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GPSMAEd. Teaching and Learning Program

MAEd. Teaching and Learning Program

Do you want to improve your teaching practice and better equip yourself to meet the needs of today’s P-12 students?

MVNU’s online Master of Arts in Education Teaching & Learning program provides teachers the unique opportunity to choose courses that meet their learning and professional development needs, increase their effectiveness, and improve student outcomes. Flexible program start dates and course scheduling allows students to tailor the educational experience to their personal needs.

  • Convenient—the classes in this program are offered entirely online, allowing you to complete your coursework in the comfort of your own home. It has been formatted to provide opportunities for completion in as little as 16 months with the ability to select courses in specific areas of interest to complete the degree and pursue licensure.
  • Get support — We use a cohort-based model that supports and maximizes student learning, while allowing you to create meaningful relationships in an intentionally Christian learning environment.
  • Learn from the best—Our courses are facilitated by seasoned faculty members with years of experience as educators and/or administrators.
Curriculum – Required
Credit Hours
Introduction to Graduate Studies 1
School leadership & Ethical Practice
Consultation, Collaboration, and Cooperative Practice
Multiculturalism in Education
Application of Student Outcome Data on Instructional Practice
Educator as Researcher 3
Practitioner’s Project 1
Choose 6 courses
Adolescent Literature 3
Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment for English Language Learners 3
Teaching and Learning in Online & Mixed-Modality Environments 3
Classroom-Based Assessments & Data Application 3
Curriculum Leadership 3
Applying Learning Theory in the Classroom 3
Children’s Literature and Social Justice 3
Applied Literacy Theory & Practice 3
Play, Creativity, and Imagination 3
Brain-Based Teaching & Learning: Using Mindset to Create a Culture of Achievement 3
Foundations of Special Education 3
Behavior Analysis & Learning Environments 3
Total Program Hours 31

For cost/credit hour click here.

Admission requirements include:

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
    • Applicants with a cumulative GPA of 2.0–2.99 may be granted probationary admission to the program. A candidate admitted with probationary status is required to submit a letter detailing his/her improvement plan for success and must earn a minimum grade of B- or better in the first two courses.   

Applicants from countries and U.S. territories in which English is not the primary language must also provide recent evidence of proficiency in English by scoring 70 or above on the Internet-based TOEFL with subscores in writing, reading, speaking, and listening of at least 20; or scoring 525 or above on the written TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with subscores in both writing and reading of at least 50. All tests of English proficiency must have been taken in the last 2 years to be considered for acceptance.

How to Apply

  1. Complete your application.
  2. Request all official transcripts to be sent to MVNU from each college or university you have attended to date. Please have your transcripts sent to:

Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Attn: GPS Admissions

800 Martinsburg Road

Mount Vernon, OH 43050

Official Electronic Transcripts should be sent to

  1. Complete a Registration Agreement form.
  2. Complete an Admission Interview.

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