Dordt University's Master of Education (M.Ed.) program focuses on providing a Christ-centered education and is 100% online. Plus, Dordt's M.Ed. program is one of the most affordable in the country. The coursework is collaborative, and Dordt's engaging faculty provide practical applications to the concepts they teach.
The Dordt University Master of Education degree program offers several specializations in Curriculum and Instruction and in Administration. You can also listen to this podcast detailing the new programs.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are the admissions requirements for Dordt's Master of Education program?
To learn more, visit our admissions requirements page.
How much does Dordt's M.Ed. program cost?
To learn more, visit our tuition and fees page.
Tell me more about how many credits are required for program specializations.
The Curriculum and Instruction and Sport Leadership specializations are 30 credits. The School Leadership specialization is 30 credits. Students seeking the Initial Administrators license in the State of Iowa in addition to their M.Ed. are required to take 6 additional credits of field experience, which includes 400 contact/mentoring hours that can be done in the school or district in which one is currently teaching and do not require absence from current teaching assignments.
How long does it take to complete Dordt's Master of Education program?
The program can be completed in two years. A typical plan of study includes one course every fall semester and spring semester and three courses every summer for two full years. A slower pace can reduce summer work to two courses in each of three summers. The School Leadership and Teacher Leadership specializations offer an accelerated option that can be finished in as little as 14 months.
Is Dordt's M.Ed. program 100% online?
Yes, all of our courses are 100% online. No travel or on-campus residency is required.
Dordt's M.Ed. program concentration in School Leadership has been approved by the Iowa Department of Education. Six semester hours of this program meet the requirements to convert an initial license to a Standard license within the State of Iowa. All program tracks also meet the master's degree requirement for the Master Educator License.
The School Leadership track leads to the Initial Administrator license in the State of Iowa. The Initial Administrator license also transfers easily to many other states.
For more information on licensure, see the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners' site.
- Teacher Leadership (30 credits)
- Developmental Reading (30 credits) - May provide completion of a reading endorsement.*
- Early Childhood Education (30 credits) - May provide completion of an early childhood endorsement.*
- Educational Technology (30 credits)
- Instructional Coach (30 credits)
- School Leadership (30 credits) - Meets Initial Administrator license requirements in the State of Iowa. Those seeking Initial Iowa Administrator License must take an additional 6 credits of field/lab work.
- Sport Leadership (30 credits)
- Master of Special Education Can be taken to meet Initial Administrator license requirements in the State of Iowa. Those seeking Initial Iowa Administrator License must take an additional 6 credits of field/lab work.
- ABA Verified Course Sequence prepares students for certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).
"Dordt was a great institution to receive my master's degree from. The course work along with the online format was one of the main reasons I chose to go through Dordt. Because I teach at a public school I felt the course content and Christian perspective challenged me in all aspects to develop all facets of my teaching. Connecting with so many different teachers from across North America allowed us to share our struggles and successes and learn from others about what is effective in their schools. I'd highly recommend this program for someone who wants to be challenged as an educator and to be a part of a progressive learning community."
—Kevin Vanderwal, alumnus
"Thanks for letting me know I am 'official.' What a great feeling that is! Praise God, and I want you to know that Dordt has been the best education I have ever received. I loved the challenge, growth and the Christian philosophy that fed my heart, mind and soul."
—Alecia Smith, alumna
"Thank you for everything you did for me the past few years. I am so thankful for Dordt’s Educational Leadership Program. You are outstanding leaders and it was so great to learn from you as well as my fellow colleagues. The training and education you provided me allowed me to apply for and be chosen for an instructional coach position at our school. Without a doubt, I feel comfortable and excited about this new position because of what Dordt has done for me."
—Dave Vonk, alumnus
The Dordt University Master of Education program is approved by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the Iowa Department of Education.