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Master of Arts in Education/Professional Studies

The Masters of Arts in Education: Professional Studies degree at Edgewood College provides exceptional versatility for students interested in education who are not seeking teaching and administrative licensure. There are four Professional Studies degree specializations:

General Professional Development  for students interested in non-licensure programs focusing on K-12 teaching and learning or who are pursuing education-related professional goals in non-profit organizations or community agencies

English as a Second Language (ESL)/Bilingual Education  for students interested in non-licensure ESL and bilingual education programs    

K-12 Educational Leadership  for students interested in non-licensure K-12 educational leadership programs          

Cross-categorical Special Education  for students interested in non-licensure special education programs.

Edgewood College quality

  • Courses are taught by academically and professionally qualified faculty.
  • Instructors recognize the knowledge and perspective that students contribute to the learning process by encouraging engagement in the classroom.
  • Students have an opportunity to meet one-on-one with instructors and advisors to discuss individual goals, interests and special needs.
  • Our small class size promotes a sense of community and facilitates individualized instruction.
  • The Edgewood College School of Education is a member of the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
  • Edgewood College has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best National University,” among “America’s Best Colleges” by Forbes, and a “Best in the Midwest College” by Princeton Review.

A Program Designed for Working Adults

  • Courses are offered on evenings and weekends to accommodate busy schedules.
  • Take one class, two classes or three classes. Begin in the fall, spring, or summer. It’s up to you!
  • Students’ previous academic and experiential accomplishments are highly valued and often result in more timely completion of the program.