Program Overview

Adult students looking for a flexible yet robust online graduate program within education may want to consider Asbury University’s Master of Art in Education program. This program provides flexibility and customization in a way that few online graduate programs do. Designed with working adults in mind, the courses are offered through Asbury’s Discovery online program. Online video-conferencing classes are offered in the evening to allow students and faculty to connect with each other face-to-face.  Collaborative projects with other online students will allow attending individuals to learn alongside of their peers in a seamless and interactive environment at their own computers.

Students who wish to pursue their higher degree in education at Asbury will have a wide variety of specializations to choose from. They are as follows: Middle School Grades 5-9, Biology 8-12, Chemistry 8-12, English 8-12, Mathematics 8-12, Social Studies 8-12, French 8-12, Latin P-12, Spanish P-12, English as a Second Language, Learning and Behavior Disorders, and Moderate and Severe Disabilities P-12. Asbury is a Christian university, and all of the specialties will include a basis of teaching ethics rooted in the teachings of Jesus Christ and the New Testament.

Once students have selected their specialty, they are required to complete up to 49 hours of semester hours in order to receive their degree. The number of credits needed for graduation will vary depending on the specialty chosen.  Students will have the option of transferring up to 9 credits into the program.

In order to be admitted into this program, students must have completed an undergraduate degree with a minimum grade point average of 2.75. Applicants must possess a current teaching certificate for many programs. A minimum TOEFL score of 550 on the Paper-Based Test (or 80 on the Internet-Based Test) is needed for international students.

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    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    The Asbury University School of Education is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board.


    • Completed undergraduate degree.
    • Minimum of 2.75 cumulative GPA or
    • Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on last 30 hours of undergraduate coursework or graduate coursework, OR
    • Candidates not meeting any of the grade point average criteria above who have a cumulative undergraduate or graduate grade point average below 2.75 may apply for admission on a probationary status.
    • Copy of teaching certificate (if required for your program).
    • Praxis or GRE scores (if required for your program).
    • 3 professional references submitted on the forms provided: 1 employer, 1 professor, 1 personal (not a family member).
    • TOEFL - minimum score of 550 on Paper-Based Test (PBT) or 80 on Internet-Based Test (iBT) for international students.

    School Overview

    Asbury University is a liberal arts school located in Wilmore, Kentucky. While Asbury is a non-denominational school, its foundation stems from a Wesleyan-Holiness tradition, named after the founder of American Methodism, Bishop Francis Asbury. Asbury began in 1890 under the promise to “While we give prominence to the religious, we give equal prominence to thorough mental training; thus giving liberal culture of mind and soul.”

    Asbury University offers associate's, bachelor's, and master's degrees from 14 academic departments. Adult Professional Studies programs are offered to community members in an accelerated format so that students can complete a college degree faster. Students enrolled in a course using an accelerated format generally will complete entire programs online or take classes in the evenings


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