Plus One Programs

Accelerated Master’s Degree Programs

Already a Beaver? If a master’s degree is in your future, BVU has unique programs that can save you time and money. Plus One programs are accelerated graduate degrees that allow you to earn both your bachelor’s and master’s degree in as little as five years. Build your future—faster.

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Organizational Leadership +1

Gain the skills and knowledge necessary to effectively lead people in an ever-changing work environment.

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Special Education +1

Combine science, theory, and hands-on classroom experience while building a professional network of your own.

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Teaching English as a Second Language +1

Enhance your skills as a practicing educator in working with linguistically diverse students in grades K-12. The TESL specialization is part of BVU’s Master of Education — Teacher Leadership, Curriculum, and Instruction program. 

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KATHRYN TYYKILA

Kathryn Tyykila is an elementary education major enrolled in BVU’s Special Education Bachelor’s Plus One program, which allows her to complete a master’s degree in special education within one additional year of study. She also serves as vice president in BVU’s Student MOVE’s (Mobilizing Outreach & Volunteer Efforts) AWOL effort, which stands for Alternative Week of Offsite Learning. AWOL members participate in a spring break trip that features work activity in an underserved area. She has done service work with children on the Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota as well as in Nicaragua.

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Earning a master’s degree can be intimidating, but it’s possible thanks to BVU’s supportive professors. It makes you much more marketable, and because the program only takes one additional year to complete, it doesn’t take you away from other job opportunities for two or more years like many other master’s programs do.

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