of school, and a personal interview with the Director of Graduate Education, Elyria Center at LCCC. Non-certified and/or non-teaching experienced students having a GPA of 2.75 will also be required to submit two letters of recommendation. Provisional admission procedures are available. For more information or to meet with an advisor, contact the Ashland University office at 440-366-4080.

Tuition
All fees are subject to change, please contact the Bursar’s Office at 800-882-1548 or visit: www.ashland.edu/graduate/about-graduate-school/tuition-fees.

 

Master of Science in Education

Majors in Educational Administration

  • Building Principal
  • Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Development
  • Pupil Personnel Services

The graduate program offered by the Ashland University College of Education through the LCCC University Partnership is designed to provide functionally integrated academic, experimental, and field-based study necessary to the personal and professional growth of educators. Toward this end, the program includes three distinct components: a common core of studies focusing on the foundations of education; professional studies emphasizing the integration and application of functional knowledge; and a field practicum or alternate options designed to deepen the student's understanding of self through problem-solving and decision-making techniques.

Graduate education programs are developed on the premise that improvement requires change and that effective programs must be responsive to the needs of the educational community. Graduate education programs focus on the theme of Teacher as Professional Educator. The programs are based on foundations of education, current research, effective practices and dynamic collaborative relationships among educators at all levels. It is implemented through diverse classroom, field, and clinical experiences.

How to Apply/Admissions Information
Regular admission procedures are based on evidence of the following: Completed Application for Admission form; $30 application fee; official transcript showing a bachelor's degree from an accredited university; cumulative grade-point average of 2.75 or above (4.0 system) or a cumulative GPA of 2.5 with a 2.75 or above in education or major subject field; photocopy of State of Ohio provisional certification or equivalent; a letter stating teaching experience from superintendent or principal of school, and a personal interview with the Director of Graduate Education, Elyria Center at LCCC. Non-certified and/or non-teaching experienced students having a GPA of 2.75 will also be required to submit two letters of recommendation. Provisional admission procedures are available. For more information or to meet with an advisor, contact the Ashland University office at 440-366-4080. 

Tuition
All fees are subject to change, please contact the Bursar’s Office at 800-882-1548 or visit: www.ashland.edu/graduate/about-graduate-school/tuition-fees.

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