Simpson University’s Master of Arts in Education program is committed to preparing you to become a leader who will inspire, empower and collectively make a difference in the lives of future generations. Our dynamic community is uniquely designed to build character and foster purpose, while our comprehensive curriculum provides the academic training that will develop your mastership as a skilled and compassionate educator.
The Master of Arts in Education degree is primarily designed for the practicing educator who seeks increased responsibility in the education profession, with the primary focus on providing you with the academic, theoretical and field-based study necessary to ensure your personal and professional growth. This program also serves as an excellent foundation for you to continue with further graduate study. For qualified candidates it is possible to combine work on the Master’s Degree with work on the preliminary teaching credential or the preliminary administrative services credential.
Whether you’re looking to enhance your mastery in the classroom, or move into leadership or administration fields, we’ll provide the tools that will allow you to confidently pursue your passion, while adequately preparing you to meet the challenges of today’s educational system.
At Simpson University, we believe the mission of education is to provide visionary leadership: a call for both educators and students to become what they are capable of becoming, allowing them to create the future they imagine. The Master of Arts in Education is your personal invitation to become a part of that mission, taking your profession to new heights of integrity, passion and excellence.
A: The 33-36 Credit degree can be completed in four semesters. For those taking it after achievement of a teaching credential it may be completed in three semesters. For those taking it after achievement of the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential from Simpson, it may be completed in one or two semesters.
A: Yes, there are several packages. Talk to the enrollment counselor in admissions. Simpson has an excellent support system to help students navigate the ins and outs of financial aid. You must take at least 5 units of graduate work each semester to qualify for financial aid.
A: We have the best program! Our M.A. students have a great reputation for being teachers and leaders in education. Many of them add the administrative credential to their education and serve as principals and superintendents. We have professors and staff who will take time for you and encourage you every step of the way.Your professors are:
Dr. David Alexander(Research & Writing)
Dr. Ron McGraw (Psychological Application in Education, Foundations & Trends, Leadership in Organizational Management, Research and Writing, Project Documents/Thesis)
Dr. Tom Forbes (Philosophy and Technology)
Dr. Paul Jones (Leadership in School Law, Leadership in Curriculum, Instruction and Supervision, Tests and Measurement)
Dr. Neita Novo (Language Arts for Elementary, Curriculum and Instruction)
Dr. Carol Wertz (Multicultural Instruction, Leadership in Diversity)
Matt Garrett (Language Arts for Secondary)
Dr. Richard Harris (Leadership in Diversity, Leadership in Vision and Change, Leadership in Communications, Public Relations and Politics)
Dr. Diane Kempley (Research and Writing)
Joe Funderburg (Leadership in Vision and Change, Leadership in Diversity, Leadership in Communication, Public Relations and Politics, Leadership Fiscal Management, Leadership in Communications, PR and Politics)