Graduate Programs

Enriching Your Education Life

Are you a recent college graduate or professional looking to advance your career in education? Look no further than Ashland University’s highly regarded graduate education programs.

We respond to the career goals of professionals through:

  • Alternative scheduling options, including fast track courses
  • A focus on highly practical knowledge and skills
  • Dedicated faculty and graduate advisors determined to help you succeed

Graduate Program Paths

The graduate programs offered by the College of Education at Ashland University offer a variety of options for expanding your education no matter your career goals.

  • If you’re a graduate student, begin your career in teaching through our Bachelor’s Plus and other initial licensure programs or add a second teaching license
  • If you’re a current teacher, refine your classroom skills or prepare for a new role in education through our various licensure, endorsements, and Master of Education programs
  • If you’re a practicing professional, explore the latest in leadership theory through our interdisciplinary Leadership Studies Doctoral programs

Graduate Education Program Benefits

Strengths of our education graduate programs include:

  • Quality programs. The Dwight Schar College of Education has been accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) 1140 19th Street, N.W. Suite 400, Washington DC 20036. Our graduate program faculty are proven practitioners who provide a balance of theory and practice in the classroom.
  • Convenient locations. Graduate programs are offered at the Ashland campus as well as regional centers located in Columbus and Elyria, Ohio. Courses are provided at the centers, online, and in hybrid formats that combine face-to-face and online instruction.
  • Personalized attention. Each graduate student experience is designed to accent the individual. Our graduate faculty believe that small class sizes, individualized attention, and quality instruction lead to purposeful and successful learning experience.

Explore our many graduate licensure and degree programs to find the one best suited for advancing your career in education.

Doctorate in Leadership Studies

Explore the latest in leadership theory with our Doctorate in Leadership Studies programs offered in traditional and executive delivery formats.

Doctorate in Leadership Studies - Traditional Delivery

Doctorate in Leadership Studies - Executive Delivery

Masters of Education (M.Ed.) Degree Programs

Specialize in a focused area and get the credentials you need to advance your teaching career with a Master’s Degree in Education.

Teacher Endorsements

Increase your value and effectiveness as a teacher through one of our seven teaching endorsements.

Licensure Program

Learn more about our Intervention Specialist Mild to Moderate Needs Second License.

Administrative Licenses

Learn to lead teachers, schools, and districts with an Administrative License.

Online Programs

Continue learning on your own terms with our four flexible online graduate programs.


Learn more about our certificate programs.