Ashland University Master’s Degree Programs

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  • Bachelor Plus for Teacher Licensure
  • Graduate Programs offered through the Departments of:
    Early Childhood
    Educational Foundations and Instruction
    Educational Leadership
    Inclusive Services and Exceptional Learners

  • Master of Science in Education major in Educational Leadership

Bachelor Plus in Graduate Education for Teacher Licensure

Licensure Options

  • Early Childhood
  • Middle Grades 4-9
  • Grades 7-12
  • Pre K-12

The Bachelor Plus Program is a graduate program designed to provide initial teacher licensure to people who hold bachelor’s 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 may be required in each program teaching area.

Graduate courses are generally taught in late afternoon, evenings, and online 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 at different times during 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’s 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, four-year, resident educator license is issued by the Division of Licensure, Ohio Department of Education, to persons completing the Bachelor’s Plus Program.   The candidate must have completed the courses in their 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.

Admission and Application Information

Apply through Ashland University website http://www.ashland.edu  Admission requirements: Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university.  Grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 or higher on a 4 point grading scale or special permission. 

Admission into the Graduate Teacher Education Program at Ashland University

Candidates are required to take the Praxis I Test or equivalent (Please refer to the AU catalog for acceptable test) in the early stages of the program and the OAE Test before applying for a license.

Licensure Options

Ashland University has 17 different programs that lead to licensure to teach in Ohio Schools. Licensure may be earned in the following areas:

Registration, Scheduling and Advising Information

Students may contact the Ashland University Graduate, Online, and Adult Admissions Office to inquire about the programs at:
Center for Academic Support
Grad-admission@ashland.edu
Phone: 419-289-5738

Tuition and Fee Schedule

All fees are subject to change; please contact the Student Accounts Office at 800-882-1548.

Program Sheet

 

Master of Science in Education

Graduate Programs offered through the Departments of:

  • Early Childhood
  • Educational Foundations and Instruction
  • Educational Leadership
  • Inclusive Services and Exceptional Learners

The mission of the Dwight Schar College of Education, an exemplary private education college in the Midwest, is to ensure that graduates will transform students, schools, and society through the collaboration with expert, caring faculty who engage effective preservice and practicing educators and human service professionals.

Admission and Application Information

Regular admission procedures are based on evidence of the following:

Completed Application for Admission at Ashland University website http://www.ashland.edu ; $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 minimum graduate GPA of 3.0 (a minimum of 12 graduate semester hours required.)  Provisional admission procedures are available. Please contact Ashland University for more information.

Registration, Scheduling and Advising Information

Students interested in this program are encouraged to contact Ashland University Graduate, Online, and Adult Advising Center for Academic Support at:
GOS-advising@ashland.edu
Phone:  419-289-5081

Tuition and Fee Schedule

All fees are subject to change; please contact the Student Accounts Office at 800-882-1548.

Program Sheet

 

Master of Science in Education

Educational Leadership

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 four distinct components: a common core of studies focusing on the foundations of education, program courses in educational leadership organized around instructional leadership and organizational management, an administrative internship and an inquiry seminar capstone experience.

Upon completion of the MED in Educational Leadership, students transition to the Educational Administration Licensure program. Six hours of coursework in the Administrative Licensure program is required to acquire building principal or curriculum, instruction, and professional development licensure.

Registration, Scheduling and Advising Information

Students interested in this program are encouraged to contact Ashland University Graduate, Online, and Adult Advising Center for Academic Support at:
GOS-advising@ashland.edu
Phone:  419-289-5081

Tuition and Fee Schedule

All fees are subject to change; please contact the Student Accounts Office at 800-882-1548.

Program Sheet