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Master of Arts in Education (MAEd)

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Master of Arts in Education (MAEd)

Dynamic and interactive learning approaches in a collaborative setting.

Distinguished Leaders in Education

The demand for teacher leaders is higher than ever—and Mount Mercy gives you the valuable instructional tools you’ll need to directly impact students’ lives.

Emphasis Areas

You’ll be able to choose between six emphasis areas in the Master of Arts in Education program: 

  • Effective Teaching Emphasis
  • Reading Emphasis
  • Special Education Emphasis
  • Teacher Leadership Emphasis
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) Emphasis
  • Early Childhood (Inclusive Classroom)

Most emphases are 30 credit hours and will take 12-18 months to complete.

Graduate Certificates

You can also earn a certificate in these areas along your path to an MAEd:

  • Effective Teaching
  • Teacher Leadership

A graduate certificate requires 12 semester hours (4 courses) and can be applied toward the master's degree.


A focus on support and convenience. 

Your schedule takes priority, so the MAEd program is designed to fit your lifestyle. Courses are 5- or 10-week blocks and one or two nights per week, and Saturday classes are during the daytime.  

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I loved the focus on literacy. I also enjoyed the flexibility of scheduling around work and the opportunity to pursue my degree while continuing to teach.

Michael Young '14 MAEd
Grant Wood Area Education Agency

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