William Woods University

Introduction

Welcome to William Woods University located in Fulton, Missouri in the heart of the USA. Since 1870, our courses and opportunities have prepared students not just for careers, but for lives in a world that is dynamic, global and rich in possibilities. William Woods is a learning community of more than 3,400 students and faculty, including some 1,100 traditional undergraduates, 1,500 graduate, and 800 online students representing more than 35 US states and 11 countries on our 200-acre campus in Fulton, Missouri.

We offer unique undergraduate programs, including an internationally recognized equestrian studies program, a four-year American Sign Language interpreting program, and a MBA in 5 degree that allows you to start your Masters degree during your senior year. Our 74 majors and 26 minors will give you the skills you need to reach your unique potential- and over a hundred routes to get you there. William Woods University graduate and online programs combine national certification and academic excellence with convenience and value. Whichever path you seek, you can expect to be both challenged and supported, through practical coursework taught by engaging faculty. Our professional experience is matched by a down-to-earth commitment to involve you deeply in your learning experience; foster networking and collaboration with your peers, and support you throughout your academic journey and beyond. William Woods University is ranked among the nation’s top online learning programs. We combine more than 140 years of academic excellence with a student-centered, service-oriented educational environment, and our convenient, 8-week courses offer flexibility and affordable tuition.

Among our network of more than 20,000 successful alumni, we count an Olympic gold medalist, the trainer of Thunder, mascot of the Denver Broncos, and innumerable professionals in medicine, business, law, and education — including more than 600 school leaders ranging from superintendents and principals, and special education administrators. William Woods graduates fill positions at Disney, 3M, Coca-Cola, UPS, Hewlett-Packard and many other major corporations.

Our 140-year history of service and leadership in education has given us, as a community, values that endure and make the William Woods educational experience unique. We challenge our students to discover, lead, and achieve, often beyond what they ever dreamed possible. What makes William Woods different is our commitment to stay with our students as they pursue their goals; to see to it that they thrive in school and beyond. It’s a personal, first-name relationship that goes well beyond the classroom and lasts long after the degree is earned. Our mission is to help you flourish in whatever you decide to do with your life.

Ask a student what the William Woods experience is like, and the answer will most likely evolve from a discussion of the program to an account of the people who not only engaged and challenged, but who walked along side them and supported them until the journey was complete.

Accreditation

William Woods University enjoys the best of both worlds when it comes to reputation — attracting students, faculty and partners nationally for signature programs, while making a significant impact locally and statewide in fields such as business and education.

The country’s most established colleges and universities routinely open their doors to peers for an accreditation process — a way of ensuring that students and families receive a quality return on their educational investment.

Higher Learning Commission

William Woods University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association, which is one of 6 regional institutional accreditors in the United States:

Higher Learning Association, a Commission of the North Central Association 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 Chicago, IL 60604-1411 Tel: 312.263.0456 hlcommission.org

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Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners awarded William Woods University, in Fulton, Missouri accreditation of its business programs and separate accreditation of its accounting program. ACBSP accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes within the undergraduate and graduate accounting and business programs offered at William Woods University meet the rigorous educational standards established by ACBSP.

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) 11520 West 119th Street Overland Park, KS 66213 Tel: 913.339.9356 www.acbsp.org

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Recognition

While third-party honors and recognition have become a staple of how colleges gain attention, we at William Woods University ultimately measure our success by what alumni and their employers report about our graduates. We thank all faculty, staff, alumni and funders for the hard work that has earned the following recognition for William Woods University:

•Ranked as a Top 100 Midwest University by U.S. News & World Report

•Ranks among the top online programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report

•Recognized for its online degree programs for quality and affordability by U.S. News & World Report, ranking 7th in MO and 141st in the U.S. for its online bachelors

•Ranked 14th by Affordable Colleges Online (AC Online) among private, non-profit colleges for affordable online degree programs

•Ranked 2nd in midwest by U.S. News & World Report for graduates with lightest debt load

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programmes

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Master

Master of Education (MEd) in Athletics / Activities Administration

Campus Full time 30  January 2017 USA Fulton

Leading a high-profile school athletics/activities program requires skills in facilities management, recruiting, publicity, law and much more. The William Woods University Master of Education in Athletics/Activities Administration is one of a handful of programs in the nation that trains you in these skills at all levels, from middle school through high school and collegiate. Coursework will prepare you to formulate effective practices for recruiting athletes, coaches, and officials; time management; maintaining amateurism; sports law; facilities management and scheduling; fiscal management, and public relations and marketing. [+]

