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  • 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 as an educator with inspired teaching, integrated study, and a robust and relevant curriculum, taught by experienced Christian professors. The Master of Arts in Education (MAED) is designed to advance the knowledge, effectiveness and skills of professionals including educators and non-educators in P-16 schools, businesses, nonprofits, and administrative and technical roles.


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Why study education at Northwestern?

This non-licensure master’s degree is perfect for educators seeking to enhance professional practice through advanced study in teaching and learning. The MAED program includes ten 3-credit courses with scaffolded instruction leading to a capstone research project.

This degree is available completely online, with a strong community to support students in the online learning environment. This degree can be completed in 22 - 24 months. You will join a cohort program and choose from four specialty areas for your MAED program: Curriculum and Instruction, Culturally Responsive Teaching, Educational Technology, or Early Learning.

Special features of the program include:

  • An emphasis on a biblical worldview in each course
  • A scaffolded approach to learning
  • An emphasis on 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 and make a lane change possible for public school teachers. You will grow professionally, in your confidence as a learner, as a teacher, and as a leader in education.

What will you 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.

Some classes include:

  • Worldview Perspectives on Professional Issues
  • Content in the Field
  • Learners and Learning in Diverse Communities
  • Foundations of Educational Research
  • Organizational Models of the Field
  • Instructional Media and Technology
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I have been blessed to be a part of the MAED program at UNWSP. Being able to discuss current issues in education through a Biblical worldview has been incredibly valuable, along with learning from and with the other professionals in my cohort. I have been able to apply the content of the curriculum to my learning and that of my students. Most importantly, the professors have challenged and encouraged me in my personal and professional growth. Thank you MAED team!
Graduate Studies, 2017

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