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College of Graduate, Online & Adult Learning


  • Master of Arts in Education
  • Graduate

30 credits

required for program

Available online only

30 credits

30 credits

required for program

Available online only

Advance your career with inspired teaching and a robust and relevant curriculum. The Master of Arts in Education (MAED) will advance your knowledge, effectiveness, and skills in schools, businesses, nonprofits, and administrative and technical roles.

Why study education at Northwestern?

This non-licensure master’s degree is perfect for educators seeking to enhance professional practice through advanced teaching and learning. The MAED program includes 10 three-credit courses with scaffolded instruction leading to a capstone research project.

This degree is available completely online, with a strong community to support you in the online learning environment. This degree can be completed in 22–24 months.

You will join a cohort MAED program and choose from one of our four specialty areas:

  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching
  • Educational Technology
  • Early Learning

Special features of the program include:

  • An emphasis on a biblical worldview in each course
  • A scaffolded approach to learning
  • Integration of content and application in the field

    If you love teaching and enjoy serving others, our MAED degree can open new doors for your career. You will grow in your confidence as a learner, teacher, and leader in education.

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    What will I learn?

    You will develop critical thinking skills, learn to communicate effectively, advance your knowledge of educational research, and gain strategies for application in your field.


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