Our Approach

Meeting students where they are, with what they need

Northeastern’s Graduate School of Education is committed to supporting adult learning, and we value the knowledge and experience that students bring to their program of interest. Through a scholar-practitioner model, students are empowered to plot their own path with flexible schedules and self-chosen areas of learning and application.

Students aren’t required to be in residence or put their work and life on hold in order to earn their degree. Our online learning model allows students to continue working in their field of practice while earning their degree.


A network that supports and mentors 

Northeastern Graduate School of Education is committed to supporting diverse adult learning. We approach education from the perspective of working adults—people with real, complex lives and valuable knowledge. Individuals are empowered to plot their own path.

Our Graduate Education programs are geared toward experienced professionals who are focused on addressing their local challenges of practice, and the online delivery of our courses reflects our commitment to this effort. Online learning allows people to stay embedded in their community and institution so they can be agents of change. This important and powerful approach is unlike most doctorate and master's programs, which traditionally, don't allow you to keep working at your full-time job.

In addition, the Graduate School of Education has launched NExT – a global network of experiential learning educators dedicated to the growth of experiential learning practices within the K-12 classroom. Learn more about NExT here.