Augusta State University and Academic Partnerships Announce New Relationship and Launch of Online Master of Education in Educational Leadership Degree Program

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Educators can pursue the Master of Education in Educational Leadership online degree thanks to the new relationship between Augusta State University and Academic Partnerships.

We are excited to offer ASU’s first fully online degree program.

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AUGUSTA, Ga., May 30, 2012 – Augusta State University announces the launch of an online degree program for K-12 education professionals this August – the Master of Education in Educational Leadership. This is made possible through a new partnership between Academic Partnerships and ASU.

The program, which was previously on campus only, provides educators with the latest technological innovations used in schools, corporations and government. Additionally, the program will allow ASU to expand access to more students fulfilling its commitment to returning a skilled workforce to the community.

“We are excited to offer ASU’s first fully online degree program,” said Carol Rychly, vice president for academic affairs. “Working professionals will appreciate the flexibility of online learning delivered by the same great faculty who teach our traditional classes on campus.”

The Master of Education in Educational Leadership will soon be available to K-12 education professionals who need flexibility, affordability and convenience to continue their education and career advancement. The online program is an administration-focused master’s degree for elementary and secondary school professionals who desire to increase their responsibility and supervisory roles.

The completion time for the master degree is 12 months, and the online courses are taught by the same professors who teach on campus.

Augusta State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. All teacher education degree programs for elementary, special, secondary, and P-12 teacher, administrator, counselors and supervisors are approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission and accredited by the National Council of Accreditation for Teacher Education (NCATE).

Additionally, every course within this degree is developed based upon the nationally recognized Quality Matters (QM) Rubric for quality online instruction.

Online degree programs have emerged as the most rapidly developing trend in higher education with universities quickly converting traditional programs into an online format. Dallas-based, Academic Partnerships provides market research and analysis, curriculum conversion, faculty support services, marketing and information technology for select ASU online degree programs.

“We, at Academic Partnerships, are proud to assist Augusta State University expand access to its top quality degree programs and extend the reach of its great brand. We are passionate about the positive impact higher education has on the lives of students, their families and on society as a whole,” said Rob Ganji, president of Academic Partnerships.

The program has two upcoming session dates. The application deadline is July 20 for the Aug. 20 session and Sept. 14 for the Oct. 15 session.

For more information about enrollment and funding opportunities, please call (855) 299- 2274 or visit http://www.degrees.aug.edu

About Augusta State University
Augusta State University, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is strategically located in the second largest city in Georgia. Offering 70 programs of study leading to associate, bachelor, master, and specialist degrees, the university successfully blends a strong liberal arts foundation with specialized degree preparation to ensure graduates have the knowledge and skills to succeed in a global environment. With an enrollment of nearly 7,000 diverse students, the university measures its success by the success of its students.

About Academic Partnerships
Academic Partnerships is a higher education service provider that works exclusively with state universities to convert their traditional degree programs to online delivery and to recruit and retain qualified students. For more information see http://www.academicpartnerships.com

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Contact Information:
Augusta State University
Kathy Schofe
(706) 737-1444
kschofe(at)aug(dot)edu

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