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!
Higher Education Administrative Services - offered online!
Middle School - offered online!
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