At a Glance:
Master of Education
|Semester hours||15 Core MEd hours plus 15 specialization hours (25 for special ed specialization)|
|Average Completion Time||2 to 3 years|
|Cost per credit||$591* (financial aid available)|
|Accreditation||Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities;
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
|Location||Online, with no on-campus requirement (except for special ed)|
|Application Deadlines||July 1 (fall start); Nov. 1 (spring start); April 1 (summer start)|
*All stated financial information is subject to change.
Master of Education
George Fox University's Master of Education program is designed to fulfill the professional development needs of educators who specialize in different aspects of PreK-12 and higher education. The master’s program empowers educators by enhancing the personal development and professional teaching skills needed to guide students in today’s world.
No two graduate students have the same schedule, and most are juggling personal and professional obligations at the same time as their studies. Our program offers:
- The ability to complete the entire program online
- Admission at any semester throughout the year: fall, spring or summer
- Completion in as little as four semesters, or as many as eight (must be enrolled in four credit hours per semester to qualify for financial aid)
- Some transfer credit may be permitted in the specialization areas only and by approval of the program director
Five Specialization Areas*
A specialization is an area of focus for the program of study. Specifically, it is an area within the wider discipline of education where half (15 hours**) of the coursework is taken within the 30-hour requirement for the degree. Students choose from a variety of different specializations:
- Educational Leadership – leading to Initial Administrative Licensure
- Educational Technology – leading to a certificate upon completion
- English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) – leading to an endorsement
- Reading – leading to an endorsement
- Special Education – leading to an endorsement
*Students who meet all requirements of the specializations, including the testing, are approved to teach that endorsement in Oregon and most states. International students and candidates from other states should check to confirm that the George Fox program meets their location's requirements for a particular endorsement area.
**Special Education requires 25 semester hours in the specialization.
Throughout the course of your studies, you will have ongoing guidance and support from a superbly qualified faculty of doctoral-level master educators. Their academic credentials, decades of collective teaching and leading experience, and commitment to students have earned George Fox University a national reputation for teaching excellence.