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Graduate programs in education

Graduate programs in education

Become a more knowledgeable educator and enhance the learning experiences in your classroom.

Courses offered can strengthen classroom teaching, be used for license renewal, expand options with additional endorsements or lead to a cost-effective, convenient and challenging graduate degree in education. 


Earn a master of arts in education by completing six core courses and a concentration in intervention specialist, reading endorsement, faith-based education or leadership.

The faith-based, intervention specialist and reading endorsement concentrations may be completed as stand-alone programs. The intervention specialist and reading endorsement concentrations lead to an Ohio Department of Education teaching credential while the faith-based program is an outgrowth of the Anabaptist Learning Institute.



Faith-based education concentration

Bluffton’s faith-based education concentration provides practical applications for teachers who are searching for a way to connect themes of peace, community and restorative discipline into their classes, no matter where they teach or the faith traditions of their students. 


Reading endorsement

One of the most needed specializations in Northwest Ohio, providing the skills to identify literacy needs and adapt lessons to meet those needs.

  • Fulfills the Third grade Reading Guarantee requirement
  • Qualifies educators as Title 1 teachers
  • State required fieldwork incorporated into the classes
  • Completely online
  • ODE teaching credential
  • Five 3-semester hour courses

Graduates must pass the appropriate state required exam and apply for the Ohio reading endorsement 


Intervention specialist licensure

Bluffton’s Intervention Specialist license emphasizes differentiation in the classroom. 

  • Prepared educators to teach students with mild to moderate education needs
  • Combination of online and video-conference classes.
  • Non-sequential courses – you may start at any point
  • Prerequisite: introductory course in special education
  • Finish in 23 semester hours

Graduates must pass the appropriate state required exam and apply to the state for the intervention specialist license.


Leadership concentration

Bluffton’s Leadership concentration focuses on the nature of supervisory relationships and the leader’s level of self-understanding and emotional intelligence, and the role of the leader as an agent of change.

For more information about Bluffton's Graduate Programs in Education, contact
Office of adult and graduate studies
or request more information online