Graduate College | School of Humanities, Arts and Sciences

Education: for Licensed Educators

St. Catherine’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 graduate programs provide research-based learning you can instantly apply in your own classroom, and our graduates are confident in their ability to create innovative ways to reach their diverse student population.

Program Details

  • Format: Online classes
  • Credits: 31
  • Completion time: 18 months

what can I do with a degree in Education?

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

Our 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.

how will I study?

St. Kate's 31-credit MAED program for licensed educators is completed in five consecutive terms (18 months). You will choose one of three concentrations:

Graduate certificate options are also available in STEM or Technology Integration.

After a kick-off event* on our St. Paul, MN campus, 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.

Our graduate curriculum reflects today's digital realities, and faculty provide in-depth formative feedback throughout the program. Our courses integrate case studies about 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 dig deep into a topic of your choosing that will push you to become a more effective, ethical teacher-leader.

Explore previous action research projects by our students.

*the Friday evening/Saturday kick-off event will be held on a weekend prior to the start of classes

why St. Kate's?

Our education programs offer compelling and uniquely designed courses which allow you to focus your learning in areas that are relevant to your own practice. Within our convenient online format we promote a learning environment that provides consistent and meaningful connections with peers and professors. We work hard to ensure our students receive the support they need to succeed, and our 97% retention and on-time completion rates reflect that dedication.

The MAED for licensed educators is offered within the Graduate College through the School of Humanities, Arts and Sciences.

Tuition and Financial Aid

For the 2019-20 academic year, the tuition rate for the MAED for licensed educators is $547 per credit. Tuition rates are subject to change each June 1. Additional costs for the program will include fees for student services and technology, books, etc.

Many graduate students are eligible for financial aid, usually in the form of student loans. Another potential source of funding is tuition benefits from current employers.

Scholarship Opportunities

St. Catherine offers scholarship support for new students entering the MAED program. Apply to start in F’19 or Sp'20 to be considered for up to $5,000 in scholarship funding:

  • Academic Achievement
  • Alumni
  • Diversity
  • Learning Team
  • Teacher Leadership

Scholarship funding is limited – priority consideration is given to individuals who complete the application process by the Summer/Fall application deadlines.

In addition, St. Catherine's MAED students employed by one of our corporate partners may be eligible to receive a special corporate partner scholarship, reducing tuition costs by 10%.

Some students may qualify for a STEM Scholarship or an award from the Speranza Fund for teachers in Catholics settings. Others may be eligible for the Federal TEACH Grant.

Transform Your Teaching

Transform Your Teaching

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MAED degree requirements

MAED degree requirements

The MAED for Licensed Educators includes courses and experiences to build your professional competencies.

How to Apply

How to Apply

The MAED for Licensed Educators has specific prerequisite and admission requirements.



Our MAED faculty are accomplished, experienced leaders and educators.