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


Our campus

Graduate Studies



Physical location
438 Old Main

Mailing address
Graduate Studies
5000 Abbey Way
Lacey, WA 98503

Office hours
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. M, W, F

9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tu, Th

Program schedule of classes

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Course delivery

Summer academy

6 weeks intensive coursework

June 30 - Aug 8

Classes meet:
8:30 am - 3:00pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

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 650 Professional development, evaluation and supervision 3
MED 654 Principal as leader of learning community 3
  subtotal 11
  estimated cost ($630 credit hour*) $6,930
Fall semester
MED 657 School law for education administrators 2
MED 659 Internship 3
  subtotal 5
  estimated cost ($990 credit hour*) $4,950
Spring semester
MED 656 School finance 2
MED 659 Internship 3
  subtotal 5
  estimated cost ($990 credit hour*) $4,950
  grand total 21
  total cost for whole program* $16,830
*Costs reflect per credit hour charge for the 2013-14 academic year. Tuition usually increases by a small percentage each year starting in the fall. Thus the total fees will likely be higher for the fall 2014 and spring 2015 courses. However, 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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