USFSP Launches First Fully-Online Education Program

USFSP College of Education Associate Dean Dr. Olivia Hodges and Dean Dr. Bill Heller

From left: Dr. Olivia Hodges, associate dean, and Dr. Bill Heller, dean, College of Education.

The College of Education at USF St. Petersburg launched its first fully-online degree program in time for Fall 2015 classes.

The Master in Educational Leadership is a two-pronged approach to graduate-level education. It offers a track for students in need of a master’s degree as well as one for students who already hold a master’s degree but wish to pursue a certification.

“Offering an online delivery of the Educational Leadership program is an effective and efficient use of technology that allows for the growth of our student base while remaining committed to the quality of the program and the development of future school leaders,”  said Dr. Olivia Hodges, associate dean in the College of Education.

Hodges estimates that half of the 27 students enrolled may take advantage of the online delivery method during its first semester. Students also have the option of completing the program in a traditional, face-to-face setting.