Online Graduate School Programs in Tennessee

Online Master in Education (MEd) program (Non-licensure)

Master of Education (M.Ed.) program (Non-Licensure)
The Master of Education (M.Ed.) program at Bryan College is regionally accredited and designed for current teachers or those who have completed an undergraduate teacher education program.

The program is delivered completely online providing the flexibility to continue teaching full-time while earning your degree. The Master’s in Education program credits are approved by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) for use in gaining initial certification, as well as renewing and upgrading existing ACSI certificates.

The online M.Ed. in Teaching and Learning provides advanced training in areas related to curriculum development, assessment and evaluation, effective instructional strategies, leadership, and research-based decision making within the context of a Christian worldview. This deliberate approach integrates faith and learning to enhance each participant’s ability to impact students in the classroom. In addition to our program in Teaching and Learning , you may choose an M.Ed. specialization in Christian School Administration or Bible Education in our Master of Arts in Christian Ministry program.

Degree Quick Facts
  • Format: 12-week accelerated classes meet online. the-bryan-difference
  • Credit Hours: 36 credit hours to graduate.
  • Location: Complete your degree entirely online.
  • Cost: Competitive tuition rates with financial aid available if you qualify.
  • Accredited: Regional accreditation, ACSI approved for CEUs.
  • Christian Worldview: All courses are taught from a Christian worldview.
  • Specialization Options: Christian School Administration
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Cost and Financial Aid

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Curriculum

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There are many benefits to earning this degree!
  • Establish yourself as an expert teacher by earning a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Learn from a Christian worldview.
  • Increase your earning potential and advance your career.
  • Earn your master’s degree in as little as 18 months.
  • Online classes allow you the flexibility to continue teaching full-time while earning your degree.

Flexible Format

Course offerings start online every 12 weeks, providing the opportunity to start classes when it is convenient for you. You may take up to 2 courses at a time, allowing you to finish your degree in as little as 18 months.

*Not all students will finish their degree in 18 months. We recommend consulting with your advisor at least once per semester to ensure you are on track for graduation.

Specialization Options

Depending on your career goals and interests, you may choose to pursue a specialization within the Master of Education (MEd) program.

Christian School Administration

Effectively lead schools toward excellence.

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Child and Family Studies

Guide families towards growth

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Start Date
Date Location
June 27, 2017 Online
September 19, 2017 Online
Accreditation

Bryan College is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) which is fully recognized by the US Department of Education.

Approved by the Association of Christian Schools International for teacher education and certification.

Bryan College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate, baccalaureate, and master degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of Bryan College.

FAQ

Below are the some answers to questions that students frequently ask about the M.Ed. at Bryan College.

Will this program lead to licensure?

State Teaching Licensure: No, the M.Ed. in Teaching and Learning is a non-licensure program. Courses may be used to earn CEUs for licensure renewal or promotion (each state/body is a bit unique, so this will need to be confirmed with the specific licensing body through which the candidate is requesting renewal or promotion).

ACSI Certification: The Teacher Education Program at Bryan College is approved by the Higher Education Approval Program with the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). This means that all education and Bible credits earned at the College are eligible for use in obtaining an initial certificate, renewing a current certificate, or upgrading to a higher-level certificate.

Who is this program for?

The M.Ed. in Teaching and Learning is designed with current teachers in mind. That is not to say that a non-teacher could not benefit from enrolling in the program. The learning curve may be a bit steep for a non-teacher (jargon, knowledge of how schools function, and legal/policy aspects may specifically make the transition a challenge), but depending on their aspirations, could still be a good fit.

If our program does not lead to licensure, is there a way a student without licensure coming in can pursue that outside of the university system?

No. Regardless of the route to licensure (via college enrollment or transitional license), the candidate will eventually be required to take at least some coursework, as well as complete a practicum/field experience, in a PK-12 setting.

Will this program help non-teachers, transition into a teaching role?

Potentially. This may be a good fit for individuals looking to transition into a secondary classroom in a private school. Many times, private schools are willing to hire a high school teacher who has a bachelor’s degree in a content area (i.e., biology, chemistry, mathematics, English, history, Spanish, etc.). This program could be very beneficial for an individual in this situation – they have the content knowledge of their discipline, but they need additional training in teaching and learning to help them transition more smoothly.

For individuals intending to teach in a public school, an initial licensure program should be pursued.

Is student teaching involved?

No. Typically, student teaching will only be required for an initial licensure program.

Can I go through this program for license renewal?

It depends. This will need to be verified with each individual licensing body prior to enrollment.

I want to become a principal. Will this program help with that?

The M.Ed. at Bryan College does not lead to principal certification in instructional leadership in the state of Tennessee. For individuals interested in obtaining ACSI certification as an all-levels principal, this program (pending a final word from ACSI) will lead to professional certification.

I need CEU’s, can I earn those through Bryan’s M.Ed.?

CEUs for State Renewal or Licensure Promotion: Potentially. Courses may be used to earn CEUs for licensure renewal or promotion (each state/body is a bit unique, so this will need to be confirmed with the specific licensing body through which the candidate is requesting renewal or promotion).

ACSI CEUs for Renewal or Licensure Promotion: The Teacher Education Program at Bryan College is approved by the Higher Education Approval Program with the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). This means that all education and Bible credits earned at the College are eligible for use in obtaining an initial certificate, renewing a current certificate, or upgrading to a higher-level certificate.