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Master of Education - General Education

Northcentral University's Master of Education with a specialization in General Education program is designed for individuals looking to enhance their understanding of instructional and educational leadership theories and practices. Learn more about this general M.Ed. program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Education with a specialization in General Education

School Offering Program:

Northcentral University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Individuals interested in this program may be practicing school administrators or educators. Applicants to Northcentral University's online graduate programs should already possess a bachelor's degree.

Program Description:

Participants in the Master of Education with a specialization in General Education program will be able to examine inclusive teaching strategies and student assessment methods. In addition, courses are intended to cover topics specific to educational leadership, including goal setting and budgeting. Students have the opportunity to explore laws affecting and safeguarding students and educators. This program is not designed to lead to educational licensure. Students who are interested in obtaining industry credentials should research educational requirements for licensing prior to beginning this program.

Learning Format:


Total Credits Required:

30 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Financial aid is available to qualifying students. Graduate students may apply for Federal Stafford Loan or the Federal Graduate PLUS Loan. Military personnel and veterans may qualify for special assistance or tuition reduction.

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Required Courses for a Master of Education with a Specialization in General Education:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Northcentral University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Master of Education Foundation Courses (15 credits)

  • EDU 5000: Foundations for Graduate Study in Education
  • ED 5040: Leadership for Learning Communities
  • ED 5041: Adult Learning Strategies to Improve Organizational Efficacy
  • ED 5042: Intercultural Communication
  • ED 5044: Technology and a Vision for the Future

General Education Specialization Courses (12 credits)

Students select four of the following courses:

  • EDL 5004: School Law
  • ED 5008: Teaching Diverse Students
  • ED 5012: Leadership in Educational Organizations
  • ED 5013: School Finance
  • ED 5023: Multicultural Relationships in Educational Organizations
  • ED 5029: Measurement and Assessment in Education

Master of Education Capstone (3 credits)

  • ED 6002: Action Research Project Capstone

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Upon completion of the Master of Education with a specialization in General Education program, graduates may decide they'd like to continue their training. This could lead them to pursue an advanced degree, which could strengthen their theoretical knowledge and practical skills.

Potential doctoral degrees could include:

  • Ph.D. in Education
  • Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership
  • Doctor of Education in Higher Education Administration

Career Paths:

After finishing this Northcentral University program, graduates may have the opportunity to undertake additional responsibilities related to their current profession. Positions may also be found at local or national levels. Employment could be sought with K-12 schools, colleges, instructional research organizations, educational publishing agencies, or business organizations.

Depending on credentials and experience, graduates could choose to pursue positions as:

  • Teachers
  • Educational administrators
  • College education instructors

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