Brashier Graduate School Inaugurates M. Ed.

North Greenville University is pleased to announce that the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) recently approved the Master of Education (M.Ed.) program, which will begin classes in January at the T. Walter Brashier Graduate School in Greer.

This is the third graduate program to be accredited since the graduate school opened in 2006. Other degrees offered are Master of Christian Ministry (MCM) and Master of Business Administration (MBA).

“The purpose of the M.Ed. program is to offer a quality education, for licensed teachers, in a biblically sound, Christ-centered environment,” said Dr. J. Samuel Isgett, vice president for graduate studies. “The research-based M.Ed. program will prepare educators to be more competent in their teaching and better focused on the needs of the students.”

Classes for the upcoming spring semester will be held on Monday evenings and on Saturday during the sixteen-week term. Plans are underway to begin offering online formats for the fall 2011 semester.

“The master of education is a 36 hour program and is geared toward the working professional,” said Dr. Shelley Dugle, dean of the graduate school of education, “offering classes during evenings and weekends, allow students to complete the program within two years.”

Classes required for the degree are: Current Issues in K-12 Schools, Intervention Strategies and Techniques, Best Current Teaching Practices, Diversity and Social Issues in Education, Issues in Professional Ethics, History and Philosophy of Education, Principles of Curriculum Development, School and Community Relations, Assessment of Learners, Educational Leadership, Theories of Learning, and Educator as Researcher.

According to Tawana Scott, director of graduate enrollment, NGU is working toward its first Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) degree pending approval by SACS. The school hopes to begin offering classes in the fall 2011.

NGU’s Graduate School is currently receiving applications for admission for this exciting new M.Ed. program.  Contact Tawana Scott at 864.877.1598 or tawana.scott@ngu.edu for application information and Dr. Shelley Dugle at 864.663.0157 or shelley.dugle@ngu.edu for program information.  You may also visit the school’s website at gradschool.ngu.edu for more information and to apply online.

North Greenville University is co-educational liberal arts institution which provides opportunities for higher education in a biblically sound Christ-centered environment. North Greenville University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Baccalaureate Degrees, Master’s Degrees and Doctorate Degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of North Greenville University.