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.
Next start date: 08/18/2022
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:
- Applied behavior analysis.
- Autism spectrum disorders.
- Early childhood education.
- Educating multilingual learners.
- Gifted education.
- Global education.
- Learning design and technologies.
- Literacy education.
- Teaching pedagogy.
Or, you can choose one of the above MLFTC focal areas and one of the below focal areas from our partner colleges:
- Business (W.P. Carey School of Business)
- 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).
- Technical writing and communication (College of Integrative 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.
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.
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.
Measurement, Data Display, Interpretation and Experimental Design
Concepts and Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis
Behavior Assessment in Applied Behavior Analysis
Theories of Data and Society
Foundations of Autism Spectrum Disorders
Family Centered Practices
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:
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.
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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