Naropa University

Contemplative Education



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MA Contemplative Education

Format: Online

Program Description:

The MA in Contemplative Education is a low-residency, professional development degree for those interested in a nonsectarian, contemplative approach to teaching and learning. This two-year program brings together the wisdom and skillful means of Eastern meditative traditions with Western holistic educational methods and insights. Based on the principles and practices of mindfulness, awareness, and compassion, the curriculum offers paths for personal nourishment, effective contemplative pedagogy, and meaningful educational reform. Students study a variety of nonsectarian spiritual approaches to teaching, learning, human development, and community building. Practicing teachers from all levels of instruction (pre-k through higher education) and non-teachers are welcome. The program schedule consists of online course work during two school years, two one-month summer sessions and a concluding summer conference.


Naropa University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 36

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 900.00 USD

Classification: Specialized Institution—Other

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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