Graduate Studies College of Education

I will give you knowledge, teaching you the way to go… Psalm 32:8a

The Purpose of the Graduate Program in Education is to

  • provide advanced preparation, theory, integration of faith and learning, and practical application.
  • encourage candidates to solve professional problems by independent investigation through study and research.
  • further develop the professional competencies attained in undergraduate programs.
  • 42-44 hours (This does not include any extra classes required from the transcript evaluation.)
  • 14-month program that begins each June
    Student enrolling in the spring or fall semester can complete the program in about a year and a half.
  • Students complete two internships in varied settings
  • Students have the option to complete and present a thesis in partial fulfillment of graduate requirements
  • Upon successful completion of this program, graduates should be eligible for a teaching license in:

The purpose of this program is to prepare individuals for careers in the college and university setting. With attention given to student development, assessment, learning communities, financial and legal issues, students are exposed to most sectors of a modern higher education institution. This degree culminates with an internship.

Application Information

Students must submit a completed application form and all supplemental application requirements.  For a convenient checklist of all application requirements click here.

Students may enroll up until classes start; however, students are encouraged to apply by the following priority deadlines in order to receive financial aid.

  • Fall enrollment: June 1
  • Spring enrollment: November 1
  • Summer enrollment: April 1


The Graduate Education Program is proudly accredited by NCATE.