Master of Education

Online Convenience. Affordable Excellence. Christian Learning Environment.

Earning your Master of Education online from Northwestern College will enable much more than just a lane change. Complete your graduate degree in 2 years or less while balancing coursework with life’s responsibilities. Make a wise investment for your career and classroom. Northwestern's 100% online M.Ed. program is rated among the best for value, quality and affordability. 

Choose from 8 in-demand M.Ed. tracks and prepare to excel in roles from lead teacher to administration, and positions at AEAs to higher education and nonprofit educational organizations.

Classes start every 8-weeks. Full semesters begin in January, May or August.

NEXT START DATE: August 26, 2024
Fall session 2 starts: October 23, 2024

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Valuable & Actionable

Take what you learn today and use it in your classroom tomorrow. You’ll improve your ability to educate and inspire students with up-to-date teaching trends and strategies. Expand your career by earning a degree to prepare you for leadership, mentoring, advocacy or consultant roles.

Start by choosing from our in-demand M.Ed. tracks listed above to find the best fit for your interest area and career goals.

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Wise Investment

Choose a program nationally recognized for its cost-value and quality. But don't just take our word for it!

#1  Most Affordable in Educational Leadership or Administrative Degrees among the nation's private colleges by

#2 among the nation's Top Low-Cost Online Master's Programs by

#3 on a list of the nation's 25 Most Affordable Online Masters of Educational Leadership and Administrative Degrees by

#4 of 35   Best Online Master's in Early Childhood Education Degrees by

#4 among the Top 20 Online Master’s of Early Childhood Education Programs by

#4 of the Best Online Christian Colleges by SR Education Group.

#6 in the Top 10 Online Colleges in Iowa poll by

Financial aid may also be available to students taking at least 6 credits per term. Our financial services specialists will help you determine how you’ll afford your M.Ed online. Our master's programs are approved for the TEACH Grant which can help you pay for your master's degree if you teach or plan to become a teacher in a high-need field in a low-income area. 

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Teacher as Servant, Northwestern College M.Ed

Teacher as Servant

Explore how your own faith integration can enhance your impact in the classroom and serve your students and school. Our program is widely respected for our distinctive, student-centered “teacher as servant” philosophy and the innovative, inspiring teaching done by our professors and graduates.

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Fully Accredited

Northwestern College is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), and the education programs are approved by the Iowa Department of Education.

Northwestern is an NC-SARA approved institution. The agreement allows the college to offer online courses and programs to students residing in other participating states. Learn more.

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