Better Teaching, Better Learning

Teaching is both an art and a science. You're expected to evaluate methods, examine techniques, and design engaging lessons — all while reaching each student in a busy classroom.

With an M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction, you’ll have the knowledge and critical thinking perspective to influence and expand classroom experiences in ways you never imagined.

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Why You’ll Love the M.Ed. Program at Belhaven

Small Class Sizes

Big opportunities for close connections with your professors and classmates.

Christian Worldview

You are challenged to think critically and analytically about who God is — and who you are — as we equip you to fulfill your calling to glorify God and be a blessing to the world.

Influential Mentors

Our highly experienced faculty are deeply committed to your success and personal growth.


The Belhaven University School of Education is approved by the Mississippi Board of Education to offer teacher education programs.

140 Years of Expertise

A leader in Christian education since 1883

100% Online

7-week courses, taught year-round

Tuition Discount

Our special discount rate for educators gives you a private, Christ-centered education at public university prices

National Recognition

Continually honored by Colleges of Distinction for our innovative approaches

Master’s in Education: What You Need to Know

Master of Education in Curriculum Generalist and Instruction Generalist (M.Ed. C&I/GEN)

This program provides advanced knowledge and skills for improved curriculum development, instruction, evaluation, and assessment.

Some of the key areas covered include:

  • Issues and innovations in education
  • Individual instruction for children with learning problems
  • Supervision of instruction and collaborating for accountability

M.Ed. C&I/GEN Degree Plan Sheet

TESOL Licensure Endorsement

This degree is intended for teachers interested in teaching English to speakers of other languages. The State of Mississippi requires that those interested in TESOL positions must hold this licensure endorsement.

Enhanced Teaching

M.Ed. C&I - Enhanced Teaching & Instruction Degree Plan Sheet

The M.Ed. focuses on the core foundation of the educational profession: teaching and learning.

Teaching requirements

  • Hold an undergraduate degree in education OR have completed a teacher preparation program.
  • Show evidence of holding or being eligible to hold a standard five-year teaching license.

GPA requirements

You must have a GPA of 2.75 or higher on one of the following:

  • Cumulative from undergraduate/graduate degree granting institution; OR
  • Cumulative on last 60 hours of undergraduate/graduate work

If you do not meet the required GPA but show potential for success in this program, you may be asked to submit additional items for committee review. If you are admitted through committee review, you are required to earn a 3.00 GPA during the first 9 semester hours in the program to continue.

All admitted students are required to maintain a 3.00 throughout the program to remain in good standing.


Applying for admission to Belhaven’s online graduate programs is quick and easy. When you have all your supporting documentation ready, just complete and submit our online application form.

How to Apply

These rates are for August 1, 2023 through July 31, 2024.

Program Per Credit Hour
Master of Education $605
Special Discount Rate for Educators $392

All students enrolled in this program are eligible for the special discount rate for educators.

* Military/first responder benefits cannot be combined with any other institutional scholarships or discounts.

Visit the Scholarships, Tuition & Fees page to view other fees as well as the cost estimate calculator.

The Belhaven University Educator Licensure Preparation Programs are in compliance with Federal Regulations: 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v) and 34 CFR 668.43 (c), requiring disclosures by institutions regarding educational requirements for programs leading to professional licensure or certification regardless of modality. The Belhaven University School of Education has made no determination as to whether Belhaven’s Educator Preparation Programs and curriculum meet other state educational requirements for educator licensure other than those educator licensure programs approved by the state of Mississippi. All of the Belhaven University School of Education educator preparation degree programs leading to educator licensure have been approved by the Mississippi Department of Education. The Belhaven University School of Education’s Educator Preparation Licensure Programs do not automatically qualify candidates for an educator licensure, certification upgrade, endorsement, or pay increase within their state of residence or state of their employment. Out-of-state candidates are responsible for ascertaining the requirements for licensure, endorsement, or pay increase by the state where they seek employment or licensure. For individuals seeking clarity on whether the teacher educator programs offered by the Belhaven University School of Education align with licensure requirements in their potential employment or licensure state, the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) has provided a helpful web link. This NC-SARA link contains a comprehensive list of State Departments or Agencies responsible for Teacher Educator Licensure in each state. The list includes contact information and website links to the respective state's educator licensure requirements. Access the information through the following link: Professional Licensure Directory:

Meet the Dean

Dr. David Hand

Dean of the School of Education


Contact Us

Office of Adult, Graduate, and Online Admission

Phone: 601-968-5940

Mailing Address:
1500 Peachtree Street, Box 153
Jackson, MS 39202

Fax: 601-300-2932

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Verse of the Year

God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him.

Philippians 2:13