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Online Master's in Education Mission and Goals

Since the University’s establishment in 1888, teacher education has played an integral role, helping to form our identity and further our institutional pursuits.  The School of Education will provide strong initial and advanced academic programs to teacher candidates and other school personnel that instill in them a commitment to a strong work ethic and prepare them for lives committed to excellence, professional integrity, and leadership that will impact candidate learning. By being Reflective Constructors of Quality Learning Experiences through Critical Thinking, Online Master's in Education Degree graduates will possess the knowledge, skills, dispositions and spiritual values that will serve the needs of a diverse learning community.

The Online Master of Arts in Education is designed for candidates who currently hold teaching certificates and who wish to further their education by earning a Master’s degree. The Online Master's in Teaching degree program is an alternate route to teacher certification and offers graduate programs for initial certification for those who currently do not hold a valid license in the desired content area.

The Online Master's in Education Degree program seeks to:

  • Provide an extensive awareness of current issues and trends within its field of study
  • Train qualified, ethical teachers and administrators in competencies leading to certification-licensure in approved programs that serve the technological and diverse demands of public and private schools
  • Instill leadership qualities within graduate candidates that may effectuate meaningful educational change


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