Master of Art Degrees 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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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. [+]

MA Degrees in Education. 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 gain 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... [-]

MA, Curriculum and Instruction

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

This customized master’s program examines the role of the teacher, providing you with the opportunity to consider what makes a truly effective educator – so that you can become one yourself. [+]

MA, Curriculum and Instruction This customized master’s program examines the role of the teacher, providing you with the opportunity to consider what makes a truly effective educator – so that you can become one yourself. Throughout this course you will learn about current issues in the teaching profession, and become familiar with the most recent methodologies and practices. Upon graduation you will have gained the skills needed to create an effective curriculum and deliver it to students in a manner that is both supportive and authoritative. 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 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... [-]

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 [-]

Master of Arts in English: Concentration in TESOL

San Francisco State University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA San Francisco

The Master of Arts with Concentration in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) prepares students specifically to teach English to non-native speakers of the language. [+]

MA Degrees in Education. The Master of Arts in English with Concentration in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is offered as a result of a local, national, and international demand for persons prepared to perform various services in English as a foreign or second language. This concentration includes work in literature and foreign languages, with electives in education and the social sciences, as well as specialized work at an advanced level in linguistics and language teaching. The concentration provides training for teachers and a suitable background for supervisors and others responsible for the preparation of materials and courses of study in English as a foreign or second language. Completion of the M.A. in English TESOL program may not fulfill the requirements for teacher credentialing in the State of California; some California credentials may require additional course work and/or examinations. The Master of Arts with Concentration in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) prepares students specifically to teach English to non-native speakers of the language. Most graduates of the program become TESOL classroom teachers in adult education classes, public schools, intensive language programs, and colleges either in the United States or foreign countries. Others choose jobs in related areas such as program administration, curriculum design, materials writing, and teacher training. Career Outlook Depending on students' choices of subject matter focus and/or skills electives, students would be prepared for entry-level jobs as writers, editors, desktop or multimedia publishers, information developers and designers, and/or communications managers producing and... [-]

Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration (MA)

William Paterson University of New Jersey
Campus Part time 2 years September 2017 USA Wayne

The Master's degree in Higher Education Administration at William Paterson University is an advanced and in-depth study of the history, structure, organization and administration of colleges and universities in the United States. The program is designed to enhance the professional and career development of current and future managers, leaders and executives within institutions of higher education. The program includes four specialized... [+]

Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration (MA) The Master's degree in Higher Education Administration at William Paterson University is an advanced and in-depth study of the history, structure, organization and administration of colleges and universities in the United States. The program is designed to enhance the professional and career development of current and future managers, leaders and executives within institutions of higher education. The program includes four specialized concentrations: Student Development, Leadership Studies, Academic Administration, and Assessment & Planning. The concentrations offered in the 2015-2016 academic year are Student Development and Leadership Studies. The program is run using a cohort model (a prescribed two year, part-time sequence in which all candidates take the same two courses each semester), with classes given in the fall, spring and summer semesters, utilizing face-to-face/hybrid evening courses as well as online courses. During the capstone course for all concentrations, students carry out a research project in a higher education workplace setting which allows them to demonstrate the practical application of higher education administration theory. Students will also develop a professional e-portfolio aligned with the Professional Competency Areas of the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) and the American College Personnel Association (ACPA). Entry Requirements Each applicant must clearly demonstrate that he/she can fulfill the requirements of the program and have the capacity to successfully complete graduate level coursework. Documentation of all these requirements must be sent to the Office of Graduate Admissions and Enrollment Services, Morrison Hall, Room 102. 1. Transcripts: - Official... [-]

MA in Teaching Greek to Speakers of Other Languages

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2017 Greece Athens Cyprus Nicosia + 2 more

Graduates will specialize in theoretical and practical issues relating to the teaching of Greek as a second/foreign language. [+]

