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Online Master's and Doctoral Education Programs

Achieve Your Career Goals as an Educator

The complexities of the education profession are unrivaled by almost any other profession. Teachers and administrators have the responsibility and unique opportunity of being change agents in the lives of students. They are able to influence what students learn and how students learn. The mission of Southern Wesleyan University’s School of Education is to prepare educators who demonstrate scholarship with a Christian ethic of care. The School of Education produces graduates who become leaders by putting into place critical thinking skills that help drive innovation and change.


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Since 2003, SWU has produced 2,624 Master of Education graduates.

At SWU, you can complete your master’s degree or earn your doctoral degree or simply enroll in graduate elective courses that will assist you with your continuing education requirements. You will discover that SWU is a community designed with the student in mind. The School of Education is blessed to have faculty who have served as teachers and worked at the district level. Our faculty are passionate about education and take great pride in preparing the next generation of educational leaders.

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M.Ed. in Administration & Supervision

The Master of Education in Administration and Supervision program is designed for educators who plan to become principals at the building level and supervisors at the building and district level. The degree program leads to advanced certification in the state of South Carolina. For students who already have a master’s degree, program completion will qualify them for Masters plus 30 status with South Carolina.

Program Format
Online
7 weeks per course

Start Dates
January, May, August

Average Completion Time
23 months

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M.Ed. in Classroom Leadership

The Master of Education program is designed for advanced professional development of educators. The program concentrates on an educational leadership framework that supports the advancement, application, and integration of relevant theory and practices within the classroom with a focus on philosophical and psychological learning theory, appropriate instructional strategies, critical thinking, contemporary issues, and assessment. Can lead to endorsements.

Program Format
Online
7 weeks per course

Start Dates
January, May, August

Average Completion Time
20 months (not including electives)

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M.Ed. in E-Learning and Instructional Design

Become an e-learning expert online through SWU’s online M.Ed. in E-Learning and Instructional Design. This program will prepare you to connect instructional design theories to real-world applications for effective online teaching and e-teaching. Students in this program will exhibit the skills required for online e-technologies and instructional design as well as demonstrate a working knowledge of digital devices and media design.

The M.Ed. in E-Learning and Instructional Design is pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. If approval is granted, the first cohort is planned to start in August 2019.

Program Format
Online
7 weeks per course

Start Dates
January, May, August

Average Completion Time
20 months

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Ed.D. in Curriculum and Assessment

The online Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Curriculum and Assessment is designed for professionals aspiring to be assessment and institutional effectiveness experts who can affect the institution's success and achievement through purpose, scholarship, and community. This Ed.D. prepares professionals for high-stakes careers in nonprofit professions, technical colleges, four-year universities, public and private K-12 institutions, and institutional accountability.

Program Format
Online plus summer intensives
7 weeks per course

Start Dates
January & August

Average Completion Time
36 months for coursework

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Graduate Elective Courses

Graduate education teacher endorsement courses obtained at Southern Wesleyan University can assist education professionals as they seek to enhance their professional training through continuing education credits as well as become eligible to earn endorsements.

Program Format
Online

Course Length
7 weeks per course

Start Dates
Varies

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Southern Wesleyan does not advise students on what will or will not be accepted by their state departments of education. Students are encouraged to contact their state department of education to ensure the degree offered by Southern Wesleyan University meets state requirements. Additionally, Southern Wesleyan cannot determine credentials for individuals desiring to teach at the collegiate level as this varies by accreditor and is based on each individual's collegiate credit history.

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Palmetto State Teachers Association Members Scholarship

Southern Wesleyan University will award a 10% scholarship to members of the Palmetto State Teachers Association who enroll in our M.Ed. programs. The 10% scholarship will be applied proportionately to each course of the entire program. The scholarship will be applied only toward tuition.

Students receiving tuition benefits from outside sources, including VA benefits, Military benefits, State and Federal scholarships & grants, and Tuition Assistance programs, may still qualify for scholarship assistance up to, but not to exceed, 100% of tuition expenses.

The student must complete the scholarship application form and provide proof of Palmetto State Teachers Association membership.

Learn more about the PSTA Discount