Graduate Programs

Master of Arts in Teaching

The Lenoir-Rhyne Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program is designed for students who have earned a non-education undergraduate degree and wish to pursue middle grades or secondary teacher licensure. In as little as one year, students can gain the skills, training, and certification they need to be highly qualified English, math, social studies, or science teachers while also earning their Master’s degree. Full-time and part-time options are available both face to face and online.

Master of Arts in Language Development and Learning

Lenoir-Rhyne University offers the opportunity for Masters level study in the role of language in Education. Educators with any current North Carolina license may build skills in leadership, pedagogy, collaboration, and assessment related to promoting students' social and academic English language skills. This focus on language has implications for learning and literacy for students in at-risk home environments, students with learning disabilities, students learning English as a second language, and students with deafness. The Master of Arts in Language developement and Learning also provides educators with a path to additional licensure in

• English as a Second Language Education

• Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education


Master of Arts in Community College Administration

If you are a  community college professional looking for professional development, then this is the program for you! Lenoir-Rhyne University's MA Community College Administration program offers an online graduate experience: a mix of innovative program design with community college content. You graduate prepared to lead community college units that value accountability, creativity, budget expertise, and transformational leadership while looking ahead to upcoming trends. Contact the program director at to arrange a virtual appointment or to attend a virtual Open House.


Master of Science in Online Teaching and Instructional Design

The Master of Science in Online Teaching and Instructional Design program prepares K-12 educators, college or university faculty, and business leaders for quality instruction in online environments. Students who complete the program will learn and apply effective methods for designing and individualizing online content as well as developing interactive online learning experiences for diverse populations of learners. This program is designed for pre-service and in-service K-12 teachers, higher education faculty, business men and women, and others interested in developing an understanding of theory related to distance education and proficiency with tools and techniques involved in effective instruction in online environments. Students completing the MS in Online Teaching and Instructional Design program will receive university certification in Online Teaching and Instructional Design. In addition, students may opt to enroll in the certification-only track, which consists of 18 credit hours.



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