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.
Designed for educators who aspire to work at the forefront of change and reform in their field, this specialized master’s program provides you with advanced skills that deliver proven results in the learning environment. [+]
Turn your passion for learning into a fulfilling career as a first-time teacher by enrolling in Walden’s Teacher Preparation Program with a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.). Choose from three specializations [+]
Teacher Preparation Program with a Master of Arts in Teaching
Program not offered internationally
Specialization: Early Childhood Education (Birth-Grade 3)
Turn your passion for learning into a fulfilling career as a first-time teacher by enrolling in Walden’s Teacher Preparation Program with a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.). Choose from three specializations focusing on special education or early childhood education. Designed for the independent learner, this program combines virtual and school-based field experience to prepare you to make a positive impact in your classroom, school, and community.
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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. [+]
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. [+]
Jumpstart your career in education with a Master of Arts in Teaching, with a specialization in Elementary Education from Liberty University. [+]
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. [+]
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... [+]
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. [+]
Our three-semester master’s program prepares students to pursue careers in the growing field of international education management. [+]
The International Master’s Program in Child Development is designed to train and prepare local professional leadership to lead and advance initiatives in developing countries to improve the lives of children at risk. [+]
MA Program in Child Development
The International MA Program in Child Development at the University of Haifa’s Faculty of Social Sciences and the Center for the Study of Child Development seeks to increase the quality, quantity and professional knowledge and training of child care professionals who treat children who are growing up in destructive environments.
Thanks to the expertise, experience and interest in child development accumulated at the center, the developmental program is uniquely positioned to help bridge the science-practice gap at the international level and make an impact on the lives of children at risk in developing countries.
Taught in English over three semesters from October to September, the program is designed to prepare the next generation of international experts who will focus on pressing questions regarding the nature of child development and how it applies to the lives of children and their families in developing countries. This unique program equips professionals with the knowledge and the skills that are required to affect and influence the well-being of children and their families.... [-]
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 specialization in educational administration is available for post-baccalaureate teachers or school counselors who have an interest in administering programs in elementary or secondary public schools. Most candidates for the Certificate of Eligibility (the first administrative credential) also take seven additional units in educational statistics and research design to earn the M.A. degree. [+]
The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Teaching degree program is an accelerated, post-baccalaureate teacher certification program specifically designed to meet the needs of the returning adult student. [+]
Governments all over the world are urging citizens to train and educate themselves in order to stay competitive in the global economy. Advocates of this argument claim that regional or local trade arrangements are no longer viable in a world in which connective technologies can influence resources and purchasing power with a simple mouse click. [+]
Childhood Studies is an interdisciplinary MA addressing the span of childhood from birth to the age of 12. The course is designed to provide an excellent grounding... [+]
MA in Childhood Studies
MA Education: Childhood and Youth Studies is an interdisciplinary MA addressing the span of childhood from birth to the age of 18. The course is designed to provide an excellent grounding for those wishing to pursue, or develop further, their skills and careers as practitioners or researchers working with children or providing services for them.An interdisciplinary approach is central to the MA Education: Childhood and Youth Studies Studies, which is taught by a core course team with expertise in sociology, psychology, history, social policy, social and health care, early childhood and education studies.Through the course we explore alternative conceptions of childhood and consider children's lives and experiences through the social, economic, technological and global contexts in which they are situated. We also explore the expanding role of services for children, the challenges this provides for practitioners and policy makers and the ways in which these services position children and their families.Key questions include:... [-]