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Education Online Degree Completion (Distance Learning)

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Distance Learning is an innovative program offered by William Penn University’s Education Division to reach non-traditional students. The program overcomes the barriers non-traditional students face in obtaining their teaching degrees and endorsements. It provides the tools and support to help students fulfill their dreams. To find out more, request information with our Office of Admissions.

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Elementary Education

Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education classes meet evenings & alternate Saturdays. Special education, reading and ESL endorsements are available.

Physical Education, Health, Coaching

Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education (K-8)(5-12), Health (5-12) and Athletic Coaching (K-12) classes are now available through the Distance Learning Program. Classes meet evenings and alternate Saturdays.

Reading Endorsements

Reading (K-8), a 27 credit hour program, and Reading (5-12), a 25 credit hour program, are options for educators who would like to add a Reading endorsement to a current Iowa educator’s license.

Strategist Endorsements

Strategist I (K-8) and Strategist I (5-12) are 26 credit hour programs for teachers looking to add the Strategist I endorsements to a current Iowa educator’s license.

For more information on these programs, please contact:

Aaron Hinnah, Distance Learning Academic Advisor
641-673-1336 email

Will Utter, Distance Learning Admissions Counselor
641-673-1305, email

For more information about endorsements please contact:
Shane Ehresman, Director of Distance Learning

Distance Learning Program Application

Mail applications to:
Distance Learning
William Penn University
201 Trueblood Avenue
Oskaloosa, IA 52577

Fax applications to: 641-673-1041

Distance Learning

NameOffice PhoneEmailTitleOffice
Shane Ehresman, Ed.S.641-673-1193emailAssistant Professor | Director of Distance LearningPenn 110D
Aaron Hinnah, M.B.L., M.S.M.641-673-1336emailDistance Learning Lead Academic Advisor | Assistant Football CoachPenn 110B