Master of Art Programs in Education

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Many students pursuing a Master of Arts degree in Education choose to do so in order to achieve higher-paying educational positions, or to advance in today’s increasingly competitive teaching environment. Others take on an MA program as a means to obtaining an even higher graduate-level degree. Regardless of one’s reasoning in obtaining an advanced degree, doing so leads to better pay and increased career opportunities within this highly competitive field.

Just what is an MA in Education? A Master of Arts degree in Education builds upon the knowledge gained in an education-based bachelor’s degree program and generally involves comprehensive study and review of topics as they relate to curriculum instruction and development, counseling and education administration. Many educational career opportunities require an advanced degree, including most school administration positions, and an MA is also required in most areas in order to obtain licensure as a professional counselor.

Students who successfully secure a Master of Arts in Education degree are generally able to command higher salaries than their less-educated counterparts, and they are often able to find work in more prestigious schools and educational institutions.

Like most educational opportunities, the cost of a Masters in Education program varies substantially based on the prestige of the program, the length of the program, the geographic area in which the program is taken and the overall reputation of the school.

Regardless of where an MA in Education is achieved, advanced degree holders often go on to work as school administrators, adult educators, higher education instructors, corporate trainers, curriculum developers or any number of other education-related positions. Many students also use it as a stepping stone toward a doctoral program.

To find the Masters in Education program that is right for you, review the numerous geographical and educational opportunities listed, or utilize the form provided to find a program best-suited to your specific needs and wants. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

 


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MA Leadership: Higher Education

Concordia University Chicago
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years October 2017 USA Chicago

Understanding the complex issues surrounding leadership is essential for anyone working in the education sector. A good leader in education should be able to execute effective strategies, explore moral and ethical dilemmas, and have an overview of various leadership theories. [+]

MA Degrees in Education. MA Leadership: Higher Education Understanding the complex issues surrounding leadership is essential for anyone working in the education sector. A good leader in education should be able to execute effective strategies, explore moral and ethical dilemmas, and have an overview of various leadership theories. This program will show you how to maintain an organic and flexible form of leadership that will help you navigate a fast-paced and increasingly global education landscape. You will graduate with improved confidence in your role, as well as new strategic foresight that will help you succeed as a leader. Course Requirements Academic Entry Requirements: Bachelor’s degree from a U.S. equivalent, regionally accredited institution GPA earned 2.85 or above English Language Proficiency: IELTS: minimum 6.0 or TOEFL: minimum 72 (internet-based)* or IELTS: minimum 5.5 plus CUC Pathway Program* or TOEFL: minimum 60 (internet-based) plus CUC Pathway Program** or equivalent. *For further clarification, please contact your dedicated educational consultant. **Upon successful completion of the CUC Pathway Program, students are fully admitted to their academic program. [-]

Master of Arts: Teaching

Sacred Heart University
Campus Full time Part time 18 - 30 months September 2017 USA Fairfield + 1 more

Sacred Heart University’s (SHU) Farrington College of Education offers a graduate program leading to a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) for those who are certified teachers in Connecticut. Designed for the classroom teacher, the MAT builds skills in areas such as classroom instruction, curriculum development and classroom management. [+]

Sacred Heart University’s (SHU) Farrington College of Education offers a graduate program leading to a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) for those who are certified teachers in Connecticut. Designed for the classroom teacher, the MAT builds skills in areas such as classroom instruction, curriculum development and classroom management. COURSE OF STUDY This master’s degree program requires completion of 33–36 credit hours of coursework. Courses may be taken on a full-time or part-time basis. Classes are scheduled during weekday evenings with some courses offered online. The program may be completed in 1.5 years of full-time study. Part-time students typically take 2 to 2.5 years of study to complete their course requirements. Those who received their initial teaching certificate through Sacred Heart University may receive credit for some coursework already completed. TEACHER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM MAT candidates gain valuable experience in our tuition-paid, full-time internship program in which we partner with numerous school districts in the local area. Interns are placed in a school system for one year to serve as instructional assistants, while pursuing their graduate studies in evening classes. Students who complete the year-long internship will receive the equivalent of 30 credits of graduate tuition applied to their Sacred Heart University student account. FARRINGTON COLLEGE OF EDUCATION The Farrington College of Education at SHU engages in preparing men and women to live in and make their contributions to the human community through promoting a culture of excellence in a changing world. Long recognized as a leader in education, the Farrington... [-]

