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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Saint Joseph's University

Founded by the Society of Jesus in 1851, Saint Joseph's University (SJU) has been developing the minds and abilities of men and women in a challenging academic environment steeped in the enriching Jesuit tradition of cura personalis (care of the entire person).

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University of the Rockies

Join the community of thought leaders at University of the Rockies. Pursue your graduate degree from the University’s School of Professional Psychology or School of Organizational Leadership.

Purdue University

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