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Designed for professional educators striving to keep up with the changing needs of students in the classroom, Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century (TL-21) is a flexible graduate degree program that will prepare you for the classroom of tomorrow while ensuring that you thrive in today’s flexible education settings.

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Credit Hours



Time to Complete

2-3 years



How Do I Know If This Program Is Right for Me?

Look at our sample courses like Education Assessment and Technology for the 21st Century to see if they align with your interests and professional goals. Our program also offers diverse cognate options such as Diversity & Inclusion, Talent Development and Educational Research, allowing you to tailor your studies to your specific areas of interest. Additionally, you could bring in up to six hours of relevant Ashland Professional Development (PDS) credits, enabling you to further customize your learning experience. If you're passionate about enhancing your instructional practices and staying current with the evolving needs of students, our program might be the perfect fit for you.

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View the Academic Catalog or Teaching & Learning in the 21st Century Checksheet for complete degree requirements.

Some of the courses you'll take include:

  • Education Assessment
  • School & Society
  • Technology for the 21st Century
  • Field Practicum in Education
  • Choice of Capstone: Thesis or Inquiry Seminar

Cognate Ideas:

  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Organization Design & Change
  • Technology, Educational Administration
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Talent Development (Gifted)
  • Reading & Literacy
  • Politics & School Law
  • Educational Research

Can You Give Me a Glimpse of My Future?

Equip yourself with the skills and knowledge needed to innovate in the classroom, foster inclusive learning environments and empower the next generation of learners.

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