Designed with you in mind

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) at Bushnell University is a non-licensure graduate program designed for educators and professionals who currently hold their initial teaching license but want to expand their knowledge and advance their careers.

The M.Ed. program at Bushnell University allows students to add an endorsement to their current teaching license. Endorsement areas include: Special Education, Physical Education (PE), Reading Intervention, and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). Students also take courses in educational research, ethics, cultural competency, and leadership. This program provides skills to improve instruction and professional practice.

The M.Ed. program offers engaging, active, social-learning experiences aligned and tailored to your professional goals. You will earn your degree in just 12 months under the guidance of leading professionals in the field.

The courses and standards have been outlined and approved by Teacher Standards & Practices Commission (TSPC).


Program Format

The Master of Education program is 30-31 credits and can be completed in 12 months. Each cohort begins Summer Session 2 (July). Coursework is completed in a hybrid format with classes in the evening and online.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the Master of Education program, candidates will demonstrate:

  • Advanced knowledge of the teaching/learning process and demonstrate an exemplary level of competence in all aspects of teaching.
  • Increased knowledge of content information.
  • Commitment to professional excellence and professional leadership.
  • Ethical and professional responsibilities of teachers and an understanding of the teacher’s role as a leader in the community.
  • Multicultural competencies and advocacy in relation to diversity, equity, opportunity, and achievement in student learning and development.
  • Strengthened professional identity of each teacher to include the habits of scholarship (use and evaluation of research, participation in research, evaluation of programs).

Admission Requirements

  • A free application for admission
  • Official transcripts showing completion of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university, with a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0.
  • A statement of purpose (two to three pages, double spaced) that clearly indicates career history, professional goals, and professional guiding principles
  • Current resume
  • One letter of recommendation that specifically addresses the academic ability, work performance, and character of the applicant
  • Two Disposition Assessments
  • Personal interview with the Admissions Committee


Please complete and return admission pieces via email at: or in person/by mail to: Office of Graduate Admissions, 828 E. 11th Ave. Eugene, OR 97401-3745, or via fax at: 541-349-5281

Financial Aid

At Bushnell University, we know financial aid inside and out and can help you apply for and receive the best financial aid package available. Find more information regarding financial aid.

Courses Within the Program

Required Courses in the Master of Education Program

  • Research Methods
  • Ethics, Values, and Faith Within the Education Setting
  • Action Research
  • Graduate Writing Seminar

Choose a concentration:

  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
  • Physical Education
  • Reading Intervention
  • Special Education

Concentration Areas

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

  • Curriculum Design and Instruction
  • School Law
  • Technology as an Instructional Tool
  • Introduction to Comparative Linguistics
  • ESOL Theory and Methods
  • English Grammar and Syntax
  • ESOL Teaching Oral and Literate Skills
  • ESOL Practicum

Physical Education

  • Exceptional Learners
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching
  • Curriculum Design and Instruction
  • School Law
  • Technology as an Instructional Tool
  • Introduction to Movement
  • Adaptive Physical Education
  • Physical Education and Health Methods
  • Physical Education Practicum

Reading Intervention

  • Foundations and Current Issues in Literacy Instruction
  • Culturally Responsive Literacy
  • Best Practices in Reading and Writing
  • Emergent Literacy
  • Reading/Writing in Content Areas
  • Diagnostic Assessments and Application of Reading Research
  • Reading Practicum
  • Reading Interventionist Practices

Special Education

  • Culturally Responsive Teaching
  • Foundations of Special Education I
  • Foundations of Special Education II
  • Foundations of Special Education III
  • Interventions for Accessibility and Functional Skills
  • Assessment and Evaluation in Special Education
  • Advanced Classroom and Behavior Management
  • Special Education History and Current Issues
  • Academic Instructional Supports and Universal Design for Learning
  • Special Education Field Experience I
  • Special Education Field Experience II
  • Special Education Teaching Experience