Innovative Programs

Most prospective students we see, and their parents, worry about employability after finishing college. Our response is simple - we can offer you more! We offer two programs that offer dual licensure in education so you won't be graduating with just one license but two. Our Early Childhood Educator program equips you to teach Pre-Kindergarten through 3rd grade but you can add on an Early Childhood Intervention Specialist license to teach students who traditionally struggle in school. You can also add on the 4th and 5th grade endorsement to this license and be able to teach Pre-kindergarten through 5th grade. The better credentialed you are, the more employable you are. That is the bottom line.

Two licenses for the price of one! Along the same lines, we offer a dual license in Mild-Moderate and Moderate to Intensive Intervention. This allows the newly licensed interventions specialist to have the option to teach in a wide variety of classrooms.

Follow your passion! If you plan on teaching “in the middle” in the Middle Grades we have a program that caters to your strengths and passions. Instead of the traditional model where the Middle Grades teacher is prepared in a Math/Science stream or Language Arts/Social Studies, we allow you to pick the two concentration areas that best suit you. If you play to your strengths we believe this is a great example of our value on the Accent on the Individual.

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Do you already have a Bachelor's degree and now want to teach. Through our B+ initial licensure program we can get you there in as little as two years.

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Endorsement in TESOL or a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction: TESOL. Ashland now offers an online Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) Endorsement for practicing teachers who want to learn additional skills to support the learning of children who have English as a second language. This endorsement can be integrated with the 30-hour M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction: Teaching in the 21st Century (TL-21) program.

Teach anywhere, anytime! The M.Ed. in Adult Education is a graduate degree for education professionals and practitioners who are not associated with the K-12 education system. While there are 50 million youth enrolled in the nation’s K-12 system for formal teaching and learning, there are over 250 million adults who are increasingly seeking and needing formal, life-long-learning related to health and wellness, economic and workforce issues, encore career development, and a variety of cultural, second language, and adult life contexts.

Rated 123rd in the Nation for this M.Ed. online! For those professionals wanting online programs, the College offers several options. These include the M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction: Educational Technology, the Technology Facilitator Endorsement (focusing on building/district technology), and the Technology for the 21st Century Certificate (focusing on classroom technology) are all available online.

Our New Educational Leadership Program: Faster, Cheaper, Stronger! The Fast Track to your M.Ed. in Educational Leadership + Administrative Licensure. Demonstrate your exact competencies to potential employers. The Educational Leadership Program courses are comprised of one-hour modules. While you will still take two or three hour courses, the individual modules will be listed on your transcript, allowing you to demonstrate to potential employers exactly what competencies you've acquired as part of the M.Ed. program.