Wright State University and Academic Partnerships Join Forces to Launch Degree Programs for Educators Online

Nov 30, 2012, 09:00 ET from Academic Partnerships

DALLAS, Nov. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Wright State University is teaming up with Academic Partnerships to make available online four of the university's leading graduate and post-graduate degrees in education, including the nationally recognized online Teacher Leader degree.

Students can soon enroll in four post-graduate academic programs, three of which are new Wright State online offerings:

  • Master of Education—Teacher Leader
  • Master of Education—Principal
  • Education Specialist—Curriculum, Instruction & Professional Development
  • Education Specialist—Superintendent

Wright State's Master of Education Teacher Leader program, which has been offered online since 2004, is ranked number one by U.S. News & World Report for its faculty credentials and training. This program is also listed on the Online Education Programs Honor Roll. 

"Wright State's programs will be delivered fully online in an asynchronous format, making new programs easily accessible to all educators, despite their busy schedules and commitments," said Interim Provost Thomas Sudkamp.

Andrew Hsu, Dean of Wright State's Graduate School, added, "Students want quality, reputation and convenience. The quality and the reputation of Wright State's curriculum are well established, now it's convenience that we're adding to assist professional educators everywhere."

"Academic Partnerships' expertise in distance learning will ensure that the online delivery of Wright State's curriculum retains its superior quality, offering students the most engaging and enriching online learning experience available today," said Randy Best, founder and chairman of Academic Partnerships.

Academic Partnerships has a successful track record of assisting other leading universities expand their access and deliver quality and scalable online degree programs. The company's efforts have helped over 750 professors convert more than 1,500 traditional courses into an electronic delivery format and recruited more than 100,000 students into online degree programs with U.S. and international partners. 

The application deadline to enroll in Wright State University's upcoming programs is December 7, 2012. Classes commence on January 7, 2013. To learn more about the programs or to apply, please visit http://educationonline.wright.edu/.


About Wright State University
A Carnegie-classified research university, Wright State University's main campus is 12 miles northeast of downtown Dayton, Ohio, near the historic landmarks where the Wright brothers taught the world to fly. The university operates a branch campus, Wright State University–Lake Campus, on the shores of Grand Lake St. Marys in Celina, Ohio. Wright State serves nearly 18,000 students and offers more than 190 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and professional degree programs through eight colleges and three schools, including Professional Psychology and the Boonshoft School of Medicine. For more information, please visit www.wright.edu


About Academic Partnerships 
Dallas-based Academic Partnerships partners with universities to deliver students full degree programs online. The company was founded by social entrepreneur Randy Best, an 18-year veteran of developing innovative learning solutions to improve education. Academic Partnerships helps universities increase access to high-quality education by providing the technology, student recruitment and faculty support necessary to serve online students. Academic Partnerships is guided by the principle that the opportunities presented through distance learning make higher education more accessible and achievable for students in the U.S. and globally. For more information, please visit http://www.academicpartnerships.com.


Sam Friedman

Seth Bauguess
Wright State University


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