Stephanie Begley, M.A.

Core Faculty,
Department of Leadership and Administration

Stephanie Begley is an experienced educator who has devoted her work-life to improving learning outcomes. A former special education teacher and a public school principal with 15 years of experience, she is well-versed with the academic demands of different learners. She has a comprehensive knowledge of variations in emotional behavior, having taught this course as a special educator. For the past seven years, she worked as a supervisor for a teacher certification program in a brick and mortar course, in addition to being an online instructor.

Ms. Begley has worked diligently in the higher education sector, specializing in curriculum development, educational technology, and state teacher assessment initiatives. Through her educational career, Ms. Begley has continued to mentor both private and public sector students and adults. She is excited to be part of the American College of Education faculty and is optimistic about the education sector. She believes that education should be structured to address current and future needs to impact the student, leading to positive growth. Through completing her doctoral program and beyond, she hopes to advocate for policy decisions that are student-centered and designed to improve education.


  • Master's in Instructional Leadership
    The University of the Cumberlands
  • Bachelor's in Education
    The University of the Cumberlands
  • Degree in Educational Leadership
    The University of the Cumberlands
  • Doctorate in Instructional Leadership
    American College of Education

Research Interests

  • Special education
  • Early childhood
  • Instructional leadership

Program Affiliations

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.


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M.Ed. in Educational Leadership for Graduates of the M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction Master of Education


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