Erin Weisgarber

Erin Weisgarber, Bluffton University assistant volleyball coach

“The balance of leadership and education courses I have been immersed in has allowed me to expand my knowledge beyond a typical classroom environment. In just two semesters in Bluffton’s Leadership MAEd program, I feel even more equipped to answer every teacher’s favorite question, ‘how does this apply to the real world?’”

Kim Amerson, MAEd '18

Kim Amerson, MAEd '18, South Science and Technology Magnet, Lima, Ohio

“Attending Bluffton University for my master's allowed me to have one-to-one contact with the professors. Even as a distance learner, all of the professors were very easy to collaborate with. I received amazing advising for my future plans and because of that I just finished my first-year residency for my doctorate in higher education.” 

Education Partners

Education Partnership Program

Discover how Bluffton University can enhance your employee’s performance and their success in the classroom by providing career advancement skills and valuable training opportunities. 

Our Education Partners agreements can be tailored to fit the needs of your school and include a variety of benefits such as: 

  • Tuition discounts for benefited employees, spouses and dependents.
  • Adult degree programs that integrate leadership training.
  • The flexibility to earn a master’s degree or complete a bachelor’s degree online while continuing to work and according to their schedule.

Program Details

  • All employees - including their spouses and dependents - who are eligible to receive company benefits can enroll for 20 percent off the cost of tuition.
  • Joining the Education Partners program with Bluffton University comes with no cost to your school or your employees.
  • The Education Partners program is a value-added opportunity offered alongside your school’s existing benefits program.
  • Bluffton’s Education Partners program is available to school districts with 150 employees or more.

Get started:

Bluffton University will work with your school’s superintendent to create a Memorandum of Understanding that outlines the discount arrangement with your school. Bluffton will provide your school with a customized website containing all the information your employees will need to take part in the Education Partners program, including useful links to learn more about Bluffton University, our degree programs and more.

Bluffton University’s programs that have partnerships with other institutions of higher education, are not included in the Education Partners program.

For more information

Submit this information form or contact

Shelby Koenig
Enrollment Counselor Adult and Graduate Studies

Education Partner Programs

Allen East Bluffton Local Schools   Kenton schools

Lima City Schools Riverdale Shawnee 

 Elida schools    Ada schools    Benjamin Logan schools

Warsaw Community Schools

Emotional Intelligence video

Emotional Intelligence video

Dr. George Lehman is available to Education Partners for personal sessions on Emotional Intelligence. 

Graduate programs

Online MAEd

Online MBA

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Degree completion programs

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