Master of Education
The priority application deadline is October 20th for the M.Ed. program. Start your application today!
You are an experienced educator. You shape minds and engage hearts every day. You change lives. It’s time to follow that desire to become an even better educator—one that leads more effectively in your classroom, in your school, and in your district.
The Master of Education (M.Ed.) program will equip you to take the next step in your professional development, moving your career forward. Why wait? At NU, you’ll learn how to shape your school and its students with the very best that is in you.
Program Quick Facts
- Next start: January 8, 2024
- 3 annual starts: August, January, and May
- 30 credits
- $896 per credit (2023–24)
- Complete in 3 semesters
- 4 Concentrations: Athletic Leadership, Teacher Leadership, English Language Learner (ELL), or Special Education (SPED)
- Fully accredited university
Concentrations That Matter
Prepare for a career in coaching or leading athletic programs in schools, community organizations, and small businesses.
Prepares you to take up a leadership role (e.g., induction mentor, curriculum coach, etc.) in your school or district.
English Language Learner
Equips you with research-based strategies for working more effectively with English language learners. Can also add a Washington State Endorsement to a current teaching certificate.
Equips you with an emphasis on differentiated instructional strategies, classroom assessment, and IEP policies and procedures. Can also add a Washington State Endorsement to a current teaching certificate.
Master of Education in Athletic Leadership
Study with athletic leaders and educational experts. Prepare for a career in coaching or leading athletic programs in schools, community organizations, and small businesses.
Sample Course Sequence
- EDMA 5083: Action Research
- THEO 5773: Theology of Education
- EDMA 5493: Sports Psychology
- EDMA 5403: Principles of Coaching
- EDMA 5223: Fundraising and Finance
- EDMA 5173: Athletic Administration
- EDMA 5613: The Philosophy and Practice of Education
- EDMA 5473: Student Care in Athletics
- EDMA 5133: Sports Law and Ethics
- EDMA 5943: Athletic Leadership Internship (Timing Variable)
Why Choose Northwest University
Flexible and Worker-Friendly
Designed for educators who are working full time, the on-campus classes meet during the evenings, on Saturdays, and over the summer months. Most of our M.Ed. courses are also hybrid classes. This means you’ll only meet at NU once or twice a month, with other learning taking place online. It’s the best of both worlds: face-to-face interaction with professors and colleagues, without fighting traffic every week.
Increasingly, advanced degrees are common, if not necessary, in private and public school settings. Our M.Ed. offers you increased expertise, which often leads to increased leadership opportunities in schools and at the district level.
An education that will advance your career is more affordable than you might think. In fact, our tuition is among the most competitive you’ll find. And, once you’ve graduated, there’s a good chance that a pay raise will accompany your accomplishment.
You’ll learn from experienced professors, as well as master practitioners teaching in local schools. A master’s degree from NU’s College of Education is highly regarded in the profession and will give you the practical tools you’re looking for.