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Hear Lisa describe how she completed her ME.d plus Principal certification in just two years!


Advance your career online with a Master of Education in only 9 months! With our individualized attention, online community, and courses designed for working adults, you will achieve more at Schreiner.

Includes three course blocks: Curriculum and Instruction, Instructional Leadership, and Organizational Leadership.

Schreiner University’s 100% Online Master of Education degree is the next step for education professionals who want to advance their careers and have a positive impact on today’s learners. The Master of Education online program specializes in Curriculum & Instruction and Educational Leadership.

Schreiner’s Master of Education degree combines academic rigor and engaged online learning with accessible, highly qualified and award-winning faculty. Candidates are provided the convenience of online coursework and the opportunity for faculty mentoring, collaboration, presentation, and professional development.

Principal Certification may be added to the MEd with just another 2 semester program.

This program prepares you to become an assistant principal of instruction, college instructor, athletic director, teacher leader, and more!

Riley Jones-Trinity Award for Excellence in Teaching

Riley Jones graduated from Schreiner in 2018 with her BA in Education. She was named Schreiner’s student teacher of the year in May 2018. During her first year of teaching Riley completed Schreiner’s Masters in Education program and graduated in May of 2019 with her MEd. She has been teaching 8th grade Algebra at Legacy Middle School at East Central ISD in San Antonio, Texas since graduating in 2018. Over the three years she has been teaching, Riley was able to impact many at risk youth and make a difference in a Title 1 school. Riley Jones was named the East Central ISD District Teacher of the Year for the 2020-2021 school year. She then went on to be awarded the Trinity Award for Excellence in Teaching. Riley loves to share her passion as an educator and impact students in many ways far beyond her classroom. She continues to find new and innovative ways of teaching and is a trailblazer in education. 

Meet Your Professors!

Dr. Neva Cramer
Dr. Neva Cramer

Dr. Neva Cramer Director of Education and Graduate Studies in Education – research and publications in learning through the arts, trauma informed pedagogy, creating engaging learning environments, and supporting literacy through the visual and communicative arts.

I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist, and there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.
John Steinbeck

Dr. Joan Bowman
Dr. Joan Bowman

Dr. Joan Bowman Associate Professor in Education and Coordinator of the Principal as Instructional Leader Program. – research and presentations in instructional technology and innovative online learning. Dr. Bowman uses her prior experience in public school administrative leadership to train and prepare future educational leaders.

Dr. Chanelle Maynard
Dr. Chanelle Maynard

Dr. Chanelle Maynard Assistant Professor in Education – Dr. Chanelle Maynard’s research is in technology integration in literacy, and elements of reading and writing instruction with a focus on STR. She has worked as an instructional coach, reading specialist, and an elementary and middle school teacher. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Education specializing in reading and SPED education courses.

Dr. Doug Monk
Dr. Doug Monk

Dr. Doug Monk Assistant Professor in Education- research and presentations in principal preparation. Dr. Monk teaches and supervises pre-service teachers and prepares principal candidates for the state certification exams. As a former teacher and administrator in Texas public schools, he ensures the success of our future professional educators and leaders.

Dr. Doug Monk
Liliana Lovisa

Liliana Lovisa, Teacher Certification Officer for Profession in Education.

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Director of Education

Neva Cramer
Professor of Education/Director of Teacher Graduate Education
Professions in Education

I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.  – John Steinbeck


  • B.S., Secondary Education
    Southwest Texas University
  • Speech/Drama and English
    Louisiana State University, 1977
  • M.A. in Reading, Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction
    Louisiana State University, 1994
  • Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction
    Louisiana State University, 2003


  • Elmore Whitehearst Award for Creative Teaching 2013
  • Award for Excellence in Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity 2015

Presentations and Publications (Most Recent)

  • The Fundamentals of Literacy Instruction and Assessment, 6-12M. Hougen, Ed. 2015
    Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., Inc. Part II Chapter 13
    Supporting Literacy and Learning through the Visual and Communicative Arts
  • Transforming Learning in the 21st Century College Classroom through the Arts
    The International Journal of Learning in Higher Education, Volume 21, Issue 2, January 2015, pp.15-23. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: January 20, 2015 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 846.127KB).
  • Texas Association for Literacy Education Yearbook, Volume 2, Building Momentum, August 2014 Chapter 6: Supporting Literacy Through the Visual and Communicative Arts: Building Momentum in Literacy for 21st Century Digital Learners
  • The Learner Conference: The Learner 21st International Conference On Learning. June 14, 2014 New York.  Presentation: New Literacies for 21st Century Learners: Making Text Come Alive for Today’s Visual Learners
  • Texas Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) Annual Conference October 27, 2014 Houston, Texas. Session Presentation: Transforming Classroom Learning Through the Arts
  • CSOTTE Annual Conference Oct 19-21- Austin, Texas. Session Presentation: Preparing Pre-service Teachers to Transform the Traditional Classroom through the Visual and Communicative Arts
  • Texas Association for Literacy Educators Annual Conference: Inspiring and Transforming Literacy February 21st , 2015. The Woodlands. Texas. Presentation: Art and Literacy: Linking Literacy and the Visual Arts

Dr. Cramer teaches in the MEd and Med plus Teacher Certification program. She is dedicated to helping prepare future professional educators.   Dr. Cramer specializes in teaching and learning through the arts.  With a background in the performing arts, Dr. Neva has combined her interests and studies to promote literacy through local, regional, and statewide school seminars and workshops, through presentations for the International Literacy Association, the National Council Of Teacher Educators, Texas Association of Literacy Educators, Texas ASCD,  National Association of Supervision and Curriculum, CSOTTE,  The College Board, and other organizations. She spent five years at Louisiana State University as an instructor for teacher training classes and university supervisor of student teachers. She has over twenty years of experience as a professional educator in the areas of theatre, speech, secondary English, reading and language arts. She is currently an associate professor and the Director of Education and Graduate Studies in Education at Schreiner University

Certification Officer

Liliana Lovisa
Administrative Coordinator / Teacher Certification Officer
Academic Affairs

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