Save 20% on Tuition with Ashland University’s Summer Institute

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Enrolling Now for Session B, Summer 2023! Receive 20% off tuition when you apply and register by July 3 for any Summer Institute course.

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    Ranked No. 195 out of 258 for Best Education Schools

    Ashland University’s College of Education is top-ranked by U.S. News & World Report.

    Ranked #8 Most Affordable Online Master of Education Program

    Ashland University’s Master of Education Online Degree Program is one of the top 50 most affordable Online M.Ed. Programs.

    Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

    The Dwight Schar College of Education at Ashland University is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

    Summer Institute

    2023 Summer Insitute Session B begins July 3. Learn how in just one summer, you can advance your education and make a greater impact on the lives of students.

    Take part in this innovative, accredited program that is redefining education for educators. Save 20% when you apply as a new student by July 3.

    • Six jump-start programs
    • One-on-one advising sessions, networking events, career coaching and support


    Depending on the program, you can enroll in online or hybrid courses. Online-only coursework is available for our license and endorsement programs, as well as most of the advanced degrees. For in-person coursework, Ashland University has classrooms conveniently located in both Columbus and Ashland.

    For additional information, download the Summer Institute 2023 Brochure or contact us by calling 419-289-5738 and/or emailing

    “AU’s Superintendent Licensure Program was one of the most hands-on programs I have ever been a part of in my graduate work; the professors were experts in their specific areas of administration and gave us real-life experiences to use as we gained hours of useful information to use in my future administrative career.”

    Steve Paramore

    Ashland University College of Education Summer Institute Features Include:

    Online & Hybrid Course Options

    Ashland University’s online degree programs are flexible and designed to meet your schedule.

    Save 20% On Tuition

    Our M.Ed. programs cost $620 per credit hour with programs ranging from 30-36 credit hours. Enroll in Summer Institute and pay $496 per credit hour as long as you are continuously enrolled in the program.

    Ashland University Has Financial Aid Available

    Financial aid is available for all Ashland master’s degree programs.

    Jump-Start M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction

    Students can dive in and complete the nine-hour M.Ed. core courses required for AU’s Master of Education degrees. Complete the rest of your M.Ed. in 12-16 months.

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    Jump-Start M.Ed. in Educational Leadership

    Jump-start a new career and take the 8 credit hours of courses required for AU’s Master of Education in Educational Leadership this summer.

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    Reading Endorsement

    The Summer Institute Reading Endorsement focuses on effective research-based methods for already licensed teachers in the state of Ohio who have completed 12 hours of credit to meet the requirements of the Ohio Reading Core.

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    Gifted Endorsement

    The Gifted Intervention Specialist Endorsement comprises 18 hours of coursework focusing on the eight Ohio Department of Education Teacher Competencies and prepares teachers for the Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) Gifted Education test (053).

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    School Superintendent License

    The School Superintendent License Program prepares educational leaders to become effective school district leaders by helping them develop the processes needed to gather, analyze and use data for ethical and relevant decision-making.

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    Principal or CIPD License Workshop

    The six-hour Principal or CIPD License Workshop focuses on integrating theories and practices of educational leadership. It allows students with an M.Ed. in leadership or administration to earn a Building Principal or Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Development license.

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    About Ashland University Dwight Schar College of Education

    Since 1878, Ashland University has been a liberal arts and sciences institution, preparing students for exciting professions and careers.

    Our programs are grounded in the mission of the Dwight Schar College of Education. 

    The Dwight Schar College of Education faculty and staff are committed to nurturing growth so our graduates develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to serve children, their families and their communities. They recognize the awesome responsibility each has to model the kind of reflective practice needed in today’s rapidly changing world. The College of Education is fully accredited by the Council For the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

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