Join us at the Virtual Graduate Recruitment Fair on October 26, 2023 from 1pm – 4pm, CST



The Master of Science in Education Program at Northwestern University is committed to developing a community of educators–including aspiring teachers, faculty/staff, mentor teachers, and teacher leaders–of the highest caliber who see teaching as a scholarly, complex endeavor that requires an understanding of the intertwined nature of theory and practice. Our program works in partnership with a variety of K-12 schools including Chicago Public Schools and other districts in the Chicagoland area. Our vision is to enable the development of educators who are committed and well-prepared to advance equity and social justice-based learning environments, engage within and across communities, understand learning and development, and foster subject matter sense-making.

The MSEd Program has concentrations for those who are seeking to earn their initial teaching license (Elementary and Secondary Teaching), study the design of learning environments (Learning Sciences), and learn about a variety of topics within the field of education (Educational Studies).

We will be recruiting at the October 26, 2023 Virtual Teacher Recruitment Fair, and invite you to visit our representatives.



Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy (SESP) is committed to building culturally thriving and sustainable communities that nurture individual and collective well-being and affirm justice in the world. We aspire to do this by committing to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusiveness in everything we do. This means building and supporting an intellectual community that welcomes every individual, inclusive of culture, religious beliefs, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, ability, age, or socioeconomic status.  We strive to promote an environment that fosters a deep sense of belonging, in part by welcoming ideas and beliefs from a wide variety of perspectives. And as the School of learning, leadership, and policy, we value dialogue, respect, and fairness in all our interactions.

At Northwestern’s Master of Science in Education Program, we believe that diversity – of background, identity, belief, interest, expertise – is essential to learning and to a healthy society. We also believe in convening a community of open-minded individuals who are eager to benefit from and contribute to the world of perspectives represented on campus and beyond. The world needs educators who can weave together the assets of students’ past, present and future experiences across settings to help them develop into strong leaders of subject-matter who strive to address inequities and power relations of systemic racism, sexism, socioeconomic classism, heteronormativity, ableism, and other forms of human oppression.



The Master of Science in Education Program has fellowships targeted specifically toward minoritized groups There are also additional fellowships targeted for specific subject areas, such as STEM or Elementary Teaching , although we do prioritize candidates from underrepresented groups for ALL of our fellowships. Lastly, the MSEd Program offers 1-2 graduate assistantships each year, which preference given to candidates who will be in the program for two years or more.

Online Application Process

Master of Science in Education Program
School of Education & Social Policy
Northwestern University
618 Garrett Place
Evanston, IL 60208