The Master of Education in Learning and Instruction is designed to broaden the professional understanding of educators, preparing them for further leadership in their educational communities.
The Master of Education in Learning and Instruction degree program is for teachers and leaders in K-12-focused schools and community organizations who want to improve the educational environment for students today—and transform it for the students of tomorrow. You will learn how to lead change in a classroom, school or educational community and join efforts to affect change across the educational spectrum.
Your fellow students are professionals who enroll having worked in the K-12 setting, as leaders in community organizations, and as researchers and consultants. Students are very diverse but share a passion to deepen their knowledge of educational theory and practice, while learning the latest ways to engage communities to affect change.
Graduates are positioned to drive community-based change and broaden their professional understanding of diverse student groups. The program coursework prepares you to effectively implement assessment practices; identify changing educational contexts as well as emerging challenges, and lead change across the educational spectrum.
Capstone project and experiential learning model allow for hands on experience and real world learning
Graduates create an ePortfolio, leveraging the latest learning theory and research to demonstrate their mastery of learning and instruction
Seattle location offers students an interactive experience on a campus closely integrated with city's workforce and industry leaders
The Experiential Network (XN) allows students to virtually work on short-term, real-world projects to compliment their academic work
Anticipate and meet the needs of diverse students to effectively teach and lead in schools and communities
Understand the impact of local, national, and global changes on educational policy and practice
Recognize opportunities to transform the classroom, school, or broader educational community
Develop the capacity to serve as an agent for social justice
Career possibilities both in and out of the traditional K-12 educational system include:
Teacher as leader in K-12 schools
Educator in community organizations
Researcher in educational organizations
"An ideal student is someone looking for an opportunity to grow and gain new knowledge, not only to advance their career, but impact the field of education."
Statement of purpose (500–1000 words): identifies your educational goals and expectations of the program; please be aware that the University's academic policy on plagiarism applies to your statement of purpose
Unofficial undergraduate transcripts (Official transcripts required at the time of admission)
Two letters of recommendation: from individuals who have either academic or professional knowledge of your capabilities such as a faculty member, colleague, or mentor, preferably one from your current employer
English Language Proficiency Proof: students for whom English is not their primary language must submit one of the following:
Official associate or bachelor's degree transcript from an accredited college or university in the U.S, stating degree conferral and date
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Master of Education in Learning and Instruction General Requirements
45 total quarter hours required.
EDU 6050 - Education as an Advanced Field of Study
EDU 6051 - Culture, Equity, Power, and Influence
Concentration in Learning and Instruction
EDU 6330 - Digital Media Literacy
EDU 6328 - Policy and Leadership
EDU 6437 - Assessment in Education
Complete the following course last:
EDU 6225 - Capstone
Complete one of the following:
EDU 6465 - Critical and Creative Thinking
EDU 6520 - Learning and the Brain: Translating Research into Practice
EDU 6319 - How People Learn
Complete four courses (16 quarter hours) from any other concentration:
EDU 6201 - The Landscape of Higher Education
EDU 6447 - The Demographics of Higher Education
EDU 6221 - Enrollment, Retention, Graduation, Success
EDU 6450 - The Globalization of Education
EDU 6332 - Open Learning
EDU 6323 - Technology as a Medium for Learning
EDU 6426 - Developmental Language, Literacy, and Writing: Assessment and Instruction
EDU 6528 - Adaptive Learning/Behavior Management Strategies: Consultation and Collaboration
EDU 6429 - Variations in Child and Adolescent Development
EDU 6431 - Developing Skills and Accessing Ideas: Curriculum
EDU 6558 - Issues in Education
1.00 - 4.00
EDU 6185 - English-Language Learners in the General Education Classroom
EDU 6300 - Introduction to Language and Linguistics
EDU 6534 - Bilingualism, Second Language, and Literacy Development
EDU 6182 - Educational Statistics
EDU 6438 - Teachers as Curriculum Leaders
Northeastern's signature experiential learning model combines academics with professional practice to help students acquire relevant, real-world skills they can apply to their desired industry. Each program offers its own unique experiential learning opportunities, but they might include:
Experiential Learning at Work — Working professionals collaborate with their employer to develop a project that addresses a key business need their company has in an area they want familiarity with.
Experiential Network (XN) — Students work virtually with a sponsoring organization on a short-term project over a six-week period.
Full-Time Co-op Opportunities — Students on co-op work in a paid position in their field of study for three to six months.
Our faculty represents a wide cross-section of professional practices and in fields ranging from finance to education to biomedical science to management to the U.S. military. They serve as mentors and advisors, and collaborate alongside students to solve the most pressing global challenges facing established and emerging markets.
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By enrolling in Northeastern, you gain access to a network of more than 245,000 alumni and 3,200+ employer partners, including Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and global NGOs. Our current students and faculty across strategically located regional campuses further foster that lifelong global community of learning and mentoring.
Below is a look at where our Education & Learning alumni work, the positions they hold, and the skills they bring to their organization.