Online Master of Arts in Education

Ready to broaden your knowledge and develop a unique identity as an educator? If so, the online master’s in education enables you to customize your coursework based on your professional goals. You’ll choose two focal areas and gain a broad perspective of current educational practices and challenges in the field.

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Next start date: 01/10/2022


Total classes: 10

Weeks per class: 7.5-15

Total credit hours: 30

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Advance your teaching career with an online master’s degree

The online master’s degree in education prepares certified teachers and professionals working in education to advance their careers. As a student, you'll choose courses based on two focal areas to meet your personal and professional goals. You have two options when selecting your focal areas:

You can choose two of the following Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College focal areas:

  • Advanced analytics.
  • Applied behavior analysis.
  • Autism spectrum disorders.
  • Early childhood education.
  • Educating multilingual learners.
  • Gifted education.
  • Global education.
  • Learning design and technologies.
  • Literacy education.

Or, you can choose one of the above MLFTC focal areas and one of the below focal areas from our partner colleges:

  • Data and society (New College of Interdisciplinary Sciences and Arts).
  • Digital audience strategies (Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication).
  • Social justice and human rights (New College of Interdisciplinary Sciences and Arts).

The program culminates with an applied project in which you’ll design and develop an inquiry study that addresses one or more problems related to your focal areas. You should anticipate needing access to a learner to complete coursework.

Why earn a master’s in education online?

 

You can earn a master’s degree in education completely online in as few as 16 months. You’ll gain a broad perspective of current educational practices and challenges. You’ll also have a deeper understanding of your focal areas and develop essential skills for education professionals. These skills include effective communication, collaboration, leadership, advocacy and innovation.

Your newfound skills and expertise will help you meet your professional goals, whether you’re working with children, youth or adults in nonprofit settings, community institutions, civic organizations or businesses. Through this program, you’ll also develop a unique identity as an educator who's capable of meeting the needs of diverse learners.

Will this master’s certify me to teach?

 

The master’s in education doesn’t qualify students to become a certified K–12 teacher. The program is designed for certified teachers and professionals who already have some level of professional experience in the field of education. Yet, individuals who want to start a new career in education can benefit from this degree as well. The program will give them professional knowledge to start a new job in a variety of noncertified education positions.

Online students must contact their state department of education to confirm this program meets the educational standards put forth by their state and that they are eligible to apply.

ASU offers programs that lead to professional licensure with the state of Arizona and may allow graduates to be eligible for licensure in other states. Please check the professional licensure list for Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College to determine if this program meets requirements in your state. Note that not all programs within the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College lead to professional licensure. Speak with an enrollment coach for more information.

Will my education degree say 'online'?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.

Why earn a Master of Arts in education?

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Master’s courses in education

The master’s in education curriculum has two required courses, including an introduction to research and evaluation and an applied project. As a student, you have the freedom to customize your coursework and choose eight electives that align with your two focal areas and future goals as an educator. Browse some of the featured courses for the graduate program below.


Required

Applied Project


Elective

Measurement, Data Display, Interpretation and Experimental Design


Elective

Concepts and Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis


Elective

Behavior Assessment in Applied Behavior Analysis


Elective

Theories of Data and Society


Elective

Foundations of Autism Spectrum Disorders


Elective

Family Centered Practices


Elective

Appropriate Instructional Methodologies for Young Children


What can I do with a master’s in education?

The master’s degree in education helps certified teachers and education professionals advance in their current roles. For instance, you could be a teacher who wants to gain advanced expertise to support school needs. Or you could be a staff member at a community college who wants to develop skills in instructional design. The master’s in education will help you understand how children and adults learn to better meet their needs. Job titles potential students may hold will vary but could include:

Behavior specialist

Certified teacher

Curriculum designer

Curriculum director

Education program manager

Education subject matter expert

Instructional designer

Team lead (K–12 schools)

Learn with advanced lecturers and teachers in education

The faculty of Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College draws from a range of academic disciplines – including cognitive science, psychology and economics – to gain insight into important questions about the process of learning, the practice of teaching and the effects of education policy. The faculty is committed to connecting research to schools and other learning environments. Our teacher and leadership preparation programs combine scholarly rigor with practical application.

Learn with advanced lecturers and teachers in education

The faculty of Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College draws from a range of academic disciplines – including cognitive science, psychology and economics – to gain insight into important questions about the process of learning, the practice of teaching and the effects of education policy. The faculty is committed to connecting research to schools and other learning environments. Our teacher and leadership preparation programs combine scholarly rigor with practical application.

How to apply for your master’s in education

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.

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One of the best colleges of education in the nation

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College brings people and ideas together to increase the capabilities of individual educators and the performance of education systems. According to U.S. News & World Report, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College is the only U.S. college of education to rank in the top 15 in both on-campus and online graduate education degrees.

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Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

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