BVU Master of Arts in Teaching Programs

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Flexible Two-Year Online Master of Arts in Teaching Programs

Buena Vista University's Master of Arts in Teaching programs equip individuals who possess a bachelor’s degree with the knowledge, skills, and certification necessary to effectively teach students in Iowa. 

Exceptional Student Service and Instruction (Special Education)

BVU is a leader in education with alumni working in schools in every single county across the state of Iowa. 

ONLINE MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING PROGRAMS

Master of Arts in Teaching – Special Education

Earn Initial Certification in K-12 Special Education

BVU’s Master of Arts in Teaching in Special Education program was created to help meet the growing demand for special education teachers throughout the state of Iowa. It provides an opportunity for career changers and non-certified special education staff to earn initial certification in K-12 special education alongside their master’s degree.

No GRE required. Save time and money. 

44 credit hours | Cost/credit: $495 | Completed in two years

Graduates will earn a master's degree with an initial teaching
licensure in K-12 Strategist II BD/LD or ID.

Created for working professionals

  • 100% online program
  • Eight-week terms
  • One virtual night class per week

Rolling Application

  • Our next start date is January 8, 2024 (Term 3)

Two Concentrations:

  • Instructional Strategist II - Behavior Disorder/Learning Disabilities
  • Instructional Strategist II - Intellectual & Disabilities
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Master of Arts in Teaching- Secondary Education

An Affordable, Convenient Pathway to Teaching

BVU’s Master of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Education program is an affordable and convenient pathway to teaching. This program provides an opportunity for career changers to transition into the field of education as a middle school or high school teacher in Iowa. 

No GRE required. Save time and money. 

35+ credit hours | Cost/credit: $495 | Completed in two years

Graduates will earn a master's degree with an initial teaching
licensure in a 5-12 content area. 

Created for working professionals

  • 100% online program
  • Eight-week terms
  • One virtual night class per week

Rolling Application

  • Our next start date is January 8, 2024 (Term 3)
     

Eight Content Areas:

  • English
  • History/ Social Studies
  • Science
  • Mathematics
  • Business
  • Foreign Language (French & Spanish)
  • Physical Education (K-12 elective courses)
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Application Requirements

-Official transcripts

-Two (2) letters of recommendation

-Autobiographical questions

  • Why are you applying to this program at this time?
  • How do you plan to contribute to this program?
  • What do you expect to take from it?
  • How will you support your own success in this program? That is, what steps will you take to ensure your success in this academically rigorous endeavor?

If you already have your teaching licensure and are looking to further your education, check out our graduate education programs. CLICK HERE

Financial Aid

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Education Faculty

Our instructors are committed to helping you build the future in Iowa and beyond.

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No GRE Required

BVU does not require students to take the GRE for admission — saving you time and money.

BVU Graduate Education Faculty

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Dr. Lucas DeWitt
Program Director for Master of Education - Teacher Leadership, Curriculum, and Instruction; Master of Education - Special Education; Master of Education - Educational Administration
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Brittany Garling
Dr. Brittany Garling
Dean, School of Education
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Kris Meyer
Dr. Kris Meyer
Instructor of Professional School Counseling
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Dr. Karin Strohmyer
Associate Professor of Education, Special Education
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