Master's of Arts in Education

Masters of Arts in Education-Dr. Amy Mullins

Why a Bluffton MAEd?

Dr. Amy Mullins, director of graduate programs in education, answers common questions about Bluffton University's Master of Arts in Education.

Graduate programs in education

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

Courses offered through the Bluffton graduate programs in education can be used to: 

  • Strengthen classroom teaching
  • Be used for license renewal
  • Expand your teaching options with a 
    • Reading endorsement
    • Intervention specialist licensure
  • Lead to graduate degree in education

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

The reading and intervention specialist concentrations can be taken as stand-alone programs leading to Ohio Department of Education teaching credentials. 

Intervention specialist licensure

Prepare to teach students with mild to moderate education needs with an intervention specialist K-12 mild/moderate education needs license. 
More about stand-alone programs/concentrations >

Master of Arts in Education

Complete six core courses and a concentration in intervention specialist, reading or leadership to earn a cost-effective, convenient and challenging graduate degree in education. 
Course requirements >



Add the reading endorsement to your teaching license by taking as few as four classes in one summer. Experiential learning hours may be completed in your own classroom/school.

Summer 2023 sessions

  • Courses based on the Science of Reading pedagogy.
  • Fulfills the Third grade Reading Guarantee requirement
  • Qualifies educators as Title 1 teachers
  • Completely online
  • 12 credit hours
  • OAE required for reading endorsement
  • Additional phonics class required if not taken with undergraduate studies.
  • Prerequisite: Undergraduate reading courses based on license.

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

Continue your studies and earn your master’s degree with six additional core courses.

This concentration can be completed as part of the MAEd degree or by itself to earn an 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 intervention specialist
  • 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 leadership concentration addresses the nature of supervisory relationships, the leader’s level of self-understanding and emotional intelligence, and the role of the leader as an agent of change.

  • Prepares teachers to become a building leader in instructional design and curriculum development.
  • Combination of online and video-conference classes.
  • 12 credit hours

For more information about Bluffton's Graduate Programs in Education, contact

Claire Clay
Director of public relations and enrollment operations

Request more information online

Masters of Arts in Education Classes offered via zoom

Courses accessible across state lines

Our education courses are offered online and self-paced; or online via Zoom Technology.