Master of Education


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Enrollment counselor/advisor

Sandra Lesko

Phone: 574.807.7328


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Who is the program for?

  • Individuals who hold a current teaching license
  • Individuals who maintained a GPA of 2.75 for all college work

Program structure

  • The program is an online program consisting of 36 credit hours

  • Courses are offered in a 7-week format with six 7-week sessions per year

  • The M.Ed. is designed around three cognate areas:

    • Generalist
    • Literacy
    • School Leadership

A licensure program, such as Special Education or School Administration, may be substituted for a cognate area

Admission Requirements

    • Two Professional References needed for application

Please submit the following documents to

  • Official Undergraduate and Graduate Transcripts 
  • An Autobiographical Statement *
  • Résumé
  • Copy of teaching license

Once all materials have received, an interview with the Director of Education will be scheduled.

*Autobiographical Statement Description: At least 300 words including information on yourself, your recent work in education and reasons for seeking Bethel’s School Administration Licensure program. Include any significant events in your career that have played key roles in your development. Define your character in terms of basic values, commitment to graduate studies, philosophy, and worldview.

Program Option

The 20 credits earned in the School Administration Licensure Program can count toward a 36 credit Master of Education Degree. 

Required Courses

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
EDUC 500 Introduction to Professional Development and Leadership 1
EDUC 521 Curriculum Development and School Improvement 3
EDUC 531 Effective Instruction and Assessment 2
EDUC 535 Mentoring and Supervision of Instruction         3
EDUC 541 Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners 3
EDUC 555 Educational Research          3
EDUC 690 Professional Development and Leadership (Capstone) 2
 Elective Credits 6-9 
 Cognate Area (choose one):  9-12 
 Literacy  12 
 EDLT 501  Folklore, Children's and Adolescent Literature 3
 EDLT 521  English Language Learning
 EDLT 631  Writing Process 
 EDLT 641  Reading and Writing Difficulties: Assessment and Intervention 
  Leadership 12 
 EDAD 501  Current Issues on Educational Leadership  3
 EDAD 541   School - Community Relations and Accountability   3
 EDAD 685   Ethics of School Leadership   3
 EDAD XXX   Leadership Course   3
 Genearalist   12
   The candidate designs a purposeful concentration of courses selected from other cognate areas and elective offerings.  
 Option - Licensure Program   
  A licensure program may be substituted in place of a cognate area (see Enrollment Counselor for details).
  • School Administration - 20 credits
  • Special Education - 18 credits
  Total 36

View course descriptions and course schedules.


  • Tuition - $385 per credit hour
  • Service Assessment Fee per Semester
    • Full-time - $150 (9 or more credits per semester is full-time)
    • Part-time - $125

Financial Aid and Payment Plan Options

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at Bethel’s federal school code is 001787.

  • Payment Plan OR call 800.722.4867

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