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: 03/08/2021
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.
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 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:
Curriculum and Instruction.