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New Master of Arts in Education Program
Capital University has announced it is enrolling now for a new Master of Arts in Education degree, which will include a hybrid curriculum of both classroom and online learning. With three tracks available, the program is one of the most robust offerings for central Ohio educators looking to further their careers.
Structured especially for busy working adults, the program brings participants to campus one evening every three weeks, with online learning experiences in between. Participants can choose from concentrations in teaching, counselor education/school counseling or school administration and can complete their degree in approximately two years, or even sooner depending on the course load chosen.
“Capital is a trusted leader in preparing educators who change students’ lives and shape their futures. As our schools and communities face increasing demand for the caliber of teachers, counselors and leaders Capital is known for preparing, this new hybrid delivery helps us meet that demand,” Dr. James Wightman, master’s program director and associate professor of education at Capital, said. “We designed the online components and meeting times to be convenient for working adults — especially teachers — while preserving the rich classroom experiences and access to renowned leaders in education that are synonymous with the Capital education.”
– Dr. James Wightman
“The program will stand out in that it will intentionally focus the intersection of theory and practice – and will provide students with strong theoretical knowledge as well as real-life application of that knowledge,” said Bradley Conrad, Ph.D., assistant professor of education at Capital University. “There is a strong mix of seasoned professionals who are currently or recently in the field and active scholars with strong national reputations.”
In addition to providing a flexible format for working professionals, the program will pair theory and practice with insight from both Capital’s existing education and MBA faculty and practitioners from some of the region’s top school districts, including Grandview Heights, Olentangy Orange, Dublin and South-Western.
The program is enrolling students immediately to start as soon as fall 2016, and will accept applicants on a rolling basis every semester with start dates in August, January and May. The enrollment process is simple and can be completed online, with applicants asked to provide a writing sample, answer academic plan questions and upload a resume or curriculum vita.
Capital’s new graduate degree offering will follow the university’s long and celebrated history of preparing undergraduates to become educators who change lives. Capital’s teacher education program began in 1925. Approximately 870 education graduates over the last 20 years are currently working as teachers, counselors, administrators and other education services roles in schools, colleges, universities throughout the region. Of those, 90 percent are work in elementary and secondary schools.