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 SE
Lacey, WA 98503

Office hours
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday - Friday

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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