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, Differentiated Instruction

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

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. [+]

MA Degrees in Education. MA, Differentiated Instruction 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. The modern classroom is comprised of students from a range of cultures and economic backgrounds with varying language abilities and levels of motivation. Differential instruction offers a route for educators to ensure that all students benefit from a results-orientated classroom experience. Typical career paths for graduates include: Education consultant Differentiated curriculum specialist/coach Instructional coach Response to Instruction (RTI) specialist Department chair Lecturer/professor 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 60 (internet-based) or Michigan Test: minimum 85 or Bachelor’s degree from international English-speaking university or advanced degree from a U.S. institution Official test scores should be provided. [-]

Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) - Special Education (K–Age 21)

Walden University
Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA USA Online

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

 

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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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Master of Arts: Teaching

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

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

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

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... [-]

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. [+]

MA Degrees in Education. 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 [-]

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 United Kingdom

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... [-]

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... [-]

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. [+]

MA Degrees in Education. 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. [-]

MA Program in Child Development

University of Haifa, International School
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Israel Haifa

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.... [-]


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... [-]

Master Educational Administration

California State University Bakersfield
Campus Full time 5 years September 2017 USA Bakersfield

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 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. Once earned, the Certificate of Eligibility lasts indefinitely until the candidate obtains an administrative position, and then is converted, without further coursework, to the Preliminary AdministrativeServices Credential, which lasts five years. Administrative credentials in California authorize service as a superintendent, associate superintendent, deputy superintendent, principal, assistant principal, curriculum coordinator, or in any equivalent or intermediate level administrative position. Application and Admission To apply to the Educational Administration Program, candidates must submit: CSUB Admission Application (www.csumentor.edu) Educational Administration application Minimum GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale) Copy of credential - www.ctc.ca.gov (detailed copy) Copy of original CBEST 2 letters of recommendation from Field Administrators Proof of GWAR/Upper Division Writing Competency, by exam or coursework Copy of official transcript(s) Prerequisites A Valid Basic California Teaching Credential(5 years of teaching experience verified) CBEST Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR) competency or waiver (a writing score of 41 or above on CBEST waives the GWAR for credentialed teachers) Required Courses 57 total units are required for M.A. degree 48 total units are required for Service Credential Core Courses Required for Master's degree only EDRS 680 Educational Statistics (4) EDRS 681 Research Design & Analysis in Education (3) Concentration Courses Required for M.A. and... [-]

Master of Arts in Teaching

Cardinal Stritch University
Campus Part time 18 months August 2017 USA Milwaukee

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. [+]

MA Degrees in Education. 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. With a dual emphasis on teacher certification in PreK-12 education and a master's degree that enhances the ability to apply theory to practice, this program allows graduate students to enter a new career in teaching while advancing professionally and academically. The M.A. in Teaching prepares students for teacher certification and a master's degree in elementary, middle or high school education. The program combines classroom instruction with field experience in PreK-12 schools. Completion of a full semester student teaching placement qualifies students to apply for a teaching license in their chosen area just 18 months after starting the program. The M.A. in Teaching program is available in Milwaukee and Madison. An integral aspect of both the certification process and master's degree coursework is the development of a professional portfolio. This portfolio will evolve through the course of the program and is designed to meet the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) requirements for teacher licensure and renewal. Currently licensed teachers who wish to add an elementary or secondary license can also do so through Stritch's M.A. in Teaching program. Licensed teachers can choose a “license only” or a “license with Master’s Degree” option in one of the M.A. in Teaching certification areas. Courses EMA 500 - Early Childhood-Middle Childhood and Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence Seminar I EMA 501 - Early Adolescence-Adolescence... [-]

MA in Adult Learning and Global Change

Linköping University
Online Part time 2 years August 2017 Sweden Linköping

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. [+]

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. However, critical discourses on globalisation require the ability to learn in situations that span vast cultural and geographic divides. Moreover, working globally calls for “fluency” in several cultures. Programme description Four universities – one programme The programme is designed as a unique collaboration between four universities on four different continents: Linköping University, Linköping (Sweden) University of British Columbia, Vancouver (Canada) University of Western Cape, Cape Town (South Africa) Australian Catholic University, Melbourne (Australia) All four universities are equal partners. Students at Linköping University learn together with students from the other partner universities as a global class and take courses provided by the partner universities. This makes the programme truly international. The different partner universities provide courses such as: Adult learning: contexts and perspectives Work and learning Fostering learning in practice Global/local learning Award-winning concept The programme won the 2005 Curriculum Innovation Award, granted by the Commission of Professors of Adult Education of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education. In 2015, the programme won the e-Learning Excellence Award. Learning outcomes The programme is intended for students who wish to understand adult learning in the framework of global change. The content will benefit people working... [-]

MA in Education: Childhood and Youth Studies

Oxford Brookes University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 36 months September 2017 United Kingdom Oxford + 1 more

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:... [-]