Master's in Education Program

Message from the Program Director:         

Our Master's in Education program provides graduate-level teacher preparation in keeping with the college's mission, and maintains the personalized service that is a hallmark of our undergraduate teacher preparation program. Classes are small and intimate, in the manner of academic seminars, in which faculty and students learn together as colleagues.

Our program will provide you with advanced-level coursework as well as classroom and research opportunities to strengthen your practice. Many of our courses are available online, so, although you’ll miss the beauty of our campus, you can enjoy the convenience of studying on a flexible schedule. Individualized academic advising ensures that you stay on track throughout the program. And, we have technology experts available to help you maximize your learning both in and out of the classroom.

Whether you’re interested in obtaining initial teaching certification through our post-baccalaureate program, adding a fifth year to your undergraduate studies, or acquiring a Master’s degree after years of teaching experience, our faculty are committed to developing a program of study to meet your goals and enliven your passion for education. We are currently approved by the West Virginia Board of Education to offer the following Master's degrees: 1) Multi-categorical Special Education, 2) Reading Specialization, 3) Post-Baccalaureate Accelerated Initial Certification in Art, English, Biology, Chemistry, General Science, Mathematics, Physics, and Social Studies.

Please contact me by telephone or email to share comments and questions or to arrange to visit in person. We invite you to join us in our aspiration to improve the quality of education for all.

Dr. Lynn Rupp
Director of the Master’s in Education Program