Accelerated M.Ed Program for Working Adults

Take your education career to the next level with the Mount’s Master of Education in Instructional Leadership. This evening program is designed for certified teachers who want to become leaders in administration.

Classes meet once per week from 6-10 p.m. on a part-time or full-time basis so that you can balance your job and coursework. The majority of classes are offered in an 8-week format, allowing you to focus on one course at a time.

Coursework covers the following topics:

  • Current trends in education
  • Principles of school leadership and administration
  • Strategic planning and leadership
  • Curriculum, instruction and assessment
  • Improving instruction through supervision
  • Managing school finances
  • Educational policy and school law
Upon program completion, you can seek administrator I or administrator II certification from the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE).

Complete the form to schedule a detailed transcript analysis or to connect with an advisor.

M.Ed study tracks also include concentrations in reading and technology facilitation.

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Estimated total cost of program, including tuition and fees*

  • Cost is based on 36 credits (12 classes) at $520 per credit, plus practicum I and II lab fees ($105 each)*
  • No application fee
  • Students may transfer in up to 9 graduate credits
  • Students may seek financial assistance though federal and state funded programs, private loan providers, employer tuition remission or reimbursement, or deferment of undergraduate loans

*Tuition and fees represent 2017-18 rates. Subject to change without notice.

Admissions Requirements

Admissions Requirements

The Master of Education program is for certified teachers who hold a bachelor’s degree in education.

Admissions requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education with a minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Current valid teaching certification
  • Successful completion of admissions interview and portfolio submission
  • Prerequisite courses may be required
Application Process

Application Process

Classes begin: Year round
Admissions: Rolling
No application fee

A complete application includes:

  • Free online application
  • Official transcript(s) from all accredited institutions attended after high school
  • Two letters of recommendation; Download guidelines
  • Copy of current valid teaching certificate
  • Admissions interview
Send application materials to:

Graduate Programs in Education
Mount St. Mary’s University
Division of Education
Archbishop Borders Hall
16300 Old Emmitsburg Road
Emmitsburg, MD 21727

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