Master's of Arts in Education

Masters of Arts in Education-Dr. Amy Mullins

MAEd webinar

Interested in extending your education, but not ready to commit to a face-to-face informational meeting? Watch this 30-minute no-commitment webinar originally presented in April 2020.

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 options with additional endorsements
    • 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 four concentrations—reading endorsement, intervention specialist licensure, faith-based or leadership.

Reading Endorsement

Complete coursework in one summer.

Experiential learning hours may be completed in your own classroom.

Summer online sessions: 
June 7-July 2, 2021
July 5-31, 2021

Contact Shelby Koenig, for more information.

Apply today!

Masters of Arts in Education

Master of Arts in Education

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. 



The reading, intervention specialist and faith-based education concentrations can be taken as stand-alone programs. The intervention specialist and reading concentrations lead to Ohio Department of Education teaching credentials. 

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 2021 sessions
     June 7-July 2
     July 5-31

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

  • Fulfills the Third grade Reading Guarantee requirement
  • Qualifies educators as Title 1 teachers
  • Completely online
  • 15 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.

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 19 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.

  • Outgrowth of the Mennonite Education Agency's Anabaptist Learning Institute program
  • Education program that has a distinct Christ-centered orientation
  • Combination of online and video-conference classes
  • 13 credit hours

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

Office of adult and graduate studies
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.

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