Ranked among the top 50 graduate schools of education in the country by US News and World Report, the College of Education offers Master of Education (MEd) programs with a variety of pathways for teachers, non-teachers, scholars and practitioners alike.
Choosing an MEd program
Need help deciding which of our MEd programs is right for you? Check our guide to UIC's MEd programs.
Check out all of our master's programs:
Why choose UIC for your M.Ed.?
Faculty leadership and support
The strength of our graduate programs comes from our faculty’s talents and deep commitment to student success. Every year, at least 70% of our MEd courses are taught by faculty. Our faculty and graduate student networks reach every neighborhood of Chicago, providing our students with expansive options for pursuing community-engaged work and scholarship.
Flexible course schedule for busy students
Our master’s programs are designed with working and busy students in mind. All the MEd degrees can be completed part-time, the only exception being the accelerated 12-month program for the MEd in Science Education. All MEd courses are held in the evenings, Monday through Thursday.
None of our MEd programs require the GRE, with the exception of the Measurement, Evaluation, Statistics & Assessment (MESA) program.
Funding and awards: fellowships, grants, waivers, and more
Once you are admitted, you can apply for scholarships, grants, and graduate assistantships to cover all or part of your tuition. Funding options will depend on which program you enroll in, as well as your academic and/or professional qualifications. The UIC Graduate College is a great source of information to start learning about the many funding and award opportunities for UIC graduate students.
Master's Programs Deadlines
|Program||Spring Deadline||Summer Deadline||Fall Deadline|
|Early Childhood Education||None||None||March 15|
|Educational Policy Studies||October 1||February 1||May 15|
|Educational Studies||November 1||March 15||May 15|
|Language, Literacies & Learning||October 1||March 15||May 15 (March 15 priority deadline)|
|MESA||October 1||None||March 15|
|MESA Online||December 1||May 15||August 1|
|Science Education||November 1||February 1||May 15|
|Special Education||October 1||February 1||March 15|
|Urban Higher Education||November 1||None||May 15|
|Youth Development||None||None||March 15|