Amanda Winslow, master of education student

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. Choose from our in-demand M.Ed. tracks or endorsements for the best fit with your interest area and career goals


Best master of education program

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 GredSchoolHub.com.

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

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

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

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

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

#6 in the Top 10 Online Colleges in Iowa poll by ValueColleges.com.

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. 


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.


Northwestern College teacher education

Fully Accredited

Northwestern College’s education department is one of only 4 in Iowa accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and is also fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). 

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.


Real life. Real stories

Amanda Winslow, Northwestern College M.Ed student

Amanda Winslow
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Caleb Van Otterloo, Northwestern College M.Ed graduate

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Brittany Bush

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