PROGRAM ADVANTAGES At William Woods, you’ll be participating in a graduate program known for its excellence and for providing a significant number of the leaders in Missouri’s state school system. As one of these students, you will have the opportunity to learn from active practitioners in the field and make the connections you need for leadership and career growth Prepare to lead an athletics program Leading a high-profile athletics/activities program in today’s educational system is a demanding job that requires skills in facilities management, recruiting, publicity, law and much more. The William Woods University Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Athletics/Activities Administration is one of a handful of programs in the nation that trains you in these skills at all levels, from middle school through high school and collegiate. Coursework will prepare you to formulate effective practices involving program management: recruiting athletes, coaches, and officials time management maintaining amateurism sports law facilities management and scheduling fiscal management public relations and marketing of the athletics/activities program. The path to NIAAA certification The program leads to the initial certification of the National Intercollegiate Athletics Administration Association and is one of the few to be recognized by the NIAAA as meeting the educational requirements toward becoming a Registered Athletic Administrator (RAA) or a Certified Athletic Administrator (CAA). It does not meet Missouri requirements for building-level administrative certification. At William Woods, you’ll be participating in a master's program known for its excellence and for providing a significant number of the leaders in Missouri’s state school system. As one of these students, you will have the opportunity to learn from active practitioners in the athletic field and make the connections you need for leadership and career growth. This degree is designed to fit the schedules of working teachers and administrators and can be completed in two years or less through evening courses taught in convenient locations around the state. You can expect rigorous coursework with real-world relevance, designed and taught by professionals who have proven their expertise. We structure the schedule so as to keep students together, allowing you to develop lasting relationships with peers focused on similar career goals. And, to make this an investment you can count on, your tuition will not go up as long as you stay continuously enrolled. Your Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree at work This degree prepares you to take your place in the management of an athletics/activities program in a middle school, high school or university. You’ll have the skills and official requirements to manage the recruiting of athletes and staff, manage facilities, direct public relations and marketing of the program, and perform other duties. Requirements/Curriculum You will earn the degree by completing 11 three-credit courses plus 110 hours of field experience in the form of a student internship. You will also create a professional portfolio and a comprehensive athletics/activities administrator manual. Requirements Completed application Official transcripts (2.5 GPA or higher) mailed from the college/university you graduated from Cohorts available across Missouri William Woods advanced education programs bring evening classrooms to districts and educators where there is interest. Districts in Fulton, Columbia, Jefferson City, St. Louis, Kansas City, Moberly, Springfield, Ozark, Cape Girardeau, Rolla and many more are running cohorts currently or have in the past. William Woods in the real world Many of our graduates hold leadership positions in Missouri’s schools, including leadership in athletics. TUITION & FEES Tuition $325/credit hr Online Course Fee $125/course Add/Drop Fee $10 Graduation Fee $100 Transcript Fee $10/transcript Independent Study $90/credit hr We guarantee no increase in tuition once a program has begun provided the student remains continuously enrolled and the modality does not change. [-]

Online Master of Education (MEd) in Curriculum and Instruction

Online Part time September 2017 USA Fulton

This degree prepares you to respond to the cultural, demographic, technological and other forces shaping education today by designing and developing curriculum for your classroom and assessing its effectiveness. You’ll learn about educational trends, assessment procedures, and how to use advanced learning theories and educative design to adjust curriculum in response to current research. This program will prepare you for National Board Certification... [+]

Online Master of Education (MEd) in Curriculum and Instruction This degree prepares you to respond to the cultural, demographic, technological and other forces shaping education today by designing and developing curriculum for your classroom and assessing its effectiveness. You’ll learn about educational trends, assessment procedures, and how to use advanced learning theories and educative design to adjust curriculum in response to current research. This program will prepare you for National Board Certification and may also prepare you to become a master teacher or a curriculum and instruction director within your district. Program advantages At William Woods, you’ll be participating in a graduate program known for its excellence and for providing a significant number of the leaders in Missouri’s state school system. As one of these students, you will have the opportunity to learn from active practitioners in the field and make the connections you need for leadership and career growth. Courses EDU500 Current Issues in Education EDU556 Action Research I EDU580 Educational Technology (Online) EDU520 Research Design EDU510 Advanced Learning Theories EDU530 Improvement of Instruction EDU585 School Law EDU590 Appraisal of Student Learning EDU540 Literacy Instruction EDU550 Curriculum Construction EDU596 Action Research II Your Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree at work This program will prepare you for National Board Certification by using the National Board Professional Teaching Standards as the focal point of the curriculum. It will also prepare you to become a master teacher within your school district, and may also qualify you to become a curriculum and instruction director within your district. It does not meet Missouri requirements for building-level administrative certification. Admission requirements - Completed application - Admissions Essay - Current resume or work experience summary - Official transcripts (2.5 GPA or higher) mailed from the college/university you graduated from [-]

