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Dominican University

A Tradition of Academic Excellence is Within Reach!

Located in River Forest, Illinois, just west of downtown Chicago, Dominican University has been providing high-quality education in a private university setting for over a century.

Dominican University’s School of Education is is rooted in the Catholic Dominican tradition of excellence and is committed to providing holistic adult growth and development while encouraging respect for other traditions. One of the core missions of the Dominican Order is to address the needs of society through teaching.

Pioneers in Education Since 1901

Founded in 1901 as St. Clara College, the university was one of the first in the United States to provide women with a complete curriculum that included studies in math and science. In addition, the university established one of the first study abroad programs in the country in 1925.

Attend Our Graduate School of Education Online

Dominican University’s distance learning Master of Arts in Education degree programs continue this pioneering spirit by empowering teachers worldwide with the latest advances in education online.

Each of the university’s graduate degree programs is built on a solid foundation that integrates the core values of rigorous scholarship, collaborative leadership and a commitment to service. These programs reflect the Dominican University’s mission to prepare students to pursue truth, to give compassionate service and to participate in the creation of a more just and humane world. As a teacher, you are in a unique position to achieve this mission because you have the opportunity to shape young minds and foster the values of scholarship, leadership and service that will give your students the foundation to make a real difference in their communities and in the world.

Visit http://www.dom.edu to learn more about Dominican University’s graduate School of Education on-campus programs or contact us today to discuss how you can quickly and affordably earn your master’s in education degree 100% online.

Join the Community of Stars!

With 11 NCAA varsity sports programs that compete in the Northern Athletics Conference, Dominican University gives its students and supporters plenty to cheer about. The Stars have achieved impressive results, most notably three straight conference titles in men’s soccer, as well as seven consecutive bids to the NCAA men’s soccer championships. Dominican University sets the standard for excellence on and off the field. Click here for the latest news about the Stars.


Dominican University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools as a baccalaureate and graduate degree-granting institution. The undergraduate and graduate programs of the School of Education are approved by the Illinois State Board of Education. All of these accrediting agencies recognize that the curriculum of Dominican University’s School of Education is grounded in a firm theoretical foundation, exhibits the highest standards of scholarship and requires real-world application.


Dominican University is active in the following organizations that influence education policy and direction: American Council on Education, Association of American Colleges, Council of Independent Colleges, National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, Association of American Higher Education, Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, Federation of Independent Illinois Colleges and Universities, Associated Colleges of Illinois, National Catholic Educational Association, College Entrance Examination Board, Illinois Association of Private Colleges for Teacher Education, Illinois Association of Colleges of Teacher Education and the Council of Exceptional Children.

The current Dominican University Online Catalog is your complete guide to all policies