Program Cost

The 2017-2018, 14-month MAE program is either 36 semester hours (secondary endorsements) or 38 semester hours (elementary endorsement) from summer 2017 through summer 2018 at a program price of $875 per semester hour. An additional 4 credits is required if choosing the thesis option.

Tuition is based on a cohort model.  The tuition covers the costs of this program only. Costs/courses for endorsements are not included in the cohort price.  Students must complete the program with their cohort to remain eligible for cohort pricing.

Additional fees may include: State-mandated Assessments, Certification Fee, Fingerprinting, Graduation Fee, Placement File, Thesis Binding, etc.

Total program cost: $31,500 to $33,250

2017 MAE Elementary Track Cost Sheet in PDF format

2017 MAE Secondary Track Cost Sheet in PDF format

Breakdown of costs by year / term:

Program schedule and course listing page

SUMMER 2017: $10,500
12 credit hours of coursework.

FALL 2017: 
$7,000 or $8,750
8 credit hours of coursework (secondary track) or 10 credit hours coursework (elementary track)

JANUARY term 2018 (J-term): $3,500
4 credit hours

SPRING 2018: $7,000
8 credit hours

SUMMER 2018: $3,500 or $7,000
4 credit hours (non-thesis option) or 8 credit hours (thesis option)

The 2017-2021, Alternative Routes MAE with Secondary Certification is 36 semester hours. The certificate portion of the MAE-ARC is 19 semester hours from summer 2017 to spring 2018. After completion of the certificate portion of the MAE-ARC, students have 3 years to complete the remaining 17 credits required of the MAE degree by Spring 2021.

The option to complete a thesis for pass/fail credit will add 4 additional credits to the degree.

The cost is $825 per semester hour.

Tuition is based on a cohort model. The tuition covers the costs of this program only. Costs and courses for endorsements are not included in the cohort price. Students must complete the program with their cohort to remain eligible for this special tuition pricing.

Additional fees may include: State-mandated Assessments, Certification Fee, Fingerprinting, Graduation Fee, Placement File, Thesis Binding, etc.

Total program cost:  $29,700

English Language Learners and Special Education endorsement options represent an additional tuition cost. Students will complete the Summer Endorsements @ PLU Continuing Education sequence in the summer as directed by the Academic Advisor.

Breakdown of costs by year / term:

Program schedule and course listing page

SUMMER 2017: $5,775
7 credit hours of coursework.

FALL 2017: 
$4,950
6 credit hours of coursework

SPRING 2018: $4,950
6 credit hours of coursework

Remaining coursework to be finished by Spring 2021: $14,025
17 credit hours of coursework. Must be completed within 3 years of start of program.