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 Education

UNICAF University
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 18 - 24 months September 2017 Malawi Lilongwe + 1 more

The MA in Education is suitable for all those that are interested in understanding the important role of education in our everyday lives and especially the links between education, society and students of all ages. It is an ideal degree for all those who wish to enter into the educational sector and all current practitioners who wish to enhance further their knowledge in the fields of teaching and learning. [+]

MA Degrees in Education. MA Education Education is an increasingly changing, dynamic and very demanding sector which requires professionals and practitioners to be very qualified in order to meet various challenges. The MA in Education is suitable for all those that are interested in understanding the important role of education in our everyday lives and especially the links between education, society and students of all ages. It is an ideal degree for all those who wish to enter into the educational sector and all current practitioners who wish to enhance further their knowledge in the fields of teaching and learning. Necessary skills such as the use of ICT, problem solving, critical thinking, and communication and research skills are acquired through the course. Throughout the Master’s programme students will be engaged in research, teaching methods, learning how to adapt with learning disabilities and understand educational practices and theories. Duration: 18-24 months. Delivery Mode: Online and through Supported Open Learning. Entry Requirements: Regular admission to a Master’s programme requires an accredited Bachelor degree Applicants with an accredited Master’s degree will also be considered for entry HND Relevant holders with good relevant work experience (post graduation) may be considered for entry English proficiency (if the Bachelor degree was not taught in English) Updated CV One official letter of recommendation (either Academic or Business) Personal Statement (mimimum 500 words) Copy of passport or ID PathWay Research Practices and Methods - EDU730 Analysis of Learning Disabilities in Education - EDU732 ICT in Education - EDU733... [-]

MA, Special Education

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

This master’s program will give you the tools and knowledge you need to become an effective special education teacher. You will develop a good understanding of the fundamentals of special education, as well as learning how to apply the strategies and skills needed for an inclusive environment that considers the needs of all students. [+]

MA, Special Education This master’s program will give you the tools and knowledge you need to become an effective special education teacher. You will develop a good understanding of the fundamentals of special education, as well as learning how to apply the strategies and skills needed for an inclusive environment that considers the needs of all students. Graduates of this course will have a good understanding of how to effectively teach students with a range of special needs, including learning disabilities, social/emotional disorders, intellectual and physical disabilities, autism, and traumatic brain injury. You will also receive a special education endorsement after completing this course. 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. For further clarification, please contact your dedicated educational consultant. [-]

MA in Education Studies

Manchester Metropolitan University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

This programme offers an intellectually rigorous analysis of educational processes, systems and approaches, and their cultural, societal, political, historical and economic contexts. Postgraduates are able to participate in, and contest, changing discourses exemplified by reference to debate about values, personal and social engagement and how these relate to communities and societies. [+]

MA Degrees in Education. Education Studies is concerned with understanding how people develop and learn throughout their lives, the nature of knowledge, and critical engagement with ways of knowing and understanding. This programme offers an intellectually rigorous analysis of educational processes, systems and approaches, and their cultural, societal, political, historical and economic contexts. Postgraduates are able to participate in, and contest, changing discourses exemplified by reference to debate about values, personal and social engagement and how these relate to communities and societies. Students have opportunities to develop their critical capabilities through the selection, analysis and synthesis of relevant perspectives, and to be able to justify different positions on educational matters. This award provides the knowledge, understanding and critical analysis to inform current and future professionals in education, for different areas and contexts. The full time MA Education Studies is normally timetabled for teaching on two days a week (currently Tuesdays and Thursdays), with additional independent, guided study requirements. We welcome applications from non-EU internationals for the full-time route and students are suported at every stage by MMU International. Features and benefits of the course Study at our £139 million Brooks Building which has world-class facillities for teaching and learning Many Education Studies teaching staff are actively involved in research at our Education and Social Research Institute (ESRI) and experienced in PhD supervision Close collaboration with ESRI, including guests speakers and conferences ABOUT THE COURSE Our MA Education Studies is part of the Postgraduate Research in Education, Community and Society programme.... [-]

Master in Special Education

University of San Francisco - School of Education
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 USA San Francisco + 1 more

The Special Education Master’s and Mild/Moderate Education Specialist Credential Program is designed to prepare interns for special education careers in diverse, multicultural, urban schools. [+]

