For Area Educators
Miami’s School of Education, Health and Society offers a number of graduate programs and courses at the VOA Learning Center during the academic year and summer sessions.
Courses during the academic year are held in late afternoon to better fit students’ schedules.
• Master’s of Education programs are available in:
• Reading education
• Educational psychology
• School leadership (leads to principal’s license)
• Curriculum teacher leadership
• Instructional design and technology
• Adolescent Education
• Elementary Education
Information about these programs and other opportunities are available through the School’s Professional Development web page, and their web page with specific information about programs at the VOA Learning Center.
Many area educators are eligible to take advantage of Miami’s TEAM (Teacher Education
Access at Miami) Scholarships which provide a 50% reduction in tuition and fees for graduate coursework. Information about the scholarships and eligibility is available on the School’s TEAM Scholarship web page.
Miami University has received $1.25 million from the State of Ohio for Choose Ohio First scholarships of up to $3,000 annually for prospective and current science and math teachers. There’s a critical need in Ohio and across the nation to increase the number of highly qualified science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teachers. The State of Ohio, in an effort to enhance its economic competiveness, has embarked upon an ambitious program to boost the access and appeal of these teaching fields by funding Choose Ohio First scholarships. Scholarships at Miami are available to:
• Science and mathematics teachers
• Science and mathematics teachers who graduated in 2009
• Mentors working with Choose Ohio participants
• Graduate pre-service teachers seeking licensure in a mathematics or science-related field
More information is available on the Choose Ohio First web page.
For those who wish to further their business education
The Farmer School of Business at Miami University has long been recognized as a business education leader in Ohio and the Midwest. Miami University has a top 25 national ranking for its undergraduate business program and 9th overall world-wide for our accelerated Full Time MBA Program. Miami has brought the same quality business education to the I-75 Corridor with the Professional MBA Program. The Professional MBA Program offered exclusively at the Voice of America Learning Center serves those professionals who wish to continue to work while pursuing their MBA.
Targeted curriculum In consultation with area businesses and practitioners, a Farmer School faculty team designed a curriculum guaranteed to address the skills and knowledge you need to advance in your career. Our approach focuses on what you really need to know to excel in business by cultivating cross-functional decision making enhanced by case based learning.
Accelerated format With limited prerequisites, shorter 12-week semesters, and a schedule developed to accommodate working professionals, completing your MBA in two years is easily within reach.
Exceptional convenience From our central location in West Chester, Ohio to bundled tuition that includes all books and materials to providing meals and one of kind student services, the Professional Program is designed to help you balance work, school, and home life.
Classroom experience The elite Professional MBA program faculty has been drawn from the best Oxford-based professors and is complemented by instruction by outstanding members of the business community. We add to the classroom mix the best qualified MBA students in the area, which only multiples your opportunities for learning.
Professional MBA Curriculum Our curriculum requires completion of 36 total credit hours over our two year program, with a choice of marketing or finance concentrations. During the first year, you will focus on core classes to build fundamental knowledge and understanding. Year two opens up to include elective courses for your selected concentration and brings a greater focus on applying strategy to solve business challenges.
You will take two classes at a time during the 12-week fall and spring semesters, meeting two nights per week. The summer features two 6-week sessions during which you will take one class that meets two nights per week.
Detailed information is available at the Professional MBA web site.