The School of Education

Undergraduate Teacher Education

Elementary Education (BS)

Music Education: Vocal or Instrumental (BA)

Graduate Teacher Education

Master of Arts in Teaching: MS Alternate Route Teacher Certification
(on campus)

Master of Education: Curriculum & Instruction
(on campus or online)

Master of Education - School Leadership & Supervision
(on campus or online)

Master of Education - Educational Technology
(on campus or online)

Master of Education in Reading Literacy
(on campus or online)

Education Specialist: Educational Leadership & Supervision
(on campus or online)

Doctor of Education: Educational Leadership
(on campus or online)

Contact:

School of Education:
601-965-8703
Dr. David Hand, Dean



Welcome to the School of Education! Never before has the challenge or the need for excellent teachers and education leaders been as great as it is in today’s society.

Here at Belhaven University, we are convinced that teaching and leading in education is more than an occupation. It is also a calling and an important ministry of service to the community and to our greater global society. In the Belhaven Undergraduate School of Education, we strive to prepare teachers to be Servant Leaders: Learning to Teach – Teaching to Serve. In the Graduate School of Education, candidates are Servant Leaders who are Learning to Lead – Leading to Serve. If you are interested in helping improve schooling and the education environment, if you enjoy working with elementary children or middle school/high school students, or if you have a desire to be an educational leader and make an impact on the next generation, then the Belhaven University School of Education is for you.

The Belhaven University Undergraduate School of Education offers a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education, leading to teacher certification for grades K-6, with an endorsement in Reading. In addition to the Reading Endorsement, successful candidates also complete the requirements for a second area of endorsement, making them more marketable in the school workforce environment. The Belhaven School of Education also works in conjunction with the Belhaven Department of Music to offer a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Education, leading to teacher certification for K-12 th grades.

The Belhaven University Graduate School of Education offers a Master of Arts in Teaching Degree, leading to teacher certification at the 4-6 th grade and 7-12th grade levels. The graduate school also offers M.Ed. degrees in multiple areas, as well as an Ed.S. degree in Educational Leadership and Supervision and an Ed.S./Ed.D. degree in Educational Leadership.

The goal of the School of Education is to prepare competent teachers, administrators, and other educational leaders who can demonstrate academic excellence, professional dispositions, and in-depth knowledge and skills based on best practices while providing distinctive Christian leadership and service to those they will serve in the learning community.

Dr. David B. Hand, Ed.D. – Dean of the School of Education

Teacher as Servant Leader
Learning to Teach - Teaching to Serve