The Bowie State University College of Education has announced that it is now offering fully online degree programs beginning in the spring 2022 semester. Partnerships have been established with school districts in Maryland and Pennsylvania to enhance professional and leadership development of their local educators, but the new online offerings open the door for more students to opt in.
The doctorate degree program in educational leadership is designed for educators who are already serving in leadership roles in K-12, higher education, and district-level leadership. It focuses on applying analytics in educational management, instruction, communications, policy, and organizational performance. The master’s degree in culturally responsive teacher leadership promotes equity, access, and inclusivity in teaching, while helping educators become influential leaders in diverse learning communities.
“These programs that we’ve traditionally offered in on-campus and hybrid formats have produced educational leaders in the classrooms and administrations of local school districts for many years,” said provost and vice president for academic affairs Carl B. Goodman. “The addition of this new fully online option will enable educators in more distant school districts to the north, south or even far west to benefit from our research-based programs.”
Dr. Goodman noted these programs are the forerunners of five additional programs that will be available online in fall 2022. Two graduate programs, computer science and management information systems and three undergraduate programs, computer science, computer technology, and criminal justice will be offered totally online. The undergraduate programs will primarily target adults seeking to change careers.
“This expansion of some of our strongest programs into the online modality is part of our strategic goal to diversify program offerings at Bowie State to better accommodate the varying needs of prospective students,” said Dr. Goodman. “In addition to specifically redesigning the courses for online delivery, our faculty have undergone extensive professional development to enhance online teaching practices to improve student engagement, persistence, and course completion.”
Dr. Goodman has been serving as provost since July 2020. He is a graduate of Jacksonville University, where he majored in biology and psychology. He earned a doctoral degree in pharmacology/toxicology from Florida A&M University.