M.Ed. – Master of Education

Delivery Format: Online | On Campus

Total Credit Hours Required: Minimum of 30 credit hours

The Master of Education, offered online and on campus in Virginia Beach, will help you advance in your career, open new opportunities and give you a competitive edge. Deepen your understanding of both the power of knowledge and the spiritual truths that support the value of education. Presented from a Christian worldview, you'll further connect with your love for teaching as you expand your understanding of how to best guide and inspire your students. You can even choose a specialized concentration or participate in our Career Switcher program. Joint degrees are available. The master's in education can also serve as a stepping stone to your doctoral studies.

  • Earn a CAEP-accredited degree taught by award-winning faculty.
  • Explore coaching models and practices to enhance leadership ability.
  • Learn to develop effective programs that impact students in and out of the classroom.


Career Switcher – Initial Licensure

Christian School Administration

Curriculum & Instruction – Adult Education

Curriculum & Instruction – Career Switchers

Curriculum & Instruction – Christian School

Curriculum & Instruction – Gifted & Talented (endorsement)

Curriculum & Instruction – Gifted & Talented (without endorsement)

Curriculum & Instruction – STEM Education

Curriculum & Instruction – Teacher Leader

Discipleship for Ministry

Educational Leadership

Elementary Education with Initial Licensure

Individualized – Career Switchers

Individualized – National Institute for Learning Development (NILD) Educational Therapy Certification Program

Individualized Degree Plan

Instructional Design & Technology

K-12 Special Education (Licensure)

K-12 Special Education (Nonlicensure)

Leadership in Mathematics Education

Reading Specialist (endorsement)

Reading Specialist (without endorsement)

Student Affairs

TESOL – Adult Education-Collegiate

TESOL – K-12

Career Opportunities

  • Teacher
  • Principal
  • School Administrator
  • Educational Consultant
  • Curriculum Developer
  • Child Care Director
  • Corporate Trainer

2018-2019 Semester Check-In Deadlines:

All new students are expected to check-in for the semester 2 weeks prior to the session start date. Students should apply, be accepted, enroll in their first courses, and confirm a plan to pay for their courses prior to this date.


Semester Check-In

Session Start Date

Session A

Wednesday, August 15

Monday, August 27

Session M

Wednesday, September 12

Monday, September 24

Session B

Wednesday, October 17

Monday, October 29

Session C

Wednesday, January 2

Monday, January 14

Session T

Wednesday, January 30

Monday, February 11

Session D

Wednesday, March 6

Monday, March 18

Session E

Wednesday, May 1

Monday, May 13

Session F

Wednesday, June 12

Monday, June 24

Application Process – Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Step 1: Application & Application Fee
Submit your application using our Regent University Online Application.

Pay the $50 application fee online during the application process.

Fee Waiver: Attend a graduate School of Education on-campus or online information session to learn how to streamline your application process, discover financial aid resources and waive your $50 application fee.

Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office and an admissions representative will provide reasonable accommodations to assist you in completing the application.

Step 2: Submit your Unofficial College Transcripts*
We are able to examine and view your unofficial transcript from a U.S.-based school, which indicates successful completion of a bachelor's degree program, in order to review you for an admissions decision. Please submit your unofficial transcript to our Admissions Office by email to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: SOE Master's Application Pieces.

Non-U.S. transcripts must be evaluated by an NACES-approved company. For further details, please review the International Admissions Checklist on the International Students Admissions page.

International Applicants: Please visit the International Students Admissions page for a more detailed explanation of the Regent University application information and to determine whether or not you qualify as an international student.

*Upon conditional acceptance to the program by review of unofficial transcripts, Regent University's Admissions Office will attempt to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution, which indicate successful completion of a bachelor's degree program. We will notify you if your previous institution will not release transcripts directly to us.

Step 3: Complete Your Admissions Questionnaire
In lieu of the previously required writing sample, please complete a brief admissions questionnaire based on your professional goals and interests. This should only take a few minutes to complete but please answer the questions completely and thoughtfully. This gives us a better opportunity to get to know you and align your objects with our programs. The admissions questionnaire can be found here. Once completed, it will be sent directly to an enrollment counselor who will be in touch with you right away to help complete the rest of your application.

Step 4: Admissions Interview
If an interview is necessary, the admissions office will contact you to schedule an appointment. The interview can be conducted on campus or over the phone and typically takes about 20 minutes.

Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

Tuition for the 2018-2019 academic year is:

Degree Level / Program Cost Per Credit Hour
Master of Education (M.Ed.) $550 per credit (In-state & Out-of-state)


Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students) $700
University Services Fee (Online Students) $550
Library Orientation $50 (one-time fee)
Blackboard Orientation $50 (one-time fee)

*Rates are subject to change at any time.

Estimated Cost of Attendance: View the estimated cost of attendance to see an example of the total cost of tuition and fees.

Learn more about scholarships and financial aid.

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