Accelerated Master of Science in Education for Northwestern Undergraduates

Accelerated Master of Science in Education for Northwestern Undergraduates

Accelerated Master of Science in Education for Northwestern Undergraduates

Accelerate your path to the classroom ... AND teaching!

Northwestern now offers prospective and current students an amazing opportunity!

GRADUATE WITH A

Bachelor's Degree Master’s Degree Teaching License

IN LESS THAN

5

YEARS

Jump-Start Your
Teaching Career

The Accelerated Master of Science in Education program creates an efficient path to the classroom that includes deep understanding of your content-area plus rigorous training in teaching and learning.


Northwestern undergraduates! Take up to eight courses toward the MSEd degree while still earning your bachelor’s degree.

The MSEd Program normally requires 15 units to complete, but with a little planning NU undergraduates may be able to reduce the length of the program to as few as 7 units, effectively reducing the length of the master’s degree by half.



Complete the Application


Complete the online application, including the essays and 2 recommendations. These help us establish their interest and dispositions for teaching and graduate work

Submit
Transcripts


Submit current and any additional transcripts. We need a GPA, and the transcript will list any AP classes that could be applied towards licensure.

Waive
the GRE


Waive the GRE score and application fee (normally $100).

Northwestern undergraduates must apply for the Accelerated Master’s Program; admission to the MSEd Program is not guaranteed. However, both the application fee and the GRE requirement will be waived. All other regular admission requirements apply.


Please note that in addition to the core degree curriculum, specific content area certification requirements apply, depending on the subject that you wish to teach. You are strongly advised to review these certification requirements carefully — they are similar to, but not the same as, undergraduate major requirements. Content area courses required for certification may be taken either as an undergraduate or as a graduate student. Content area courses taken as a graduate student will be in addition to the core degree curriculum.


Possible undergraduate substitutions for MSEd courses
(Elementary Teaching)

This
Undergraduate Course
Fulfills This
Elementary Teaching Requirement
TEACH_ED 302 Social Contexts of Education MS_ED 402 Social Contexts of Education
  • SESP 201 Human Development: Childhood & Adolescence
  • Or
  • PSYCH 218 Developmental Psychology
MS_ED 405 Child and Adolescent Development
TEACH_ED 310 Foundations of Learning in a New Language MS_ED 410 Foundations of Learning in a New Language
MS_ED 411 Elementary Science Methods and Content (contact MSEd office for a permission number) MS_ED 411 Elementary Science Methods and Content
TEACH_ED 322 Content Area Reading and Writing MS_ED 422 Content Area Reading and Writing
MS_ED 423 Elementary Literacy Methods and Content (contact MSEd office for a permission number) MS_ED 423 Elementary Literacy Methods and Content
  • TEACH_ED 327 Educating Exceptional Children
  • Or
  • CSD 336 Field Experience in Special Education
MS_ED 427 Educating Exceptional Children
HDSP, LOC, LRN_SCI, SESP, or SOC_POL coursework addressing issues of identity, cognition, and education 1 graduate-level elective

Possible undergraduate substitutions for MSEd courses
(Secondary Teaching)

This
Undergraduate Course
Fulfills This
Secondary Teaching Requirement
TEACH_ED 302 Social Contexts of Education MS_ED 402 Social Contexts of Education
  • SESP 201 Human Development: Childhood & Adolescence
  • Or
  • PSYCH 218 Developmental Psychology
MS_ED 405 Child and Adolescent Development
TEACH_ED 310 Foundations of Learning in a New Language MS_ED 410 Foundations of Learning in a New Language
TEACH_ED 322 Content Area Reading and Writing MS_ED 422 Content Area Reading and Writing
  • TEACH_ED 327 Educating Exceptional Children
  • Or
  • CSD 336 Field Experience in Special Education
MS_ED 427 Educating Exceptional Children
  • TEACH_ED 328 Dynamics of Middle School Curriculum
  • Or
  • TEACH_ED 366-369 Middle Grades Methods and Techniques
(consult with the MSEd department to determine which course applies to you)
  • MS_ED 428 Dynamics of Middle School Curriculum
  • Or
  • MS_ED 466-469 Middle Grades Methods and Techniques
HDSP, LOC, LRN_SCI, SESP, or SOC_POL coursework addressing issues of identity, cognition, and education 2 graduate-level electives

By petition, you may count a 300-level (or higher) class that appears in The Graduate School course catalog if it is appropriate to the field of education or the subject area you wish to teach. The maximum number of classes that can be waived as part of the accelerated plan is eight.


Apply Online

Contact Us

Master of Science in Education School of Education & Social Policy

618 Garrett Place
Evanston, IL 60208
Northwestern University

Phone: 847/467-1458

Email: msedprogram@northwestern.edu