Are you searching for a vocation where you will make a difference? Consider teaching. The M.Ed. program at Milligan is designed for someone whose baccalaureate degree is not necessarily in education. Classes start January, Summer, or August.
Yes, There IS a Difference
- Complete in 14 months (if you start in June) = keep your sanity
- Tuition one of lowest in region = keep your money
- NCATE (now CAEP) accreditation means your degree is instantly recognized nationwide for quality = keep your standards
- Theory, research, and practice to prepare you for national board certification = keep your credentials
- Learn from outstanding professors and mentor teachers = keep a support system
- GRE and MAT not required with a high SAT or ACT = keep your score
- Unparalleled program reputation…school administrators want Milligan grads = keep your reputation
Milligan’s M.Ed. program offers both the Initial Licensure and Advanced Program options.
The Initial Licensure program allows you to complete your master’s and teaching licensure in as few as 14 months.
The Advanced program is for already-licensed teachers who want to add endorsement areas or prepare for board certification. Course offerings are scheduled in the summer, fall and spring. However, you may begin during any semester and pursue the program completion at a less ambitious pace to meet your scheduling needs. The Advanced program is offered through a hybrid of online and on-campus options.
Milligan’s Master of Education program is one of the most economical education programs in our region and is even priced below the local state university rate. Students in this program are eligible to apply for state and federal tuition assistance programs and for employer reimbursement when applicable. Read more about cost and financial aid here »
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.
NCATE (now CAEP) accreditation means your degree from Milligan is instantly recognized in Tennessee and the nation for its quality. Milligan’s commitment to meet NCATE quality standards means we take great care in seeing you gain the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed for success as a professional educator. Read more about our accreditation below.
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.
Curriculum & Requirements
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.
The teacher education program at Milligan is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) (2010 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036; 202-466-7496). This accreditation covers initial teacher and advanced educator preparation programs. This accreditation means your degree from Milligan is instantly recognized in Tennessee and the nation for its quality. We take great care in seeing you gain the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed for success as a professional educator.
In 2013, NCATE and TEAC consolidated into CAEP as the new accrediting body for educator preparation, and Milligan is recognized as a CAEP approved provider. CAEP is the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. See http://caepnet.org/.
Portfolio & Research: Prep for Board Certification
Initial M.Ed. students benefit from the required portfolio and research components to prepare you for the profession of teaching. The portfolio, aligned with InTASC standards, documents your mastery of applicable Milligan College graduate program outcomes. The research project features action research related to the school setting of your internship.
Advanced M.Ed. students benefit from the required portfolio and research components to prepare you for accomplished teaching. The portfolio, aligned with NBPTS, documents your mastery of applicable Milligan College graduate program outcomes. The research project features action research related to the school setting where you teach.