Master of Education in Education Studies

The program is designed for individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree in education, or a closely related field, and who want to broaden and deepen their professional skills and competencies without seeking certification. The program provides students with an opportunity to pursue coursework at the master’s level without additional internship requirements.

Program of Study
The program features an individualized plan of study designed to meet students’ career needs and goals by developing an area of concentration in fields like:

  • Counseling and School Psychology
  • Educational Administration 
  • Early Childhood Education 
  • Elementary Education 
  • Middle/Secondary Education 
  • Special Education
  • Reading

This is a 39-credit program, which includes a six-credit project in each program of study. Click on the View Curriculum icon above for required and individualized courses.

Courses are offered in 7-week or 14-week terms. There are a total of six 7-week terms per year (two terms in each of the fall, spring, and summer semesters). 14-week terms are offered once per semester in the fall, spring, and summer.

Facilities and Resources
Rivier’s Education Center is one of the finest facilities of its kind in northern New England. The Education Center houses the Cho Educational Resource Center, an extensive K-12 curriculum library with recently published textbooks, educational software, a parenting resource center, a children’s literature collection, videos, and more. The Education Center also includes counseling rooms with one-way observation windows.

Regina Library offers access to reference materials such as journals and online databases to support student research and learning outside the classroom.

Department of Education
Rivier's high-quality, hands-on bachelor's and master's programs prepare students for leadership roles in a global environment. For more information, visit the Department of Education.


M.Ed. in Educational Studies graduates can pursue leadership roles as:

  • Public school teachers
  • Private and charter school teachers
  • Human services professionals
  • Learning center directors
  • Corporate trainers

Rivier’s Career Development Center (CDC) provides professional advising, assistance with resume development and career planning, and job search information. For a complete list of CDC resources, .