Is Cedarville's M.Ed. program accredited?
Yes. View the Cedarville University accreditation pages for more information.
Is the M.Ed. program a fully online program?
Yes. View the completion options for more information. There are no residency requirements to complete your M.Ed. degree.
How long does it take to complete the M.Ed. program?
Students pursuing full-time coursework can complete the program in as little as two years. Students pursuing part-time coursework can complete the program in as little as three years. For more information, view the completion options.
Do I need a bachelor's degree in education to be admitted to the M.Ed. program?
No. A baccalaureate (bachelor's) degree in education is preferred. However, applicants with a bachelor's degree in another discipline, and who satisfy the M.Ed. admission requirements, may be conditionally admitted into the M.Ed. program.
What kind of learning experiences will I encounter in the M.Ed. program?
View the mission and objectives page for more information.
Will the M.Ed. program license me as a teacher?
No. Most students enrolled in the M.Ed. program either hold a teaching license before beginning the program or they are not seeking a teaching license. The M.Ed. program is not a licensure program.
Who will my advisor be during the program?
Upon admission into the M.Ed. program, each student is assigned a program advisor. The program advisor provides guidance for the student throughout the course of study.
I am finishing my education degree. Can I apply for the M.Ed. program?
Yes. You may apply during your senior year of your education program. Visit the M.Ed. online application to begin or continue your application.
I am a new education graduate. Do I need teaching experience before I apply to the M.Ed. program?
No. Teaching experience is highly recommended; however, work experience is not required. Many graduate students teach at least part time during the program so they can apply their class knowledge to real-world experiences.
In addition, students who work part time may be able to access tuition assistance benefits provided by their employer. Visit the M.Ed. online application to begin or continue your application.
Can I work full time while earning my M.Ed. degree?
Yes. M.Ed. courses are conveniently scheduled for online completion during the year to allow educators to arrange their schedule for full- or part-time coursework.
View the completion options for cohort-based or individualized plans.
I have my education degree, but I have not been working as an educator. Can I apply for the M.Ed. program?
Yes. Although some course assignments are best fulfilled within a school classroom, occasionally M.Ed. students have successfully completed their assignments after making arrangements for access to a regular classroom.
How long do I have to complete the degree?
You must complete all program requirements within seven years after beginning your coursework.
What happens if I do not complete my degree in the allotted time?
Students unable to complete the degree requirements within the allotted time may petition for an extension from the director of the M.Ed. program.
Is a thesis or project required?
Yes. An M.Ed. student may choose from either a thesis or applied research project. Students will work with their advisor and the M.Ed. faculty to guide them through the process.
What is the tuition rate for the M.Ed. program?
Cedarville University is committed to offering the M.Ed. program at a cost that is affordable and competitive with programs of similar quality and reputation. More information on the cost of graduate tuition is included on the costs and financial aid page.
How do I pay for my classes?
View payment and account balances for more information.