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Personal Benefits of Earning a Graduate Degree in Education

If you are considering a career pivot, pursuing a master’s degree is a big decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. It takes time, money, and commitment to earn an advanced degree — but it can pay off both personally and professionally in the end. Below, MVNU highlights some of the personal gains that come with completing a master’s in education.

Reasons You Should You Earn a Graduate Degree in Education?

Why Should You Earn a Graduate Degree in Education? MVNU's graduate-level education program prepares students to work as licensed teachers in Ohio's public and private schools. Beyond teacher licensure, the benefits of MVNU's graduate degree in education can reach a much deeper level. Here are some advantages to consider:

 

In-Depth Knowledge

Pursuing an advanced degree in education will equip you with the knowledge and skills to be an effective teacher. MVNU’s program will cover topics like instructional design, classroom management, and educational technology. The program also features courses taught by experienced educators who can draw on their real-life teaching experiences. You’ll learn about the latest trends in educational theory and praxis, and many programs allow you to apply those concepts in real classroom settings.

 

Making a Difference

Becoming a teacher can be a way to make a difference in your student’s lives. School is a place where young people start to learn some of the most important skills before entering real life and a real job. A lot of us have had teachers who have impacted our lives in some way. Teachers can be inspiring, cultivate talent and encourage students to go after their dreams. It is so important for every teacher to understand the power of positivity they can have in their student’s life. 

 

Real-World Experience

MVNU’s program includes several field experience opportunities as well as a full-time student teaching internship at the end of the program offering you the opportunity to apply what you’ve learned in a diverse classroom environment. You’ll get to observe other teachers, seeing how they structure lessons and handle classroom dynamics. You’ll also have time to teach your own classes, giving you valuable hands-on experience. Finally, you’ll benefit from the chance to build your professional network and foster relationships with other teachers and administrators.

 

Sense of Achievement

A master’s degree doesn’t just look great on your resume — it can also give you a sense of pride and personal achievement, helping you feel more self-assured as you begin your job search after graduation. MVNU's master's program is open to applicants with work backgrounds outside the field of education, helping empower you to make a career shift. If you’ve recently discovered your love for teaching, a master’s program can give you the confidence you need to enter the field.

 

Earn Your Master's in Education Online at MVNU 

If you’re ready to take your career in education to the next level, apply for the Online Master's in Education – Professional Educator's License program at MVNU. Our 43-credit program is tailored to working adults who want the convenience of virtual learning coupled with supportive and experienced instructors. Students typically complete the program in 22 months and multiple program start dates are offered each year, so you can structure your education around your busy schedule.


Located in Mount Vernon, Ohio, MVNU was founded by the Church of the Nazarene with the vision of changing the world through Christ-centered education. MVNU offers professional and graduate studies both online and in person, and financial aid is available to those who qualify. To learn more about MVNU’s School of Graduate and Professional Studies, ranked as the best online college in OH by Affordable Colleges Online, contact us today.

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