March 11, 2013 (Jackson) - The Master of Education (MED) program for Belhaven Online now includes an emphasis in both technology and national board education.

These new online programs from Belhaven’s MED program will be added with the other emphasis in elementary or secondary electives. Now that these specialized graduate degrees are available, teachers will be able to take leadership roles and become enriched and advanced in their learning and careers.

Candidates enrolled in the online education graduate program at Belhaven are now allowed to take 9 extra elective hours in technology. This will enable candidates to expand their expertise in today’s technology and qualify them for a computer applications endorsement.

The national board emphasis gives teachers a head start toward earning National Board Certification; it does not lead to certification, but assists teachers who are moving toward the process. The benefits of national board are vast and can strengthen practice, help students succeed, demonstrate leadership skills, help expand influence and expertise, advance careers, provide portability, offer higher salary potential and enhance education. Candidates would take 9 elective hours for a total of 12 hours to focus on elements of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Five Core Propositions.


Belhaven University stands among select Christian colleges and universities and has been repeatedly named one of “America’s 100 Best College Buys." The University offers 30 academic majors across a full spectrum of disciplines as well as a variety of graduate programs. In addition, Belhaven has achieved the distinction of being among only 30 universities nationally accredited in each of the major arts – music, theatre, visual art and dance. All programs are taught from a Christian worldview perspective and are guided by the mission to prepare students academically and spiritually to serve Christ Jesus in their careers, in human relationships, and in the world of ideas.

Belhaven University serves over 3,700 students offering undergraduate and graduate degrees on its residential campus, an online degree program, and graduate and adult degree programs in Jackson, Memphis, Orlando, Houston, Chattanooga, and Atlanta.