M.A. On Campus

Holistic Education

Johnson University

13 months
450 USD/credit 12461 USD/year
450 USD/credit 12461 USD/year
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The 13-month M.A. in Holistic Education program at Johnson University provides a “fifth year” of advanced study leading to licensure for those who have completed a baccalaureate degree from the Templar School of Education. 


 This M.A. cannot be taken as a stand-alone program, nor is it designed for students who hold a degree from another department, college, or university. Students choose a concentration in (1) Early Childhood Education with Grades PreK-3 Licensure, (2) Elementary Education with Grades K-5 Licensure, or (3) Elementary Education & English as a Second Language Education with Grades K-5 Licensure and Grades PreK-12 ESL Licensure. 

The programme

During the local public or Christian school year, Holistic Education candidates at Johnson University serve an internship that begins on the first day teachers return to the classroom and continues through the teachers’ final day. Interns complete base placements in their primary licensure area with two alternative placements in the other areas of licensure, other grade levels, and in public and Christian schools in various combinations. Successful completion of the program leads to licensure from the Tennessee State Board of Education; certification by the Association of Christian Schools, International (ACSI); and a Master of Arts degree from Johnson University.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Tools for Teachers
  • Statistics
  • Research Design
  • Test, Measurement & Assessment
  • Brain-Based Learning
  • Curriculum & Diversity

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 13 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An online graduate application (the fee is waived).
  • Two references—one from a minister or church leader and one from an academic supervisor or educator.
  • Admissions essay—a brief statement of goals and objectives.
  • PRAXIS II test scores

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12461 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 450 USD per credit during 13 months.
  • National

    12461 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 450 USD per credit during 13 months.

Living costs for Knoxville

885 - 1454 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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