Is Cedarville's M.Ed. program accredited?
Yes. View the Cedarville University accreditation pages for more information. In addition to the University accreditation, the School of Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP).
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 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, this program is designed to assist previous or current licensed teachers with increasing their professional effectiveness. Although the M.Ed. program is a non-licensure program, many course requirements may satisfy requirements for teacher licensure. Most students already hold a teaching license, or they are not seeking licensure at all.
Who will my advisor be during the program?
Upon admission, you will be assigned a program advisor and a faculty advisor. Your program advisor assists in helping you with graduate processes (e.g., registration, course sequencing, etc.). Your faculty advisor provides career and course advice.
I am finishing my undergraduate 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.
Do I need teaching experience before I apply to the M.Ed. program?
No. While teaching experience is highly recommended, it 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 teach may be able to access tuition assistance benefits provided by their employer.
Can I work full-time while earning my M.Ed. degree?
Yes. 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 haven't 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 course work. Students unable to complete the degree requirements within the allotted time may petition for an extension from the program director
Is a thesis or project required?
M.Ed. students may choose from either a thesis or applied research project. Students will work with their faculty advisor to guide them through the process.