MA Degrees in Education. Duration (years): 1.5 Qualification Awarded: Master of Arts in Teaching Greek to Speakers of Other Languages Level of Qualification: 2nd Cycle (Master’s Degree) Language of Instruction: Greek Mode of Study: Full time and Part time study Minimum Credits: 27 Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme: Graduates will specialize in theoretical and practical issues relating to the teaching of Greek as a second/foreign language. They will develop transferrable skills relating to the field and especially in the area of teaching Career Prospects: Graduates will be able to have an international career in teaching Greek as a second/foreign language. They will also be able to devise language teaching programmes. Graduates will be able to work for the public or private sector globally (schools, institutes, universities, research centres), which specialize in this field. Access to Further Studies: Graduates of the programme can be accepted into Third Cycle degrees (PhD). Graduation Requirements The student must complete 90 ECTS and all programme requirements. Learning Outcomes Graduates will deepen their understanding of second language acquisition approaches with specific emphasis on teaching Greek. They will practice teaching Greek under the three pillars of language learning (teaching, learning and assessment) with an emphasis on communication skills. They will learn how to manage the classroom and design courses and syllabi suitable for teaching Greek. Graduates will be familiar with highly specialized aspects of language teaching. They will be able to apply new technologies in language teaching. They will gain significant understanding of theoretical... [-]

Masters in International Education Management

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2017 USA Monterey

Our three-semester master’s program prepares students to pursue careers in the growing field of international education management. [+]

Our three-semester master’s program prepares students to pursue careers in the growing field of international education management. Our International Education Master's Program The growth of study abroad and international education programs in the past ten years has fueled the demand for professionals with advanced training. Increasingly a master's degree is required for entry level positions in the field. Our three-semester International Education Management program includes two semesters at our Monterey, CA campus followed by a 4-6 month professional practicum in the U.S. or abroad. Through our curriculum, students gain a wide variety of knowledge and skills related to program management, higher education administration, student services and affairs, and intercultural communication. They also study a language of their choice. Practica & Professional Experience Our students gain professional experience through the required international education practicum. They work with study abroad programs, colleges and universities, youth exchange programs, ESL or language programs, and government agencies around the world. Through a partnership with Middlebury Schools Abroad, our students can assist in running study abroad programs in Russia, Italy, Germany, Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Spain, France, Cameroon, Egypt, Jordan, China, Japan, Chile, Mexico, and Israel. International Education Careers We prepare professionals with the skills and knowledge to pursue international education careers across multiple sectors of the international education field, including managing study abroad programs, providing student services in ESL and intensive language programs, offering international student services, and serving in government programs such as Fulbright and Education USA. [-]

Master of Arts in Leadership (MAL)

Pan Africa Christian University
Campus or Online Full time 27 months January 2018 Kenya Nairobi Kenya Online + 1 more

The Master of Arts in Leadership is intentional at equipping students & professionals with leadership competencies for effectiveness in leading teams and organizations through enhanced commitment, capability and practical effectiveness in any of three specialty areas, namely: 1. Business & Entrepreneurship, 2. Christian Ministry, 3. Education. [+]

MA Degrees in Education. Master of Arts in Leadership (MAL) INTRODUCTION The Master of Arts in Leadership is intentional at equipping students & professionals with leadership competencies for effectiveness in leading teams and organizations through enhanced commitment, capability and practical effectiveness in any of three specialty areas, namely: Business & Entrepreneurship Christian Ministry, Education. OBJECTIVES Understanding Leadership and its personal & corporate challenges in a world of shared power and multiple organizational levels Appreciate leadership as the establishment of mission, vision and core values that are expressed through service. Development of a personal value-based biblical foundation for practical and moral evaluation of society, the church and organizational change. Acquire skills in the formation, direction, motivation and evaluation of individual and team activities Apply Leadership principles. PROGRAM INFORMATION The MAL is a 27 months program, which consists of 33 credits including 6 core, 5 specialized on-line stream courses and completion of a major paper. Flexibility, off class experiences ,dynamic interactions, readily applicable principles, are some of the highlights/reasons that characterize the much sought-after masters programme by today’s Leaders MINIMUM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Bachelor's degree from an accredited university, with a minimum of 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) or its equivalent and significant work experience (minimum three years). INTAKES Intakes are in January, May & September. [-]

MA in TESOL

American University - Washington, DC - College of Arts and Sciences
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA District of Columbia

The TESOL master's program prepares students for teaching both domestically and abroad in higher and adult education, in private language schools, and in K-12 settings, where state certification is not required. [+]

