Education (MAED) Program Overview

Follow your calling to excellence in teaching with a Master of Arts in Education (MAED) degree at Bluefield College. In the MAED program, you will enhance your skills as a teacher and elevate your approach to curriculum design. Choose between a 30-credit program for teachers or a 36-credit program that leads to initial Virginia teacher licensure in biology, career and technical education, business, information technology, history and social studies, music, theater, or visual arts education.

You will learn strategies for assessing and evaluating student work, approaches to curriculum design, and foundations of special education. Select from innovative courses like leading trauma-informed classes and social-emotional learning in the restorative classroom, or focus on teaching strategies and classroom management. Students seeking initial licensure will complete a field experience and student teaching internship. The culmination of the program is an action research project where you can explore a topic that interests you.

Do you want to be the best educator possible? The MAED program at Bluefield College helps you build skills to improve not only your teaching but also the learning experiences of the young people in your classes. Opportunities for educators are available in public schools, private schools, online teaching, and community service agencies. After completing your MAED, you will be prepared to study at the doctoral level.

The Academic Catalog is the student guide to all policies and procedures for Bluefield College.

Online: January 2021

Online Per Credit: $460

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Courses & Requirements:

General Education & Degree Requirements

Master's Degree (MAED)
Core Requirements (30 Credits)

  • Assessment & Evaluation for Student Growth
  • Understanding & Implementation of Curriculum
  • Foundations of Special Education
  • (Choose 1)
    • Leading Trauma-Sensitive Schools
    • Teaching Strategies for Student Learning
  • Advanced Educational Psychology
  • Education & Society
  • Research in Education
  • (Choose 1)
    • Theories of Educational Leadership
    • Teachers as Leaders
  • (Choose 1)
    • Social-Emotional Learning in the Restorative Classroom
    • Classroom Management & Behavior in a Diverse Society
  • Action Research in Society

OR

Core Requirements (Licensure) (36 Credits)

  • Assessment & Evaluation for Student Growth
  • Understanding & Implementation of Curriculum
  • Content Learning Through Reading & Writing
  • (Choose 1)
    • Social-Emotional Learning in the Restorative Classroom
    • Classroom Management & Behavior in a Diverse Society
  • Foundations of Special Education
  • Advanced Educational Psychology
  • Education & Society
  • Research in Education
  • Field Experience (100 Field Hours)
  • Action in Research in Education
  • Student Teaching Internship
    • (License assessments required by the Commonwealth of Virginia must be passed prior to beginning this course)
Total Credits: 30-36

Take a look at some of the career opportunities available to graduates of this program:

School District Administrator
University Professor
Curriculum Development/Instructional Designer
Corporate Trainer
Educational Consultant
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