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Bryan offers new M.Ed. program this spring

December 4, 2014

Dec. 4, 2014 — Last week Bryan College received the go-ahead to begin offering its new Master of Education (M.Ed.) program this coming spring.

Bryan offers new M.Ed. program“Informal conversations regarding the development of a graduate-level degree program in education have been going on at Bryan for a number of years,” noted Dr. Matthew Johnson, the director of graduate education and assistant professor of education and psychology, “but the formal development of the program began in the fall of 2012.” The following year the college’s Division of Social Sciences, as well as the full faculty of the college, approved the finalized program, which was then submitted to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) during the summer of 2014.

Just last month Dr. Belle Wheelan, SACSCOC president, sent Bryan College a letter informing the institution that the Commission had approved the college to offer the Master of Education program starting in the spring of 2015.

Starting March 31, 2015, the program will begin running in a 12-week online format, designed to be accessible, affordable, and convenient for working adults wishing to earn their M.Ed. from a regionally accredited college with a celebrated history of strong undergraduate teacher education programs.

Dr. Kathryn Saynes, department chair and associate professor of education, said, “I’m excited about the online format because it offers a lot of flexibility, but still allows us the opportunity to interact with students. I’m also excited that our students can graduate, begin teaching, and continue on with their education while working anywhere.”

Dr. Johnson agreed: “There are a couple of aspects about the Bryan M.Ed. that I think are especially exciting, and they can be summed up with two words — quality and accessibility. The education department faculty have committed themselves to providing a quality curriculum that is both logistically and financially accessible.”

For more information visit the M.Ed. webpage and explore the options!

Written by Chloe Ann Nardone ‘13, assistant director of marketing, 423.775.7206; chloe.nardone@bryan.edu.