Online Master of Education (MEd) in Equestrian Education

Online Part time September 2017 USA Fulton

Enter the new and growing equestrian education market by earning the online Master of Education in Equestrian Education degree from William Woods University. This program will help you gain the field pedagogy skills you need to make the transition from equestrian professional to equestrian educator. While earning this degree, you will improve your instructional techniques and learn to construct effective curriculum by applying instructional... [+]

Online Master of Education (MEd) in Equestrian Education Enter the new and growing equestrian education market by earning the online Master of Education in Equestrian Education degree from William Woods University. This program will help you gain the field pedagogy skills you need to make the transition from equestrian professional to equestrian educator. While earning this degree, you will improve your instructional techniques and learn to construct effective curriculum by applying instructional theories and strategies. Program advantages The online Master of Education in Equestrian Education builds on the signature strengths of William Woods University: excellence in educating educators, a nationally ranked online education program, and a nationally recognized equestrian program. In this program, you will receive quality online instruction through the latest educational technology and collaborate with your peers in an interactive and engaging learning environment. Courses EDU 543 Teaching and Learning in the new Digital Landscape EDU 563 Applied Instructional Theories and Strategies Using Technology EDU 590 Appraisal of Student Learning EDU 547 Current Issues in Equestrian Education EDU 550 Curriculum Construction EDU 530 Improvement of Instruction EDU 562 Development of Resources for Equestrian Educational Events EDU 574 Equestrian Program Sustainability EDU 587 Equestrian Education Capstone Project Your degree at work Equestrian education is gaining momentum in the industry as employers seek academically credentialed equestrian professionals in the fields of extension service, breed and discipline, organizational leadership, undergraduate instruction, and others. A graduate degree prepares you for a position as a post-secondary teacher in this industry. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, these positions are expected to experience an average 17% increase in employment through the next decade. Equestrian education professionals are also being sought to fill positions as youth and outreach workers to improve the quality and effectiveness of programs for early exposure to the field. Admission requirements - Completed application - Official transcripts showing degree conferred with 2.5 GPA - You must also have a curriculum vitae demonstrating proficiency in, and understanding of, equestrian experiences. This may include samples such as certifications, professional memberships, your accomplishments in the field, or a sample video. [-]

Online Master of Education (MEd) in Teaching and Technology

Online Part time September 2017 USA Fulton

Technology and media are driving a revolution in learning, teaching and training in both the traditional classroom and the corporate learning center. Technology encourages a new way of learning that fosters cooperation, collaboration, problem solving and higher order thinking skills that are valuable throughout life. The William Woods University Master of Education in Teaching and Technology degree will prepare you to stay at the leading... [+]

Online Master of Education (MEd) in Teaching and Technology Technology and media are driving a revolution in learning, teaching and training in both the traditional classroom and the corporate learning center. Technology encourages a new way of learning that fosters cooperation, collaboration, problem solving and higher order thinking skills that are valuable throughout life. The William Woods University Master of Education in Teaching and Technology degree will prepare you to stay at the leading edge of this trend and use your learning to enhance the learning of others, wherever you choose to apply it. Program advantages This degree includes courses about education, research and technology that support enhanced teaching methods through the use of technology. If you work in a school district, it will enhance your instructional skills with the potential to advance you to a position as an instructional technology coordinator or instructional technology coach. As a business trainer or multimedia specialist, you will find these skills invaluable in meeting sales training, professional development and other corporate learning goals. The learning you gain will enable you to research and evaluate new tools, design materials and programs that incorporate them, and assess their effectiveness. Courses - EDU500 Current Issues in Education - EDU520 Research Design - EDU543 Teaching and Learning in the new Digital Landscape - EDU558 Software Applications for Academic Programs - EDU561 Instructional Design With Technology - EDU563 Applied Instructional Theories and Strategies Using Technology - EDU571: Integration of Multimedia Production and Curriculum - EDU589: Teaching and Technology Capstone Project - EDU590 Appraisal of Student Learning Your Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree at work If you work in a school district, it will enhance your instructional skills with the potential to advance you to a position as an instructional technology coordinator or instructional technology coach. As a business trainer or multimedia specialist, you will find these skills invaluable in meeting sales training, professional development and other corporate learning goals. The learning you gain will enable you to research and evaluate new tools, design materials and programs that incorporate them, and assess their effectiveness. Admission requirements - Completed application - You must have a 2.5 GPA in your undergraduate degree to be considered for admission into the graduate degree program. - No previous education degree required. [-]

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Fulton, Missouri, 65251 US