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Bellarmine MAEd and Cognate-Only programs

Earn your Bellarmine degree in just four or five semesters with our 30- or 36-hour, cohort-based program that is offered completely online and at an affordable price. This is an advanced degree program for those students holding an initial teacher certification or other relevant license/certification.

STEAM EducationMA in Education

STEAM instruction provides a place whereby learners can take a deeper dive into integrated content and problem-solve across and beyond disciplinary boundaries.
  • Become Teacher Leader
  • No GRE required
  • Increase salary
  • Online and asynchronous
  • $410 per credit hour
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Trauma Informed PracticesMA in Education

The Trauma-Informed Practices Education program prepares educators to address essential components trauma informed practices, classrooms, schools and professional leadership.
  • Become Teacher Leader
  • No GRE required
  • Increase salary
  • Online and asynchronous
  • $410 per credit hour
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Literacy EndorsementMA in Education

Open to individuals with a completed bachelor’s degree in any field, this program allows you to earn your teaching degree in one of the following grade levels:
  • Become Teacher Leader
  • No GRE required
  • Increase salary
  • Online and asynchronous
  • $410 per credit hour
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STEAM EducationCognate-Only Program

The STEAM Education cognate-only program is comprised of four courses that equip educators with best practices in transdisciplinary and authentic applications of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics.
  • One course per semester
  • 100% online and asynchronous
  • $410 per credit hour

Trauma Informed PracticesCognate-Only Program

The Trauma-Informed Practices Education cognate-only program is comprised of four courses that prepare educators to address components of trauma-informed practices, classrooms, schools and professional leadership.
  • One course per semester
  • 100% online and asynchronous
  • $410 per credit hour

M.A. in Education Faculty

At Bellarmine, whether you are learning online or on campus you’ll receive dedicated support from passionate professors.

Mary Ann Cahill, Ed.D.

Mary Ann Cahill, Ed.D. is an Associate Professor of Literacy and the Chair of Undergraduate and MAT programs. She received her doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Literacy from Boise State University in Boise, Idaho, and her Master's degree in Literacy from the University of Dayton. Dr. Cahill taught elementary school (K-5) for eighteen years before becoming a professor for the last ten years. Prior to working at Bellarmine, Dr. Cahill taught at Boise State University where she coordinated the reading clinic and the Summer Literacy Academy. Her research addresses a focus on Early Literacy, specifically English Language Learners and Comprehension Instruction. Research by Dr. Cahill has been published in The Reading Teacher and Young Children. At Bellarmine, Dr. Cahill teaches a variety of literacy courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Winn Crenshaw Wheeler, Ph.D.

Winn Crenshaw Wheeler, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Literacy. She received her doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on literacy and instructional coaching from the University of Louisville. Dr. Wheeler holds a Masters of Education in Elementary Education as well as a Bachelor of Arts with majors in Elementary Education and History from Elon University. Additionally, she is a National Board Certified Teacher (Middle Childhood Generalist). Prior to her work at Bellarmine, Dr. Wheeler worked in public education for twenty years where she served as a classroom teacher and literacy coach. Her research interests include adolescent literacy, fluency development, writing assessment and instruction, professional collaboration, instructional coaching, and curriculum design. At Bellarmine, Dr. Wheeler teaches courses in literacy at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

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Courses, Curriculum and Schedules

Courses

MAEd: Trauma-Informed Practices Curriculum

  • EDUG 601 Research Methodology for School Leaders
  • EDUG 644 Teacher Leadership for Equity in Schools
  • EDUG 647 School Technology Leadership
  • EDUG 670 School Improvement Through Assessment, Evaluation and Data Analysis
  • EDUG 673 Teacher Leadership for Communities of Practice
  • EDUG 675 Foundations of Trauma Informed Practices and Wellness
  • EDUG 676 Trauma Informed Classrooms
  • EDUG 677 Creating Trauma Informed Schools
  • EDUG 678 Advocacy for Wellness and Trauma Informed Care
  • EDUG 697 Applying Research to Practice

MAEd: Literacy Endorsement Curriculum

  • LITR 621 Literacy Assessment and Instruction I
  • LITR 622 Literacy Assessment and Instruction II
  • LITR 627 Teaching Writing: A Workshop Approach
  • LITR 630 21st Century Literacies and Technology
  • LITR 640 Second Language Learners
  • LITR 645 Teaching Leadership Practices in Academic Literacy
  • LITR 663 Advanced Diagnostics and Interventions for Struggling Learners
  • LITR 670 Clinical Practicum in Literacy Leadership
  • EDUG 697 Applying Research to Practice

MAEd: STEAM Education Curriculum

  • EDUG 601 Research Methodology for School Leaders
  • EDUG 644 Teacher Leadership for Equity in Schools
  • EDUG 647 School Technology Leadership
  • EDUG 670 School Improvement Through Assessment, Evaluation and Data Analysis
  • EDUG 673 Teacher Leadership for Communities of Practice
  • EDUG 681 STEAM Instructional Design and Tools
  • EDUG 682 Transdisciplinary Teaching through
  • STEAM EDUG 683 Assessment in STEAM
  • EDUG 684 Professional Leadership in STEAM
  • EDUG 697 Applying Research to Practice

Cognate-Only Curriculum: Trauma-Informed Practices

  • EDUG 681 STEAM Instructional Design and Tools
  • EDUG 682 Transdisciplinary Teaching through
  • STEAM EDUG 683 Assessment in STEAM
  • EDUG 684 Professional Leadership in STEAM

Cognate-Only Curriculum: STEAM Education

  • EDUG 675 Foundations of Trauma Informed Practices and Wellness
  • EDUG 676 Trauma Informed Classrooms
  • EDUG 677 Creating Trauma Informed Schools
  • EDUG 678 Advocacy for Wellness and Trauma Informed Care

Contact Us

Rosie Young, Ed.D.
Chair, Advanced Education, Graduate Programs
ryoung@bellarmine.edu

Sarah Schuble
Asst. Director of Graduate Student Enrollment
502.272.8271
sschuble@bellarmine.edu