Waldorf University’s Master of Education degree with a concentration in Social Emotional Learning equips professional educators, school administrators, and positive behavior counselors with the knowledge and skills to apply the principles of social emotional learning within the field of K–12 education. Our program helps educators learn to make subject matter more engaging and understandable for students from all backgrounds and with varying learning capabilities.

By earning your Master of Education degree with the Social Emotional Learning concentration, you will become an agent of positive transformation by incorporating and promoting the principles of:

  • Self-awareness
  • Social acceptance
  • Relationship-building
  • Inclusivity, both inside and outside the classroom

Our social emotional learning program was developed in partnership with Erin Gruwell, the award-winning author and founder of the Freedom Writers and the Freedom Writers Foundation. The assignments integrated into the program mimic real-life scenarios that educators face in the classroom as they work with students from diverse backgrounds and learning styles.

Waldorf’s Master of Education degree program with a concentration in Social Emotional Learning is only available online.

Prerequisites and Requirements

A bachelor’s degree in education and current occupation as a teacher is strongly recommended as a prerequisite. Earning a state-issued educator certification is not included in our Master of Education degree program. Please contact your state regarding the specific requirements in that state.

If you are not a licensed teacher, learn more about our licensing partner, TeacherReady®.

Why Earn Your Master of Education Degree Online at Waldorf?

Earning your Master of Education degree online from Waldorf offers you:

  • Learn at your own pace.
  • Complete your coursework on your schedule.
  • Interactivity. Collaborate with faculty and other students.

Earn Your M.Ed. Online Around Your Busy Schedule

Have work, family, or other responsibilities? Waldorf’s adaptable and user-friendly course delivery format makes it easy to earn your M.Ed. around your busy life.

Waldorf’s online courses feature the latest interactive technology and remote course delivery systems. You can learn at your own pace while still being part of the class, as you can interact with your professors and classmates.

Learn From Faculty Experts in Social Emotional Learning

Our program faculty includes a New York Times best-selling author; diversity, equity, and inclusion trainers; and social emotional learning advocates. You will learn from their professional insights as you better understand how to incorporate them into your teaching.

Master of Education Degree With Social Emotional Learning Concentration Curriculum

Your coursework will help you understand the theoretical underpinnings for social emotional learning, as well as how to help your students manage emotions, set positive goals, and extend empathy to others. You will study pedagogy and practice; incorporating what you learn into classroom, after-school and community settings; the importance of diversity and social emotional well-being; and more. 

This program is available online only.

Master's Degree Requirements

  • Completion of 36-credit hour curriculum
  • Minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA
  • Grade of B or higher in all required courses and professional electives