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.

Sculpting the Contemporary Classroom

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. With a focus on the importance of dynamic and interactive learning approaches, you'll be better prepared to educate the next generation.

Emphasis Areas

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

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

Each emphasis is 30 credit hours or more and will take 18-24 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 is our priority, which is why we've switched to a hybrid format for the 2020-21 academic year. This means that you'll be able to learn from any location and better manage your work-school-life balance.

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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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