Earning an Online Master's Degree in Education

Master's in Education: The Benefits

For teachers in many states, a master's degree is mandatory to remain in the profession. But even in states that don't require it, a master's in education is preferred, so incentives make getting the degree profitable. First, most teachers with master's degrees earn higher salaries than teachers with bachelor's degrees and equal experience. Also, all U.S. states require their teachers to earn continuing education credits to keep their licenses current; graduate coursework generally can be used to fulfill these requirements. Further, earning a master's in education can expand academic preparedness and student management skills, thus enhancing the effectiveness as an educator.

Career Opportunities

Earning a master's in education can open the door to diverse career opportunities. In addition to classroom teaching, careers include administration, guidance counseling, and library science. Many experienced teachers choose to earn master's degrees that take them out of the classroom and into other, more lucrative educational venues.

Online Education

If you're considering earning your master's in education online, perhaps it's the flexibility that appeals to you. Many students pursuing online degree programs remain in current jobs, or stay at home with children, while earning their degrees. Such flexible education delivery offers a clear advantage over commuting to campus on a fixed weekly timetable. Also noteworthy is a greater choice in degree programs and professors. Not everyone lives near that "ideal" college or university that best matches their personalities and preferences, and relocating isn't always an option. With online education, a myriad of choices leads to a better fit, all the while steering online students toward the same goals as a classroom setting offers.

Online Master's Degree in Education Programs

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George Washington University

At the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences, we prepare progressive leaders across disciplines to meet the challenge of developing and delivering health care to diverse populations. Our flexible, online programs are designed to advance the careers of health professionals in the areas of Clinical Research Administration, Health Care Quality and Regulatory Affairs.

  • Master of Arts in Education and Human Development in Interdisciplinary Secondary Transition Services
  • Master of Arts in Education and Human Development in Special Education for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners
  • Master of Arts in Education and Human Development in Educational Leadership and Administration
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Liberty University

100% Online & No Standardized Testing

  • Master of Arts: History: Comprehensive Track
  • Master of Education: Program Specialist: Reading Specialist
  • Master of Education: Teaching and Learning: English
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Columbia International University

For nearly a century, Columbia International University has educated people from a biblical worldview to impact the nations with the message of Christ. 

  • Master of Education (Instruction & Learning)
  • Ph.D. in Educational Leadership
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Northcentral University

Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.

  • MEd - Reading Education
  • Special Education - Master of Education
  • Instructional Leadership - Master of Education
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California University of Pennsylvania

Recognized by the U.S. News and World Report for: Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s 2017, Best Online Programs, Grad Education 2017 and Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s for Veterans 2017

  • Early Childhood Education (Master of Education) - Online
  • Advanced Studies in Secondary Education & Teacher Leadership (Master of Education) - Online
  • Administrative Program for Principals (Master of Education) - Online
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Pacific Oaks College

Pacific Oaks College values the experience students bring with them into the classroom. Our faculty will help you fuse your personal and professional experiences with new theories and concepts in a variety of fields.

  • M.A. Education with Preliminary Education Specialist Instruction Credential
  • Preliminary Education Specialist Credential
  • Multiple Subject English Learner Teaching Credential
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Post University Online

At Post University, we believe you shouldn’t have to put your life on hold to further your education.

  • Master of Education - TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
  • Master of Education in Teaching & Learning
  • Master of Education (M.ED.)
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Saint Marys University of Minnesota

At Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, we take pride in offering online graduate degrees designed to complement the schedules of working adults like you.

  • Master of Arts in Special Education
  • Master of Arts in Educational Leadership
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Purdue University

Purdue University offers a strong foundation of tradition and history, an environment of intellectual curiosity and discovery, and a supportive, student-centered approach to learning.

Queens University of Charlotte

Queens University of Charlotte was founded in 1857 on a devotion to serving students, and has brought that same devotion to its online community with an innovative online learning system, personalized student support, and the same faculty that teach in the campus programs.

Saint John's University

St. John’s is a Catholic Vincentian University that prepares students for personal and professional success in today’s global society.

  • Ph.D. in Literacy
  • Ph.D. in Literacy: Educational Leadership
  • Ph.D. in Literacy: Literacy
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University of Delaware Online

The University of Delaware’s tradition of proven academic excellence in online learning brings together expert faculty, experiential learning, and the flexible access online learning offers.

George Mason University

Located in Fairfax, Virginia, George Mason University is the largest public research university in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

  • Master of Education in Special Education, specializing in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Master of Education in Special Education, specializing in Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder Certificate
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Keiser University Graduate School

Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.  Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience.

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