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MSEd in Educational Studies

About the Program

Educational Studies is designed for practitioners and newcomers to the field of education who are interested in studying a particular set of educational topics, including learning, child development, schooling, and social policy in America. Graduates go on to work in international and private schools, education-related companies, non-profit organizations, and after-school programs. This concentration does not lead to a teaching license.

At a Glance

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Full-Time and Part-Time Paths

The standard pathway for Educational Studies is one year, full-time. Some students choose to extend their studies to two years, part-time.

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Timing

1 Year Full Time
2 Years Part Time

MSED in Educational Studies Curriculum Overview

Educational Studies is highly customizable. Students can take electives in areas such as design of equitable learning environments, educational technology, research, policy, and educational leadership.

Units (32 semester hours)
Electives

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Our Guiding Commitments

Advance Equity and Social Justice

Recognize that teaching grounded in equity and social justice is essential in rigorous learning of subject matter in any setting.

Understand Learning and Human Development

Understand human development as a process of maturation within a network of areas: physical, psychological, emotional, cultural, social, and political. 

Engage Within and Across Communities

Learn about the community in which a school resides to inform relational and instructional interactions with students and families

Foster Subject Matter Sensemaking

Support the growth of children's skills, competencies, and disciplinary understandings as connected to rigorous and meaningful activities. 

Meet Your Advisor

Christin Glodek

Educational Studies students bring diverse backgrounds and trajectories but have a shared commitment to improving lives through education.”

−Christin Glodek, Senior Academic Advisor for Educational Studies

Contact MSEd

Phone Number
847-467-1458

Email
msedprogram@northwestern.edu

Address
618 Garrett Place
Evanston, IL 60208

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