Masters Degree Programme Learning, Learning Environments and Educational Systems

University of Turku
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Turku

Masters Degree Programme Learning, Learning Environments and Educational Systems trains you for various national and international tasks in the field of Education. The Programme is based on the strengths in research of the Faculty of Education: learning research, learning environments and research of educational systems. The degree studies will both enhance the students’ understanding of social functions of education and familiarise them with analyses on global and local relationships in educational policy. In addition, the Programme increases their understanding of learning and motivation in complex and multilevel learning environments. [+]

MA Degrees in Education. Masters Degree Programme Learning, Learning Environments and Educational Systems Get a degree in the field of education with an advanced combination of theory and practice! Masters Degree Programme Learning, Learning Environments and Educational Systems trains you for various national and international tasks in the field of Education. The Programme is based on the strengths in research of the Faculty of Education: learning research, learning environments and research of educational systems. The degree studies will both enhance the students’ understanding of social functions of education and familiarise them with analyses on global and local relationships in educational policy. In addition, the Programme increases their understanding of learning and motivation in complex and multilevel learning environments. Throughout the studies, a strong emphasis is placed on students’ research skills. The applicants also have the possibility to apply for a double degree option called the Finnish-German Master Programme in Education, where a part of the degree studies is completed at the University of Regensburg, Germany. PROGRAMME IN BRIEF Programme structure The studies are divided into different semesters and academic years as follows: Academic excellence & experience LLEES Programme is a two year Master’s degree programme which trains experts and researchers for various national and international tasks in the field of education. The Programme concentrates on the leading research of the Faculty of Education: learning research, learning environments and research of educational systems. The studies will give you an in-depth insight into education on a macro-level as well as into individual... [-]

Master of Arts in Educational Leadership

University of Roehampton Online
Online Part time 29 months United Kingdom London

During this online Master of Arts in Educational Leadership programme, you’ll explore the qualities and capabilities that make a successful educational leader. Not in terms of managing budgets or organising administration, but understanding change in an educational context, creating relevant, effective strategies for dealing with change and learning to drive positive change in culturally diverse settings. [+]

The field of education is constantly changing. Learners, communities and organisations all over the world need educational leaders with the knowledge and skills to use these changes as a platform for success. During this online Master of Arts in Educational Leadership programme, you’ll explore the qualities and capabilities that make a successful educational leader. Not in terms of managing budgets or organising administration, but understanding change in an educational context, creating relevant, effective strategies for dealing with change and learning to drive positive change in culturally diverse settings. Through self-reflection, goal setting and other practical tools, this programme seeks to equip you with the confidence and know-how to become a problem solver within different educational settings, making a difference in the lives of students, organisations and communities across the globe and taking your career prospects to the next level. Advance your career with a Roehampton Online masters programme Because we believe that learning can only be life-changing when we apply what we learn, we develop masters programmes designed to reflect the most contemporary thinking in the area of study, meaning you’ll learn skills that will be relevant to your career right now, and in the future. Learning model and programme structure Each of the Roehampton Online masters programmes has been designed to help you move forward in your life and follows the same basic structure. Every online programme is made up of seven modules and a research project. Every module lasts 12 weeks. You then have a break of approximately... [-]

MA, Higher Education Leadership

Concordia University Chicago Online
Campus or Online 22 months Open Enrollment USA Chicago

The higher education leadership curriculum encourages students to draw and build upon knowledge and experiences related to their professional work while also requiring students to develop strong research skills and a familiarity with evidence-based decision-making. While grounded in topics related to Higher Education systems in the United States, this emphasis also provides opportunities to explore the internationalization and globalization of higher education. [+]

MA Degrees in Education. The higher education leadership curriculum encourages students to draw and build upon knowledge and experiences related to their professional work while also requiring students to develop strong research skills and a familiarity with evidence-based decision-making. While grounded in topics related to Higher Education systems in the United States, this emphasis also provides opportunities to explore the internationalization and globalization of higher education. Concordia University Chicago's master of arts in leadership studies program is based on the conviction that leaders must learn to lead change so that services and deliverables are effectively, ethically and efficiently delivered to an increasingly diverse population in the context of a changing economy and rapidly developing technologies. The graduate program in leadership studies focuses on practitioner needs by linking theory to the best practices of leadership. The leadership skills that students attain while pursuing a master’s in leadership are transferrable across all types of organizations—private, for profit, nonprofit and public. The Concordia-Chicago leadership curriculum was developed to prepare students to lead organizational change and innovation, while managing the challenges of continuous change and global competition. Students who pursue their master’s in leadership may be working as or want to pursue careers as information officers, strategic planners, project managers, sales directors, military officers, hospital administrators and religious leaders. The Concordia-Chicago master of arts in leadership studies is designed for people with all types of backgrounds and interests, whether they work or want to work in the government, nonprofit, for-profit, health care, higher education,... [-]