The Special Education Master’s and Mild/Moderate Education Specialist Credential Program is designed to prepare interns for special education careers in diverse, multicultural, urban schools. The program offers two pathways. One for candidates who already hold a teaching credential and one for those who are new to the profession. Both of the program pathways include working as paid intern teachers in Bay Area schools. This program can also include the Bilingual Authorization. Program Details The Special Education master's program culminates in a Master of Arts in Special Education with Mild/Moderate Education Specialist Preliminary Credential. Program Features Instruction and assignments are aligned to job demands, connecting theory and research to practice. Highly qualified instructors have extensive experience in diverse, multicultural, urban schools working with a wide range of students with disabilities. Students are members of a close-knit cohort in small, personalized classes. Students receive extensive supervision and mentoring, on the job and in class, providing the support interns need to meet job, program, and state requirements. Our intern teachers learn practical skills that they can apply the next day in their K-12 classrooms. USF helps find placement for our students in the paid internship positions. PROGRAM DELIVERY Students attend an intensive summer program, from the beginning of June through mid-July, to prepare for their first teaching assignments. Students attend class in addition to working full-time as a paid special education intern teacher. Fall and spring classes are one night per week, on Wednesdays. Intern Teaching Seminar courses meet a few Thursdays each... [-]

MA in Education: Early Childhood Studies

Bath Spa University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Bath + 1 more

This course is for prospective teachers, as well as non-teachers looking for a new career path. If your ambition is to teach in a school, then the MA Education Studies is ideally suited (although it is not itself a UK teaching qualification). [+]

MA Degrees in Education. Study educational issues in depth, covering policy, practice and education theory. Analyses politics and policies in education. Allows you to study educational topics in depth. Has a strong international perspective. Education is much more than the study of teaching. Our programme is designed to get you questioning the assumptions that lie beneath educational policy and practice. The MA in Education Studies offers a mixture of theory and reflection on practice within an international context. This course is for prospective teachers, as well as non-teachers looking for a new career path. If your ambition is to teach in a school, then the MA Education Studies is ideally suited (although it is not itself a UK teaching qualification). Most of our students, however, have no intention of teaching. They are attracted by the academic nature of this award, by its habit of enabling new thinking about things that seemed like common sense, and by the prospect of improving academic skills and qualities and applying them in educationally related fields. Overview You’ll gain a deep insight into education. We’ll teach you to question: What the nature of learning and teaching is in different countries and cultures What the relationship is between education and the economy How education is changing as it becomes marketed. How education systems are managed. Who takes decisions about the curriculum and teaching. How far governments go to control education. How far should they? What the role of professional educator is. What the role of schools... [-]

MA Cultural Leadership (research master)

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 24 months September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

The Master's track Cultural Leadership equips students with the knowledge and skills needed to develop an inspiring, responsible, and realistic vision on how culture can be carried forward into the future. The Master's track is innovative and prepares master students for a cultural field which quickly changes due to technological, pedagogical, political, and societal developments. It offers new methods and tools to help rethink and restructure the cultural field. It has a dual character and combines theoretical, object- oriented course modules and a thesis with a six months research trainee-ship with a cultural institutions. [+]

Would you like to contribute to setting the agenda on how to carry culture into the future and to safeguard our cultural legacy for future generations? Then the Cultural Leadership Research Master's track may be for you. Culture defines humanity. Managing the valuation and transmission of culture through policy, entrepreneurship, and education in the public realm as well as across generations is therefore a key responsibility for a sustainable society. Nowadays culture has to be negotiated in a society shaped by digitisation and new media, ethnic and cultural diversity, changing audiences and economic circumstances, dwindling public funds, and a loss of shared historical awareness. The mission of this new Master's track is to educate future leaders in the cultural domain, both national and international, to equip them with essential scholarly expertise and analytical and strategic skills, thereby enabling them to carry culture forward in a critical, sustainable, and creative manner. The Master's track: is innovative: it prepares master students for a cultural field which quickly changes due to technological, pedagogical, political, and societal developments; it offers new methods and tools (e.g., hands-on history, digital curating) to help rethink and restructure the cultural field; has a dual character: it combines theoretical and object- oriented course modules and a thesis with a six months research trainee-ship with a cultural institutions; has a well-defined aim: this Master's track equips students with the knowledge and skills needed to develop an inspiring, responsible, and realistic vision on how culture can be carried forward into the... [-]

Master of Liberal Arts: Focused or Interdisciplinary Studies

University of South Florida St. Petersburg - College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time August 2017 USA Saint Petersburg

The MLA in Liberal Studies offers two “build-your own” tracks. In the Focused Studies track, students explore a particular subject from within the larger perspective of the liberal arts, earning 18 of the 33 required hours in a specific discipline. As part of their core requirements, students may take courses in pedagogy and education, theory, or research methods, which would enable them to teach at... [+]

