BVU’s high-quality graduate programs build up working professionals with the training required to become leaders in their fields.
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Earn your master's degree on your own schedule with our unique online formats!
- Master of Science in Education - Clinical Mental Health Counseling
With just the right mix of online coursework, weekly live video classes, and a four-day, in-person summer residency, BVU’s flexible two-year online master’s program provides students with the skills necessary to become effective clinical mental health counselors. As the first program of its size to gain CACREP accreditation in Iowa, graduates with a master’s in clinical mental health counseling pursue a variety of positions at mental health agencies, college campuses, or in private practice.
- Master of Science in Education - Professional School Counseling
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.
- Master of Arts - Organizational Leadership
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. The coursework is designed to prepare professionals for a range of leadership positions and is available fully online.
- Master of Education - Teacher Leadership, Curriculum, & Instruction
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. Because classes are available online for added convenience, now is the perfect time to complete your master's in teaching.
- Master of Education - Special Education
This online special education master’s degree is intended to advance the skills of practicing professionals. Students combine science, theory, and hands-on field and classroom experience while building a professional network of their own. Our teacher-mentors have the real-life experience necessary to provide the special education knowledge required in Iowa classrooms today.
- Master of Arts in Teaching - Special Education
The online Master of Arts in Teaching- Special Education program equips individuals who possess a bachelor’s degree with the knowledge, skills, and certification necessary to effectively teach students with unique needs in Iowa.
- Master of Arts in Teaching- Secondary Education
The online Master of Arts in Teaching- Secondary Education program equips individuals who possess a bachelor’s degree with the knowledge, skills, and certification needed to teach middle and high school students in Iowa in a variety of content areas.
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.
- Special Education
Learn to combine science, theory, and hands-on field and classroom experience while building a professional network in this high-demand field.
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.
Strategist II - Behavior
Enhance your skills of serving students with severe and profound behavior or learning disabilities.
Strategist II - Cognitive
Enhance your skills of serving students with severe and profound cognitive learning and physical disabilities.
- Talented and Gifted Teacher
Enhance your skills as a practicing professional in the area of talented and gifted teaching.
- Teaching English as a Second Language
Enhance your skills as a practicing educator in working with linguistically diverse students.
While most of our graduate programs are offered completely online, we offer a unique online learning experience for our counseling degrees. These programs meet one evening each week through Zoom, accompanied by online coursework and a four-day summer residency on the Storm Lake campus.
Earn a Master’s Degree Faster with Our Accelerated Program
With BVU's Plus One program, you can earn your teaching English as a second language or organizational leadership master's within one year of graduating with your bachelor’s degree.