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UWF and Academic Partnerships Announce Launch of Online Master of Education in Educational Leadership Program

The University of West Florida (UWF), with the assistance of Academic Partnerships, offers an online Master of Education in Educational Leadership degree starting this fall.

This 33 credit hour non-thesis certificate program complies with the Florida Principal Leadership Standards and is designed for educators who want to advance in the K-12 education arena. The program was developed to ensure that participants acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to become campus administrators, district supervisors, deans, or curriculum developers at the elementary, middle and secondary level. The 8 week courses are taught by the same professors that teach on campus and the degree can be completed in as little as 18 months.

“UWF is committed to expanding access to higher education and providing teachers educational opportunities through online education, allowing them the flexibility and affordability they need to achieve their professional goals,” said Judy Bense, president of UWF.

With accreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the online M.Ed. in Educational Leadership is rated a Best Buy by Get Additionally, every course within this degree is developed based upon the nationally recognized Quality Matters (QM) Rubric for quality online instruction.

Online degree programs have emerged as the most rapidly developing trend in higher education with universities quickly converting traditional programs into an online format. Dallas-based Academic Partnerships provides all non-academic support, such as marketing and technical aspects, for UWF’s Master of Educational Leadership online program.

“We, at Academic Partnerships, are proud to assist the University of West Florida expand access to its top quality degree programs and extend the reach of its great brand. We are passionate about the positive impact higher education has on the lives of students, their families and on society as a whole,” said Rob Ganji, president of Academic Partnerships. “UWF’s online Master of Education in Educational Leadership will equip in-service educators across Florida and beyond with the skills they need to provide strong leadership at the campus and district level.”

The fall 2012 application deadline is June 1 for the Aug. 27 session. For more information about enrollment and funding opportunities for Fall 2012, please call 1-877-588-2502 or visit

About University of West Florida
The University of West Florida offers undergraduate degrees in 51 areas, master’s degrees in 25 areas, two specialist degrees and a doctorate in education. UWF serves a student population of approximately 12,000. The University of West Florida Online Campus offers more than 400 online course sections each semester that can lead to the completion of more than 28 fully online undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as credit-earning certificate programs.

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About Academic Partnerships
Academic Partnerships is a higher education service provider that works exclusively with state universities to convert their traditional degree programs to online delivery and to recruit and retain qualified students. For more information see