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Master in Education
Earn Your MA in Education

The master of arts in education (MAE) degree is designed for certified/licensed teachers who wish to earn a master’s degree while continuing their career in teaching, or for individuals who want to expand their knowledge of the field but not seek a teacher’s credential. The MAE is focused on enhancing the skills and knowledge of professional educators, helping you advance your career and make significant contributions to the field as a teacher or member of the educational community.

Why Choose North Park

Why North Park?

The School of Education offers a flexible schedule of evening classes during fall, spring, and summer terms. You’ll have the advantage of pursuing your master’s degree alongside others who share your passion for education. Our faculty bring real-life experience as teachers and principals and are committed to your success in the program so you can achieve your career goals and be an effective, compassionate educator.

Individually-Designed Program

You know what you need to enhance your knowledge and advance your career. As soon as you’re admitted, you’ll work with a faculty advisor to plan your program of 34 graduate semester hours, focusing on areas that include educational environments, diversity, creatively developing and implementing new ideas, collaboration in leadership, and service to schools and communities. You can choose a thesis or non-thesis track for your master’s degree.

Learn more about the program and requirements for the MA in education.

Campus Locations

Students taking graduate education courses can choose from classes in three locations—our main campus in Chicago or satellite campuses in Arlington Heights and Crystal Lake. All locations offer classes in the evenings and on Saturdays, giving you the flexibility to complete your degree on a schedule that works with your life. Learn more.

Approvals and Endorsements

Enhance your skills through specialized endorsements or approvals alongside your master’s degree in education. North Park offers endorsements for bilingual, ESL, combined bilingual and ESL, and middle school, and a LBS1 Special Education approval. Learn more.

Meet the Faculty

Dr. Ida Maduram's classes and advising help her students connect their classroom lessons to clinical experiences and the broader classroom that the city of Chicago offers.

Learn more about Dr. Maduram and the education faculty.

Ida Maduram, School of Education Professor
Scholarships and Tuition

A price tag doesn't have to be a barrier to continuing your education and developing your skills as a teacher. North Park offers generous scholarship and grant options, including a discount for Chicago Public School teachers and employees. Anyone who earned their bachelor's degree at North Park may qualify for an Alumni Grant, a 20% tuition reduction for starting a new graduate or teacher's certification program. Learn more.