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Online MAEd Professional Educator’s License (PEL)

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Online MAEd Professional Educator’s License (PEL)

There are teacher shortages across the nation–and you can fill the gap. At MVNU, our Online Master of Arts in Education—Professional Educator's License program is designed to help you transition into teaching. Our curriculum is built to help facilitate mid-life career changes by deepening your understanding of educational theory, leadership and ethics, instructional design, and more.

Our Professional Educator's License Master of Arts program is facilitated by highly skilled faculty members with years of experience as educators and administrators. Now is the time to live out your dreams with the flexibility and convenience of 100% online coursework and the benefit of in person classroom field experience.

Work toward teacher licensure in one of 11 specialized areas and begin the path to an enriching career in education at MVNU. Our online master's in education programs enroll new students multiple times a year.

Professional Educator’s License (PEL) Highlights

Our comprehensive curriculum is focused on delivering the fundamental knowledge necessary for leading classrooms, implementing lessons, and interacting with students. From multiculturalism in education to classroom management and behavior, students take a variety of classes spanning 43 credit hours that help them grow into skilled, confident teachers.

This degree program helps prepare you to provide social and emotional support and ignite a lifelong love of learning in your own students — and it's all done online with full access to course materials and support from our team of advisers. The convenience of learning virtually makes it easier to prepare for a mid-career change while still working and balancing other obligations.

Additional licensure courses may be required to be eligible for the PEL program.

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Tuition & Cost

$498 per credit hour**

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Program Length

22 months*

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Total Credit Hours



Technology for Educators

Candidates explore practical technology integration concepts using productivity tools, multimedia tools, and emerging technologies to design authentic, learner-driven activities and environments that recognize and accommodate learner variability.

Ethical Practice and Leadership in Education

An overview and description of ethical issues and leadership practices in public and private school settings. Candidates will examine individual professional leadership roles and best practice. Case studies detailing legal issues and moral dilemmas that educators encounter in school settings are included.

Inclusion & Inclusive Practices

This course provides an overview of the characteristics of students with disabilities and other special needs. Special emphasis is given to practical teaching and learning strategies for learners with exceptionalities. Other topics include co-teaching models, collaboration, individual education plans, assessment and referral for service, and student diversity.

Curriculum stats/highlights

The Online Master of Arts in Education—Professional Educator’s License program includes both intensive coursework and two field experiences (75 clock hours each) with student interaction, including development and delivery of lessons. 

Authentic Teaching Experiences: In addition to intensive coursework, you'll also complete two 75-clock hour field experiences as a student teacher. 

During the first field experience, you'll observe classes, interact with students, teach three of your own lessons, and perform other tasks. During the second field experience, you'll continue to teach and observe, gaining valuable real-world experience in a diverse classroom environment. 

After the field experiences and coursework are complete, students embark on a 12-week student teaching assignment. This is where you'll be able to develop your teaching style, explore different methods for delivering lessons, and make meaningful connections with students and staff.


Core Courses Credit Hours
Intro to Graduate Studies 1
History & Philosophy 2
Educational Psychology 3
Design & Effective Teaching 3
Inclusion & Inclusive Practices 3
Inclusive Practices Experience 2
Classroom Behavior Analysis 3
Content Area Reading 3
Assessment & Progress Monitoring 2
Multiculturalism in Education 2
Urban/Diverse Experience 2
Technology for Educators 2
Leadership & Ethical Practice 2
Action Research 2
Instructional Design II 1
Student Teaching Seminar 1
Student Teaching 9
Total Program Hours 43

How much will it all cost?

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Cost per credit hour: $498

Total credit hours: 43


Assessments & Licensure

BCII/FBI background check ($50 - $60)

Ohio Educator Assessments ($115 - $139 per exam)

Ohio teaching license application ($80 for 2-year Resident Educator License)

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Earning an online bachelor’s degree in elementary education offers more than the opportunity to shape young minds.You can also look forward to a successful financial future. As the need for skilled teachers continues to rise, MVNU graduates with online elementary education degrees are well-positioned to find success.

  • Classroom Teachers
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Charter Schools
  • Religious Schools

MVNU has a strong reputation for producing compassionate, competent, and committed educators who are also real-world ready. Employers know that we exceed the number of field hours required for licensure by the state of Ohio — because of that reputation, our grads are always in high demand. The vast majority of them secure jobs not long after, and sometimes even prior to, graduation. Administrators seek out our graduates for openings in their schools and districts.

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