William Woods University is offering Licking area residents the opportunity to pursue an education degree without quitting work. Programs include a master of education (M.Ed.) and a master of education in athletics/activities administration.
The programs will begin with an orientation Feb. 17 at Intercounty Electric Cooperative, 102 Maple Ave., Licking. The M.Ed. orientation is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., with the master of education in athletics/activities administration at 6:30.
Prospective students are encouraged to contact the university’s Graduate & Adult Studies program prior to then, but walk-ins will be accepted. Call 1-800-995-3199 or contact WWU by e-mail at AdultEd@WilliamWoods.edu.
The 36-credit-hour M.Ed. program has three tracks—students can choose to study administration, which is intended to provide the fundamental skills necessary for effective school administration or curriculum and instruction, which is for teachers who wish to enhance their classroom skills.
The third track is athletics/activities administration, which is for anyone interested in developing and administering activities in any school or community setting. The program is one of the few to be recognized by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association as meeting the educational requirements toward becoming a Registered Athletic Administrator (RAA) or a Certified Athletic Administrator (CAA).
Claudia S. Gott, assistant superintendent of Warsaw R-IX Schools, completed her M.Ed. in
The program, she said, “prepared me to take the position I currently have with the utmost confidence, and the educational contacts I have gained from the Williams Woods Program are priceless.”
Employing a model of accelerated learning developed especially for the convenience of the working adult, William Woods University’s Graduate and Adult Studies programs are structured so that a degree can be completed in as few as 22 months.
William Woods offers degree programs that utilize a cohort model, emphasizing learning through student-directed study groups of three to five students.
“Cohort” describes a group of people who collaborate to reach a common goal. WWU’s program utilizes the diversity of the individual members to broaden the learning experience of the class as a whole as they work together. The school recognizes that learning can and does take place outside of the classroom and that theoretical knowledge is only useful if applied to real-life on-the-job situations.
Classes meet once a week in the evening for four hours. Study groups meet outside of class to prepare projects and assignments be