Master of Education

Program Format
Application Deadlines
Spring: April 11, 2016
Summer: July 5, 2016
Fall: Sept. 19, 2016
Winter: Jan. 9, 2017
Credits Required for Graduation
45 Quarter Hours


The Northeastern University Master of Education (MEd) program gives students the opportunity to build a professional base of knowledge, to graduate with the competencies and skills necessary to advance in their careers, and to contribute to the educational needs of the 21st century.

Students begin with core courses where they develop a foundation of knowledge about education as an advanced field of study. This foundation lays the groundwork for students to examine education as a global-societal construct and to explore the array of educational experiences across a person’s lifespan. The core courses establish a shared understanding that each concentration expands upon in concentration-specific courses.

Courses within this degree are delivered in a variety of formats, allowing you to maintain work and life commitments while earning your MEd.

Program Objectives

Master of Education Degrees

Higher Education Administration Concentration
For entry-level to mid-career professionals employed in multiple types of institutions, including the administrative functions and operations within community colleges, colleges, institutes, and universities in the U.S. and globally —this concentration explores local, national, and global disruptions and their impact on higher education policy and practice, facilitating the participation in change within higher education.

Learning and Instruction Concentration
For a broad range of educators, this concentration provides an in-depth look at the critical issues that are transforming the face of education. Students have the opportunities to understand the impact of local, national and global changes on educational policy and practice and to anticipate and meet the needs of diverse students—to more effectively teach and lead in schools and communities.

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.


If now is not the right time for you to enroll in a Northeastern University–Seattle master’s degree program, but you know that advanced study will enhance your skills and career potential, consider our graduate certificate programs.

Keep pace with the latest advances in your field. Develop new skills and insights. Discover how Northeastern University’s global network of active, committed professionals keeps you Networked for Advancement. Plus, apply your certificate credits to the related Northeastern master’s degree program when the time is right!

Adult and Organizational Learning
The Adult and Organizational Learning Certificate is designed to provide participants with foundational knowledge in adult learning, needs assessment, and program review. Students will gain expertise and understanding of the methods and models available for instruction, delivery channels, and overall program development. Learn more>

Distance Learning
The Distance Learning Certificate is based on cutting-edge distance education techniques, recognized best practices, and proven methodologies, as applied by Northeastern University and other leading institutions. Focused on emerging trends in distance learning and hands-on instruction, this online certificate will provide educators with the opportunity to achieve excellence in distance learning administration and instruction. Learn more>

Higher Education Administration
The Higher Education Administration Certificate is designed to provide participants with an overall understanding of managerial concepts as well as the operational and strategic concepts that lead to effective administration. This program is best suited for individuals seeking mid-to-senior level administrative roles and individuals interested in transitioning from industry and other organizations into academia. Learn more>

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