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.
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.
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.
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A leader in Christian education since 1883
7-week courses, taught year-round
Our special discount rate for educators gives you a private, Christ-centered education at public university prices
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Master’s in Education: What You Need to Know
The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction Generalist (M.Ed. C&I/GEN) 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
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.
The Teaching English to Students of Other Languages (TESOL) graduate certificate is only for Mississippi teachers who currently hold a 5-year license and seek to obtain the TESOL endorsement.
The M.Ed. focuses on the core foundation of the educational profession: teaching and learning.
- 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.
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.
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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.
These rates are for August 1, 2022 through July 31, 2023.
|Program||Per Credit Hour|
|Master of Education or Grad. Certificate in TESOL||$595|
|Special Discount Rate for Educators||$386|
These rates are for August 1, 2023 through July 31, 2024.
|Program||Per Credit Hour|
|Master of Education or Grad. Certificate in TESOL||$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 Graduate School of Education does 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.
Office of Adult, Graduate, and Online AdmissionPhone: 601-968-5940
1500 Peachtree Street, Box 153
Jackson, MS 39202
Verse of the Year
Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock.