Education graduate studies

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Have you thought about moving up to the next level of educator prepartion by earning your master’s degree?  Bluffton University offers a fully online Master of Arts in Education program with core graduate classes and three distinct concentrations.

  • The Master of Arts Degree from Bluffton University includes contemporary course content.  From educational technology to differentiated curriculum to special topics, kindergarten to grade 12 teachers find the content relevant and readily accessible for use in their classroom to support them as they provide learning experiences for their students.  The core courses conclude with a two course classroom researched based sequence. In the two classes, educators identify a topic to explore, complete a literature review, develop a research action plan, implement and then analyze the results of the plan.  As action researchers, teachers learn the knowledge and skills to make a difference in the lives of their students!

All courses in the MAEd core are available on-line or through video conferencing. Courses are offered fall, spring and summer semesters and educators may begin the program when it fits best with their schedules.  Instructors are available as needed to work with graduate students and support them as they earn their master’s degree and move to the next level of educator preparation.

The intervention specialist licensure and reading endorsement concentrations can also be completed as a stand-alone program.

Bluffton University also offers a post-baccalaureate program for students looking to earn a  teaching license. This program is only open to students who have already earned a bachelor’s degree or higher.

These courses are offered either through asynchronous online or zoom conference style sessions. Some courses may be offered on campus. 

Teaching Mindfulness in the Classroom

In January, a course on Mindfulness in the Classroom will be offered at Bluffton and be available online. Mindfulness is an evidence-based group of practices which cultivate the ability to focus on one’s experience with greater focus, clarity and compassion in the present moment. This conceptual and experiential class will better enable educators to respond to stress and to balance the inner and outer challenges posed by our rapidly changing and demanding world. The class will explore age-appropriate methods for sharing these insights and practices with students of all ages.
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For more information, contact
Office of Adult and Graduate Studies