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Graduate Program Educational Studies (MEd)

Become an Effective, Engaging Teacher with an MEd in Educational Studies

Gain unique, practical experience that will help you become a more effective and engaging teacher in the Master of Education in Educational Studies program at Southern New Hampshire University.

The MEd in Educational Studies, offered on campus, is ideal for professionals who are seeking education credentials and skills but who do not need to become licensed public school teachers. It's also tailor-made for already licensed teachers seeking an advanced degree to enhance their teaching skills.

See Yourself Succeed as an Educational Studies Major

Discover innovative, inquiry-based curriculum development and instructional models that accentuate student learning. By emphasizing techniques and methodologies that apply to every level of learner, the MEd in Educational Studies will enhance your classroom teaching and training experience and prepare you for a variety of educational studies careers. You'll also learn how to:

  • Engage students of every level
  • Foster inquiry-based learning
  • Develop collaborative and immersive learning environments
  • Use the cultural context of the larger community - whether a business, public or private school or college - to develop activities that directly impact student learning
  • Participate in necessary coursework to meet your Alternative Certification Plan

As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your MEd in Educational Studies at SNHU include:

  • Supportive community. Join the SNHU campus community of students who are closely connected with faculty and staff dedicated to your success.
  • Affordability. SNHU is one of the most affordable private, nonprofit universities in New Hampshire.
  • Accessible faculty. Learn from highly credentialed faculty who are experts in their fields and interact with you in the classroom, dining hall, fitness center and the stands.
  • Efficiency and flexibility. Complete your graduate degree on campus or online in as few as 15 months, with two courses per 10-week term.
  • Minimal requirements. No GRE or GMAT required for admission. Plus, the PRAXIS I and II are not required for completion of the program.
  • Networking. Tap into our nationwide network of alumni for tips and career opportunities.
  • Campus experience. Enjoy more than 50 student clubs, champion Division II athletics and fun events on our 300-acre campus in Manchester, NH, named a "Best Place to Live" by Money magazine.

Licensure Information

This program is approved by the New Hampshire State Department of Education for Teacher Certification as leading to an endorsement in New Hampshire. Southern New Hampshire University cannot guarantee licensure, certification, endorsement or salary benefits. View disclosure information.

Admission Requirements

SNHU requires an undergraduate Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.75 (or equivalent) for admission. If you are an international student in need of a visa to study on campus, please see our international admission requirements.

Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our three 16-week graduate terms. You can apply at any time and get a decision within two weeks of submitting all required materials. To apply, simply complete our online application form.

Candidates must also submit an acknowledgement form and professional resume. Additional forms may be required depending on your background.

Careers & Outcomes

Earn your Master of Education degree and open yourself to a number of careers in education. Excelling and growing in your career as an educational administrator requires a mix of classroom experience, focus, passion and drive - and, of course, education. A master's degree automatically increases your pay in many states and gives you a competitive advantage for advancing your career.

Careers in elementary education are experiencing healthy growth. Kindergarten and elementary school teacher positions are expected to grow 6% through 2024, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Related to careers in elementary education, instruction coordinator positions are projected to grow 7% through 2024. With an MEd in Educational Studies, you'll enhance and broaden your careers opportunities.


Through the coursework and hands-on practicum, you'll learn how to apply theory and best practices to positively influence the learning environment and promote student inquiry.

Graduate Tuition

Earning your degree is a smart choice to advance your career, and investing in an affordable program increases your ROI. We keep our costs low to remove barriers between you and your goals.

University Accreditation

Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as well as several other accrediting bodies.

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