Northwest University offers a Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree and Professional Teacher Certificate Mentoring Support program (ProCert). The M.Ed. degree is a four-semester, continuing education program for teachers with Washington State Residency Teacher credentials. Northwest University offers a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction with three concentrations.
The Northwest University M.Ed. and Professional Certification programs are designed toward a number of goals:
Northwest University offers the M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction with the following concentration options:
Practicing teachers and other professionals learn theories and strategies for leadership in educational settings, focusing on program planning, curriculum design, collaborative engagement, and mentoring others within their organizations, supported by research.
English Language Learning (ELL)
Practicing teachers and other professionals learn theories and strategies for teaching elementary and secondary students learning English in public and independent schools with emphasis on grammar, methodology, materials, literacy, and testing in tutorial and group settings. Upon completion, graduates will qualify for the ELL endorsement on their Washington State teaching certificates.
Practicing teachers and other professionals learn theories and strategies for assessing student learning, analyzing student data, differentiating instruction based on that analysis, aimed at more effective and intentional teaching. Upon completion, graduates will have a significant understanding of educational assessment and differentiated instruction within the P-12 setting.
In addition, we offer a ProCert Mentoring – Support Only Option. ProCert Mentoring is being offered as a stand-alone, support-only, two-credit option to assist teachers in preparing for the state, outside evaluated, online ProTeach Portfolio. The program is available in the Fall (September) and Spring (January) semesters.
Classes meet online and during the evenings to accommodate a teacher's schedule.
Classes will be held on the campus of Northwest University and online for 30 semester credits during four semesters: summer, fall, spring, and the following summer. Begins Fall 2013.
Continuing Education Credits
Northwest University's School of Education promotes life-long learning through our continuing education program. These courses are designed to support a professional teacher's schedule, provide professional development, and can be applied towards graduate studies. Read more information about Continuing Education Credits.
Our School of Education faculty bring strong academic knowledge and practical experience in the field of P-12 education. Drawing on full-time faculty, as well as adjunct practitioners, candidates are prepared to be educational leaders through rigorous, relevant, and hands-on training.
A complete list of Master of Education admission requirements is available at http://www.northwestu.edu/education/applymed/.
Priority Application Deadline is June 1, 2013.
You can request more information, or speak with our Graduate Enrollment Counselor for the School of Education:
“It's a great program; the courses are very applicable to education today.”
Nick Kanehen talks about the Master of Education program.
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