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Degree Programs

Athletic Training  MSAT    Day/Fulton Campus

Education -STEM Curriculum  MED    Online

Education Administration  MED    Evening

Education Curriculum and Instruction  MED    Evening, Online

Education Leadership  EDD    Evening

Education Specialist - Admin Princ/Sup  EDS    Evening, Online

Education Specialist - Administration  EDS    Evening, Online

Education Specialist - Curriculum Leadership  EDS    Evening

Education- Athletics/Activities Admin  MED    Evening, Online

Education- Teaching and Technology  MED    Online

Entrepreneurial Leadership (MBA)  MBA    Evening, Online

Equestrian Education  MED    Online

Healthcare Administration  MHA    Online

Degree Descriptions

The Master Degree

William Woods University confers the following Master degrees:   Master of Business Administration (MBA), the Master of Education (MED) in Athletic Administration, Elementary or Secondary Administration, Curriculum and Instruction, Equestrian Education, and Teaching and Technology, the Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA), and the Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT).

The MBA, MED, MHA, and MSAT degrees are designed for students who have successfully completed an academic program at the baccalaureate level and who desire to continue study at a higher level. The degree generally requires a higher level of responsibility and independence from the student. This is reflected in course projects, research in the field, working with teams, individual projects, and the successful completion of capstone presentations and field experience. The degree requires a high level of understanding of the theoretical foundations of the discipline, a specificity of focus on a specific area of knowledge, as well as the ability to apply theory to practice. The degree also demands a high level of critical thinking and evaluation skills.

Degree programs can be completed in 2 years if students remain continuously enrolled at full- time status.

The Education Specialist Degree

William Woods University offers the Education Specialist degree (Ed.S.). The Ed.S. is a master plus thirty-hour program that builds upon the skills developed in the MED degree. The degree is designed for advanced leadership training for those who desire to become leaders for change in the classroom or in the administration of a school district. In general, this degree has all of the expectations of the Master Degree with more emphasis on critical problem solving in a K-12 setting. In addition, the degree requires a deeper understanding of the legal and ethical issues facing K-12 education. This program meets state and national standards.

Degree programs can be completed in 2 years if students remain continuously enrolled at full- time status.

The Doctorate of Educational Leadership Degree

At William Woods University, the degree Doctor of Educational Leadership is awarded to students who have successfully completed all requirements for the degree. In general, the doctorate level of study requires the student to research the latest theories in educational leadership, determine how those theories apply to current leadership issues, and contribute to the field of educational leadership. The doctorate requires independent motivation, the ability to evaluate the literature related to the area of research, and the completion of a dissertation that is successfully defended before a committee of graduate faculty.

Degree programs can be completed in 2 years if students remain continuously enrolled at full- time status. Students must complete and defend their dissertation within 5 years after passing the Comprehensive Exam.

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