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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MA In Autism Spectrum Disorders

Grand Canyon University
Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA Phoenix Albuquerque Sun City South Phoenix Scottsdale + 4 more

The Master of Arts in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), offered by Grand Canyon University's College of Education, provides an intense analysis of brain-based learning and skill improvement. [+]

MA Degrees in Education. Advanced Program For Continuing Professional Education Offered By: College of Education Overview Focus on Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) With the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders continuing to rise, it is imperative to adopt a deepened knowledge of neurological development and applied behavior analysis. The Master of Arts in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), offered by Grand Canyon University's College of Education, provides an intense analysis of brain-based learning and skill improvement. Through a combination of application, theory and research, licensed special educators prepare to meet the demands of teaching and master techniques that improve ASD student outcomes. In this masters degree in autism program, emphasis is placed on life skills that help students with ASD transition to independent living. Review methods to enhance and assess social, cognitive and behavioral skills using proven and innovative approaches. Throughout your masters degree in autism spectrum disorders program, you apply your learning during field and internship experiences, and focus on curriculum and plan development, applied techniques and student progression. In a culminating capstone course, demonstrate your overall competency by creating a portfolio presenting the framework for enacting the role of an ASD specialist. Degree Outcomes Learn Interventions and Learning Strategies for ASD Students In the autism spectrum disorder specialist degree program, you increase your understanding of the disorder and appropriate accommodations through theory and applied research. Study educational research, policy and ethics, leadership and collaboration, assistive technology, communication and life skills development to enrich your teaching practices in ASD-specific learning environments.... [-]

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 in Education

Unicaf University
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 18 - 24 months Open Enrollment Cyprus Larnaca USA Hell's Kitchen Greece Athens Romania Bucharest United Kingdom London Egypt Cairo Ghana Accra Malawi Lilongwe Mauritius Port Louis Kenya Nairobi Nigeria Lagos State Somalia Mogadishu Zambia Lusaka Jordan Irbid Cyprus Online + 28 more

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. [+]

MA Degrees in 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 Teaching and... [-]

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. [-]

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... [-]

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 [-]

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... [-]

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. [+]

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 frameworks to enable them... [-]

Master of Arts or Graduate Diploma in International Development Practice

Mary Immaculate College
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 18 months September 2017 Ireland Limerick + 1 more

This innovative programme is designed for those who wish to pursue careers within international organisations, government agencies, non-governmental... [+]

Masters/Grad Dip in International Development Practice via blended learning

 

The Graduate Diploma/Masters in International Development Practice (MIDP) via blended learning programme is offered on a full-time basis over 18 months, with part-time options also available for participants over an extended period. This programme is intended to help to maximise career opportunities for busy professionals and postgraduate researchers. The course is delivered on a blended learning basis, through a combination of residential summer and winter schools, online lectures and tutorials, an international placement programme that offers course participants the opportunity to obtain real-life experience of integrated approaches to international development practice, plus a 20,000-word dissertation. Additionally, the programme will provide participants with a strong inter-disciplinary foundation and continuing professional development expertise in the area of international development practice.This innovative programme is designed for those who wish to pursue careers within international organisations, government agencies, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), philanthropic institutions, and consultancy firms engaged in international development practice. The programme will create a cohort of international practitioners with the capacity to analyse and scrutinise some of the most chronic developmental problems of the twenty-first century and to provide participants with the practical skills to provide resolution along a wide spectrum of critical policy areas.A range of modules, emphasising the practice and theory of development, will be offered in year one of the programme. Students who successfully complete this phase of the programme will be awarded a Graduate Diploma after Year One. The third semester of the programme will consist primarily... [-]


Masters in Higher Education (MA)

University of Kent, Centre for the Study of Higher Education
Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

The PG Diploma builds on the existing Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education with the addition of new modules designed to develop a critical understanding of the processes and nature of educational research, with a specific focus on HE. [+]

