M.A. in Education K-12

Education K-12 Program

Master of Arts

With a master’s degree in K-12 education, you’ll ignite a passion for learning—in yourself and others.

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Discover what’s next. In Bethel’s M.A. in Education K-12 program, you’ll invest in yourself for the benefit of your students. Designed for teachers with a current K-12 teaching license, the program will help you improve your teaching skills and expand your leadership opportunities. You’ll engage in thoughtful activities that promote learning and harness ways to lead and serve. Teaching provides a platform for change—and we’ll show you how to use it for good to improve your community.

Program Details

Our M.A. in Education K-12 program will help you gain the skills and knowledge you need to be a confident teacher prepared to serve students, families, and communities in a complex and changing educational environment. The program is designed for teachers already working in K-12 classrooms who want to take the next step.

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  • Earn your first teaching license. If you don't have your teaching license, explore our M.A. Teaching program.
  • Earn additional licenses. If you have a license and are looking to add additional teaching licenses, explore our teaching license programs.


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Program Highlights

Innovative professors

Instructors work in K-12 environments, so they provide real-world school and classroom solutions, and they coursework relevant to your educational setting.

Student success

We’re committed to your success from admission to graduation. You’ll be supported by a team that cares about your success as you pursue your graduate degree in education.

Collaborative learning

Learn in a supportive and collaborative environment alongside your peers. You’ll foster meaningful friendships, lifelong connections, and a valuable network while advancing your teaching career.

Christian and global perspectives

Courses are taught from a foundation of faith, which adds meaning. And you’ll consider educational theory and practices from national and international viewpoints to learn global best practices.


Our program is 100% online and can be completed in 18 months, along with time for a thesis. Nearly all of our students are full-time teachers, have families, and are involved in their community.

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Building Responsive, Compassionate Teacher-Leaders

M.A. in Education K-12

Approached from a Christian worldview, our online education program develops teachers who are knowledgeable, collaborative, and caring—reflecting a strong moral framework of integrity and compassion. We understand how important it is for teachers like you to stay current in our rapidly changing educational environment. From new technologies to teaching for a differentiated student population and understanding new educational models, we’ll help update your skills and provide new ones so you’re prepared for changes in education. You’ll be able to choose from five concentrations, allowing you to specialize in your area of interest and preparing you to step into leadership roles in your setting.

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Career Outcomes


Our online M.A. in Education K-12 program will help you gain the skills and knowledge you need to be a confident teacher prepared to serve students, families, and communities in a complex and changing educational environment.


Wondering what you can do with an M.A. in Education K-12? You'll be equipped with skills that apply to growing career fields, including:

  • Teaching traditional K-12 classrooms (core courses)
  • Teaching in International Baccalaureate schools
  • Coordinating work-based learning
  • Education administration and leadership
  • Special education


Graduates of the M.A. in Education K-12 program are prepared to be:

  • Reflective—experience personal growth and professional renewal
  • Knowledgeable—increase personal competence in academic disciplines
  • Perceptive—facilitate learning through effective teaching
  • Effective—act as teacher-leaders who seek to build positive and collaborative relationships with students, families, colleagues, and communities
  • Caring—exhibit a Christian worldview that provides a strong moral framework characterized by integrity and compassion
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