Hannibal-LaGrange begins offering master’s degree

Hannibal-LaGrange begins offering master’s degree

By Staff

HANNIBAL—Hannibal-LaGrange College (HLG) began offering a Master of Science in Education degree July 11.

The degree is designed to provide a program for professional growth for elementary and secondary teachers holding current teacher certification. Hannibal-LaGrange has worked in cooperation with Southwest Baptist University (SBU) to offer a graduate program in Education since 1989. This partnership program will now be replaced by the master’s program offered by HLG.

Hannibal-LaGrange College will continue to work with any SBU students so that they have an opportunity to complete their degrees.

“Adding the master’s degree moves HLG into a higher tier,” said HLG President Woodrow Burt. “We now can serve the graduate education needs of the community as well as the associate and baccalaureate needs. We are pleased that the Higher Learning Commission has approved this new degree level and are excited about the potential it holds for all the students who attend HLG.”

The program is designed for working adults. Courses meet one evening per week, and are scheduled for either eight weeks or the full semester during the school year with block courses offered each summer. There are two tracks from which to choose: teaching and learning emphasis and literacy emphasis.

An informational meeting will be held Aug. 9 at HLG. For more information, contact Breland at (573) 221-3675, ext. 253, or go to the website link at www.hlg.edu/academics/masters.php.