Master of Education Saint Martin's University

"I felt fully prepared for my new job as an administrator"

-Mike Velasquez, alumni and principal of Avanti High School

NEW** Announcement and application for the 2015-16 State-funded Intern Grant is now available here.

Deadline for grant applications is March 20, 2015.

Graduate Studies



Physical location
438 Old Main

Mailing address
Graduate Studies
5000 Abbey Way SE
Lacey, WA 98503

Office hours
9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday

Program schedule of classes

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Course delivery

Summer academy 2015

6 weeks academy

June 29 - Aug 7

Hybrid classes will meet face-to-face and online to best align with students' schedules.

Fall and spring semester

Back-to-back intern seminar and one additional class offered in a hybrid format in both fall and spring
(web and in-person)

Classes meet face-to-face on average 7 times a semester on a week night, with the rest of the courses conducted online

Suggested schedule of classes

Course Credits
Summer academy (6 weeks)
MED 653 Principles of leadership 3
MED 655 School and community relations 2
MED 657 School law for education administrators 2
MED 654 Principal as leader of learning community 3
  subtotal 10
  estimated cost ($660 credit hour*) $6,600
Fall semester
MED 650 Professional development, evaluation and supervision 3
MED 659 Internship 3
  subtotal 6
  estimated cost ($1045 credit hour*) $6,270
Spring semester
MED 656 School finance 2
MED 659 Internship 3
  subtotal 5
  estimated cost ($1045 credit hour*) $5,225
  grand total 21
  total cost for whole program* $18,095
*Costs reflect per credit hour charge for the 2014-15 academic year. Tuition usually increases by a small percentage each year starting in the fall. The prices shown should provide a ballpark amount for estimating costs.

Additional courses for the MED degree: MED 601, 607, 605, 559 and 561. Those interested in the MED degree with School Admin certification should see the MED website.

The Office of Graduate Studies

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