Olivet Nazarene University believes teachers have the power to improve the lives of others while fulfilling their potential.

That’s why the School of Graduate and Continuing Studies is committed to providing the kind of education and skill development necessary to meet the demands of today’s educational environment.

Our programs are relevant, current and accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. Olivet’s programs are in an accelerated format, designed to meet the needs of the adult learner.

Olivet provides master’s degree and certificate programs in several areas to help existing teachers sharpen their skills and advance their careers. We also offer a master’s degree for those interested in beginning a career in education.

Featured Degree Program

English as a Second Language Endorsement

The ESL endorsement is designed for teachers who desire to work more effectively with students who are English language learners. After completing the 19 credit hours of ESL coursework, candidates have the option to move forward with four additional courses to earn a Master of Arts in Education in Curriculum and Instruction.

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EdD graduates at Olivet's graduation ceremony

Church of the Nazarene leader to speak at Olivet’s 101st Commencement

April 11, 2014

A Guatemalan by birth, a licensed architect and a Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Gustavo A.

Faculty Spotlight

Susan Moore, EdD

A professor in higher education since 1989, Dr. Moore teaches middle and secondary school...Read More