MA Degrees in Education. The MLA in Liberal Studies offers two “build-your own” tracks. In the Focused Studies track, students explore a particular subject from within the larger perspective of the liberal arts, earning 18 of the 33 required hours in a specific discipline. As part of their core requirements, students may take courses in pedagogy and education, theory, or research methods, which would enable them to teach at the community college level (with the 18hrs), continue on for the Ph.D., or work in areas related to their chosen field of study. In the Interdisciplinary Studies track, students build their own unique degree from various disciplines (e.g., culture and the environment, ethics and the workplace, social justice and engagement, etc.) and related core requirements, preparing them for future study or professional careers in related areas, including work for non-profits and other businesses. Admission Requirements Baccalaureate degree with at least 3.0 cumulative GPA or a GPA of 3.0 on their upper two years of baccalaureate work (Students who do not meet this requirement must submit a standardized test score as outline below).* Written Statement (2-3 pages addressing the applicant’s reasons for enrolling in this MLA program, major scholarly interests, educational and career goals). Writing Sample (substantial term paper, e-portfolio, or other evidence of academic or professional writing ability). Three Letters of Recommendation (letters should be from people who have supervised the applicant’s academic or professional work). *Students who do not meet this requirement must submit a GRE test score with at... [-]

Master of Arts in Early Childhood

University of Roehampton Online
Online Full time Part time United Kingdom London

During this online Master of Arts in Early Childhood, you’ll explore current research and fascinating insights related to the development of the whole child—body, mind, and spirit. [+]

The early years of a child’s life are probably the most crucial for establishing a solid foundation for health, well-being and lifelong learning. As awareness increases of the critical importance of healthy development and learning in the early years, so too does the need for early childhood professionals who have the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary for guiding and supporting young children and families. During this online Master of Arts in Early Childhood, you’ll explore current research and fascinating insights related to the development of the whole child—body, mind, and spirit. You’ll examine current thinking on the strengths and challenges of young children, as you actively engage in theoretical discussions on child development and learn to apply these theories in culturally responsive ways. Through critical reflection, self-assessment, goal setting and other practical tools, this programme will help you grow as an early childhood professional and make a difference at a local, regional or global level. You’ll develop the confidence and skills to have a positive impact on the development and learning of young children, their families, and on the field as a whole, while helping advance your career potential with a deeper understanding of early childhood theory and practice. 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... [-]

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 Education

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Campus Full time September 2017 USA San Luis Obispo

Cal Poly’s School of Education (SOE) offers programs leading to the Master of Arts in Education with specializations in Education Leadership and Administration, Counseling and Guidance in Higher Education, Curriculum & Instruction and Special Education. [+]

About the Program The School of Education is committed both to meeting traditional program needs and developing innovative and integrated approaches to long-standing and emerging issues in education. The faculty embodies the School's commitment to understanding and improving educational practice and research in a diverse society. To that end, all SOE graduate programs are taught by professors recognized in their fields for teaching skills, research interests, and professional activities. These faculty members work diligently to maintain the highest standards of academic excellence, combined with problem-based instructional practices, and are respected for their teaching, scholarship, and service by professional practitioners at regional, state, and national levels. Cal Poly’s School of Education (SOE) offers programs leading to the Master of Arts in Education with specializations in the following areas: Education Leadership and Administration Counseling and Guidance in Higher Education Curriculum and Instruction Special Education Education Leadership and Administration While designed primarily for K-12 leaders, the master's degree in Education with a specialization in Educational Leadership and Administration is beneficial for leaders from other fields, including sports administration, teacher leadership, higher education, and nonprofit leadership. The program emphasizes applied theories of educational leadership, mastery of practical skills required for effective leadership and administration, and competence in research methods necessary for understanding and assessing learning organizations. Qualified candidates who meet standards established by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing can earn the California Preliminary Administrative Services Credential with the master's degree. Counseling and Guidance in Higher Education The Counseling & Guidance M.A degree in... [-]

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,... [-]

Master of Arts in Teaching – Elementary Education

Liberty University Online
Online Full time September 2017 USA Lynchburg

Jumpstart your career in education with a Master of Arts in Teaching, with a specialization in Elementary Education from Liberty University. [+]

Jumpstart your career in education with a Master of Arts in Teaching, with a specialization in Elementary Education from Liberty University. In addition to taking core courses, you will study math, natural sciences, language acquisition and reading skills as part of your student teaching requirement in the area in which you are seeking licensure. The program requires a three-credit-hour student teaching internship and may include on-campus intensives. Potential Career Fields: Elementary School Teacher Non-Discrimination Policy [-]

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 in Peace Education

University for Peace
Campus Full time 1 year February 2018 Costa Rica Ciudad Colon

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. [-]

MA in Childhood and Youth

The Open University
Online Full time Part time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Milton Keynes + 1 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 Degrees in Education. 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... [-]