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Teaching & Learning, M.Ed.

Discover the best practices in curriculum and instruction as you customize your master's degree program to fit your individual needs and professional growth plans. Whitworth's M.Ed. in Teaching & Learning allows you to explore your passion in education with help from faculty who bring years of expertise and knowledge into the classroom.

  • Customize a schedule that fits your needs and goals for professional growth.
  • Complete the program in as little as two years.
  • Add an endorsement to improve your employment potential.

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Degree Snapshot
Credits 34
Completion Time 2-3 years
Class Format Online and evening classes
Cost Per Credit $675* per credit (financial aid & scholarships available)
Application Deadline Applications are due four weeks prior to the start of the semester in which you plan to enroll.
Fall Term Start | Apply by Aug. 1
Jan Term Start | Apply by Dec. 1
Spring Term Start | Apply by Jan. 1
Summer Term Start | Apply by April 1
Later applications will be considered as program space allows.

*for the 2023-24 academic year

Convenient Schedule for Working Adults

Earn your degree in just two years and attend classes on campus in the evening or online, depending on chosen track. On-campus classes meet just once weekly in the evening during the fall and spring semesters; courses meet twice weekly in the evening during the summer.

Program Curriculum

The M.Ed. in Teaching & Learning is a 34-credit program designed to enhance your teaching capabilities and your ability to have a positive influence upon those around you. As you gain the skills to promote healthy learning and maximize learning potential in children, you'll also gain an understanding of how to integrate faith with learning. During the required courses you'll discuss and research childhood personality development, best practices in designing curriculum, and a philosophical exploration of pressing issues that influence the delivery of education.

Explore Topics That Interest You

Tailor your degree to fit your interests by taking 12 credits of elective courses or by taking electives within different thematic tracks. Give us a call at 509.777.4360 to find out which classes will help you reach your professional goals. For course descriptions and learning outcomes of this major, please view the course catalog. Note: Applicants for the M.Ed. in Teaching & Learning must hold a teaching certificate or have successfully completed a teacher preparation program/AMI Diploma.

Designated tracks for this degree include:

  • Gifted Education
  • Special Needs
  • Cultural and Linguistic Diversity
  • Social Emotional Learning
  • Administration and Leadership
  • Montessori (see below)

    Whitworth recognizes the Association Montessori International (AMI) Diploma for up to 12 credits of graduate elective coursework. If you already have your AMI diploma, you can earn your M.Ed. in Teaching & Learning with an area of concentration in Montessori online and in just 22 credits. EDU 501 and 502 may be substituted by Montessori Surround Courses; see Teaching & Learning Degree Plan, Montessori Concentration.

    For those who are interested in Montessori but don’t already have an AMI diploma or teacher certification, please see Whitworth's M.Ed. in Montessori page for other options.

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