Concentrations

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All concentrations are completed either as standalone programs for educators already possessing teaching licensure or within the Master of Arts in Education course work. All programs leading to licensure or endorsement are approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education and lead to Ohio Department of Education credentials. Requirements include course work, field hours, OAE examinations and an accepted application.

Faith-based education concentration

Bluffton’s faith-based education concentration is an outgrowth of the Mennonite Education Agency's Anabaptist Learning Institute (ALI) program which offers 10 credit hours of Christ-centered graduate-level coursework.

Reading endorsement

Bluffton’s Reading Endorsement concentration is offered fully online.

  • Fulfills the Third grade Reading Guarantee requirement
  • Qualifies educators to teach reading (K-12) including Title 1
  • State required fieldwork incorporated into the classes
  • Non-sequential courses – you may start at any point
  • ODE teaching credential
  • Five 3-semester hour courses

Graudates must pass the appropriate state required exam and apply for the Ohio reading endorsement

Intervention specialist licensure

Bluffton’s Intervention Specialist license is offered completely online via scheduled videoconferences.

  • Teach students with mild to moderate education needs
  • Emphasis on differentiation in the classroom
  • Non-sequential courses – you may start at any point
  • ODE teaching credential
  • Finish in 23 semester hours

Graduates must pass the appropriate state required exam and apply to the state for the intervention specialist license.

Leadership concentration

Bluffton’s Leadership concentration focuses on the nature of supervisory relationships and the leader’s level of self-understanding and emotional intelligence within the role of a leader. Educators can complete this concentration in as little as two semesters.

 

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