Make Your Mark

Make Your Mark

MAED Admission

The McKendree University Master of Arts in Education (MAED) program focuses on real world educational activities which allow students to develop problem solving and team building skills in a collaborative environment. The courses help teachers meet their state mandated licensure requirements and, for some, achieve additional endorsements in principalship,  special education, middle school, or reading teacher.  Course work provides non-tenured teachers the opportunity to move from the initial to the standard licensure in the state of Illinois. The degree also enables teacher candidates to increase their own salary potential as they move across the salary schedule.  For working professionals, not currently certified in the State of Illinois, the MAED offers numerous tracks to initial teacher licensure. Elementary, Secondary, and Special Education licensure are available through the master's program. The MAED in Higher Education Administrative Services program is for those seeking to accelerate their career path in higher education or for those wanting to transition from another profession.

MAED courses are offered on the Lebanon campus, online, and at off-campus sites throughout the state of Illinois. See locations for a specific program at the links below.

Master of Arts in Education

Curriculum Design and Instruction – offered online!

Educational Administration & Leadership  

Educational Studies     

Educational Studies Emphasis in Reading   

Higher Education Administrative Services - offered online!  

Music Education  

Special Education

Specialized Instruction 

Teacher Leadership Licensure

Teacher Licensure 


Middle School - offered online!

Reading Teacher 

Special Education - LBS1 


Doctoral Program in Education  - Curriculum Design and Instruction

Please contact the Office of Graduate Admission for additional information or complete the request for additional information form.

Office of Graduate Admission
701 College Road
Lebanon, IL  62254
1-800-BEARCAT ext. 6576


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