Master of Education 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. Milligan’s M.Ed. program offers both the Initial Licensure and Advanced Program options. Initial Licensure The Initial Licensure program allows you to complete your master’s and teaching licensure in as few as 14 months. Advanced Program 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. Affordable 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. But you get so much more at Milligan. 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. Read more here. Outstanding Reputation 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. Christian Worldview 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. “The Teacher as a Reflecting and Caring Person,” 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. Accreditation 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. Portfolio & Research: Prep for Board Certification All M.Ed. students benefit from the required portfolio and research components to prepare you for board certification by the National Board for Professional Teacher Standards. The portfolio documents your mastery of applicable Milligan College graduate program outcomes. The research project features action research related to the school setting of your internship.