Midland University Walker School of Education

Midland University Walker School of Education

Program Overview

At Midland University we develop innovative, collaborative, and reflective leaders.  Our students have access to talented and accessible faculty at the foremost of their fields, who work with students beyond the classroom as educators, mentors, and advisers. Our bold curriculum breaks through traditional learning barriers with innovative, real-world experiences that start day one. In conjunction with faculty, our students can plan a program of study to highlight their strengths and develop creative leadership for collaborative impact beyond the classroom.

Midland University offers a Master of Education, as well as an English as a Second Language (ESL) Endorsement for proven educators that hold a valid teaching certificate.

Our Principal Endorsement track is for educators who seek to work in administrative leadership positions, such as Principal, Assistant Principal, Superintendent, or Assistant Superintendent.

Our National Board Certified Teacher preparation track is for educators who seek to make a greater impact within their classrooms, school districts and communities.

Midland M.Ed. students may elect to complete both tracks, collectively earning their NBCT & Principal Endorsement in only three years.

Our English as a Second Language (ESL) Endorsement is a graduate level program which offers proven educators the opportunity to teach in the grade levels they are prepared, providing they hold a valid teaching certificate.

Why a Midland M.Ed.?

Hybrid Structure

Our Hybrid Model enables students to cultivate relationships with peers and faculty members through traditional in-person meetings, while combining the flexibility of online learning, to help build professional networks that start day one.

Midland M.Ed. students meet in-person on the first and sixth Saturday of each eight-week course. Cohorts begin each summer in June.

Real-World Faculty

Exceptional faculty at the foremost of their fields extend a personalized approach to learning by working with students as mentors to build strong interpersonal relationships, which fortify lifelong professional connections.

Our faculty knows students by name and genuinely care to support student’s academic success and career development.

Established partnerships with local area schools provide Midland M.Ed. students with relevant, immersive classroom experiences that start with the very first class.

Students are actively engaged in their individual learning process, which is what can be instilled in the educator’s own classroom.


With a Midland M.Ed., educators can hone their passionate practice, showcase their talents and demonstrate their dedication to their students and profession, achieving leadership impact that extends beyond the classroom.

National Board Certified Teachers and Principals are the most effective educators, who achieve:

  • Greater school system support
  • Increased compensation
  • Extended leadership opportunities within the classroom, their department, school district and community


Founded in 1883, Midland University is a liberal arts college providing relevant opportunities in more than 30 academic areas, four graduate programs, and a variety of professional studies programs to students at both their Fremont and Omaha locations. Midland's bold approach of working from the marketplace back provides students with the skills needed to learn and lead in the world with purpose.