Master of Arts in Education / At-Risk & Alternative Education
Marian University

Program Details

Marian’s MEd online with a focus on At-Risk and Alternative Education is tailored to educators and other professionals who have a specific interest in working with at-risk students, preparing them for successful transition into adulthood. Courses range from teaching strategies and assessment to social justice, digital literacies and intervention and prevention.

This 100% online degree is designed to be completed in just 14 months. Progress through courses offered in seven-week accelerated sessions. Finalize your degree with a capstone course.

In addition to teaching, other potential career opportunities include:

  • Social work and human services
  • Law enforcement and juvenile justice
  • Counseling and psychology
  • Church workers


  • A bachelor’s degree in education or related area from a regionally or nationally accredited program
  • Teaching license or evidence of eligibility to hold such a license
  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) or a minimum GPA of 3.30 in the last 60 credits of their undergraduate program

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission