Master of Education
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The Master of Education (M.Ed.) program is designed to advance the knowledge and skills of practicing educators and prepare them for leadership roles in their schools.
Choose from three different specialties:
Teachers will be equipped to assess students’ abilities in reading and writing, and to use instructional strategies that will enhance student learning in the language arts.
Teachers will be prepared to serve as committee chairs, curriculum team leaders, department chairs, mentors to novice teachers and to assume other leadership roles
This option will allow a candidate to design a cognate area by selecting courses and seminars around a theme or area of interest.
Candidates interested in becoming a school administrator or working in special education may select from these options:
School Administration Licensure
Teachers will be prepared to be school administrators and to earn an Indiana K-12 Building Level Administrator license.
Special Education Licensure
Teachers will be prepared to teach SPED (mild disability) and earn their SPED.
Steps to Admission
1. Complete this application (iclude two references on your application).
2. Submit official transcripts to:
by U.S. Mail:
Bethel College Adult & Graduate Studies
Attention: Sandra Lesko
1001 Bethel Circle
Mishawaka, IN 46545
3. Submit other documents (submit all to Sandra.Lesko@BethelCollege.edu):
- An autobiographical statement of at least 300 words including information on yourself, your recent work in education and reasons for seeking this 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.
- Your resume
- Submit two letters of recommendation (directly related to your experience in education)
- Your current teaching license
- Interviews will be scheduled prior to admission
Phone: 574.807.7328 or 574.807.7550 for more information or to schedule an appointment
FAQ Master of Education
Who is the program for?
- Individuals who hold a current teaching license
- Candidates who maintained a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 for all college work
How is the Master of Education (M.Ed.) program structured?
- The M.Ed. is designed around three cognate areas: Generalist; Literacy; School Leadership.
- Generalist cognate area allows students to design their own cognate area by selecting courses and seminars around a theme or area of interest, or allows candidates who are transferring credit to apply those courses to a cognate area.
- Literacy cognate area equips teachers to assess students’ abilities in reading and writing, and to use instructional strategies that will enhance student learning in the language arts.
- School Leadership cognate area prepares teachers to serve as committee chairs, curriculum team leaders, department chairs, mentors to novice teachers, and to assume other leadership roles.
What is the program like?
- Six, 7-week sessions per year
- Online 7-week courses
- Transfer graduate-level credit may be accepted if approved
What about cost?:
Tuition and Financial Aid, Fees, or Payment Plan Information