James Woodward, Ed.D.
Department of Leadership and Administration
With nearly 20 years of experience in education, Dr. Woodward has taught elementary, middle school, and high school, as well as at the university level. His public school teaching assignments include a broad range of topics including science, social studies, reading, health, physical education, and currently business education. Along with classroom teaching, he has also coached several sports including baseball, basketball, football, and track.
Throughout his career, Dr. Woodward has aimed to value each student regardless of background or current status. He believes all students can realize their potential when they have guidance and when they are both externally and intrinsically motivated. His doctoral research explores the relationship between academic performance and physical fitness.
Outside of teaching, Dr. Woodward is involved with his wife’s home based business and enjoys spending as much time as possible with his family. He and his wife have been married for 19 years and have four children. They also serve as foster parents with Faithbridge Foster Care. As a family, they enjoy hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, enjoying sports activities, and exercise. He also attends church in his community and enjoys serving in various ways.
Doctorate in Teaching and Learning
Master's in Physical Education
University of North Georgia
Bachelor's in Middle Grades Education
University of North Georgia
Degree in Teaching Leadership
University of North Georgia
- Physical education
- Character education
- Teaching and learning
M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction Master of Education
This program provides PreK-12 educators with a thorough background of current scientific research and pedagogy to help them learn how students learn. It is designed around the “learn, apply, assess” model to maximize gains in student performance.
M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction for Graduates of the M.Ed. in Educational Leadership Master of Education
M.Ed. in Educational Business Administration Master of Education
The Master of Education in Educational Business Administration program was designed for those who want to develop business and leadership skills in an educational setting. Framed by the standards from the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO), the program prepares strategic leaders for senior administrative positions in a variety of settings including public, charter, and private schools, as well as community colleges and other educational institutions or learning organizations.
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership Master of Education
Designed to help you become a school principal, the Master of Education in Educational Leadership program will teach you to effectively lead, run, and manage a PreK-12 school.
M.Ed. in Elementary Education Master of Education
Specifically designed for elementary teachers who wish to advance their expertise and skills, the Master of Education in Elementary Education degree will build on their current understanding of young students’ learning needs and introduce them to new ways of incorporating technology into the classroom.
M.Ed. in Health and Wellness Education Master of Education
The Master of Education in Health and Wellness degree will help you teach others about healthy life choices. You will learn about a wide range of health topics, and how to assess a community or an organization to determine health education priorities. Once you graduate, you will be prepared to take the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam.
M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership Master of Education
This degree is designed to equip you with the knowledge and tools to help other teachers reach their full potential. You’ll learn to interpret research on leadership models, teacher evaluation, and motivation, and use it to develop professional learning opportunities that promote continuous improvement
Certificate in Adult Education and Corporate Training Certificate
This certificate is designed to help you utilize teaching skills in an environment that requires professional development, team building, or training to improve personal, collaborative skills in adults. Theories of interaction are taught through experiential activities that you can apply to training opportunities.
Certificate in Leadership Certificate
This program is for graduate students who wish to develop their personal and professional leadership skills. This certificate provides leadership skill development that spans all disciplines, including education, nursing and other healthcare roles, administration and business.
Certificate in Teacher Leadership Certificate
Developed to enhance professional skills, this program provides an opportunity for teachers to learn how to support other teachers through learning how to help them reach their potential in teaching.
Micro-Credential in Leadership Micro-Credential
Leadership is more than managing tasks; it involves investing in individuals, pursuing effective policies and procedures to ensure an organization is successful. Enhancing personal and professional abilities and traits, this micro-credential identifies practices of exemplary leadership, asking students to engage in actions leading to change through shared vision, analyzing processes, and enabling others to reach their potential through shared modeling and advocacy. Leaders make a difference as they bring change.