JBU Approved to Offer M.Ed. in Educational Leadership

Arkansas Department of Education has approved John Brown University to offer a 33-hour Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree in Educational Leadership P-12 as well as a 24-hour graduate-level endorsement.

Launching in spring 2018, this program will prepare students to move into a school administrator role. Graduates may be recommended for Arkansas Building Level Administrator P-12 licensure after completing the required assessments.

Dr. Jeff Terrell, dean of the College of Education and Human Services, says the Teacher Education Department is excited about offering this new program to students.

“There is always a need for solid administrators in our public and private schools, and many teachers feel called to multiply their efforts by moving into leadership in our school systems,” Dr. Terrell said. “This program provides a quality local option in a Christian context, with the best in both content and pedagogy—all while maintaining flexible delivery for working teachers.”

The new program will expand JBU’s graduate education degree offerings, which include a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.), Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Special Education, Master of Science (M.S.) in School Counseling and Master of Arts (M.A.) in Higher Education.

Additional information about graduate education programs at JBU may be found at jbu.edu/grad.

John Brown University is a leading private Christian university, training students to honor God and serve others since 1919. Arkansas’ top-ranked regional university (U.S. News Best Colleges, 2017),

JBU enrolls more than 2,700 students from 40 states and 37 countries in its traditional undergraduate, graduate, degree completion and concurrent education programs. JBU offers more than 39 majors, with top programs including business administration, graphic design, engineering, construction management, counseling, teacher education and nursing.