Master of Education


Average Time to Complete Three semesters and one summer

About the Program

MBU | Master’s | Online – In keeping with the Mary Baldwin leadership tradition, the MEd prepares teachers as leaders, with the expectation that they will remain in their positions and become instructional leaders as well as school/community leaders in a variety of roles. Serving as strong role models to their students, student parents, and fellow colleagues, they will strengthen all aspects of their work as professional educators.

**Please note that this degree is not intended to prepare school administrators for licensure.

Career Paths

  • Curriculum developer
  • Higher education instructor
  • Tutor
  • Child care director
  • Principal
  • Educational policy developer

Courses & Requirements

33 Credit Hours

IN 627 Contemporary Learning Theory for Diverse Learners
IN 629 Leadership in Education
IN 630 Methods of Professional Inquiry
ED 631 Technologies to Advance Learning
ED 632 Inquiry Research Project
IN 628 Public Policy and Community Relations in Education
IN 631 Curriculum Development and Design
IN 632 Education Law
IN 633 Assessment and Planning for Instructional Improvement
Graduate Electives

Cost & Financial Aid

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Student Support

We know the path to higher education can be daunting, which is why we’re here to help.

As a student of the Roanoke Higher Education Center, you will have access to:

  • Library collections and services
  • Computer lab with printer/copier
  • Student lounge with high-speed wireless Internet
  • Cafe serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Free parking with a student parking pass

Support resources for Mary Baldwin University students:

How to Apply

Apply online for the Master of Education

Deadlines for applications are as follows:

Fall – July 31
Spring – November 15
Summer – April 15

Applications will require:

  • Official transcripts of all post-secondary work
  • Two letters of reference from professional
  • A goal statement essay
  • Praxis Core Scores

Prospective students are encouraged to meet with an education adviser in the most convenient regional location to review admission requirements and determine the best plan of study.

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