Attention Preservice Teachers

All students participating in a Clinical Experience for the 2022-23 academic year will begin their field placement on August 15, 2022. Students will be on site two full days per week with accompanying workshops to attend outside of these hours.

Master of Science in Education

Master of Science in Education

"You don't just get a job as a teacher...
you become a teacher."

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K-12 Teaching


Northwestern’s School of Education and Social Policy (SESP) Teacher Education programs are committed to nurturing ways of learning and teaching that can help all students thrive by centering our work around four guiding commitments.

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Teacher Leadership Program

Teacher Leadership Program


The Teacher Leadership Program at Northwestern’s School of Education and Social Policy researches the impact of teacher leadership, develops educators’ leadership skills, and promotes teacher leadership in schools and communities.

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Learning Sciences

Masters in Learning Sciences


The Learning Sciences concentration prepares masters students to advance the understanding and practice of teaching and learning.

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Educational Studies Concentration

Educational Studies


The Master of Science in Education Program’s concentration in Educational Studies allows you to explore learning, child development, and schooling in America.

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Intensive Summer Institutes for Educators

Intensive Summer Institutes for Educators


Choose whether to take the classes for graduate credit, or for professional development hours only.

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Educational Coaching Network

Educational Coaching Network


The Educational Coaching Network (ECN) connects educators who want to learn, collaborate, and problem solve in areas related to Instructional Coaching.

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Northwestern Undergraduates! Take courses toward a master's degree as an Undergrad!

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Theory + Practice

Keep up with our news about teacher learning, dynamic lesson plans, student perspectives and top books for the teaching profession.

How Can We Empower Young Girls? An Interview with Asha Ntim

How Can We Empower Young Girls? An Interview with Asha Ntim

3/18/22 by Dhruvi Soni

In celebration of Women's History Month, we interviewed Asha Ntim, author of the Dark Brown Girl book series and founder of the Chrysalis Program. Read our interview to learn about Asha and her work empowering young girls to love themselves!

Posted in: Teacher Learning

Instructor Spotlight: Cheryl D. Watkins

Instructor Spotlight: Cheryl D. Watkins

3/4/22 by Cheryl D. Watkins

"Be open to varying perspectives, anchored in the thought that equity is the foundation, but that justice in education is the 'north star.'" Learn more about Cheryl D. Watkins, instructor in the Teacher Leadership program, and her advice to students. 

Posted in: Teacher Learning

Lesson Plan: Baldwin and Ellison

Lesson Plan: Baldwin and Ellison

2/17/22 by Liz Shulman

"As an educator, it’s my responsibility to teach about systemic racism when I teach critical thinking in my classroom." MSEd Instructor and English Teacher Liz Shulman writes about the value of teaching Ellison and Baldwin together to facilitate important classroom discussions. 

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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