Waldorf University’s Master of Education degree with a Social-Emotional (SEL) concentration is designed to equip professional educators with the skills needed to apply the principles of social-emotional learning within the field of K-12 education. This program helps educators gain the knowledge and skills needed to make subject matter engaging and understandable for students from all backgrounds and with varying learning capabilities.

This graduate-level program is designed to help existing educators become agents of positive transformation through the promotion of the principles of self-awareness, social acceptance, relationship building, and inclusivity both inside and outside of the classroom. This program was designed in partnership with Erin Gruwell, award-winning author and founder of the Freedom Writers Foundation, and the Freedom Writers.

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

A bachelor’s degree in education and current occupation as a teacher is strongly recommended as a prerequisite. A state-issued educator certification is not included in this degree program and prospective students are recommended to contact the certifying states regarding the specific requirements in the respective state. Please contact our admissions department if you have any questions concerning the program.

Note this program is designed for licensed teaching professionals. If you are not licensed, you can learn learn more about our licensing partner, TeacherReady®.