The TESOL master's program prepares students for teaching both domestically and abroad in higher and adult education, in private language schools, and in K-12 settings, where state certification is not required. American University’s TESOL master's program offers a distinctive blend of theory and practice that enables graduate students to apply foundational concepts in the discipline to practical teaching experience. The program places a strong emphasis on experiential learning, with graduate students planning lessons, observing classes and teaching or tutoring ESL students in a variety of contexts from the outset of the program. LEARN FROM LEADING FACULTY EXPERTS TESOL faculty members draw on their extensive and diverse teaching experiences, knowledge of contemporary research, and intercultural expertise to provide students with the necessary academic and practical knowledge to become successful professionals in the TESOL field. The program emphasizes a communicative approach to language teaching, offers a wide range of courses and focuses on authentic teaching activities. JOIN THE AU TESOL COMMUNITY MA TESOL students enjoy a sense of community, both with their peers and their professors, who are among the leading professionals in the field of TESOL. The TESOL MA program caters to diverse student populations, including recent graduates, professionals, and career switchers, and offers great flexibility in completing the degree. Students may be admitted on a full- or part-time basis, and classes meet in the evening to accommodate our students’ busy schedules. Courses in the TESOL Master's Program are offered in the fall and spring as well as in the summer,... [-]

MA in Education - TESOL

Binghamton University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Binghamton

Whether you are a globetrotter who is also passionate about education or a certified teacher who wants to expand your professional repertoire, the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) graduate program at Binghamton University can help meet your needs. [+]

MA Degrees in Education. MA in Education - TESOL Whether you are a globetrotter who is also passionate about education or a certified teacher who wants to expand your professional repertoire, the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) graduate program at Binghamton University can help meet your needs. The TESOL program offers the Master of Science in Education (MSEd) and the Master of Arts (MA) degrees. The MA enables graduates to teach in English as a Second Language (ESL) programs on college campuses or in other English programs across the globe. This track is also suitable for international students who wish to be involved in English education around the world, such as ESL programs in higher education or other intensive English programs. The MSEd is designed for those who are already certified looking to teach English Language Learners (ELL) in K-12 settings. Students will be immersed in multi-layered theoretical and practical approaches to teaching English as a second language, from language acquisition and literacy development to effective ESL pedagogies and history about ELLs. Students taking classes full-time will complete this program in just three semesters, with their studies culminating in either a capstone project or master’s thesis. Master’s Degrees in TESOL : Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Rewarding opportunity in a growing field There is an increasing demand for English language skills by speakers of other languages across the world. Through rigorous education and professional training, this program will prepare you to make a difference for... [-]

MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Tel Aviv University
Campus Full time 3 semesters October 2017 Israel Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv University – Israel’s largest, most vibrant and most comprehensive institution of higher education – offers a streamlined M.A. program in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), designed to prepare individuals for a wide variety of exciting international career opportunities in the English teaching profession. Spanning three semesters and taught entirely in English, the program combines academic studies with practical teaching experience in the Israeli school system. Since its inception in 2003 the M.A. TESOL program has attracted students from around the world. [+]

About Tel Aviv University – Israel’s largest, most vibrant and most comprehensive institution of higher education – offers a streamlined M.A. program in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), designed to prepare individuals for a wide variety of exciting international career opportunities in the English teaching profession. Spanning three semesters and taught entirely in English, the program combines academic studies with practical teaching experience in the Israeli school system. Since its inception in 2003 the M.A. TESOL program has attracted students from around the world. The M.A TESOL program prepares graduates for global career opportunities in the field of English language learning and instruction. Our interdisciplinary curriculum provides opportunities for professional growth in teaching, research, program development and administration. Taught by world-renowned experts in the field, this innovative program combines advanced academic study with practical teaching experience. Gain expertise in the latest trends in the field while receiving individualized guidance and hands-on experience in the classroom. Program Features Teaching internship in the Israeli school system, including in higher education Classroom theory is complemented with field trips and extracurricular activities Optional thesis track Program is open to students with no background in English language teaching Career Success The M.A. TESOL program prepares graduates for exciting global career opportunities in teaching, research, program development and administration, instructional material and test development, professional training, language coaching and more. Upon completion of the program our graduates have found positions teaching in schools, in higher education, and in other private and public educational... [-]

MA in Teaching English as a Second Language

Northern Arizona University
Campus Full time 18 - 24 months August 2017 USA Flagstaff

