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Master of Arts in Education

Master of Arts in Education

Take your leadership skills to the next level.
You are a leader in your classroom, and now you are ready to be an agent of change and leadership in your local area. Clarke University has developed a quality curriculum for teachers of K-12 students designed to prepare educators to be leaders in their communities, continue as reflective practitioners, and be dedicated to life-long learning. Our commitment is personal instruction and a convenient format in a cost-effective manner through faculty who strive to make your online experience intimate and rewarding.

MAE PATHWAYS

Sessions begin in August, October, January, March, and June.

Program Details

Our graduate education courses are designed to build upon your experience, knowledge, skills, and teaching strategies. Moreover, they are based upon current research as well as time-tested teaching and learning principles. We offer a solid foundation of integrated theory and practice that complements your experience in the classroom. If you hold licensure in elementary or secondary education, our curriculum will help you enhance your knowledge, skills, values, and confidence as a professional educator.

  • 36 credit hours
  • Developed for K-12 teachers
  • Complete your degree in as few as two years
  • Online format
  • Faculty has extensive experience in classroom and online education
  • Financial aid is available
  • For course descriptions and more information, please see the Academic Catalog
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Meet Our Faculty

When our graduates speak about the Clarke moments that helped shape them, there’s always a professor in the story. That’s because being a faculty member at Clarke University requires a deep passion for educating, encouraging, and empowering students. Here, your professors will know you by your first name. They will push you to develop your full potential, and then they’ll ask for more. And, they’ll be right there to congratulate you when you exceed even your own expectations. Often, it’s a relationship that lasts a lifetime.

View Our Faculty & Staff
Ellen Spencer, Ed.D.

Ellen Spencer, Ed.D.

Chair and Associate Professor of Education

My teaching philosophy is best summed up by Ernst von Glasersfeld: ‘The art of teaching has little to do with the traffic of knowledge. It’s fundamental purpose must be to foster the art of learning.’

Elizabeth Jekanowski, Ph.D.

Elizabeth Jekanowski, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Education, Director of Education Graduate Studies

Our education students at Clarke are amazing, inspiring future world changers! Through innovative, flexible and affordable Master of Arts in Education graduate programs, our caring faculty develop tomorrow’s instructional leaders today!

Beth Putnam, MA

Beth Putnam, MA

Assistant Professor of Education

My expectation is to teach with an open heart, an open mind, and a smile every day. My mission is to maintain a humble and reflective disposition as well as applied flexibility enabling me to remain responsive to the needs of my students, teaching partners, and Clarke University.

Psychology Major students have access to state of the art facilities at Clarke University

But don’t take our word for it…

Our Students & Alumni

Jennifer Flores

Jennifer Flores

Master of Arts in Education ‘06

I believe my education from Clarke has made me the strong leader I am today. As an educator now myself, I see that Clarke graduates really stand out.

Ken Kurt

Ken Kurt

Master of Arts in Education ‘19

Every class that I have taken has provided me with actionable moves within my daily work. I was awarded three grants that I completed within the grant writing course, so the overlap of my work in class and the impact on my work at school has been incredible.

Kea Whittington

Kea Whittington

Master of Arts in Education ‘19

Clarke’s education program gave me a great amount of hands-on experience in the classroom. The education professors truly care about you as an individual, student, and future teacher! The education department was my family away from home.

Experience Clarke Master of Arts in Education for Yourself

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