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American Public University System Launches Two New Online Master of Education Degrees

January 24, 2008

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va., Jan. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Appealing to a broader base of students online, the American Public University System (APUS) (http://www.apus.edu) has launched two new master's degrees in education. The new programs are designed to advance career options for teachers, school administrators, and others who would like to pursue an advanced degree in education. The M.Ed. programs are available at member institutions American Military University (http://www.amuonline.com) and American Public University (http://www.apu.apus.edu).

The new education degree programs include:

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Administration and Supervision is designed to prepare qualified persons for a variety of leadership roles to include: principal/assistant principal and other public school administrative and supervisory positions; federal and state positions in educational administration and supervision; and other areas.

The program is guided by the Praxis II, ELCC, ISTE, and WVDE standards and comprises 11 formal online courses at 3 credit hours each, plus an internship worth 3 hours, for a total of 36 credit hours. Direct school observational opportunities and experiences are included in the curriculum.

Completion of the degree leads to certification in the state of West Virginia. West Virginia has reciprocity with all other states and Washington, D.C. Courses for this degree program will be available in Spring 2008.

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Teaching with a concentration in Instructional Leadership provides practical applications for teacher leaders who want to broaden their knowledge of instructional leadership in a K-12 setting. It is designed to meet the needs of students with interests both within and outside the traditional public school arena, and may include general education theory and practice, education administration, and community-based learning programs. The program includes a total of 36 semester hours that comprise 12 online courses with experiential K-12 components, including a capstone course in action research conducted on a school site. Completion of the concentration does not lead to state licensure.

"These degree programs will provide appealing courses at affordable prices so that educators can advance their careers," said Cindy Emmans, dean of the School of Professional Studies at APUS. "We are especially pleased that APUS can provide the M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision leading to certification in West Virginia."

APUS classes start monthly, with many offered in either eight- or 16-week sessions. For more information on education degrees, call 1-877-777-9081 or go to www.amuonline.com/education. APUS serves 27,000 students worldwide and offers 57 undergraduate and graduate degree programs (http://www.apus.edu/APUS/Academics/index.htm) in an affordable and flexible online format.

About American Public University System

American Public University System is comprised of American Military University (http://www.amuonline.com) and American Public University (http://www.apu.apus.edu). Courses are taught by professors who are experienced in the real-world subjects they teach. APUS's curriculum, affordability and flexibility helps working adults pursue degrees in homeland security, national security and emergency and disaster management.

APUS also offers programs in professional studies, management, and liberal arts. A university book grant supplies textbooks at no charge for degree- seeking undergraduate students. Eligible students may apply for Federal Student Aid. American Public University System is a wholly-owned subsidiary of American Public Education, Inc. (Nasdaq: APEI). For more information, please visit http://www.americanpubliceducation.com.

SOURCE American Public University System

CONTACT:
Renee Hockaday of American Public University System
+1-703-334-3868, rhockaday@apus.edu
Web site: http://www.apus.edu
http://www.amuonline.com
http://www.apu.apus.edu
http://www.apus.edu/APUS/Academics/index.htm
http://www.amuonline.com/education
http://www.americanpubliceducation.com

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