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If you are an education professional driven to learn more about higher education, Bridgewater State University was built for you. After all, Horace Mann, considered a founder of American education, opened the Bridgewater Normal School in 1840 as a place to train teachers.

That core mission continues today. See this first-hand as a student enrolled in one of our many graduate education programs. (See the complete list of MEd, MAT and teaching licensure programs listed on the inquiry form above.)

Staples of graduate study in education at BSU include:

  • ENGAGING IN CLASSES with low student-to-faculty ratio. This allows you to develop a close, dynamic working relationship with academic advisors.
  • FLEXIBLE EVENING AND PART-TIME OPTIONS designed to accommodate working professionals. Select courses around your needs with full- and part-time program options, including both evening courses and hybrid courses with face-to-face and online sessions.
  • MAXIMUM ROI. Make the most of your investment with BSU’s affordable tuition and generous graduate assistantship opportunities.
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Educational Leadership (MEd or EdS), Initial Licensure: These degree programs will prepare you for leadership roles as a principal/assistant principal, business administrator or supervisor/director. The EdS program offers additional tracks for those seeking roles as a special education administrator and superintendent/assistant superintendent. Non-licensure options are also available.

Mental Health Counseling (MEd): If you are seeking to become a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Massachusetts, this program is for you. You will gain an understanding of medications, health insurance coverage policies and multicultural issues involved, while providing services in home and school environments. Of the 46 different counseling degrees offered in Massachusetts, only 7—including this BSU program—have gained prestigious CACREP accreditation.

Online Course Design: This online graduate certificate program, consisting of four courses (12 credits), is designed to train and prepare you with the skills and competencies to design and deliver virtual learning experiences.

School Counseling (MEd): In this program, you’ll develop the skills to help guide students toward their academic goals, as they work through sometimes formidable obstacles. Of the 46 different counseling degrees offered in Massachusetts, only 7—including this BSU program—have gained prestigious CACREP accreditation.

Special Education (MEd): There are a variety of MEd programs offered in this field, most leading to licensure, for both moderate and severe disabilities, in grades PreK-8 and 5-12. Taught by experienced faculty, these programs are ideal for working teachers and paraprofessionals who wish to work in special education.

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MAT), Initial Licensure: This Master of Arts in Teaching program will provide public-school teachers with the theory, practices and strategies to work with students whose first language is not English in learning environments such as colleges, community groups and organizations or international schools. A 12-credit graduate certificate program is also available. Additionally, TESOL graduate students who maintain a 3.3 GPA may be eligible for BSU’s Nunckatessett Graduate Scholarship, a tuition scholarship of $3,000 to be applied toward the last two courses needed to complete a graduate degree in this field. | 508.531.1300

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