MA in Childhood and Youth

The Open University
Online Full time Part time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Milton Keynes Buckingham + 2 more

This MA course offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of childhood and youth underpinned by a commitment to integrated practice. This qualification is designed for graduates with a background in childhood and youth studies, sociology, health and social care, anthropology, psychology or education. It would suit those already working with children and young people and wish to enhance their knowledge as well as those who wish to enter this field. You study two... [+]

MA in Childhood and Youth This MA course offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of childhood and youth underpinned by a commitment to integrated practice. This qualification is designed for graduates with a background in childhood and youth studies, sociology, health and social care, anthropology, psychology or education. It would suit those already working with children and young people and wish to enhance their knowledge as well as those who wish to enter this field. You study two compulsory 60-credit modules and gain the final 60 credits either from appropriate credit transfer or by taking 60 credits from a choice of optional modules. Educational aims This qualification aims to develop advanced theoretical and integrated practice knowledge about children and young people. It is designed for those working with or for children and young people in a wide range of settings, and for those with a general interest in the study of childhood and youth. The aims and outcomes are to: develop advanced critical analysis skills relevant to integrated practice provide the necessary concepts, theories, knowledge and skills base to understand the lives of children and young people and how this impacts on integrated practice develop appropriate analytical, research and conceptual skills needed to link theory, practice and experience. Teaching, learning and assessment methods The teaching, learning and assessment are linked to the Common Core of Skills and Knowledge for the Children’s Workforce. They are geared towards the development of professional skills through a critical engagement with policy, analysis of... [-]

Master of Arts in Teaching – Middle Grades

Liberty University Online
Online Full time September 2017 USA Lynchburg

The Master of Arts in Teaching with a cognate in Middle Grades is specifically geared toward individuals with no prior teaching experience who are interested in gaining initial teaching licensure in middle school education. [+]

MA Degrees in Education. The Master of Arts in Teaching with a cognate in Middle Grades is specifically geared toward individuals with no prior teaching experience who are interested in gaining initial teaching licensure in middle school education. You will study math, natural sciences, language acquisition, and reading skills, along with your core courses. The M.A.T. program prepares you for licensure and will ensure that student teaching requirements are met. Non-Discrimination Policy [-]

Master of Arts in Education (School Counseling)

University of North Alabama
Campus or Online Full time September 2017 USA Florence

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program qualifies students for a variety of counseling positions in the community and meets the coursework requirements for Licensed Professional Counselor status in Alabama. The School Counseling Program prepares students to serve effectively as elementary and secondary school counselors and meets the requirements for School Counselor certification/licensure in Alabama and/or other states. [+]

The Department of Counselor Education offers master's degree programs for students who have completed bachelor's degrees and are preparing themselves for employment as school or clinical mental health counselors. The School Counseling (M.A.Ed.) graduate program in the Department of Counselor Education is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) under the 2001 standards and listed on the International Registry of Counselor Education Programs. The Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.A.) program is accredited by CACREP under the 2009 standards. The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program qualifies students for a variety of counseling positions in the community and meets the coursework requirements for Licensed Professional Counselor status in Alabama. The School Counseling Program prepares students to serve effectively as elementary and secondary school counselors and meets the requirements for School Counselor certification/licensure in Alabama and/or other states. Please consult the UNA Graduate Catalog or the Department of Counselor Education for additional information regarding the degree programs in counseling. Career Options: Graduates of the Counseling program are employed in numerous settings, including the following: Colleges and Universities Department of Human Resources Hospice Mental Health Centers Nursing Homes Rehabilitation Services Substance Abuse Programs Private Practice Elementary Schools Secondary Schools [-]

Curriculum and Instruction

International University Alliance
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Boston

The Master of Arts (M.A.) degree from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction is suited for prospective students who may already have a teaching credential or equivalent professional preparation. [+]

MA Degrees in Education. School of Education Since opening in 1923, the School of Education has offered quality training for teachers of all levels and skills. Whether you are a recent high-school graduate or an adult who is looking for a career change, the Benerd School of Education has a program for you. Benerd offers a traditional college environment as well as classes designed for those who are working full-time and are exploring their life options. At the undergraduate level, programs prepare classroom teachers and special educators. At the graduate level, programs prepare instructional specialists, school psychologists, supervisors, principals, superintendents, central office personnel and leaders in higher education, non-profit and other organizations. Whether you wish to get a teaching credential, get a master's specialized in a specific area or want to become a school psychologist or top-level administrator, we have choices for you. Curriculum & Instruction The Master of Arts (M.A.) degree from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction is suited for prospective students who may already have a teaching credential or equivalent professional preparation. The M.A. degree helps students develop expertise in planning, organizing, managing, evaluating, and improving school programs through curriculum development, staff development, and research. The program helps students develop and extend their knowledge gained from advanced study in curriculum and instruction. Concentrations Curriculum and Instruction Teaching (Credential Option) The M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction is suited for undergraduates who continue at our university after the bachelor's degree in order to complete a preliminary credential, and for... [-]

