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On Campus Versus Online Masters of Education


A "Different" Education

Receiving your master's in education online may be different than, but not inferior to, receiving a campus-based degree. While you may not face-to-face interaction with your professors or classmates, access to them won't be barred by time of day or location. Many online instructors require that students participate in group projects, and students may often find online group projects easier than classroom ones. For one, emails and discussion boards allow for interaction whenever inspired, not under the constraints and anxieties of the classroom. Yet, regular participation in your online master's of education should be a key determination in your grade.

Online Classes--What to Expect

To be successful in an online class, you should anticipate the following requirements:

  • Supplying ongoing (at least weekly) contributions to an online class discussion board.
  • Maintaining regular email communication with your instructor.
  • Fulfilling all examination and paper obligations.
  • Providing thought-provoking responses to writing prompts while displaying competent grammar/writing skills.

Such requirements help to maintain the online degree's integrity.

Online Degree Credibility

Online degrees may carry the same weight as campus-based degrees, as long as the online institution is accredited. Many traditional institutions provide distance learning degree programs, and many of these make no distinction between courses earned online and those earned on-campus.

Employers may provide tuition reimbursement to their employees who attend online classes. For teachers pursuing their master's in education, online degree programs may offer the best of both worlds for both employer and employee: teachers may gain more expertise and credentials through an advanced degree, while remaining in the classroom.

Online Master's Degree in Education Programs


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Online Programs

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Keiser University

Since 1977, Keiser University has provided quality student-centered, career-focused education. Keiser University Online offers degree programs online to prepare students for in-demand professions.

  • Master of Science in Education
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Liberty University

100% Online & No Standardized Testing

  • Master of Education: Teaching and Learning: English
  • M.Ed. Teaching & Learning: History
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Northcentral University

Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.

  • MEd - Reading 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
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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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University of New England Online

UNE Online, through the College of Graduate and Professional Studies, strives to enhance, expand and enrich learning opportunities in online programs.

  • MS in Education in Literacy (K-12)
  • MS Education in Inclusion Education
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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.


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 Career and Technical Education
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