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Master of Education Online - National Board Emphasis

Overview

National Board Emphasis

Belhaven’s master of education online classes offer a National Board emphasis that give teachers a head start toward earning National Board Teacher Certification. The benefits of National Board Certification are significant and can strengthen practice, help teachers improve student performance, develop and demonstrate leadership skills, help expand influence and expertise, advance careers, provide portability, offer higher salary potential and advance education as a profession.

Candidates enrolled in the online masters of education program at Belhaven University are required to take a core of courses for 21 hours. In addition, teachers in the program take 3 online courses for 9 credits in the area of National Board Teacher Certification emphasis. The degree program concludes with a comprehensive capstone course. This emphasis allows candidates the opportunity to take 3 courses that focus on elements of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Five Core Propositions. The emphasis does not lead to National Board Certification, as that is a separate application and testing process. This area of emphasis is also an excellent program to assist those teachers who wish to complete a concentrated study of analysis and reflection upon instruction and teacher performance without making application for National Board Teacher Certification.

Master of Education National Board Certification Curriculum Summary

Course #MED Core CoursesCredits
EDU600 MED Orientation Seminar 0
EDU610 Research Methods and Procedures 3
EDU612 Curriculum Planning and Organization 3
EDU628 Advanced Instructional Strategies 3
REA617 Content Area Literacy 3
EDU621 Assessing Student Learning 3
EDU623 Technology in Education 3
EDU630 Diagnostic and Remedial Strategies Across the Content Areas 3
Area of Emphasis - National Board Certification 3
EDU651 Engaging Learning Communities 3
EDU652 Self-Effectiveness Analysis 3
EDU653 Reflection and Analysis 3
Capstone Course
EDU625 Instructional Leadership Skills in the Classroom 3
TOTAL 33

NOTE: Students seeking teaching National Board Certification must assume responsibility for fulfilling all NBPTS requirements. Completion of the Master of Education does not guarantee National Board Certification.

Course Descriptions

Master of Education Course Descriptions

Admission Information

As you apply for admission to Belhaven University, you can use this checklist to assist you in the process. Each item required is necessary to apply, be accepted and register at the college. If you have any questions about admission, please contact us at 800-960-5940 or onlineadmission@belhaven.edu.

Steps to apply:

  1. COMPLETE the APPLICATION for Admission and SUBMIT $25 APPLICATION Fee.
  2. SUBMIT PROOF OF LICENSURE AND TRANSCRIPTS

    • A bachelor's degree in Education from a regionally-accredited college or university is required. Submit an official transcript from your undergraduate degree granting institution and official transcripts from institutions where you have completed graduate coursework. A 2.8 cumulative GPA from undergraduate work is required for admission or a minimum GPA of 3.0 on any graduate work previously completed. Download the Transcript Request Form. See Transferability of Credit Notice.
    • Provide evidence of holding a valid standard teaching license.
    • Proficiency in the English language as demonstrated by at least two years of successful academic work at the college or university level in the United States or by a minimum score of 550 paper-based or 79 internet-based on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
  3. COMPUTER REQUIREMENTS

  4. MILITARY CREDIT

    • A veteran who wishes to be assessed for military credit or who will use veteran benefits must submit a copy of Form DD214 and/or DD295 to Belhaven University.
  5. CONDITIONAL ADMISSION

    Applicants who do not meet the regular admission requirements, but show the potential for success in the M.Ed. program, may be admitted on a conditional basis using the following criteria:

    • Students admitted on a conditional basis to the M.Ed. program must earn a 3.00 grade point average on the first nine semester hours of graduate work in order to continue in the program.
    • The student may be asked to submit an essay or recommendations for review by the program committee.
  6. NON-DEGREE SEEKING, SPECIAL STUDENT APPLICATION PROCESS

    • Submit a completed application for admission with fee of $25.
    • Non-degree seeking students must submit an official transcript from their undergraduate/graduate degree-granting colleges/universities.
    • Non-degree seeking students, after attempting six semester hours, must either apply for admission as a degree-seeking student or make a request to be continued as a non-degree seeking student (maximum of 12 hours).