College of Professional Studies


Program Name Master of Education
College Name College of Professional Studies
Entry Terms Fall Quarter, Winter Quarter,
Spring Quarter, Summer Quarter
Credits Required for Graduation 45 Quarter Hours
Tuition 2015-2016 Tuition
Master of Education, Higher Education Concentration Higher Education Concentration (PDF)
Master of Education, Learning and Instruction ConcentrationLearning and Instruction Concentration (PDF)
Master of Education, Special Education ConcentrationSpecial Education Concentration (PDF)

The Northeastern University Master of Education (MEd) program gives students the opportunity to build a professional base of knowledge, to graduate with the competencies and skills necessary to advance in their careers, and to contribute to the educational needs of the 21st century.

Students begin with core courses where they develop a foundation of knowledge about education as an advanced field of study. This foundation lays the groundwork for students to examine education as a global-societal construct and to explore the array of educational experiences across a person’s lifespan. The core courses establish a shared understanding that each concentration expands upon in concentration-specific courses.

Courses within this degree are delivered in a variety of formats, allowing you to maintain work and life commitments while earning your MEd.

$10,000 Scholarship Opportunity for MEd Students.

Concentration Information:

Higher Education Administration Concentration

For entry-level to mid-career professionals employed in multiple types of institutions, including the administrative functions and operations within community colleges, colleges, institutes, and universities in the U.S. and globally 
—this concentration explores local, national, and global disruptions and their impact on higher education policy and practice, facilitating the participation in change within higher education.

Learning and Instruction Concentration

For a broad range of educators, this concentration provides an in-depth look at the critical issues that are transforming the face of education. Students have the opportunities to understand the impact of local, national and global changes on educational policy and practice and to anticipate and meet the needs of diverse students—to more effectively teach and lead in schools and communities.

Special Education Concentration

For educators who want to earn additional credentials to more effectively teach and lead in schools, this concentration helps educators anticipate and meet the needs of diverse students with broad learning needs.

Completion of the degree program does not guarantee advanced teacher licensure in North Carolina public schools. Candidates should contact their local school administrative offices and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction regarding specific advanced licensure requirements in their program areas.

Certificate Information:


If now is not the right time for you to enroll in a Northeastern University–Charlotte master’s degree program, but you know that advanced study will enhance your skills and career potential, consider our graduate certificate programs.

Keep pace with the latest advances in your field. Develop new skills and insights. Discover how Northeastern University’s global network of active, committed professionals keeps you Networked for Advancement. Plus, apply your certificate credits to the related Northeastern master’s degree program when the time is right!

Adult and Organizational Learning

The Adult and Organizational Learning Certificate is designed to provide participants with foundational knowledge in adult learning, needs assessment, and program review. Students will gain expertise and understanding of the methods and models available for instruction, delivery channels, and overall program development. Learn More

Higher Education Administration

The Higher Education Administration Certificate is designed to provide participants with an overall understanding of managerial concepts as well as the operational and strategic concepts that lead to effective administration. This program is best suited for individuals seeking mid-to-senior level administrative roles and individuals interested in transitioning from industry and other organizations into academia. Learn More