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Master of Arts in Education

Master of Arts in Education

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Master of Arts in Education faculty have been educating Chicago-area teachers and administrators for decades, so they know exactly what you need to succeed. Classes are small, so faculty get to know you and design teaching experiences that are personalized to your needs.

Students must be a current licensed teacher to apply.

Get Endorsed

Whether you are expanding your knowledge to advance your career as a teacher or striving for a principal or administrative position, we offer unique curriculum tracks with endorsements that will help you meet your goals.

Teacher Leader

Become a mentor or coach, lead curriculum standards committees, and serve as department or grade-level chairs.

English Language Learner

Learn how to better meet the needs of your students who do not have English as their primary language.

Learning Behavior Specialist I

Work with students who have exceptional learning needs within the LBS1 spectrum.


Be a transformative leader in an assistant principal or principal role.

Degree Formats

The Education concentrations give you the flexibility to keep your job while earning your degree with classes that meet one night a week.

Educational Leadership: Principal Endorsement

36 Credit Hours

  • 30 hours of core courses
  • 3 hours of Liberal Studies
  • 3 hours of capstone project

Curriculum and Instruction: ELL, LBSI, and Teacher Leader

33 Credit Hours

  • 18 hours of core courses
  • 12 hours of Education electives
  • 3 hours of Liberal Studies

$16MM in Grants

North Central College is serving as a partner in two projects that received grants totaling more than $16 million from the U.S. Department of Education. The projects are designed to enhance the leadership skills of school administrators and principals and supporting structures for an increase in student achievement.