NWU Launches New Master of Education Program

Kevin Bower is the director of the Master of Education program.

Nebraska Wesleyan University is expanding its graduate program offerings.

Beginning next June, Nebraska Wesleyan will offer a Master of Education degree in curriculum and instruction.

“The future of K-12 education is preparing teachers to help students rebound from setbacks, overcome obstacles to learning, solve problems, and think creatively, all with the aim of meeting the needs of students with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives,” said Elizabeth MacLeod Walls, dean of University College, which houses Nebraska Wesleyan’s adult and graduate programs.

Classes will be offered one night per week in Lincoln and Omaha. The 36-hour accredited program will include classroom instruction and immersive experiences in the Lincoln and Omaha communities.

Kevin Bower will direct the Master of Education Program. Bower most recently taught and directed NWU’s Master of Arts in Historical Studies Program.

“Teachers are professionals engaged in incredibly vital work,” said Bower. “Our program is designed to support that work, helping teachers establish classrooms centered on developing the student as a whole person and enabling lifelong learning. What teachers do in our classrooms will enhance their work, not distract from it.”

Last year Nebraska Wesleyan launched a Master of Business Administration degree and Nebraska’s only combined Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Business Administration joint degree in Lincoln and Omaha. NWU also offers a Master of Science in Nursing.

“Great professors, immersive experiences in the Lincoln and Omaha communities and collaboration with teachers are a terrific recipe for a transformative experience — not just a way to move up on the salary scale,” said Bower.

Information sessions are planned in Lincoln and Omaha.

In Lincoln: 4:30-5:30 p.m., Weary Center for Health and Fitness, All-American Room, 53rd Street and Huntington Ave.

  • Sept 22
  • Oct 27
  • Nov 17
  • Dec 10

In Omaha: 5-6 p.m., 14010 FNB Parkway, 7th floor (near 140th & Dodge)

  • Aug 12
  • Sept 15
  • Oct 15