MS Online Teaching and Learning

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Overview of the MS Online Teaching and Learning

Advance your knowledge and be seen as a district expert in online and hybrid-flexible teaching and learning. The Master of Science in Online Teaching and Learning aims to address the critical need of supporting P-12 educators as the traditional classroom quickly evolves. Not only will this academic program prepare you to meet a growing demand, it also sets you up to continue your education in a pipeline that lets you stack your education and eventually earn a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree.

  • 100% online, courses taken in lock-step
  • Less than two years to complete master’s program
  • Hands-on, applicable coursework that can be immediately implemented in your classroom
  • Transition smoothly and be a lifelong learner: Master of Science > Education Specialist > Doctor of Education


  • Integrate your faith into your online teaching and learning strategies
  • Utilize best practices and existing literature for online teaching and learning
  • Explore tools and technologies that can enhance the online and traditional classroom
  • Design effective and authentic online courses for P-12 learners


This program prepares you to teach and act as a district expert for traditional, hybrid-flexible, or completely online education environments. You will also be equipped for curriculum development and school grade/ online resource leadership.



Elementary School Teachers*

Middle School Teachers*

Secondary School Teachers*

Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary


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*Does not include special education or technical education.


Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC),, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at


Tuition & Financial Aid

Credit Hours Tuition
30 Total $470 / credit hour

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.

Payment Process

Payment Options: Your program representative will work closely with you to choose a payment option that best fits your needs. Your options may include Federal financial aid, company reimbursement tuition deferral, company direct-bill, self-pay, military benefits, etc.

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

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Below is the list of courses required to complete the program. Courses are generally taken sequentially, one at a time, until the program is complete. Course descriptions may be viewed by clicking on the course titles below.


Required Major Courses



Required Core Courses



Below are the lists of requirements for the MS Online Teaching and Learning. Click on each link to expand the requirements. If you have any questions about the admissions process, feel free to contact one of our admissions representatives at 1-866-498-4968.

Admission Requirements

To meet the admission requirements for this master's degree program, candidates must:

  1. Have completed a baccalaureate or graduate degree from a college or university that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) verified on original transcripts sent by the institution directly to Indiana Wesleyan University. Transcripts from foreign institutions may need to be sent to an outside agency for evaluation and determination of transferable credits, degrees, and GPA. If this outside review is necessary, students are responsible for the initiation of this evaluation and for any fees incurred during the process.
  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. Experience in an education environment.

Application Procedures

To be considered for admission to the Master of Science Special Education program, complete each of the following steps. For more information, call 866-498-4968 to speak with a Program Representative.

  1. Application
    Apply online at
  2. Transcripts
    College: Official transcripts are required from the baccalaureate degree-granting institution and must be from a college or university that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). 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 (see Be sure to request that the report be sent directly to Indiana Wesleyan University. The evaluation must list course-by-course credit hours and grades. Note: Additional third-party evaluators can be considered from an approved list and in some cases an internal international transcript evaluation can be done.
  3. Teaching License Candidates must submit a copy of their valid (but not necessarily current) standard state teaching license.

Graduation Requirements

To complete the Master of Science with a major in Online Teaching and Learning degree, candidates must:

  1. Successfully complete the program curriculum.
  2. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in all graduate work and a minimum grade of "B-" in each course.
  3. Payment of all tuition and fees is required in order to receive a diploma.

Minimum Computer Requirements

Students are expected to possess a computer throughout the duration of their program. Student computers must be able to run a supported browser and handle additional plug-ins as identified by the Learning Management System (LMS) company. Students should be able to produce, send, and receive documents that are compatible within the two most recent offerings of Microsoft Office to complete most of the assignments. IWU will offer support to students on only these two offerings of office software. Computer and Internet connection may need to be fast enough in some courses to watch streaming videos, participate in live meetings, upload large files, install software, and listen to audio lectures. In addition to these minimum expectations, participation in a CAPS course or program may entail additional computing and/or technology requirements.

Start Dates

Below are the program locations, upcoming dates, and meeting times for the MS Online Teaching and Learning. This list is updated regularly as new classes are added.