The PG Diploma builds on the existing Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education with the addition of new modules designed to develop a critical understanding of the processes and nature of educational research, with a specific focus on HE. We support you to develop and interrogate a field of specialism in the Higher Education context which can then be pursued through a dissertation for the MA. These programmes are open to staff in academic, research and learning support roles with a minimum of two years’ experience of teaching and/or supporting learning in HE. They are free of charge for staff employed by the University of Kent and staff at partner colleges teaching University of Kent programmes. Content Core modules UN825 Educational Research Methods (for those new to this field) (15 credits) And UN824 Interrogating Educational Research (30 credits) Optional modules One of the following 2013/14: (15 credits) UN812 Developing as a Researcher in Higher Education UN813 Developing as a Research Degree Supervisor UN815 Technology in the Academic Environment UN821 Assessment and Professional Development UN899 The MA Dissertation The following modules are currently resting but will be available in 2014/2015 subject to demand: UN814 The Inclusive Curriculum (15 credits) UN816 Learning and Teaching Innovation (15 credits) [-]

MA in English Studies for the Professions

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Department of English
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Hong Kong Kowloon + 1 more

The programme aims to provide students with a comprehensive and critical understanding of the theory and practice of English in educational and workplace contexts. [+]

MA Degrees in Education. Programme aims The programme aims to provide students with a comprehensive and critical understanding of the theory and practice of English in educational and workplace contexts. The knowledge and skills students acquire on the programme will enable them to become innovative and reflective professionals in a range of institutional settings, including schools, universities and workplaces in the private and public sectors. Meeting the nees of English-using professionals The specialisms in English Language Studies, English Language Teaching and English Language Arts are mainly intended for serving English language teachers or graduates who intend to enter the teaching profession. Preference will therefore be given to applicants who have majored in English or a communication-related field. Each specialism is designed to meet particular professional needs and interests. English Language Studies – for those who wish to develop their understanding of the systems and uses of English and how these relate to their work. English Language Teaching – for those who wish to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to design and deliver engaging and effective English-language courses for general and specific purposes. English Language Arts – for those who wish to receive in-depth training in the teaching and use of language arts (e.g. plays, poems, advertisements). The specialism in English for the Professions is intended for those with an undergraduate degree other than in English. It is intended for professionals of all disciplines who wish to upgrade their ability and qualifications in English. It is designed primarily for middle-level... [-]

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 of Arts in Teaching

Metropolitan State University of Denver
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Denver

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program is designed for candidates with a bachelor's degree in a field other than education who wish to obtain a master's degree and become a licensed teacher in the areas of either Elementary Education or Special Education. Both areas provide a comprehensive background in education with all of the required coursework and clinical experience for licensure in the state of Colorado. [+]

MA Degrees in Education. The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program is designed for candidates with a bachelor's degree in a field other than education who wish to obtain a master's degree and become a licensed teacher in the areas of either Elementary Education or Special Education. Both areas provide a comprehensive background in education with all of the required coursework and clinical experience for licensure in the state of Colorado. The MAT program prepares candidates for successful careers in education through high quality and accessible education. The goal of the MAT programs is to prepare teachers to make effective decisions in diverse classrooms. To accomplish this goal, emphasis is placed on producing master teachers who are self-reflective, life-long learners, and who have an understanding of child development, content, and pedagogy. MAT licensure candidates must be able to use theory, research, classroom experience, and professional judgment to lead others in collaborative planning, implementation, and evaluation of effective instruction for students. Concentrations We offer two concentrations of the MAT Program: Master of Arts in Teaching: Elementary Education Master of Arts in Teaching: Special Education Master of Arts in Teaching: Elementary Education The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) candidate in Elementary Education will complete requirements for licensure in the K-6 classroom. Students can complete the content courses and requisite licensure requirements while working towards a graduate degree to fulfill the Elementary Education requirements. MAT students must complete all licensure and all core classes to complete the MAT degree and be... [-]

Curriculum and Instruction

University of the Pacific
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Stockton

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. [+]

Gladys L. Benerd School of Education Since opening in 1923, the Benerd 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, Benerd has 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 the University of the Pacific after the bachelor's degree in order to complete a preliminary... [-]

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. [+]

MA Degrees in Education. 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... [-]