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

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.
Monday - Tuesday

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday - 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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