Master of Education

Sometimes earning an undergraduate degree in teaching is not enough. Many teachers in today’s world feel the need to gain new skills by earning a master’s degree. Methodist M.Ed. will guide you on how you can best affect your students and make lasting impressions.

By earning your master’s degree at Methodist University, you will gain an understanding of why the following reasons graduate school pays off:

  • Personal growth
  • Greater employment opportunities
  • Greater career advancement
  • Financial reward
  • Sense of accomplishment
  • Greater recognition and credibility


Methodist University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and School Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctorate degrees.  Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Methodist University.

Program Description

The Master of Education Program at Methodist University with concentrations in Literacy (reading), Special Education, Physical Education, and Coaching/Athletic Administration consists of 36 credit hours in each concentration taken over 1 or 2 years.  Classes are completed with face-to-face instruction with hybrid classes.  For more details, see M.Ed. Curriculum.


The mission of the Methodist University Master of Education Program is to produce graduates who possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of outstanding educators. We believe the primary purpose of teaching is to provide every child the opportunity and instruction needed to maximize his or her talents, ability, and ethical potential. The program will promote intellectual values and the love of learning so that graduates will continue to contribute to the profession and community. These teacher leaders will be resources to the community and will grow in their careers and educational pursuits.

NC State Board of Education Complaint Process

The North Carolina State Board of Education (SBE) has jurisdiction to investigate allegations of noncompliance regarding specific laws and rules. Complaints may address Educator Preparation Program requirements set forth in Article 15(D) of Chapter 115C. The SBE does not have jurisdiction over complaints related to contractual arrangements with an EPP, commercial issues, obtaining a higher grade or credit for training, or seeking reinstatement to an EPP. All complaints filed with the SBE must be in writing. A person or entity may file a written complaint with SBE by filling out and submitting online and/or mailing or faxing a hard copy to the address on the form.

Program Faculty & Staff

Beth Carter, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dr. Beth Carter

Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
(910) 630-7425

John Herring

Associate Professor of Physical Education & Exercise Science
(910) 630-7365
Maryanne Hickson, Administrative Assistant, Education & M.Ed.

Maryanne Hickson

Administrative Assistant, Education & M.Ed.
(910) 630-7057
Dr. Gray Lipford, Associate Professor of Physical Education & Exercise Science

Dr. Gray Lipford

Chair, Physical Education & Exercise Science
(910) 630-7450
Bruce Morgan, Director of Instructional Technology and e-Learning

Bruce Morgan

Director, Instructional Technology & e-Learning
(910) 630-7465
Yvonne Nolan, Professor of Education

Dr. Yvonne Nolan

Professor of Education
(910) 630-7373
Jamie Robbins, Associate Professor of Physical Education & Exercise Science

Dr. Jamie Robbins

Asso. Professor of Physical Education & Exercise Science
(910) 480-8517
Gregory Stewart, Assistant Professor of Physical Education & Exercise Science

Dr. Gregory Stewart

Director, Master of Education Program
(910) 482-5402

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