Master of Education

Leaders in the classroom.

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Hone your skills as an educator with a Master of Education degree. You’ll receive advanced training in classroom instruction and student learning, discovering how to engage students at every level and from diverse backgrounds.

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Earn your master’s in education.

Program Highlights

Real-world knowledge. Supportive learning.

This program focuses on practical application of teaching and learning best practice and teacher leadership—all supported by Friends University’s knowledgeable faculty and helpful resources.

Academic Resources

Access to library and academic support services

Interactive Classrooms

Collaborative instruction in interactive classroom environments

Passionate Faculty

Accessible educators with real-world experience and expertise

Hands-On Application

Implement education techniques in a real-world classroom environment


Networking opportunities with alumni and education professionals

Career Services

Helpful career guidance

Learn on campus or online.

Costs & Value

Getting a Master of Education degree has great long term success and value. With the competitive advantage, higher salary and real world experience that comes from a graduate degree, it only makes sense to pursue a graduate degree! Did you know that those with a graduate degree earn almost 20% more than those that only have an undergraduate degree? Read more reasons why it pays to get a graduate degree.


Focus Areas

Choose from two tracks within the Master of Education degree:

Master of Education in Teaching & Learning

Specialize in best methods for delivering meaningful feedback in the classroom. Learn how to create engaging curriculum for students in pre-k through 12th grade, and discover how to better communicate and collaborate with colleagues. Each graduate student pairs with a faculty advisor to design an individualized plan for a relevant and applicable research study. Most Master of Education in Teaching & Learning courses are offered in eight-week timeframes, either on campus or online.

P-12: Special Education High Incidence

This program is for you if already possess a teaching license and want to teach pre-K through 12th grade students with high-incidence disabilities. You’ll learn how to adapt curriculum to fit the needs of all students. This licensure track will allow you to complete the Kansas Department of Education licensure requirements. 

This program is approved by the Kansas State Department of Education and accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Enrollees learn best practices for working with disabled students, including:

  • Addressing disabled students
  • Constructing individualized instructional strategies
  • Creating positive social and environmental interactions
  • Conducting assessments of learning, behavior and environment
  • Communicating and collaborating with professionals, family members and community members

Those wishing to become Special Education teachers in Wichita’s USD259 school district can get help funding their education. Wichita Public Schools will reimburse up to $9,500 to earn your endorsement. This includes tuition, fees, and required text books paying for up to 6 credit hours per semester. Learn more by clicking the button below:

For information on completers for Special Education, view the PDF.

Specialize in the Science of Reading

Friends University and the Phillips Fundamental Learning Center (PFLC) have joined forces to effectively prepare teachers to teach those with reading difficulties. The joint partnership will allow teachers pursuing their Master of Education at Friends University to apply their elective hours toward the new Dyslexia and Literacy Interventionist Concentration. Specific graduate credit courses will be offered through PFLC. Every school needs a Dyslexia and Literacy Interventionist. Be the one who makes an impact on the success of your students. Learn to implement Structured Literacy to help struggling readers in your teaching practice.

“Friends University made me feel welcome from day one. Even though I was completing my classes online I feel like the teachers took their time to get to know me and really worked with me. The class sizes were smaller which made learning together ideal. I loved that I was able to choose the workshops that I wanted. I loved my experience and never had any problems. In fact I loved it so much that I convinced three other teachers from my school to join! They are so excited and cannot wait to get started!”

Brandi Siebenaler, USD 253

“I am glad that I took the leap to get my Master’s degree from Friends University. The assignments, discussions, and content I am learning pertains to the everyday classroom. My professors are knowledgeable and strive to meet the needs of the teachers they are educating. It is crazy to think I will have my Master’s degree in one year’s time. I can’t wait to see where my journey takes me!”

Amber Navarro, USD 253

“Friends University has been the “gift that keeps on giving.” I continue to be impressed by the variety shown in the teacher workshop offerings. They are timely and critical to strengthening the level of expertise in my teaching craft. Based on these workshops and the summer graduate class offerings, I am able to return to my school in the fall with impactful lessons, technology strategies to enhance my instruction and leadership ideas for my team.”

Ramona Kee-Adams, Master of Education in Teaching & Learning Graduate
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“One of my biggest frustrations is completing work that I don’t think I will ever need later in life – “busy work”. With this program, essentially everything was directly applicable, because the assignments were flexible enough to directly fit into my current teaching.”

Brian Skinner, METL Graduate, USD 373 High School Special Ed Teacher
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“I absolutely think this was a good investment! The material I learned has already been put into place in my classroom with ease and the student reactions have been awesome. It also allowed me to achieve a goal that I have had for myself for a long time!”

Lori Moshier, METL Graduate, Instructor
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