MA Pre-school and Out-of-school Pedagogy: Early Childhood Education

University of Hradec Králové, Faculty of Education
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Czech Republic Hradec Králové

Early Childhood Education is a master degree study field in the frame of study programme Pre-school and Out-of-school Pedagogy,organised in the full-time form of study. [+]

Early Childhood Education is a master degree study field in the frame of study programme Pre-school and Out-of-school Pedagogy,organised in the full-time form of study. Profile of graduates and their prospective employment: Graduates in this field are equipped with the knowledge and skills in the field of pre-school children education. The program builds on a bachelor's degree and further deepens the competence in pedagogy and psychology as well as management of pre-school facilities, special education, and also includes scientific-methodical preparation. Besides the classical university education, the integral part includes practice, which takes place not only in classrooms of various kindergartens, but it also contains management practice and practice in inspection bodies. Graduates can work as a kindergarten teacher, Head Teacher/Master/Mistress of a pre-school facility, inspector, methodical worker, worker in government industry or researcher of pre-school education. Duration: 2 years (= 4 semesters/terms) Language: English Price per semester: 1800 EUR Organization of studies: Autumn/Winter term: 13 weeks from 3rd week of September + examination period Spring/Summer term: 13 weeks from 2nd week of February + examination period For more information concerning the study field, please, contact: Martin Skutil, Ph.D. University of Hradec Králové Faculty of Education, Institute of Primary and Preprimary Education e-mail: : martin.skutil@uhk.cz Admission procedure: A prerequisite for acceptance to this Master's degree is a completed bachelor's degree in Kindergarten Teacher Training or related discipline with a focus on the training/education of pre-school children. Application deadline: 30th June (for starting studies in September) A bachelor’s degree in pre-school/early childhood... [-]

Master’s Degree Programme in Media Education (Master of Social Sciences or Master of Education)

University of Tampere
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Tampere

The programme develops students’ expertise in tutoring the development of conceptual awareness and practical skills that are necessary for competence in reading and writing media, and in creating suitable learning environments in various contexts. [+]

MA Degrees in Education. Degree: Master of Arts or Master of Social Sciences, depending on specialization Duration: 2 years Extent: 120 ECTS When to apply: 1.12.2016 – 13.1.2017 Start date: August 2017 Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA students: 10 000 € / year Read more about Scholarships The focus of the programme is on developing expertise in the new discipline of media education. The discipline is formed by the linking of media literacy to information and communication technology in learning, media use and critical thinking in media saturated societies. The programme develops students’ expertise in tutoring the development of conceptual awareness and practical skills that are necessary for competence in reading and writing media, and in creating suitable learning environments in various contexts. The Master’s Degree Programme and research on media education support the current research priorities of its home, School of Communication, Media and Theatre, especially from the perspectives of audiencing and priorities. Collaboration partner of the programme is the School of Education, which contributes to the programme the perspective of pedagogies in mediated learning environments. The Master’s Degree Programme on Media Education benefits broadly from current media and educational studies, especially audience studies, media literacies, education, studies in learning environments and information technologies in education, intercultural education, educational leadership, media management and studies in media culture, theatre and drama. Why Media Education? The programme will facilitate maturity in the cognitive skills needed to understand and evaluate media and their contents, as well as cultural practice – enabling media users... [-]

MA in International Education

SIT Graduate Institute
Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 USA Brattleboro Washington + 2 more

SIT's Master of Arts in International Education, the oldest program of its kind, formally prepares more professionals in the field of international education than any other university in the [+]

Learn to plan and manage international education programs from a leader in the field. SIT Graduate Institute offers students the unique opportunity of earning a master’s degree in international education from an institution that provides international exchange, study abroad, and development programs. Students have valuable access to well-regarded international education and exchange programs, including SIT Study Abroad and The Experiment in International Living, administered from the SIT/World Learning campus. Through SIT’s experiential learning model, students develop skills and expertise related to advising, exchange management, nonformal and community education, and volunteer program management. Students may also take courses from the practitioner faculty teaching in SIT’s other degree programs to learn skills related to language teaching administration, sustainable development, conflict transformation, and other related areas as desired. The program combines faculty instruction with personal practice, analysis, and experience. Students examine the effect of globalism, internationalization efforts, changing technology, and educational policy on international education programs while also practicing skills and strategies in program development and management. SIT's Master of Arts in International Education program formally prepares more professionals in the field of international education than any other university in the world today and is the oldest program of its kind. Admissions To be considered for admission to the MA in International Education program, an applicant must meet the following criteria: US bachelor's degree or an equivalent that demonstrates academic ability Demonstrated English language ability (see details below) Intercultural and professional experience Demonstrated ability to use experience as a source of learning English... [-]

