Avoid routine, become a progressive educator.
Promote education equity and create change with a Master of Arts in Education degree tailored towards committed, progressive educators. We emphasize collaborative learning and hands-on training, enabling you to enhance your professional abilities and become a leader within your organization, school, or community. In this program, you will develop the knowledge and skills to create a difference in both the field of education and the world at large.
This degree is offered by AU Seattle.
Degree Program Overview
Our Master of Arts in Education program is designed for individuals committed to creating change by becoming leaders and advocates in the field, developing educational policies and curriculum, and overseeing and developing innovative educational programs.
Through our courses, you’ll receive the tools to create and implement educational experiences that meet the needs of a variety of learners. With the help of our hands-on faculty, you’ll develop the confidence and skills to become change agents in your school, community, organization, and beyond.
With our focus on adult learners earning their degree, we give you options to make it easier. You have the flexibility of full or part-time study. Full-time students typically earn their Master of Arts in Education in 18 months or less. Most part time students finish in 2-3 years. Classes meet late afternoons and evenings.
Complete 48 total credits (You may transfer up to 12 credits) comprised of:
- Four program core courses (16 total credits)
- Elective concentration selected or designed by student (20 total credits)
- Courses to prepare you for your final research project (Inquiry Project) (12 credits)
Pathway from BA to MAEd:
Antioch BA completion students Graduate Pathways:
Graduate-level MAEd courses successfully taken as an undergraduate may be subsequently applied to the MAEd degree, up to 12 credits, if the student is successfully admitted to the MAEd program.
Core Knowledge Areas
All students complete four core courses:
- Diversity and Equity
- Curriculum Studies and Reflective Practice
- Leadership and Reform
- Inquiry and Research
Students may design an area of concentration/specialization in their graduate education program, combining elective and concentration courses, independent studies, and collaborative projects cross-departmental offerings. The following concentrations are available for the Master of Arts in Education degree:
- Adult Education
- Leadership in Edible Education
- Leadership for Social Justice
- Play Therapy
- Sexuality Education
- Urban Environmental Education
The Inquiry Project
You will conclude your master’s degree by designing and implementing an original research project based your personal passions and professional goals in higher education. You decide your topic of inquiry in consultation with your faculty advisor. Your final product may be an analysis of your research topic or an alternative product, such as a curriculum unit, a grant proposal, a website or online instructional site, a professional development training, an assessment protocol, or a policy statement.
View the sample class schedule
For detailed curriculum, degree requirements, and course descriptions, please visit the AUS catalog.
Our graduates are prepared to excel in fields such as:
- Adult education
- Nonprofit education
- Community organizing and advocacy
- Curriculum development
- Workplace training
- Higher education
- Academic advising
- Sex education
- Social justice leadership
- Professional development
- International education
- Online education
- School library management
- Language learning and support
- Early childhood leader
- Environmental education & leadership
- Our students become educators who are reflective, thoughtful, well-informed, analytic, scholarly, justice-oriented, and effective in the important work that they are doing.
- Our program will instill the confidence and skills to help educators become change agents in their own communities.
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