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Master of Education Online

Program overview

Transform Students with an Online Master of Education

The Master of Education program propels your teaching and career forward, while equipping you to lead your learning community through justice and service. With a faith perspective and an emphasis on practical experience, Calvin offers a literacy concentration and inclusion specialist concentration, both fully online.

The Master of Education program propels your teaching and career forward, while equipping you to lead your learning community through justice and service. With a faith perspective and an emphasis on practical experience, Calvin offers a literacy concentration and inclusion specialist concentration, both fully online.

Quick Facts

$549

Cost Per Credit Hour

30-32

Total Credits

15-36

Months to Completion

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Teach by Thinking Deeply and Acting Justly

The Master of Education online from Calvin University prepares students for responsive, visionary leadership in education. Designed for current K–12 educators, the program seeks to deepen knowledge in specialty areas. Calvin University’s program teaches educators to create diverse, inclusive, and sustainable environments for learning.

The master’s degree in education online frames knowledge and experience with the lenses of community, service, and justice. Accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, Calvin encourages deep thinking to help you become a teacher who can rise to meet the unique challenges of today’s education system.

“Going to a college where the foundation was the Christian faith, I was able to grow in that. Learning how to teach through that lens was very important to me. Being able to carry my Christian values into my classroom and to have that shaping through the education program at Calvin was very, very helpful.”
– KRISTIN OTTE GROOM, MASTER OF EDUCATION – LITERACY GRADUATE

Career Outlook

M.Ed. degree graduates accept roles as special education teachers, inclusion specialists, literacy specialists, and literacy coaches and advisors.

Employment of special education teachers is expected to grow by 2028, with the majority needed in elementary and secondary schools. The need for instructional coordinators and specialists is also projected to increase in the K–12 environment. 

Depending on the concentration chosen, the Master of Education online can prepare educators to create more inclusive settings for students and staff or design, implement, and evaluate literacy instruction that meets the needs of all learners.

Career Outlook

Curriculum

At Calvin University, the M.Ed degree provides a Christian frame for understanding education and student well-being.

The Master of Education online program consists of 30 to 32 credit hours, depending on whether you choose the literacy concentration or inclusion specialist concentration. Common courses provide a knowledge foundation that serves students in their concentrations. Students can also complete a practicum in their area.

This Master of Education program is currently approved by the Higher Learning Commission to be offered at our campus. We are currently seeking approval to offer the entire program online (a process which has been delayed by COVID-19). We cannot guarantee that you can complete this program online until the HLC process is complete. However, accreditation will apply retroactively to graduates, even if the institution is in candidacy status at this time.

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Program Outcomes

After completing the program, you’ll be able to:

Choose From Two Concentrations

To deepen the knowledge and inspirational leadership of educators, Calvin University offers a literacy concentration and inclusion specialist concentration in the Master of Education online program.

Inclusion Specialist Concentration

Calvin University’s M.Ed. degree with an inclusion specialist concentration prepares you to create school-wide policies, programs, and practices for inclusive learning environments.

Literacy Concentration

Calvin University’s M.Ed. degree with a literacy concentration helps you develop skills in literacy research and curriculum development so you can impart the gift of reading to diverse learners of all ages.

Admission Requirements

To apply for the Master of Education online program from Calvin University, you’ll need:

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Tuition Details

This 30 to 32 credit hour program costs $549 per credit hour. Find out more about tuition so you can make an informed financial decision.

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Faculty

The online M.Ed. program faculty encourages deep thinking that prepares you to meet the challenges of today’s education system.

“Professors are approachable and relatable. They recognize us as colleagues, as full-time teachers taking classes part-time. They gave a lot of consideration for the busyness of our lives. They were willing to be flexible yet professional.”
–Eunsub Cho, Master of Education graduate

Meet the Faculty

Albert Boerema

Professor of Education

Debra Buursma

Associate Professor of Education

Clarence Joldersma

Professor of Education and Co-Director of the Master of Education

James Rooks

Professor of Education and Co-Director of the Master of Education

David I. Smith

Professor of Education

John Walcott

Assistant Professor of Education

Financial Aid

At Calvin University, we’re committed to making your education affordable. Find out more about your financial aid options, including U.S. military benefits and employer tuition reimbursement. 

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The Online Student Experience at Calvin University

The Master of Education online program at Calvin University engages all areas of life. At Calvin, we believe that learning comes from doing, and we maintain our commitment to practical, hands-on application and experience for online students.

Embrace the flexibility of an online program coupled with individualized instruction.

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a question we don’t cover here, request more information or call 1-855-474-8346.

Yes. Calvin University offers many scholarships and grants. In fact, 99% of new Calvin students receive scholarships and/or grants that don’t need to be repaid. Find out more about financial aid options.

Each program is different, but we strive to be as flexible as possible when helping you achieve your goals. For more information, contact us.

While our curriculum is taught from a Christian perspective, being a Christian is not required to apply to Calvin University.

Yes. You must choose between the literacy concentration and the inclusion specialist concentration.

You can visit us! Calvin University is in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

To apply for admission, follow this process:

Step 1: Fill out our application form.

Step 2: Complete your application file, including all program-specific requirements.

Step 3: Request official transcripts from each undergraduate or post-graduate institution you have attended.

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