Masters in Education Programs
(found programs from 1133 schools)
Welcome to the most complete list on the web of schools offering Masters Degree programs in Education and Education-related subjects. As you can tell, there are quite a lot of programs, from quite a lot of schools.
Since nobody wants to scroll through that many schools on one page, we decided to break them up by state - scroll down to see links to the listings of Masters programs in each state. We have also listed a number of popular schools offering online Masters in Education programs.
If you’re looking to become a teacher, you should also check out our directory of Alternative Certification Programs. Some of these programs grant Masters degrees, and some just grant certificates, but they’re all tailored exclusively for people who already have Bachelors degrees and want to enter the teaching profession. The listings below and in the States pages include many Masters in Education programs that are open to non-teachers, but a number of these are "non-classroom" type programs that are more oriented towards academic research. The Alternative Certification Page is a better place to start if you want to become a teacher.
Distance learning pioneer offering online masters programs in Special Ed, Learning Technologies, and more
Offers a wide range of Masters, Ed.S., and Doctorate level programs in Education
Ranked in Top 15 Education Schools in the country by U.S. News & World Report, 2012 - offers Master of Arts in Teaching programs in a number of subjects
Accredited, fully-online school that offers a number of Masters in Education programs
In the videos below, EducationDegree.com speaks with Dr. Ken Hartman of Drexel University Online and Dean Rafaella Borasi of the University of Rochester's Warner School of Education.
What Else do I Need to Know About Masters in Education Programs?
As you may have read elsewhere on this site, there can be lots of differences between individual states as far as teacher licensing requirements, reciprocity with other states, and so forth. One thing you should absolutely do is check out the Department of Education website for the state you want to teach in (the States links in the sidebar to the left will take you to pages that have links to the Departments of Education for each state).
Online Master's Degree in Education Programs
Sorting through the countless online master's degree in education programs that have popped up in the last decade or so can be overwhelming. How can you tell which programs are the best?
First, you'll need to decide whether an online program is right for you. The chief benefit of pursuing an all-online degree is convenience. If you're already teaching full-time and have family or other obligations filling up your nights, then the freedom to work at your own pace may be attractive to you. One drawback to an online degree is a lack of face-time with instructors. Think back to your time in high school and college. If you learned more from being in class than you did from reading textbooks on your own, then you may want to consider a traditional, on-campus degree program instead.
Next, you'll want to consider why you're pursuing your master's. If your primary goal is to get the salary bump that typically accompanies an advanced degree, then you may end up basing your decision largely on cost. But if you want your degree to provide new career opportunities and professional development, you'll want to look closely at the academic reputation of each program.
You may want to ask your school district which programs other teachers have had good experiences with. Search for reviews online, too. If large numbers of former students from a particular online teaching program say they didn't feel supported or didn't learn much, you'll probably want to look at a different school.
There are online master's degrees in teaching available in practically every conceivable concentration, from school leadership to special education. Structures and timelines vary, but online master's programs in education typically take between 18 and 24 months to complete and require around 30 credit hours of coursework in addition to a final research project or portfolio.
As a rule, it’s a good idea to contact multiple schools that offer the program you’re considering, so you can compare the programs in terms of cost, time commitment, and other factors. You might be surprised at how much variation there can be between different schools. Good luck!
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