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Education: for Licensed Educators

St. Catherine University’s Master of Arts in Education (MAED) programs for licensed educators will help you turn your passion for teaching into teaching excellence, making an impact on your classroom and your career. You’ll join a community of learners who inspire and support one another, and learn from faculty who offer fresh insights and digital instructional strategies that will enhance your learning experience. Our graduates are confident in their ability to create innovative ways to reach their diverse student population.

MAED Program Highlights

Format: Online

Completion time: 18 months

Credits: 31

Cost per credit (2021–2022): $585

Start: Fall, spring, or summer

Scholarship Opportunities

A St. Catherine University education is one of the most worthwhile investments you’ll ever make, and we are committed to helping you find ways to make that investment affordable.

New Post-Licensure master’s students will be considered for up to $5,000 from the following scholarship programs: learning team, teacher leader, diversity, alumni, and academic achievement.

MAED students employed by a St. Kate's corporate or community partner may be eligible for a 10% tuition reduction.

Graduate students may also be eligible for loan and grant programs.


Focus Your MAED on Curriculum and Instruction, Technology Integration, or STEM

You will choose one of three concentrations: curriculum and instruction, technology integration, or STEM. Two graduate certificate options are also available.

After an online orientation event (usually held on a weekend before classes begin), students complete most of their courses in an online format. Some STEM courses are offered in a hybrid format and include campus meetings combined with online learning.

St. Kate's online education master's program curriculum reflects today's digital realities, and faculty provide in-depth formative feedback throughout the program. Our courses integrate case studies on your students and encourage you to reflect on your lessons and classroom management. You'll create interdisciplinary lessons and maximize the potential of the technology you have available in your classrooms to meaningfully engage your students. In your final action research project, you’ll delve deep into a topic of your choosing that will push you to become a more effective, ethical teacher and leader.

MAED Career Outcomes

A master’s degree in education can be the stepping stone to a promotion, greater compensation, and a more satisfying career. St. Kate’s online master's in education helps you stand out among your peers in the field of education, within your district, and the broader educational community.

Our education master's coursework is designed to tackle the challenges and opportunities you experience in your classroom every day. Our graduates work efficiently in multidisciplinary teams, advocate effectively for their students, and implement reflective teaching practices that ensure ongoing improvements. You will be able to identify and build on your students’ strengths, address varied learning styles, use digital technology effectively, and design learning experiences that meet the needs of the students in your classroom.

Online Master's in Education Program Overview

Building on a long-standing dedication to quality teacher education, St. Catherine offers online Master of Arts in Education (MAED) and graduate certificate programs. Teachers can choose a focus area from one of our high-interest certificates, or select courses from the graduate education curriculum that are of interest to them, and we will create an individualized plan of study to ensure the courses meet our degree requirements.  

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