College of Education

Master's in Education Degree (Online)

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.
*Anticipated Fall 2018

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

Courses for the Master of Education

We have over 80 years of experience in creating and teaching curriculum. We've invested that experience into every one of the 30 credits that make up our Master of Education degree.

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Core Curriculum

CodeCourse TitleCredits
EDMA 5083Action Research(3)
EDMA 5543Current Educational Issues and Trends(3)

Concentration

CodeCourse TitleCredits
Select one concentration from the following:
District and School Leadership Concentration
EDMA 5523Educational Standards and Accountability(3)
EDMA 6193Visionary Leadership for School Improvement(3)
EDMA 6253Educational Law and Ethics(3)
EDMA 6373Transforming School Culture(3)
EDMA 6383Community Care and Engagement(3)
EDMA 6433Teacher Empowerment and Evaluation(3)
EDMA 6463Resource Management for School Improvement(3)
EDMA xxx3Graduate level elective(3)
Teacher Leadership Concentration
EDMA 5503Advanced Instructional Practice(3)
EDMA 5523Educational Standards and Accountability(3)
EDMA 5873Leadership and Organizational Change(3)
EDMA 5613Philosophy and Practice of Education(3)
EDMA 6193Visionary Leadership for School Improvement(3)
EDMA 6373Transforming School Culture(3)
EDMA 6383Community Care and Engagement(3)
EDMA xxx3Graduate level elective(3)
English Language Learner (ELL) Concentration
EDMA 5503Advanced Instructional Practice(3)
EDMA 5103Introduction to English Language Learning(3)
EDMA 5113Methods and Materials for ELL(3)
EDMA 5163Teaching English Language Learning Literacy(3)
EDMA 5183Assessment in English Language Learning(3)
EDMA 5613Philosophy and Practice of Education(3)
EDMA 5833Learning Strategies and Applied Technology(3)
EDMA 6383Community Care and Engagement(3)
School-based practica, required for the ELL Endorsement, are imbedded within these courses.
Special Education (SPED) Concentration
SPED 5043Introduction to Special Education(3)
SPED 5163Collaboration and IEP Teams(3)
SPED 5433Special Education Instruction Strategies I(3)
SPED 5443Special Education Instruction Strategies II(3)
SPED 5453Special Education Instruction Strategies III(3)
SPED 5533Classroom Assessment(3)
EDMA 5833Learning Strategies and Applied Technology(3)
EDMA 6383Community Care and Engagement(3)
School-based practica, required for the SPED Endorsement, are imbedded within these courses.

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Next Steps

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