- No licensure required — for already-licensed teachers or those not interested in teaching licensure
- 100% online
- Complete in 4 semesters or at your own pace
- Tuition very competitive
- Learn from outstanding professors
- Unparalleled program reputation…school administrators want Milligan grads
The Milligan M.Ed. in Curriculum & Teaching is a non-licensure program. It is designed for individuals who already hold a teaching licensure who wish to earn a master’s degree in education for salary and career advancement or for those who do not need teaching licensure for their career goals.
Milligan’s Master of Education program is one of the most economical education programs in our region and is even priced below the state university rate. Students in this program are eligible to apply for state and federal tuition assistance programs and for employer reimbursement when applicable. Cost and financial aid info »
For many decades, Milligan has enjoyed a strong partnership with area school systems. The college’s reputation for producing well-prepared, creative, committed teachers is unparalleled. School administrators consistently look to Milligan as a resource for both hiring and training, regularly calling on faculty to lead workshops for in-services and to collaborate on various education issues. Thousands of our graduates are serving as teachers, coaches, counselors, and administrators in schools across the United States.
Caring Faculty & Personal Attention
At Milligan, graduate courses are taught by professors with doctorates in education or related fields, or by individuals with master’s degrees who have been recognized as outstanding in elementary or secondary teaching. The teaching staff includes faculty with a wide variety of experiences in education in both urban and rural settings.
Graduate courses at Milligan are small, allowing professors to interact closely with students for individual attention and supervision throughout their program. Our faculty are role models and mentors, and they will challenge you and stretch your mind and spirit.
Teaching you is more than a job to our faculty — it’s a mission. They are dedicated teachers, experienced professionals, and trusted mentors who invest time, energy, and ideas to inspire you and help you reach your highest potential. It’s not just a degree. It’s your future.
The online M.Ed. integrates theory, action research, and reflective practice and is designed to increase both the quality and quantity of the educational experiences for teachers in professional education or those looking to other professional opportunities. Student outcomes are based on the National Board for Professional Teacher Standards (NBPTS).
The 36-hour program consists of a 24-credit hour core and 12 elective credits. Courses such as Cultural Diversity, School Organization and Law, Assessment and Evaluation, Classroom Management, and Professional Teacher Standards are part of a core of classes designed to further develop and enhance your education skills.
Semester 1 – Summer
Semester 2 – Fall
|EDUC 631 (3 hrs): Cultural Diversity||EDUC 511 (3 hrs): Research Methods in Education|
|Electives (6 hrs)||EDUC 622 (3 hrs): Classroom Management|
|EDUC 621 (3 hrs): Assessment and Evaluation|
|Total = 9 credit hours
||Total – 9 credit hours
Semester 3 – Spring
Semester 4 – Summer
|EDUC 512 (3 hrs): Research Seminar||EDUC 623 (3 hrs): Research-Based Teaching Strategies|
|EDUC 662 (3 hrs): School Organization and Law||Electives (6 hrs)|
|EDUC 670 (3 hrs): Professional Teacher Standards|
|Total – 9 credit hours||Total – 9 credit hours|
View all details and course requirements for this program in the Milligan College Catalog (link below). The Milligan College academic catalog is the official, authoritative source for all academic requirements and policies. Any discrepancies in curricular requirements from other sources will default to the Catalog.
Today’s schools are challenged as never before. Faced with increasingly diverse student bodies and phenomenal technological change, contemporary schools need to provide quality services for all children. Now more than ever, children need teachers who are committed to excellence in the classroom and to Jesus Christ. It is our belief educators prepared in such a way will make a difference in the school and community where they live and serve.
“Caring and Reflective Teacher,” the theme of our department, is interwoven throughout our program. Our primary goal is to produce caring and reflective professional educators who will affect the lives of children in a markedly positive manner.
Milligan is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) (2010 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036; 202-466-7496). In 2013, NCATE and TEAC consolidated into the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) as the new accrediting body for educator preparation.