Master of Education (M.Ed)

designed with you in mind

The Master of Education (M.Ed) at Northwest Christian University is a non-licensure graduate program designed for educators and professionals who currently hold their initial teaching license but want to expand their knowledge and advance their careers. The M.Ed. program at NCU allows students to add an endorsement to their current teaching license. Endorsement areas include: Special Education, Physical Education (PE), and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). Students also take courses in educational research, ethics, cultural competency, and leadership. This program provides skills to improve instruction and professional practice.

The M.Ed program offers engaging, active, social-learning experiences aligned and tailored to your professional goals. You will earn your degree in just 12 months under the guidance of leading professionals in the field.

The courses and standards have been outlined and approved by Teacher Standards & Practices Commission (TSPC).

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Program Format

The Master of Education program is 30-31 credits and can be completed in 12 months. Each cohort begins Summer Session 2 (July). Coursework is completed in a hybrid format with classes in the evening and online.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the Master of Education program, candidates:

  • Advanced knowledge of the teaching/learning process and demonstrate an exemplary level of competence in all aspects of teaching.
  • Increased knowledge of content information.
  • Commitment to professional excellence and professional leadership.
  • Ethical and professional responsibilities of teachers and an understanding of the teacher’s role as a leader in the community.
  • Multicultural competencies and advocacy in relation to diversity, equity, opportunity and achievement in student learning and development.
  • Strengthened professional identity of each teacher to include the habits of scholarship (use and evaluation of research, participation in research, evaluation of programs).

Admission Requirements

  • A free application for admission
  • Official transcripts showing completion of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university, with a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0.
  • A statement of purpose 2-3 pages (double spaced) that clearly indicates career history, professional goals, and professional guiding principles
  • Current resume
  • One letter of recommendation that specifically address the academic ability, work performance and character of the applicant
  • Two Disposition Assessments
  • Personal interview with the Admissions Committee

Please complete and return admission pieces via email at: or in person/by mail to: Office of Graduate Admissions, 828 E. 11th Ave. Eugene, OR 97401-3745,
or via fax at: 541-349-5281



Tuition: $700/credit

*Tuition rates are subject to change

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Courses Within the Program

Concentration Areas

Program Director: Kathy Ditommaso Owen, M.S.

M.S., Western Oregon University

Primary Responsibilities:

Oversee the Teacher Education and School Counseling Programs

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