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GPSMaster of Arts in Education (Professional Educator’s License)

Online Master's in Education—Professional Educator’s License

With teacher shortages rising across the nation1, training highly professional educators to fill this immediate gap is more important than ever. At MVNU, our Online Master's in Education—Professional Educator's License program is designed for working adults looking to transition into teaching. Our curriculum is built to help facilitate mid-life career changes by deepening students' understanding of educational theory, leadership and ethics, instructional design, and more.

Our Professional Educator's License Master of Arts program is facilitated by highly skilled faculty members with years of experience as educators and administrators. With the flexibility and convenience of 100% online coursework and the benefit of hands-on classroom field experience, now is the time to live out your dreams. Begin the path to an enriching career in education at MVNU. Our online master's in education programs enroll multiple times a year.

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Program Details
EST. PROGRAM LENGTH:22 months
COURSE LENGTH:5/8 WEEKS
COST PER CREDIT HOUR:$498
CREDIT HOURS:43
TRANSFER CREDITS:Up to 6

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MVNU's MA in Education Program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

CAEP Accredited
 

Why Pursue an Online Master's in Education at MVNU?

Our comprehensive curriculum is focused on delivering the fundamental knowledge necessary for leading classrooms, implementing lessons, and interacting with students. From multiculturalism in education to classroom management and behavior, students take a variety of classes spanning 43 credit hours that help them grow into skilled, confident teachers once licensed by their residing state.

This degree program helps prepare you to provide social and emotional support and ignite a lifelong love of learning in your own students — and it's all done online with full access to course materials and support from our team of advisers. The convenience of learning virtually makes it easier to prepare for a mid-career change while still working and balancing other obligations.

1. https://www.edsurge.com/news/2021-03-04-is-teaching-still-an-appealing-profession-a-growing-teacher-shortage-worries-experts

CURRICULUM

The Online Master’s in Education—Professional Educator’s License program includes both intensive coursework and two field experiences (75 clock hours each) with student interaction, including development and delivery of lessons. This includes the following

43

credit hours:

MA in Education Credit Hours
Introduction to Graduate Studies 1
History & Philosophy 2
Educational Psychology 3
Instructional Design and Effective Teaching 3
Inclusion & Inclusive Practices 3
Inclusive Practices Field Experience 2
Classroom Management & Behavior Analysis 3
Content Area Reading 3
Diagnostic Assessment & Progress Monitoring 2
Multiculturalism in Education 2
Urban/Diverse Field Experience 2
Technology for Educators 2
Leadership & Ethical Practice 2
Action Research 2
Instructional Design II 1
Student Teaching Seminar 1
Student Teaching 9

Authentic Teaching Experiences

In addition to intensive coursework, you'll also complete two 75-clock hour field experiences as a student teacher. During the first field experience, you'll observe classes, interact with students, teach three of your own lessons, and perform other tasks. During the second field experience, you'll continue to teach and observe, gaining valuable real-world experience in a diverse classroom environment. After the field experiences and coursework are complete, students embark on a 12-week teaching assignment. This is where you'll be able to develop your teaching style, explore different methods for delivering lessons, and make meaningful connections with students and staff.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PEL

If you do not already have a teaching license and want to work in education, this is the degree for you. Click the pre-recorded webinar link below to hear directly from the program coordinator about program structure, length to complete and cost. You will also learn more about next steps and how to connect with our enrollment team.


Becoming a Licensed Teacher in Ohio

After earning a master's degree in education online at MVNU, students have three years to apply for a four-year Resident Educator License through the Ohio Department of Education (or your residing state). Beyond the three-year mark, additional coursework and/or conditions may be required to apply for licensure. Once students earn a Resident Educator License, they're able to work in their specialty. Available license areas offered by MVNU include:

License Area Grades
Elementary Education (Primary P-5 license) Pre-K-5
Health and Physical Education Pre-K-12
Integrated Language Arts 7-12
Integrated Mathematics 7-12
Integrated Social Studies 7-12
Integrated Business 4-12
Life Science 7-12
Physical Science 7-12
Spanish Pre-K-12
Visual Art Pre-K-12

Students must also complete two of the following middle-childhood concentrations:

Concentration Grades
Language Arts 4-9
Mathematics 4-9
Science 4-9
Social Studies 4-9

A Middle Childhood Education Generalist Endorsement is optional. It allows candidates (grades 4-6) to teach in self-contained classrooms in addition to departmentalized schools.

Our Tuition Guarantee

We guarantee that students are locked into their tuition rate from the time they enroll until graduation, even if the university adjusts the rate. Here is the current cost of our MA in Education program:

Cost Per Credit Credit Hours Required Total Tuition
$498* 43 $23,239

In addition to tuition, students are responsible for the following costs:

  • BCII/FBI background check ($50 - $60)
  • Ohio Educator Assessments ($115 - $139 per exam)
  • Professional education organization membership ($25 - $100)
  • Ohio teaching license application ($160 for 4-year Resident Educator License)

Please Note: Course-by-course payment is due no later than the first night of each course. Fees and textbook expenses are not included in the total program cost.

FINANCIAL AID

We're dedicated to helping students find ways to make their educational experiences rewarding and affordable. Students are encouraged to explore federal and state aid programs, scholarships, the Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program, and other avenues for funding. As experts in the field, our financial aid advisors are ready to help you get started. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

All applicants are urged to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. MVNU’s school code is 007085.

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Enroll in Our Online Education Program

As an educator backed by real-world experience, you'll bring your unique perspective, approach to lessons, and problem-solving skills to the classroom. Let us help you transition to a rewarding teaching career. To find out more about earning your online master's in education at Mount Vernon Nazarene University, connect with us to request additional information today.