Contemplative Education (MA)
Contemplative Education—Master of Arts
The low-residency Contemplative Education master's degree at Naropa University is designed for classroom teachers at all levels—pre-K through college—as well as people interested in transforming teaching and learning.
Combining the study of holistic Western educational theory and philosophy with Eastern meditation practices, the low-residency MA in Contemplative Education will give you a strong foundation in contemplative teaching, curriculum development, and personal awareness.
Students who graduate with a degree in Contemplative Education are uniquely prepared to create compassionate and successful learning communities and effect meaningful educational reform—in the classroom and beyond.
Contemplative Education Master's Degree Highlights
- Learn to practice Maitri (loving kindness) Space Awareness.
- Complete and present a master's research project.
- Take classes in the afternoon or evening to accommodate your work schedule.
Concentration/Option: Education Beyond the Classroom is an option targeted primarily to non-teachers, students who are interested research, policy, and other areas.
Duration: The Contemplative Education program is a low-residency, two-year, 38-credit degree program. Students take classes as part of a cohort community.
Contemplative Education In the News
"Can Buddhist training de-stress teachers?" by Rebecca Jones, July 2, 2012, in EdNews Colorado.
- Director of preschool, Boulder, CO
- Teacher of middle school Spanish, Seattle, WA
- Director of tutoring/home schooling program, San Diego, CA
- Elementary school music teacher, Asheville, NC
- English and Spanish teacher, New York, NY K-8 principal, Denver, CO
- High school English teacher, Carlisle, PA
- Middle school teacher in an international school, South India
- Assistant principal, Sacramento, CA
- High school math teacher, Hoboken, NJ
Related Naropa Facilities and Initiatives
- The Alaya Preschool is Naropa's lab school.
- The Mary Culkin Lecture Series brings leaders in early childhood education to Naropa to speak to students, faculty and members of the educational community.