Graduate programs in education

Are you ready to take your teaching career to the next level?

Bluffton’s MAEd program is online, self-paced and focused on your goals! Choose from four concentrations—reading endorsement, intervention specialist licensure, faith-based or leadership.

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Graduate programs in education

Graduate courses in education
  • MAEd: Complete six core courses and a concentration in intervention specialist, reading, faith-based education or leadership to earn a cost-effective, convenient and challenging graduate degree in education. 
  • Endorsements: Select concentrations - reading, intervention specialist and faith-based education - can be taken as stand-alone programs. The intervention specialist and reading concentrations lead to Ohio Department of Education teaching credentials. The faith-based program is an outgrowth of the Anabaptist Learning Institute.
  • Continuing education: Individual courses can be taken to strengthen classroom teaching or be used for license renewal.

 

Complete coursework for the reading endorsement in one summer.

In summer 2020, the first set of online classes will take place June 1-26, and the second set July 6-31.

This concentration can be completed as part of the MAEd degree or by itself to earn the reading endorsement.

  • 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.

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Bluffton’s intervention specialist (special education) concentration emphasizes differentiation in the classroom.

This concentration can be completed as part of the MAEd degree or by itself to earn the intervention specialist K-12 mild/moderate education needs license.

  • Prepare 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.

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.

This concentration can be completed as part of the MAEd degree or by itself.

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
419-358-3897
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Kristy Guy

“Bluffton’s online summer program was designed for a teacher's schedule. The program exceeded my expectations and provided me with new tools that will make an immediate impact in my classroom. It has also prepared me for future opportunities in my career.”  Kristy Guy, Fourth-grade teacher, St. Marys West Intermediate School, St. Marys, Ohio

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