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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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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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Saint Marys University of Minnesota

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota's Online Master's Programs

At Saint Mary's, we take pride in offering online graduate degrees designed to complement the schedules of working adults like you. Get an affordable, convenient education from a top-ranked university that's grounded in real-world applications.


Concordia University - Portland

Concordia University - Portland offers several fully online 14-month Master of Education (M.Ed.) programs and a fully online Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) program.

  • M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: Social Studies
  • M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: Common Core State Standards Instructional Leader
  • M.Ed. in Career and Technical Education
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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).

  • MS in Education - Secondary Education
  • MS in Education - Special Education - Master's Only
  • MS in Special Education - Special Education and Wilson Reading System Certification
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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.


George Mason University

Mason is committed to creating a more just, free and prosperous world. Located in one of the most important political, economic and intellectual hubs in the world, we accept our responsibility to serve others: to help our students succeed, enrich the life of our community, and contribute to solving some of the most complex global problems of our time.

  • 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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Liberty University

100% Online & No Standardized Testing

  • Master of Education: Teaching and Learning: English
  • M.Ed. Teaching & Learning: History
  • Master of Arts: History: Comprehensive Track
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George Washington University

GW's Graduate School of Education and Human Development offers online Graduate Education Master’s programs that prepare leaders like you for research, policy, and practice in the fields of teaching, leadership and administration and education technology.

  • Master of Arts in Education and Human Development in Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Master of Arts in Education and Human Development in Interdisciplinary Secondary Transition Services
  • Master of Arts in Education and Human Development in Educational Technology Leadership
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Purdue University

Purdue University offers a strong foundation of tradition and history.


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