Education, Master of Education (M.Ed.)

In our M.Ed. program, you will learn how to apply the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework to proactively design capacity-building learning experiences. Within UDL, learner variability, whether visible or invisible, is seen as an asset. Based in cognitive neuroscience, UDL focuses on designing with variability in mind and removing barriers to learning by frontloading flexible options for engaging learners, teaching important concepts, and building goal-directed learners. In your coursework, you will experience the UDL framework firsthand as program faculty model the principles and actively engage you in applying UDL in your own practice.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Goodwin University Master of Education program is to prepare reflective practitioner-leaders who will create engaging cultures in schools and communities. Our graduates will create, apply, and share evidence-based practice knowledge to advance educational excellence and equity for all learners.

Program-Level Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program, students will be able to:

  • Design capacity-building learning environments that are responsive to learner variability.

  • Apply evidence-based instructional practices to build expert learners.

  • Evaluate instructional programs to improve learner outcomes.

  • Analyze school policies and practices through social, cultural, political, and historical lenses.

  • Design evidence-based professional learning that supports excellence in teaching.

  • Apply reflective practice as a practitioner-researcher.

Admission Requirements

No GRE required

Unlike many other online M.Ed. programs, we don't require GRE scores for admission.  We know teachers work hard enough, so there's no need to take additional tests prior to the admittance into the program.

Graduate applicants to Goodwin University are required to:

  • Complete a graduate application for admission.

  • Pay a $50 non-refundable application fee (waiver for Goodwin University graduates.

  • Submit an official or unofficial transcript verifying receipt of a bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the equivalent of this degree from another country with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.

  • Submit an official or unofficial transcript from your most recent degree earned (this may be from prelicensure) with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. 

  • Applicants with less than a 3.0 GCPA may be considered for conditional admittance into the program under certain circumstances.

  • Provide a professional resume.

  • Submit proof of immunizations (Measles, Mumps, Rubella, and Varicella).

All applications to the M.Ed. program must:

  • Interview with the program directors and/or faculty for admittance.

  • Provide strong recommendations highlighting excellence in the applicants' previous teaching experience. 

  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA to graduate once accepted into the program.


Education, Master of Education

Requirements List

LUE 601Social Foundations of Education


LUE 605Contemporary Issues in Urban Education


LUE 610Teacher Leadership: Theory and Practice


LUE 615Curriculum Theory


LUE 620Effective Learning Environments


LUE 625Classroom-Based Assessment


LUE 630Instructional Coaching


LUE 635Leading Professional Learning


LUE 640Participatory Action Research and Appreciative Inquiry Capstone


Total Credit Hours: 30