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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Quick facts

Next start date: 10/12/2020


Total classes: 10

Weeks per class: 7.5-15

Total credit hours: 30

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Advance your teaching career with a 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’ll take an introductory research and evaluation course, then choose eight electives that relate to your focal areas. The program culminates with an applied project in which you’ll design and develop an inquiry study. The study should address one or more problems related to your focal areas. You should anticipate needing access to a learner to complete coursework.

Education master’s focus areas may include:

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

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.

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

Introduction to Research and Evaluation in Education


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

Measurement, Data Display, Interpretation and Experimental Design


Elective

Foundations of Autism Spectrum Disorders


Elective

Family Centered Practices


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.

Application requirements

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One of the best teacher’s colleges in the nation, completely online

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College brings people and ideas together to increase the capabilities of individual educators and the performance of education systems. ASU is ranked #17 in the world in the subject area of education, according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities. Our college is ranked in the top 20 in the nation, according to the U.S. News & World Report 2020 Best Online Programs rankings. These peer-reviewed programmatic honors include:

#1


Curriculum and Instruction.

#1


Instructional Media.

#2


Educational Administration.

#3


Special Education.

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