Earn your Master of Education (MEd)

Make an impact on your students and on your career. Developed for professionals in the field of education, the MEd maintains a core focus on socio-cultural issues in education.

Complementing this focus are concentration areas in:

  • Higher Education Administration
    For entry to mid-career professionals employed in institutions of higher learning or other organizations serving higher and tertiary education—this concentration explores complex industry issues including: student demographics, financial concerns, legal and policy requirements, technology, and competitive forces.

  • Learning and Instruction
    For a broad range of educators, this concentration provides an in-depth look at the critical issues that are transforming the face of education—technology and distance learning, globalization, creative and critical thinking, assessments, and learning outcomes.

  • Special Education
    For educators who are licensed at the initial or professional level in another discipline, this concentration explores specific topics on modifying curriculum, designing curriculum-based assessments, managing severe behaviors, developing individualized education programs (IEPs), leveraging community resources, and improving literacy.
  • eLearning and Instructional Design
    For educators, teaching online in either school or professional settings, this concentration explores how to design and facilitate productive online learning, create engaging environments for the construction of knowledge, develop new models and strategies for online teaching, respond innovatively to societal and institutional changes that impact the field of online education, and contribute to the future direction of online learning.

Courses within this degree are delivered online or on campus, allowing you to maintain work and life commitments while attending school.

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Next Classes Start: September 9, 2013

Earn your Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

Designed for aspiring teachers and career-changers, the Master of Arts in Teaching degree program provides an appreciation for and an understanding of the diverse educational needs, social concerns, and cultural values of today’s elementary and secondary schools. This graduate degree in teaching will enhance your foundational skills, broaden your perspectives, and strengthen your ability to inspire and educate.

In addition, our MAT PLUS program provides students with the opportunity to complete the MAT and receive an additional license in special education (teacher of students of moderate disabilities, PreK-8 or 5-12) and or a certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL).

Other program benefits include:

  • Degree completion in as few as 12 months
  • Online, hybrid, and evening classes
  • Part-time and full-time enrollment options
  • Preparation for Massachusetts initial licensure in elementary or secondary education

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Next Classes Start: September 9, 2013

Earn your Doctor of Education (EdD)

Built on Northeastern University’s scholar-practitioner model, the Doctor of Education (EdD) degree program integrates your professional experience with doctoral-level research—enabling you to identify and address your practice-based issues while investigating matters of social justice. Through rigorous course work and collaborative opportunities, you will conduct empirical research culminating in a doctoral thesis that examines a compelling educational challenge.

Concentrations include:

  • Curriculum, Teaching, Learning, and Leadership

    Helps educational leaders develop the competencies, dispositions, and values required to pursue educational reform, based on a commitment to social justice.

  • Higher Education Administration 

    Examines the research and study across a variety of postsecondary education settings, including community and four-year colleges, for-profit organizations, and research institutions.

  • Organizational Leadership Studies
    The interdisciplinary curriculum is intended for leaders working in education, government, health care, military, not-for-profit, for-profit, and management consulting organizations and offers a strong foundation in leadership, communications, and strategy. 

Students will complete most EdD coursework online with an additional required on-campus residency.

Apply By: November 15, 2013
Next Start Date: January 2013

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Graduate Education Programs: MEd, MAT, EdD

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Northeastern University's College of Professional Studies offers three graduate programs in the field of education. Please choose from the degrees below to find out more information:


About Northeastern University

Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. A leader in interdisciplinary research and urban engagement, we specialize in integrating classroom learning with real-world experience. Our signature cooperative education program is one of the largest and most innovative in the world, and U.S. News & World Report ranks it among the best in the nation.

Learn more about our graduate programs in education and find out more about how to fit going back to school into your life.