The Master of Education program is designed for educators seeking an advanced degree. M.Ed. students select one of two pathways:
- A Customized Pathway can be designed for students with unique professional experience and/or goals.
- The Teacher Leadership Pathway includes the teacher leadership core courses plus focused study in one of three areas: curriculum and instruction, ESOL (with ESOL Endorsement) or Reading (with Reading Endorsement).
Applying for Admission
The admissions committee seeks candidates who are self-directed, demonstrate academic competence, possess leadership abilities, are passionate about equity, dedicated to issues of social justice, and committed to community collaboration. Candidate selection is based on academic potential without regard to race, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age or physical handicap.
For detailed application instructions, please contact the Office of Admissions.
- Marylhurst University Application for Admission
- Official, sealed transcripts from each college or university where a degree was earned
- Minimum GPA for graduate admission is 3.00
- Students must have conferred bachelor’s degree before starting the program
- Statement of intent
- Essay/writing sample
- Recommendations (2)
- Copy of current teaching license (for endorsement candidates only)
- Fingerprint verification (for licensure and endorsement candidates)
- Admissions interview with department faculty
Application Deadline and Process
Applications for admission to the Marylhurst Master of Education program are accepted year round. Applicants will be notified in writing of the decision of the admission committee.
A maximum of 12 transfer credits may be applied toward the degree with department approval.
Program Learning Outcomes
State and/or national standards serve as outcomes for the M.Ed. Outcomes for courses in the Teacher Leadership Core are the Teacher Leader Model Standards. Outcomes for the ESOL and Reading focus areas are found in the ESOL and Reading Standards approved by the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC). TSPC’s requirements for educators, based on the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) standards, serve as outcomes for the Curriculum and Instruction focus area, as well as for the core courses in the Customized Pathway. Outcomes for electives in the flexible M.Ed. are developed by the student and adviser based on individualized professional goals.
Click here to review the program learning outcomes for the Teacher Leadership Core and all three concentrations in the M.Ed. program.