Online Master of Arts in Education (M.A.Ed) Degrees
Mount Vernon Nazarene University strives to have all of our graduate education students earn their Ohio teacher license, and with this goal at the forefront, all online Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) programs require students to pursue one of three licensing options.
All programs are structured around a research-based core of education courses that ambitious adult students can complete entirely online and finish with a mix of online courses, classroom experiences, and fieldwork that aid students in earning their specific educational license. For additional marketability, online M.A.Ed students may supplement their course load with an educational endorsement.
Online M.A.Ed Curriculum
The online M.A.Ed curriculum blends theoretical instruction with hands-on research and application practices that students carry out in their classroom and field assignments or in a college laboratory setting.
As a result of these factors, Affordable Colleges Online named MVNU’s M.A.Ed program the Best Online Master’s in Education in 2018.
- Designed for Adult Learners — Along with flexible online coursework, students can transfer up to six (6) credit hours from accredited graduate institutions toward the completion of their degree.
- Prepare for a Teaching Career — MVNU’s Teacher Education Program stands upon a rigorous, research-heavy approach that extends across undergraduate and graduate coursework. Collaborative partnerships with local schools and school districts open up opportunities for students to learn about and work with diverse populations and apply MVNU’s faith-rooted philosophy of compassion, competence, and commitment.
- Classroom Experience — All programs require a certain number of field and classroom hours, which are scheduled during the day based on the school’s and student’s availability and often involve interfacing with different student populations, based on age, ability, and diversity. In the process, they gain the experience needed to teach in a preschool through grade 12 setting and to apply for their license upon graduation.
Because all online M.A.Ed programs are geared toward helping students earn their Resident Educator License, students must complete all coursework within six (6) years of their first day in class and have up to three (3) years to earn their license after graduation.