Local students earn Master’s Degree from Northwestern College

Friday, June 4, 2021

Emily Krakau and Keisha Trimble were among 129 graduate students who were awarded a Master of Education degree from Northwestern College during commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 8.

Glenn Van Ekeren, a 1974 graduate of Northwestern College who is president of Vetter Health Services, gave the commencement address. He is a prolific author and motivational speaker.

Krakau, of Alta, graduated with a master’s degree in early childhood. Trimble, of Storm Lake, graduated with a master’s degree in early childhood.

Northwestern’s M.Ed. program offers instruction in eight tracks—early childhood, early childhood + endorsement, educational administration + principal endorsement, master teacher, special education, special education + endorsement, teacher leadership and teaching history—that are designed to be completed in two years or less. The program exists entirely online and qualifies graduates for positions like lead teachers, peer coaches, and jobs at AEAs, colleges and nonprofit educational organizations. It is ranked second among the nation’s Top Low-Cost Online Master’s Programs by BestMasterDegrees.com.

Northwestern College is a Christian college of more than 1,500 students in Orange City, Iowa. Rated a top-10 Midwestern college by U.S. News & World Report magazine, Northwestern provides an education committed to standout academics and a Christ-centered worldview.