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Education

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College of Graduate, Online & Adult Learning

Education


  • Master of Arts in Education
  • Graduate

30 credits

required for program

Available online

Cost

$499 per credit

Timeframe

18–22 months

30 credits

30 credits

required for program

Available online

Cost

$499 per credit

Timeframe

18–22 months

Gain confidence as a learner, teacher, and leader. Advance your teaching and learning knowledge, effectiveness, and skills to enhance your career in school, business, nonprofit, and other educator settings.

The Master of Arts in Education (MAED) may be the right degree if you

  • Love teaching and being an educator
  • Enjoy serving others
  • Want career advancement 

Why study education at Northwestern?

At Northwestern, biblical ethics and a Christian worldview are embedded in the curriculum. One that challenges you to invest in others as you grow. With our small class sizes, you'll develop lasting friendships with your professors and other students. The Master of Arts in Education (MAED) degree is available in an accelerated format. Our online modality accommodates work and family commitments. Holistically designed for busy, working adults.

Program Features

  • Non-licensure Master’s degree for educators
  • Meet continuing education requirements
  • Integration of content and application in the field
  • Strong community to support the online learning environment
  • Scaffolded instruction leading to a capstone research project
  • Able to customize your degree with a specialty area

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Concentrations

Students will select from two specialty areas to personalize their degree.

Careers

View career paths and employers for those holding an MAED degree.

What types of work are related to this degree?

  • Teaching from grade school to college level
  • Education administrator
  • Curriculum developer
  • Instructional designer
  • School and Career Counselors
  • Training and Development Managers

Education is a steady field to work in, with job growth predicted between 8-10% depending on the specific job. Additionally, the unemployment rate for people with an M.Ed. degree is pretty low, sitting at just 2.4%.

Who employs people with this degree?

  • P-12 Schools
  • Higher Education
  • Range of organizations with training and development
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Government agencies
8-10%

Average expected job growth

Excellent

career outlook for education students

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With a specialty area

What will I learn?

You will gain valuable skills in teaching, learning, curriculum, and assessment.

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