Education Graduate Degrees and Endorsements

Education Master’s Degree Programs

Make a bigger impact with the students you teach, the administrations you manage, and the clients you counsel when you earn an affordable education master’s degree or education endorsement with BVU. Known regionally for helping create top-notch educators, BVU’s expert education faculty will work with you to help you accomplish your goals and earn the degree that makes your next career step possible. Most BVU education master’s programs are fully online while some contain helpful in-person training that will strengthen your impact with cohort learning. No matter how you learn, you’ll get the training you need to get to that next level.

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BVU is known throughout Iowa and the Midwest for high-quality teacher training. Our extensive education network means you’ll have access to valuable field education experiences that give you a leg up in the field.

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Education Master’s Degrees

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Online

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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Hybrid

The heart of our program is the deep connections and valuable training that students experience during a summer course at BVU and a weekly live video class.

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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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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 undergraduate level, endorsements are completed alongside an education major.

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Education Endorsements

  • All Social Science Interdisciplinary Package with Teaching Licensure (5-12)
  • Middle School Endorsement (5-8)
  • Post Baccalaureate Certification Program
  • Pre-Kindergarten/Kindergarten Endorsement
  • Reading Endorsement (K-8)
  • Secondary Education Licensure
  • Significant Support Needs
  • Social Studies
  • Special Education
  • STEM
  • Talented and Gifted Teacher
  • Teaching English as Second Language

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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Earn a Master’s Degree Faster with Our Accelerated Program

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

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Education Faculty

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Lynn O'Brien
Program director for Master of Science in Education- Professional School Counseling
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Dr. Casey Baker
Program Director, Master of Science in Education- Mental Health Counseling
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Dr. Lucas DeWitt
Program Director for Master of Education - Teacher Leadership, Curriculum, and Instruction and for Master of Education - Special Education
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Dr. Brittany Garling
Assistant Professor of Education
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Dr. Leslie Haas
Assistant Professor of Education
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Dr. Kathleen Ruscitto
Dr. Kathleen Ruscitto
Assistant Professor of Counselor Education
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Elisa Woodruff
Dr. Elisa Woodruff
Assistant Professor of Counselor Education
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