Education (M.Ed.) – Master’s Degree

Earn your Master of Education (M.Ed.) from Marylhurst

Through engaging coursework and collaborative learning environments, Marylhurst University’s popular M.Ed. program helps students gain the necessary skills to achieve their professional goals and advance into positions of leadership and curriculum development.

If you are a private school teacher seeking state licensure or a licensed teacher pursuing an advanced degree or additional endorsements, our Master of Education is designed for you. Marylhurst prepares professional educators who demonstrate excellence in teaching, commitment to social justice and courage in advocacy, through collaboration with students, families and communities.


  • Many classes offered evenings and weekends
  • Full-time and part-time schedules

Marylhurst education programs may be pursued full-time or on a part-time basis if you choose to remain in your current place of employment while taking classes.


  • Now accepting inquiries and applications for Summer term. Classes begin June 25. 
  • Application deadline is two weeks prior to the start of the term
  • Apply early for priority consideration
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WEBINAR: How Marylhurst Education Programs Equip Teachers for a Diverse World

  March 21 | 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm  |  Hosted online by Marylhurst Univ.

How does Marylhurst give students the skills to be culturally responsive teachers who have a growth mindset and the ability to use a lens of equity to support all student populations? Join Courtney Vanderstek, Education Dept., Interim Chair, for a discussion centered around the goals and outcomes for Marylhurst M.Ed. and M.A.T. graduate students.

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Two Degree Pathways to Focus your Degree

Earn your Master of Education choosing from one of two curriculum degree pathways:

  Teacher Leadership Pathway
The Teacher Leadership pathway includes the teacher leadership core courses plus focused study in curriculum and instruction, ESOL (with ESOL Endorsement) or Reading (with Reading Endorsement).

  Customized Pathway
A customized pathway can be designed for students with unique professional experience and/or goals.

Robust curriculum will develop your ability to positively impact the most pressing educational issues including the opportunity and achievement gap caused by complex social, economic and historical factors. Commit to sharpening your skills in reading instruction and gain advanced strategies to engage students whose first language is not English.

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Why Choose Marylhurst’s Master of Education Program

Marylhurst University is regionally accredited by NWCCU. Plus, our Master of Education program is approved by the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission.

Convenient, flexible schedule with classes offered evenings and weekends. Choose to take classes full-time or on a part-time schedule.

Customized programs based on individually defined personal and professional goals.

Small classes with renowned faculty who focus on you and contribute their extensive professional networks to the classroom.

Marylhurst offers a wide range of scholarships, including funding reserved for graduate students.

Marylhurst education faculty bring relevance, practicality and authentic experience to coursework and classroom discussion. We invite you to get to know our respected team of educators who apply local, national and international teaching experience to Marylhurst’s Master of Education curriculum.

If you seek a P-12 position of leadership, curriculum development responsibilities or are a professional educator preparing for a career outside of P-12 education, Marylhurst’s M.Ed. program offers the experience you need to be successful.

Learn about the many diverse careers earned by M.Ed. graduates, including School Administrator, Corporate Trainer and more.

Current graduate tuition for the Master of Education program is $560 per credit and most courses are three credits. The Master of Education program is a minimum of 45 credits in length for an approximate total program cost (based on current tuition) of $25,200. Most students complete their Master of Education in 2 years.

Marylhurst has little-to-no fees (so there are no surprises)

Scholarships and Aid

Marylhurst offers a wide range of scholarships, including funding reserved for graduate students.  In fact, the university awards (on average) $1 million in scholarships per year.

Learn more about Marylhurst’s graduate student and alumni scholarships.

Admissions Requirements

The Master of Education program is now accepting inquiries and applications for  2018. This program enrolls new students each term.

Review admissions requirements, application deadlines and the process to formally apply to this graduate program at Marylhurst University.

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Ready to further discuss whether or not the Marylhurst Master of Education program is right for you? Connect with one of our admissions counselors who can answer your questions, email you more information and share steps to get started.

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