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Admission Office, Adult & Graduate Education

Cheryl Lee, Admission Counselor
(440) 826-2915, cllee@bw.edu

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Letitia Kolp
Academic Advisor for Initial Licensure (Licensure Only and License+Master’s) 
(440) 826-8168, lkolp@bw.edu

Gail Habig
Academic Advisor for MAEd Programs 
(440) 826-6534, ghabig@bw.edu

MASTER OF ARTS IN EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Baldwin Wallace offers the Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) degree, MAEd specializations and master's degree programs for licensed teachers to expand their professional credentials. Candidates will bring their teaching practice to a new level, master the latest technologies and enhance leadership skills in their schools and communities. We also have the license+master’s program for candidates who have a bachelor’s degree in another area and are interested in either obtaining an initial teaching license or obtaining both the teaching license and master’s degree.

Program options

  • A Master of Arts in Education degree can be completed in as little as two years, attending part time.
    • Simultaneously complete an advanced practice minor in a critical area of study.
    • Extended study – now or later – for another license or endorsement in the advanced practice minor field.
  • A license or endorsement can be earned in as little as 14 months.

Areas of Study

Advanced Practice Minor

BW's K-12 MAEd programs provide students with concentrated expertise in a targeted area plus the breadth of knowledge in another area resulting in an advanced practice minor. Minors can be obtained in:

On Campus or Online

Classes are offered in both the traditional seated format and online (depending on the program). BW's Master of Arts in Education online programs are ranked among the best in the country by U.S. News and World Report. Online programs feature the same relevant curriculum, supportive faculty and peer-to-peer discussions and collaborations as seated classes.

School Partnership Program

Many teachers enrolled in the MAEd programs are employed by school districts that participate in the BW School Partnership Program, qualifying them for significant tuition savings. 

MAED Academic Calendar

Summer 2016 Session 1: May 16 - June 23
Summer 2016 Session 2 June 27 - July 28
Literacy Program:
June 13 - July 28
Fall 2016: August 22 - December 9
Spring 2017: January 9 - May 5
Summer 2017 Session 1: May 15 - June 23
Summer 2017 Session 2: June 26 - July 27
Literacy Program: June 12 - July 27

TEACHER LICENSURE

Baldwin Wallace's teacher education program includes an undergraduate teacher education major which prepares students for teacher licensure; options for current teachers to renew or exchange their teacher licensure or opportunities for adults with a bachelor's degree to enter the teaching profession through licensure-only program or a licensure+master's degree program (see below). 

Licensure + Masters Program

Earn your teaching license as part of BW's master's degree program. The license+master's program is designed for adults who have earned a bachelor's or advanced degree and now want to become a licensed teacher through the state of Ohio. This program combines undergraduate and graduate course requirements leading to the Master of Arts in Education degree from Baldwin Wallace.

The license+master's program stimulates and guides students to professional competency as elementary, middle or high school teachers while developing intellectual maturity. Graduates hold a master's degree that is highly respected in the educational community.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR EDUCATORS

Professional development courses for K-12 teachers and administrators are graduate level, non-degree courses designed to enhance an educator's skills and knowledge base in just a few days while adding credit toward license renewal.

SCHOOL SOCIAL WORK PROGRAM

BW participates in a cooperative program for graduate students enrolled at the Case Western Reserve University Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences (MSASS) to provide courses leading to the school social work license.

LEADERSHIP IN HIGHER EDUCATION

BW's Leadership in Higher Education (LHE) program is a master's degree program for those seeking careers in college leadership. This distinctive program integrates student affairs and academic affairs to educate and develop transformative leaders prepared to address the challenges and opportunities of higher education's continually changing landscape.