Master of Education

At A Glance

2-3 Years Program length
Online Program format

Credit Hours

30 (40 for Special Ed specialization)

Cost Per Credit Hour


Tuition Cost for Entire Program

$24,720* ( $32,960* for Special Ed specialization)



* All stated financial information is subject to change. Financial aid available.

Lead by Example. Teach with Care.

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Your capacity as an educator is limitless, and our online Master of Education degree will empower you as a compassionate servant leader in your school and community. You’ll explore your vocation through multiple lenses, leverage your field experiences to improve learning outcomes, and emerge as a powerful advocate for the students and families in your care.

Make the Most of Your Calling

Transform your capacity to lead in a fully online program that features personalized degree plans, customized internships and four specializations.

  • Caring & Collaborative

    Receive an unmatched level of care from professors who focus on your unique needs and support your professional growth throughout your career.

  • Holistic & Action-Oriented

    Grow as a creative problem solver and become a powerful advocate for the intellectual, emotional and spiritual needs of every student.

  • Transformative & Expansive

    Expand your sphere of influence and dedicate your career to building stronger schools and healthier communities.

This degree differs from a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), which is one of the routes we offer to becoming a teacher. If you're not sure which degree is right for you, contact your admissions counselor.

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Set Your Own Career Trajectory

Design a degree plan that fits your life. Earn your MEd online in four to six semesters, and deepen your knowledge in one of four specialized endorsement and licensure paths that are embedded in the program. You also can choose from start dates in the spring, summer or fall, allowing you to maximize district professional development funds when they’re available.

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Lead with Your Heart

Form lifelong relationships with caring faculty whose expertise is matched by a commitment to your personal and professional growth. Your professors will guide you and ask the hard questions that serve as catalysts for intellectual and spiritual transformation. They’ll also share insights that allow you to adapt to diverse environments and challenges, inspiring you to live out an ethic of care for students, staff and families.

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Activate Your Knowledge

Ready to put your education to work? Tap into the power of Action Research, a field-based experience that gives you a chance to enhance student learning by finding practical solutions to specific problems. You’ll discover how to make teaching and leadership decisions and measure their impact. The lessons you learn will empower you as an educator and leader.

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Advocate for the Needs of All Students

Become a leading voice in your school and a tireless advocate for the intellectual, emotional and spiritual needs of every student. Examine teaching practices in your learning community, gain actionable insights from expert professors and educators, and drive policies that lead us to a place where all students can thrive.


Be a Champion for a Well-Resourced Education

As an educator, you’re more than a positive force in your school – you’re a bridge builder and servant leader in your community. Whether you’re using your specialized skills to empower specific populations or marshaling the support you need to change the status quo, you’ll draw from your experiences at Fox to fulfill your calling and lead with wisdom, integrity and care.

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Choose from Four Specializations

Gain specialized knowledge while you complete the requirements for your MEd degree. You’ll fulfill these requirements by taking core semester credits, with the balance of credits taken in one of four specialization areas:

  • Principal License (PL) – leading to a TSPC license for building-level leadership
  • English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) – leading to a TSPC endorsement
  • Reading Interventionist (READ) – leading to a TSPC endorsement
  • Special Education (SPED) – leading to TSPC endorsement

Note: Some transfer credit may be permitted by approval of the program director. For more information, contact Dr. Jenelle Stone.

Learn More About Specializations

Marc Shelton

Marc Shelton

Dean, College of Education

Faith, hope and love are valued in our program, and school leaders recognize these qualities in George Fox graduates as their employees. Our graduates share these values in schools, expanding their spheres of influence in the public square.


Kipp Wilfong

Kipp Wilfong

Admissions Counselor, Graduate Education Programs

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