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The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges has approved Virginia Wesleyan College as a Level III institution. The classification to this level will enable VWC to offer master’s degrees. Virginia Wesleyan will soon expand its academic program to include a Master of Arts in Education, an online Master of Business Administration and online degree-completion programs at the undergraduate level. A traditionally delivered Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2017. It will be a 4+1 program, meaning that students complete an undergraduate degree in four years focused on a content major related to secondary education and then complete a year of graduate study devoted to preparation for teaching. An online Master of Business Administration (MBA) is scheduled to begin in the fall of 2017. The advanced education that these programs provide will empower our students with the ability to compete for more rewarding jobs in their chosen specializations. The College will also begin offering two online degree-completion programs in the fall of 2017. These flexible online programs will introduce an unprecedented level of convenience for students in our Adult Studies Program and have the potential for significant growth. The addition of these programs marks a pivotal moment in the history of Virginia Wesleyan College and underscores our reputation and competitiveness as a leader in American higher education—indeed, as Coastal Virginia's premier private, national liberal arts college.