Master of Arts in Education Furman University

Our Master of Arts degree in Education provides educators with the expertise to lead our schools, strengthen our communities, and prepare students for tomorrow's challenges. When pursuing a master's degree at Furman, there are degree concentrations available for teachers and other administrative and professional personnel:

early childhood education

Developed for teachers seeking licensure in early childhood, this master’s program focuses on the behavior of young children and curriculum and teaching methods appropriate for various ages from infants through early primary years. View our degree requirements​.

sPecial education

For teachers, this concentration focuses on a specific area of special education through courses dealing with the nature of a specific disability and the related practica. Teachers who are pursuing this degree learn even more specialized intervention techniques and strategies to deal appropriately with children with special needs. You can also choose your area of focus in special education:

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (tesol)

Primarily for teachers interested in working with culturally diverse students, this program offers research-based strategies that help teachers make necessary modifications in instruction while promoting an inclusive environment. View our degree requirements.


Our literacy concentration is for teachers who wish to instill in their students a deep affinity towards literature and reading. You'll learn how to teach current theory and trends in literacy research, as well as best instructional practices. View our degree requirements.

school leadershiP

Our School Leadership program is for experienced teachers ready to expand their leadership opportunities outside of the traditional classroom. We provide extensive preparation for school administration and a sequence of courses and activities planned to guide the candidates in developing the knowledge and skills required of principals and supervisors. View our degree requirements.​​

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