The Master of Arts in Education Principles and Practices at Saint Louis University's School of Education is an innovative, in-residence degree program designed to serve teachers and leaders working in schools as well as educational advocates who work in out-of-school contexts.
Through core coursework accompanied by courses in a chosen area of specialization (advanced literacy methods, inclusive practice, or educational equity), students gain tools to improve in their everyday work with youth, communicate research-based best practices to diverse audiences, and work for change in collaboration with local stakeholders.
The degree requires completion of 32 credits of coursework (five core courses and five courses in a chosen area of specialization), a two-credit-hour capstone project, and an oral examination.
Fieldwork and Research Opportunities
All courses include site-based applications of educational concepts and processes. Through the capstone project, students conduct action research designed to enhance their daily practice and/or spark change in their individual educational context.
The master’s degree in education principles and practices prepares students for a variety of roles including curriculum coordinator, teacher educator, professional development provider, educational outreach coordinator, nonprofit specialist, special educator, adult educator, and educational advocate.
Application form and fee
Three letters of recommendation
Professional goal statement
Domestic students should apply for the fall semester by June 15, for the spring semester by Nov. 1, and for the summer semester by April 1. International students should apply by May 1 for the fall semester, by Oct. 1 for the spring semester, and by Feb. 1 for the summer semester.
A committee reviews each application holistically.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
For priority consideration for departmental graduate scholarships, students should complete their applications by the program admission deadlines listed.
Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 in all graduate/professional courses.
Roadmaps are recommended semester-by-semester plans of study for programs and assume full-time enrollment unless otherwise noted.
Courses and milestones designated as critical (marked with !) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation. Transfer credit may change the roadmap.
This roadmap should not be used in the place of regular academic advising appointments. All students are encouraged to meet with their advisor/mentor each semester. Requirements, course availability and sequencing are subject to change.