MA Learning, Technology and Education

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

This course promises a deeper understanding of learning and, in addition, how new technologies can be applied within schools, universities and the workplace to support it. [+]

MA Degrees in Education. MA Learning, Technology and Education Are you committed to improving teaching and learning? Do you want to understand the conditions of effective learning and then explore how new technologies can help? Our staff have outstanding international reputations for their teaching and research around these important topics. The MA Learning, Technology and Education is the flagship programme offered by the Learning Sciences Research Institute (LSRI) within the School of Education. Learning Sciences draws from psychology, computer science and education. It provides a unique perspective on the theories that underpin successful learning and teaching and innovation within the fast moving digital world of new technologies. This programme promises a deeper understanding of learning and, in addition, how new technologies can be applied within schools, universities and the workplace to support it. It does not matter if your background is in teaching, computing, psychology or any of the allied disciplines - as long as you wish to engage in this debate and perhaps pursue a career in education, training, educational technology or further research. You must have at least modest experience of acting in an educational setting, or be involved in some way in supporting learning such as through a part-time or placement context. You will find our LSRI learning environment an experienced, supportive and friendly community. Study on this course will: broaden your knowledge and experience of digital technologies as resources for learning, engaging with: tablets, smartboards mobile learning tools, virtual learning environments (VLEs), serious games, massive open... [-]

MA in Peace Education

University for Peace
Campus Full time 1 year February 2018 Costa Rica Ciudad Colon San Pedro + 1 more

The Master of Arts Degree Programme in Peace Education Programme seeks to develop and strengthen the capacity of educators to build a peaceful world in all levels and dimensions of life. [+]

The Master of Arts Degree Programme in Peace Education seeks to develop and strengthen the knowledge, values and capacities of educators to build a peaceful world in all levels and dimensions of life. Through coursework, capstone project, independent research or internship experiences complemented with a unique and cooperative learning environment at UPEACE, students will be enhanced in their values formation, knowledge and skills essential to the contributions of formal and non-formal educators and institutions in analysing, resolving and transforming conflicts and violence towards a holistic culture of peace. The programme will provide both a critical understanding of the theoretical and conceptual foundations of peace education as well as engagement with a broad spectrum of critical, participatory and transformative pedagogies. Based on the work, programmes, projects and research of educational institutions and organizations, including schools, universities, UN agencies such as UNESCO, UNICEF, UNHCR and UN Office for Disarmament Affairs, local/international NGOs and other civil society organizations or institutions, students will explore how education is essential in promoting disarmament and nonviolence, local/global justice, intercultural and interfaith understanding, human rights, gender equality, sustainable futures and preventing or addressing emergencies arising from armed conflicts, natural disasters and health crises. [-]

Master in Education

University of Derby
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Derby

During this course, you’ll have the opportunity to gain an expert understanding of the aims of education and its role within society through the exploration of education theories, policies and practices. Through a research enquiry, you will develop confidence and expertise in your chosen area of interest. [+]

MA Degrees in Education. Why choose this Master in Education course? 90% of students said that they were satisfied with the overall quality of the course, according to the 2015 Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) You'll explore education in its fullest sense - from its pivotal role in society to the theories, policies, and practices that influence, change and enhance it We offer a flexible approach to learning, enabling you to earn a broad-based degree or specialise in a particular area of focus by taking one of our pathways You will receive a range of professional development opportunities, from early years through to secondary school, further education, higher education, and in the community Our teaching team are friendly and approachable with specialist knowledge, which they pass on to you. You can be sure that you'll be up to date with the latest theory and practice. About this course During this course, you’ll have the opportunity to gain an expert understanding of the aims of education and its role within society through the exploration of education theories, policies and practices. Through a research enquiry, you will develop confidence and expertise in your chosen area of interest. Our course is delivered by a highly experienced educational team with expertise across the range of educational sectors. Our tutors are friendly and approachable and will pass their specialist knowledge on to you, ensuring you are up to date with the latest theory and practice. We welcome students from both the UK and abroad, which... [-]