Education: for Licensed Educators

St. Catherine’s Master of Arts in Education (MAED) programs for licensed educators 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 along with cutting-edge techniques that will enhance your learning experience. Our St. Paul, MN master's program provides 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.

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 helps you tackle the challenges and opportunities you’re experiencing in your classroom right now. Our graduates work effectively in multidisciplinary teams, advocate for their students, and implement reflective teaching practices. You will be able to identify and build students’ strengths, address varied learning styles, and design and evaluate curricula that meet the needs of individual students in the classroom.

how will I study?

St. Kate's 31-credit MAED program for licensed educators is completed in five consecutive terms (19-21 months). You will choose one of three concentrations:

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

After a 1-day* kick-off event on our St. Paul campus, students complete most of their courses in an online format; some courses are offered in a hybrid format and include campus meetings combined with online learning.

Our graduate courses integrate case studies about your students, encourage you to reflect on your lessons and classroom management, guide you through the creation of interdisciplinary lessons and teach you to better utilize current technology to enhance the education you provide for 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.

*an optional meeting prior to the kick-off event will be available for students who would like to refresh their technology skills before starting the graduate courses.

why St. Kate's?

At St. Catherine University, you will grow as a leader who engages with intention, acts with justice and serves with compassion. You will build personal relationships with faculty and students alike, while you become immersed in active and collaborative methods of learning.

The MAED for licensed educators program is offered within the Graduate College through the School of Business and Professional Studies.

Tuition and Financial Aid

In the 2016-17 academic year, the tuition rate for the MAED for licensed educators is $495 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 (please note that students enrolled in the graduate STEM certificate are not eligible to participate in state and federal financial aid programs, including federal student loan programs). Another potential source of funding is tuition benefits from current employers. In addition, some students may qualify for a STEM scholarship or an award from the Speranza Fund.

MAED degree requirements

MAED degree requirements

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

More Information

More Information

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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.