Ferrum College has expanded its graduate degree offerings with two new programs: a Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Curriculum and Instruction, and a Master of Science (M.S.) in Athletic Coaching.
Both programs will be 100% online and can be completed in one year. The M.Ed program will begin on June 20, and the M.S. in Athletic Coaching will begin in the fall.
President David Johns, who is in his fifth year at Ferrum College, said in a statement that this is a strategic move for the college: “This is an important step for us as we grow this part of Ferrum College. With these new programs, we are aligning our academic offerings to student interest and jobs that are in demand in the marketplace.”
The new graduate degree programs also represent areas of strength and growth at the institution, the school said. Ferrum College boasts a 100% placement rate for its Teacher Education graduates and athletics have been an instrumental part of the Ferrum College experience dating back to its time as a Junior College.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that curriculum and instructional coordinators’ employment will continue to increase at a rate of six percent over the next ten years. Similarly, employment opportunities for coaches are expected to grow twelve percent over the next ten years, Sandra Via, dean of the School of Graduate and Professional Studies, in a stattement.
Ferrum College launched its graduate school in the fall of 2020 with a Master of Science in psychology and an Education Specialist Degree (EdS) in teacher leadership.
Learn more about Ferrum College’s graduate programs here.