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Combined Bachelor’s & Master’s


McPherson College is offering an accelerated teacher education program to incoming freshman which leads to:

  • B.S. in Elementary Education and M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction degrees
  • with licensure in K-6 Elementary Education
  • plus an added endorsement of either ESOL or Special Education
  • completed in just four years.



  • Higher starting wage for teachers with an M.Ed.
  • More marketable with added endorsements
  • Cost savings of at least $10,000 by getting your M.Ed. in 4 years
  • Teacher Education program scholarships available

Program Details

  • A minimum 139 credit hours are required (30 hours are graduate level).
  • Candidates will need to enroll in a full load each year of 15-17 hours/semester and interterms.
  • While taking a full load, candidates will also need to transfer in 3 to 6 additional credit hours to meet the graduate requirements for the SPED or ESOL options.
  • Any additional credits transferred in will allow the candidate to lighten his/her load in a semester.
  • This program is prescribed. There is very little flexibility in the course schedule.
  • Candidates will need to be accepted and enrolled by May 1 to enter the program.
  • Some graduate level classes will be offered in the evenings.


Contact the Admissions Office for more information at (800) 365-7402 or