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Master of Education

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- Dr. David Wright, President

 

Overview

Grounded in the University's rich history of teacher education and provided by one of the nation's premier adult education colleges, IWU's Master of Education (M.Ed.) programs are designed with the educator's demanding schedule in mind. Offered in highly interactive online and onsite formats, this innovative cohort program allows educators to earn a master's degree in as little as 24 months while developing the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of a master teacher.

A strong sense of community is at the heart of IWU's Master of Education programs. Within cohorts, M.Ed. students are encouraged to share their areas of expertise, professors are supportive and accessible, and university staff members are on call to assist students in reaching their educational goals. The M.Ed. courses are focused on the application of new knowledge and skills, and are designed to equip students to implement positive change in their current classrooms and schools. 


The Master of Education programs at IWU reach beyond the University to touch the lives of children in classrooms around our nation and the world. Our mission is to develop master teachers who will change the world through their scholarship, leadership, and character.

Master of Education Programs

Tuition & Financial Aid

Credit Hours Onsite Tuition Online Tuition
33 Total $471 / credit hour $471 / credit hour

*Effective July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018.

The total cost of the program, including tuition, books, and fees, will be determined prior to your enrollment. The cost will be divided into several payments spread over the course of the program. Course textbooks will be shipped to you before each course begins. The cost of books increases for shipments outside of the 48 contiguous United States.

The total credit hours and per-credit-hour costs listed above are effective for the core program with specialization courses. For prerequisite or other required courses if applicable, students will need to pay for appropriate tuition, books, and any additional fees. Costs may change if you withdraw from the program and restart in a future program at a later date.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, veterans benefits, and even employer reimbursement.

For information about financial aid, call 800-621-8667, ext. 2516, visit our financial aid website, or email NonResAid@indwes.edu.

Specializations

The Master of Education programs at IWU reach beyond the University to touch the lives of children in classrooms around our nation and the world. Our mission is to develop master teachers who will change the world through their scholarship, leadership, and character.

Master of Education Programs

Requirements

Applicants to any program within the School of Educational Leadership will be required to sign a disclosure of information waiver giving any prior institutions the applicant may have attended permission to supply IWU representatives all information relevant to the applicant's fitness for teacher training or licensure recommendation, including but not limited to his/her conduct, standing, or reputation while attending said institutions. Any information obtained may be considered by IWU in its decision whether or not to admit an applicant, to permit his or her continuance in a program, or to recommend him/her for licensure.

Admission Requirements

  1. A baccalaureate or graduate degree from a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting body or the Association for Biblical Higher Education verified on original transcripts sent by the institution directly to Indiana Wesleyan University. Note: M.Ed. International applicants who have not graduated form a university or college accredited by a North American regional accrediting agency but have a four-year degree or diploma issued outside of North America must have a course-by-course evaluation of their transcript sent directly to IWU by World Educational Services, Educational Credentials Evaluation or another agency approved by IWU.
  2. An undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher from the baccalaureate degree granting institution at which at least a minimum of 30 hours was completed.
  3. Public school candidates need:
    • A valid (but not necessarily current) state teacher's license.
    • At least one year (i.e. a minimum of one semester and one day( of teaching experience from an approved and accredited public, private, or parochial school in the United States or abroad.
    • Supporting documentation demonstrating access to a P-12 classroom.
  4. ACSI, FACCS and FCCS Candidates to the M.Ed. Program would need:
    • Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (FACCS), or Florida Coalition of Christian Schools (FCCS) valid (but not necessarily current) temporary, standard, or professional teaching license or certificate.
    • At least one year (i.e., a minimum of one semester and one day) of teaching experience, under contract and performed in a classroom.
    • Supporting documentation demonstrating access to a P-12 classroom.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Successful completion of the M.Ed. 33credit hour program of study.
  2. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in all graduate work and a minimum grade of "B-" in each course.
  3. Successfully pass all Key Assessments with a score of a "3" or "4" for all rubric criteria.
  4. Successfully pass all Professional Dispositions with a score of a "3" or "4" for all rubric criteria.
  5. Successfully pass all Clinical Experience requirements associated with their program.
  6. Ohio candidates seeking licensure must have successfully passed a phonics courseas part of their initial licensure program. Ohio teacher candidates not meetingthis admission requirement, may be admitted to the program, but must completeEDUT 520, Foundations in Phonics or Language Structure (or an equivalent) prior tobeing recommended for the special education license in Ohio.

Complete the Online Application

This is your first step toward making your dreams come true for your future. Whether it's to advance your current career, start a new career path, or simply continue that lifelong love of learning, Indiana Wesleyan University is the place for you.

Online Application

Additional Steps to Apply

1. Transcripts

Official transcripts are required from the baccalaureate degree-granting institution. Indiana Wesleyan University will accept for its permanent file only those transcripts sent in a sealed envelope directly to IWU by the registrar of the attended institution(s). Official transcripts must exhibit the official seal and signature of the registrar. Transcripts that are stamped "student copy," "issued to student," or "unofficial" cannot be accepted as official.

College Transcripts from Non-U.S. Schools
For college transcripts from non-U.S. schools, secure a "Course-by-Course Report" from Educational Credential Evaluators ( ECE). Be sure to request that the report be sent directly to us at the address below. The evaluation must list course-by-course hours and grades.

2. Teaching License

Public school candidates must submit a copy of their valid (but not necessarily current) state teaching license. ACSI, FACCS, or FCCS candidates must submit a copy of their valid (but not necessarily current) temporary, standard, or professional teaching license.

3. TOEFL Scores

Submit a copy of your TOEFL scores if English is not your primary language. For more information about this test, visit www.toefl.org.

Materials should be mailed to:

Indiana Wesleyan University
Adult Enrollment Services
1900 W. 50th St.
Marion, IN 46953

Please contact your program representative if you have any questions.

Start Dates

Below are the program locations, upcoming dates, and meeting times for the IWU Master of Education program. This list is updated regularly as new classes are added.