Online Master of Education Program (M.Ed.)

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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