Master of Education

Bethel University's Master of Education courses are offered in a 7-week format with six sessions per year.

Program Overview

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) Program is for candidates who already have a valid teaching license. Additionally, they have completed an undergraduate degree in education. The M.Ed. guides professionals in developing goals and in putting current research into practice at their schools. To earn the M.Ed., a candidate must complete 36 credit hours of coursework, which is offered online and includes elective seminars offered on campus. The M.Ed. candidate chooses an area of study: Literacy, School Leadership or Generalist.

For those students interested in going the next level on their career path, they can choose to become a K-12 school building principal in Indiana (School Administration Licensure option).

If you already have a master’s degree, a valid teaching license and three years of successful teaching experience, the School Administrator Licensure coursework is only 20 hours.

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Credit Hours: 36

Cost/Credit Hour: $425

Format: Online

Est. Completion Time: 1-2 years

Course Requirements

For individuals who hold a current teaching license.

For individuals who maintained a GPA of 2.75 for all college work.

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Career Paths

There are a variety of directions you can go with a master's degree in education or teaching. Some possible jobs include: school principal, school administrator, corporate trainer, curriculum director, education or training consultant, librarian, media specialist (library), instructional coordinators, school and career counselors and advisors.

Job Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics*, openings for K-12 principals is about 22,100 annually. This area shows an 8% growth rate, which is about average for all occupations ( 2020-2030). Average annual media pay is $98,490.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Elementary, Middle, and High School Principals, at (visited September 08, 2021).



How to Apply

  • Complete a free online application.
  • Meet with an admission counselor.
  • Send us your official college transcripts directly from the school to Bethel. They can be mailed in a sealed envelope or sent electronically to
  • Complete the FAFSA using Bethel's school code: 001787 to be considered for state and federal need-based aid. 

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Admission Requirements

Graduate Programs

Ministry/Theology = $340 per credit hour
Education = $425 per credit hour
Transition-to-Teaching = $425 per credit hour (2021-22); $440 per credit hour (2022-23)
Other (MA, MBA, MSN) = $490 per credit hour
Fees per semester: $190 (full-time students): $160 (all part-time students)
Other fees may apply by program. Please see Advisor.

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Financial Aid

Financial aid for adult and graduate students is available. Contact our Financial Aid Office at 574.807.7326 or to learn more about your options.

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A member of the North Central Association
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60602
(800) 621-7440