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Master's in Education Degree (Online)

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Our Master's in Education Degree Online was built with you in mind: You are an experienced teacher, shaping minds every day, and you'd like to expand your impact by taking a leadership role in your school or district. Our Master of Education degree is a rigorous, learner-focused program that offers a wide array of research-based strategies taught by experienced practitioners. And it is now available 100% online.

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Highest Accreditation

Not all online programs are accredited—something you never have to worry about at NU.


Exceptional Education

80+ years of experience and knowledge went into creating our online courses.


Faith Integration

Every course includes a component that helps you relate the subject to your faith.


Faculty Who Care

Our instructors are experts who love students and bring out their very best.

Concentrations That Matter

Principal Certificate

Practicing educators learn theories and strategies to lead public and independent schools that are instructionally strong, collaborative, and learner-focused. Upon completion, candidates will qualify for their Washington State Residency Principal Certificate.

Teacher Leadership

Prepares you to take up a leadership role (e.g., induction mentor, curriculum coach, etc.) in your school or district.

Special Education

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.

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.

Why Choose An Online Master's Degree in Education at Northwest University?

  • Advance your career by increasing your expertise.
  • 100% online master's degree. Attend classes whenever it is most convenient for you.
  • Research theories and methodology for curriculum design, collaborative engagement, student learning, and more.
  • Develop a learner-focused, holistic approach to education.
  • Boost your skills with proven effective teaching strategies.
  • Learn from experienced professors as well as practitioners with real-world teaching experience.

Top-Rated Teacher Preparation Program

Northwest University is one of five schools in Washington state to receive the highest ratings by the National Council on Teacher Quality.

A Word from the Dean

We work to train holistic, adaptive and learner-focused teachers; educators that know how to tap into the abilities and resources their students bring with them, helping them to become exceptional, life-long learners.

—Dr. Molly Quick, Dean of the College of Education

Academic Catalog

View program details and course descriptions.

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Next Steps

Ready to get started? Begin the admission process now by completing our online application form. Or fill out the Request Info form, and a member of our Admissions team will contact you soon.

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