College of Education Graduate Programs
As an educator, you pass on the knowledge and values of our culture, from the mathematics that governs physics to a lens to study great literature. To become an effective teacher, you must master both knowledge and teaching strategies so all students can learn. To become an effective administrator, you must cultivate a safe, supportive, learning community that will help both teachers and students think critically and be life-long learners.
The Greatest Educator of All
Sure, you can enhance your career as a professional educator or become qualified as an administrator at other universities, but at AU you'll be encouraged to emulate the greatest teacher of all: Jesus Christ. With Him as the model, we teach you how to cultivate the patient, caring heart you'll need to inspire students and colleagues while you obtain the skills that distinguish you as one of the best in the field.
Master of Education in Administration and Supervision
This program is offered primarily on the Anderson campus and includes some online courses.
Our Master of Education in Administration and Supervision prepares teachers to become school principals at the Elementary or Secondary level.
This 42-hour program, which leads to licensure by the South Carolina Department of Education in Elementary or Secondary administration, meets the standards of the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) and the evaluation criteria of the South Carolina Program for Assisting, Developing, and Evaluating Principal Performance (PADEPP).
You can complete this program in 18 months, including four, two-week terms during June and July. This program culminates in two, three-month internships, one of which can be completed at the candidate's school, while the other must be completed at an alternate public school. The internships facilitate the candidate's application of principles included in the program coursework, such as finance, instructional leadership, principal leadership, data analysis, and school relations with the community.
Master of Education
Program offered online
Our Master of Education (non-certification program) is designed to help teachers integrate current, research-based best practices into their classrooms. This 33-hour program gives educators tools to improve their teaching methods and boost student learning. This program, which does not lead to certification, can be completed in 12 months.
Master of Arts in Teaching: Elementary Education
This program is offered on the main campus of Anderson University with classes meeting either one night weekly or two nights weekly.
The Master of Arts in Teaching: Elementary Education program prepares professionals with undergraduate degrees in fields other than education to earn initial teacher licensure in elementary education, grades 2-6. This 55-hour program includes a 65-day clinical experience in a public school classroom with a mentor teacher. The Master of Arts in Teaching can be completed in a little more than two years.
Whether you are starting your pursuit of teaching, seeking to enhance your classroom skills, or preparing to become a school principal, we have a graduate program in our College of Education that will equip you to prepare the next generation. Fill out the form below to receive more information about our graduate degree programs.