The Master of Arts in Education: Teacher as Leader is designed specifically for certified teachers and seeks (1) to provide learning experiences that will improve the professional performance of classroom teachers, (2) to enable teachers to add to their certification, and (3) to enable teachers to earn a rank change. The Master of Arts in Education: Teacher as Leader offers both on campus and online programs. Some courses are delivered in a blended format.
Alternative Certification Programs
Alternative certification programs are designed for prospective students who hold a baccalaureate degree in a field other than education and who wish to change careers. This includes the Master of Arts in Teaching, Alternative Certification in Special Education program, Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Proficiency program, and World Languages program.
Counselor Education Programs
We offer Counselor Education Programs in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MS) and School Counseling(MA). The Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling specifically prepares quality counselors for community agencies and other mental health settings. The Master of Arts in School Counseling prepares quality counselors for public schools in P-12 settings.
The Social Work program educates competent and ethical Master of Social Work graduates who demonstrate leadership and social work values in their communities and their profession, toward advancing social and economic justice.
Educational Leadership programs, sometimes referred to as instructional leadership or administration, are designed for certified teachers who wish to pursue an administrative certification. We offer the Education Specialist in Educational Leadership and Superintendent Certification. The Ed.S. is designed for candidates who would like to add principal and supervisor of instruction certification. The Ed.S. requires at least three years of teaching experience prior to application. The superintendent certification program requires at least two years of administrative expereince in order to add the certification, and at least 1 year to apply.
The Rank I program is designed to be a logical professional step beyond Rank II, in that it continues to build the knowledge and skills of teachers in their current positions while it also attempts to give directions and assistance toward meeting the long-term professional career goals of teachers. The Rank I is only for certified teachers who have already completed a Master's Degree.
The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership Program is designed to enhance leadership skills for instructional and administrative leaders in P-20 settings, as well as other instructional specialists. It is a practitioner degree designed to meet a set of “best practice” competencies/outcomes integrated with individual career and personal goals for educational leaders with five or more years of professional experience.