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$7,500 Masters of Arts in Education Tuition Benefit for Harmony Academy Educators

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National University is excited to offer a Master of Arts in Education with a Social Emotional Learning emphasis for Harmony Academy teachers, for a flat degree rate of $7,500. Designed for educators who are interested in advancement in educational fields, the MAE program offers customized study in the development of professional competencies.

SEL Emphasis Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Evaluate social emotional learning theories and evidence-based practices.
  • Self-reflect about own knowledge and skills of evidence-based practices.
  • Create a full research proposal in the area of SEL to include research questions, literature review, methodology, and reflection.


  • Maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA throughout the program
  • Complete program in 18 months – The 10-course program must be completed within 18 months of application to NU. Scholarship recipients who fail to complete all required coursework within 18 months will be charged the effective graduate tuition rate for all courses taken after the 18-month period.
  • Complete a no-cost Harmony online training module
  • Click here to complete your application

Harmony Academy SEL Learning Resource Hub

As a leader in social and emotional learning, National University offers resources and programs designed to enhance student learning outcomes and increase educator impact in the classroom and beyond. Explore social and emotional learning resources from Harmony Academy below:

Elementary School SEL Program

Harmony is an SEL program for Pre-K to 6th grade students, accessible online and at no cost. With Harmony’s resources, tools, strategies, and product training and support, you can foster the knowledge, skills, and attitudes students need to develop healthy identities and relationships. Further your SEL implementation with Harmony Professional Learning’s training on the intersections of SEL, equity, academic integration, and adult SEL.

Professional Learning for Educators

Develop your teaching and SEL skills with Harmony Professional Learning’s no-cost, on-demand courses and deeper professional learning opportunities. Harmony Professional Learning celebrates and develops inspirational educators while supporting SEL and inspirational instruction in the Pre-K to 12th classroom. Harmony Professional Learning allows you to promote adult SEL and dig deeper with your SEL implementation, working collaboratively with Harmony.

Why Choose National University?

National University is a great choice for working professionals because it offers:

  • A flexible one-course-per-month format that provides concentrated learning so you can focus on one subject at a time and complete a full course in a single month.
  • Year-round enrollment so you can start your education whenever your personal and work schedules allow.
  • Online options that give you the choice of taking classes at any time online.
  • Regionally accredited* by the WASC Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities, which means your classes and instructors meet high standards and your education is respected and transferable.
  • A nonprofit, private university environment that is focused on helping you to succeed in reaching your educational goals and achieving career success.
  • More than 75 programs to choose from to advance your knowledge and skills

About National University

Founded in 1971, National University is among the largest, private, nonprofit universities in California. With more than 230,000 alumni, National University is dedicated to making lifelong learning opportunities accessible, challenging, and relevant to a diverse population of students. Three colleges, the Sanford College of Education, the College of Law and Public Service, and the College of Letters and Sciences, offer more than 75 graduate and undergraduate degrees and 23 teacher credentials. Programs are offered at locations throughout California and across the nation and are also available online. National University is headquartered in La Jolla, California.

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* WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

National University, a California-based institution, makes continual efforts to comply with state authorization regulations governing out-of-state educational activities and to obtain required approvals. Since these regulations vary by state and change over time, all National University programs are not available to students in every state.