Graduate Programs

BVU’s high-quality graduate programs build up working professionals with the training required to become leaders in their fields.

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This online master’s in special education program is intended to advance the skills of practicing professionals.

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The online Master of Education – Teacher Leadership, Curriculum, and Instruction program provides four tracks designed for working teachers seeking to advance their career in the classroom.

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This CACREP-accredited program prepares students to address the growing need for accessible, professional mental health services.

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BVU’s master’s in school counseling equips you to make a difference in elementary, middle, and high schools. Professional school counselors promote growth, enhance learning, and contribute to student success.

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The master’s in organizational leadership provides the skills and knowledge necessary to effectively lead people in an ever-changing work environment and can be completed in as few as 1.5 years.

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What are endorsements?

An educational endorsement is a series of classes in a specific area that qualifies you to teach an additional subject, grade level, or type of learner. At the graduate level, endorsements can be completed on their own.

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Graduate Endorsements

  • Special Education

    Comprehensive (K-12)
    Learn to combine science, theory, and hands-on field and classroom experience while building a professional network in this high-demand field. Learn More >

    Strategist I - Mild/Moderate  (K-8 or 5-12)
    Gain the knowledge and tools to teach students in grades 5-12 with mild to moderate disabilities in resource, inclusion, pull-out, and push-in models to students having exceptionalities in the area of mild to moderate disabilities. Learn More >

    Strategist II - Behavior
    Enhance your skills of serving students with severe and profound behavior or learning disabilities. Learn More >

    Strategist II - Cognitive
    Enhance your skills of serving students with severe and profound cognitive learning and physical disabilities. Learn More >

  • Talented and Gifted Teacher

    Enhance your skills as a practicing professional in the area of talented and gifted teaching. Learn More >

  • Teaching English as a Second Language

    Enhance your skills as a practicing educator in working with linguistically diverse students. Learn More >

Completely Online or Hybrid

While most of our graduate programs are offered completely online, we offer a unique hybrid learning experience for our counseling degrees. These programs meet one evening each week through Zoom, accompanied by online course work and a seven-day summer residency on the Storm Lake campus.

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Earn a Master’s Degree Faster with Our Accelerated Program

With BVU's Plus One program, you can earn your special education, teaching English as a second language, or organizational leadership master's within one year of graduating with your bachelor’s degree. 

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