Graduate Teacher Education Programs

Planning to advance your career in education? Whether you're seeking more knowledge to implement in the classroom or have goals of becoming a leader in your district, BVU's master's degree programs have what you need.

Move your career forward

Earn your master's degree and take the next step in education with BVU. We have a long standing tradition of preparing expert educators in Iowa thanks to instructors who pull from real classroom experiences.

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Make a Difference

Advance your career in the classroom and make an impact on children of today and all of our future.

Get Noticed

BVU's education programs will provide you with extensive and varied field experience opportunities.

Feel Supported

Graduate students receive the personal attention they deserve and the support they need from experienced instructors and dedicated classmates.


Endorsements offered include the high need areas of Special Education Strat I (Level 1) and Strat II (Level 2 & 3), and TESL. Are you currently seeking your BVU bachelor's degree and plan to continue learning by earning your master's? If so, other endorsements are also available as part of a unique plus 1 master’s degree, where students have the option of completing their bachelor’s degree in a teaching endorsement area, plus their master’s in special education in one additional year.

Master your craft

"I think I had gotten into a groove at about the time that the common core standards came out, and I felt like there was still so much that I needed to learn as a teacher."

— Angie Vanderhoff


"The mentor teachers we pair our students with not only model and guide them through the applications of science and theory, they also create lasting relationships and a professional network that is often necessary for future teachers."
-Dr. Karin Strohmyer

Advance faster

Advancing your career by earning a master's degree in education means dedicating your professional life to the education of others, which you'll want to begin as soon as possible. At BVU, you can apply right away because taking the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required, saving students time and money.

Teach Grant Program

The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program provides up to $4,000 per year in grants for students who intend to teach full-time in high-need subject areas for at least four years at schools that serve students from low-income families. Students must meet all eligibility requirements.

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Personal Attention

BVU's online graduate classes have a low student-to-teacher ratio, which means receiving one-on-one personal attention from instructors who are accessible and responsive.

Quality Instruction

Instructors for BVU’s online graduate courses give collaborative, clear, and concise instruction and bring their expertise and experience to our online classrooms.


Online assignments and discussions are often just as engaging as in a face-to-face class, with lessons that can be applied in classrooms immediately.

Meeting Iowa's Special Education Needs

There continues to be a shortage of special educators in Iowa and across the country. In fact, one in three rural schools, and one in ten urban schools, have special education positions that remain unfilled or are filled by unqualified staff. BVU’s comprehensive special education program is specifically designed to combat this crisis.

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