Master of Education in Specialized Endorsements (M.Ed.)
National Louis University offers a unique opportunity for practicing teachers to obtain a master's degree while building their pedagogic content knowledge in designated teacher shortage areas as they progress through their program. Candidates choose endorsement preparation by combining two of six areas: ESL, ESL/Bilingual Education, Early Childhood Special Education, Reading, Special Education and Middle Level Mathematics. This innovative new program allows you to enhance your employability via graduate-level studies that prepare you to positively impact schools and student learning outcomes.
Learn more about NLU's Specialized Endorsements Focus Areas
- ESL/Bilingual—Students can choose from an ESL Endorsement or an ESL/Bilingual Endorsement, both of which can be combined with Early Childhood Special Education, Middle Level Mathematics, Reading or Special Education to complete the Specialized Endorsement degree.
- Middle Level Mathematics—Students can combine their Middle Level Mathematics Endorsement focus area with ESL, ESL/Bilingual or Special Education to complete the Specialized Endorsement Master's degree.
- Reading—The Reading Endorsement focus area can be paired with Early Childhood Special Education, ESL, ESL/Bilingual or Special Education to complete the Master's in Specialized Endorsement program.
NLU offers online courses in all specialized endorsements subject areas so you can earn your Master's and two endorsements completely online.