Our TESL degree combines a strong theoretical foundation in applied linguistics with practical training in the teaching of English to people who speak other native languages. [+]

MA Degrees in Education. Our TESL degree combines a strong theoretical foundation in applied linguistics with practical training in the teaching of English to people who speak other native languages. Program goals The principal goals of the program are to: provide the linguistic theory necessary for ESL/EFL teachers equip teachers with the practical skills needed for effective language teaching prepare students for further study in English language teaching, applied linguistics, and related fields Tracks The MA-TESL program has three tracks: Applied Linguistics NOTE: These coursework plans are for advising purposed ONLY. These are unofficial documents (Coursework Plan) Language Teaching NOTE: These coursework plans are for advising purposed ONLY. These are unofficial documents (Coursework Plan) Language Teaching for Practicing Teachers Length of program The MA-TESL program is a one-and-a-half to two-year course of study. If you have a teaching assistantship, you should plan on a two-year commitment. This program of study combines a strong theoretical foundation in applied linguistics with practical training in the teaching of English to speakers of other languages. The principal goals of the program are to provide the linguistic foundations for English as a second/foreign language teaching, equip teachers with the practical skills needed for effective language teaching, and prepare students for further study (including doctoral-level studies) in applied linguistics and related fields. This advanced degree offers students options to pursue different combinations of required and elective classes to meet their needs. What Can I Do with a Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second... [-]

Master in Teaching

University of San Francisco - School of Education
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA San Francisco

Learn to be politically informed and democratically engaged curriculum decision makers and designers who think critically about educational purposes, perspectives, and practices. [+]

Learn to be politically informed and democratically engaged curriculum decision makers and designers who think critically about educational purposes, perspectives, and practices. The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program focuses on curriculum. We engage in critical study of historical and current controversies that shape what is taught in classrooms today. Teachers learn to design curriculum that embodies their educational values and provides all students access to powerful learning opportunities. Teacher candidates are recommended by USF to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) for the Preliminary Multiple Subjects (36 credits) or Single Subject (34 credits) Teaching Credential with optional bilingual authorization in Spanish. Our Faculty Our professors are experts in the field, holding degrees from prestigious institutions and leveraging a broad understanding of educational issues. They’re classroom teachers by trade and offer an intimate understanding of day-to-day classroom life and effective pedagogical strategies. MATH & SCIENCE SCHOLARS We recently added new faculty who have strengthened our program’s math and science education offerings. Program Details Your Teacher Education Experience Personalized experience in an inclusive, diverse community with small classes. Dedicated, expert faculty with backgrounds in classroom teaching and a variety of specializations. Integration of academic coursework and field experience in local schools. Vision that emphasizes humanizing relationships, democratic participation, and critical inquiry. Program Delivery Classes are offered Monday – Thursday evenings and on some Saturdays. Student teaching begins in the second semester and usually requires 2 days a week of in-class time in the second semester and 5 days a... [-]

MA English Language Teaching (MA ELT)

University of Warwick The Centre for Applied Linguistics
Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Coventry

Looking for an internationally-recognised professional qualification that can help take you to the next stage of your career? Or perhaps you want to deepen your understanding of the latest issues and practices in English language teaching, to help you deliver the best possible education to students of English language around the world? [+]

MA Degrees in Education. Take your career to the next level Looking for an internationally-recognised professional qualification that can help take you to the next stage of your career? Or perhaps you want to deepen your understanding of the latest issues and practices in English language teaching, to help you deliver the best possible education to students of English language around the world? With our flexible course structure, the research excellence you’d expect from one of the world’s top universities, and a close, supportive community around you, the MA English Language Teaching (ELT) at the University of Warwick is the course for you. Professional development, whatever your experience The students who join our course each year come from a wide variety of backgrounds. Whether you have a wealth of teaching experience as a head of department or curriculum developer, or you’re yet to complete your first year of teaching, our course will offer you research-led teaching to further your professional development. If you have less than two years’ experience teaching English to speakers of other languages, our ELT (Studies and Methods) course will introduce you to a variety of academic disciplines relating to teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL/ELT). And at the same time, you’ll gain a solid professional foundation for developing your practical teaching skills. Or if you’re a more experienced teacher, our diverse range of course streams will develop your in-depth understanding of the links between theory and practice in English language teaching, while allowing you... [-]