Masters of Arts in General Education

Compare 10 MA Programs in General Education

A master’s degree is the most commonly pursued postgraduate qualification. It typically takes one to two years to complete, depending on the program and your rate of study.

What is an MA in General Education? Teaching and learning have always been vital parts of human society. In the modern era, there has been an emphasis on understanding the best ways to provide instruction. General education seeks to find the most effective methods to reach the greatest number of students. Your institution may provide a more focused graduate degree in studies such as bilingual education, education technology, international education, or education management.

Instructional ability is the cornerstone of education and proves useful both in careers and everyday life. You can also benefit from developing a greater understanding of learning behavior and administrative skills.

The cost of an MA varies considerably depending on factors such as the university, length of study, and various non-academic expenses. If you are committed to attaining your degree, you can generally find a situation that works for your circumstances.

A Master’s in General Education typically leads you toward careers in education. This is generally as a primary or secondary school teacher or as a school administrator. The degree is also an excellent choice if you choose to pursue a position in academia. Further education such as a doctorate or bilingual education degree are also options. If you’re interested in a career outside of education, graduates have also found jobs with government departments, museums, and law enforcement departments.

Postgraduate programs are becoming more common at universities around the globe. As education continues to expand, there are typically many options open to you. Whether you want to study full-time, part-time, take classes online, or in an intensive program, institutions may be able to accommodate you. 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 Education Studies

Manchester Metropolitan University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years August 2018 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

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

Education Studies is concerned with understanding how people develop and learn throughout their lives, the nature of knowledge, and critical engagement with ways of knowing and understanding.

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

Students have opportunities to develop their critical capabilities through the selection, analysis and synthesis of relevant perspectives, and to be able to justify different positions on educational matters. This award provides the knowledge, understanding and critical analysis to inform current and future professionals in education, for different areas and contexts.... [-]


MA in Education

University of Gloucestershire
Campus Full time Part time August 2018 United Kingdom Cheltenham

The MA in Education will provide education practitioners, policy-makers and educators working in relevant organisations within the third and private sectors, with the key knowledge, skills and abilities required to support them in sustaining and enhancing the effectiveness of their practice. With a wide range of modules and the chance to specialise, you can tailor your learning to your professional aims and career aspirations while developing your practice. [+]

The MA in Education will provide education practitioners, policy-makers and educators working in relevant organisations within the third and private sectors, with the key knowledge, skills and abilities required to support them in sustaining and enhancing the effectiveness of their practice. With a wide range of modules and the chance to specialise, you can tailor your learning to your professional aims and career aspirations while developing your practice. The flexible curriculum reflects the latest developments in education and is delivered by a team of experienced teaching staff with specialist areas of expertise.

The compulsory module engages students with critical analysis of contemporary educational policy and the factors that have shaped it both within the UK and internationally. Students will be encouraged to consider theories underpinning the socio-cultural context of education and then reflect upon their own experience of professional practice. In the final stage of their MA, students will complete a dissertation focusing on a research topic of their choice.... [-]


MA in Education Studies

Bath Spa University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 6 years September 2018 United Kingdom Bath + 1 more

Education is much more than the study of teaching. Our programme is designed to get you questioning the assumptions that lie beneath educational policy and practice. The MA in Education Studies offers a mixture of theory and reflection on practice within an international context. [+]

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

Master's Degree Programme in Education and Learning

University of Turku
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Turku

MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAMME IN EDUCATION AND LEARNING TRAINS YOU FOR VARIOUS NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL TASKS IN THE FIELD OF EDUCATION. [+]

GET A DEGREE IN THE FIELD OF EDUCATION WITH AN ADVANCED COMBINATION OF THEORY AND PRACTICE!

MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAMME IN EDUCATION AND LEARNING TRAINS YOU FOR VARIOUS NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL TASKS IN THE FIELD OF EDUCATION.

The Programme is based on the strengths in research of the Faculty of Education: learning research, learning environments and research of educational systems. The degree studies will both enhance the students’ understanding of social functions of education and familiarise them with analyses on global and local relationships in educational policy. In addition, the Programme increases their understanding of learning and motivation in complex and multilevel learning environments.... [-]


Master of Arts in Education: Middle Grade Education

Eastern Kentucky University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Richmond

The program is suited for current Elementary Education Teachers, Middle Grade Teachers, Secondary Education Teachers [+]

MA Degrees in General Education. Degree Options: Middle Grades Education (5-9) with Teacher Leader Endorsement Who Would be Interested in This Program? Current Elementary Education Teachers Current Middle Grade Teachers Current Secondary Education Teachers What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program? Prospective graduate students must meet the admissions requirements of the Graduate School. Candidates without prior graduate coursework must either have earned an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher (or a GPA of 3.25 or higher in their last 60 hours) or they must submit either GRE or MAT scores. Candidates must have a valid state teaching certification. Where Are Recent Graduates of the Program Employed? In middle schools throughout the state. [-]

M.A. in Education (School of Education)

Biola University
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA Los Angeles

The Master of Arts in Education is a research-oriented degree that prepares you to work in a variety of academic settings and sets the stage for a doctorate. Its emphasis on professional writing, research and theory distinguishes it from the Master of Arts in Teaching, which focuses primarily on classroom practices. [+]

M.A. in Education (School of Education)

The Master of Arts in Education is a research-oriented degree that prepares you to work in a variety of academic settings and sets the stage for a doctorate. Its emphasis on professional writing, research and theory distinguishes it from the Master of Arts in Teaching, which focuses primarily on classroom practices.

Concentrations

    Apologetics     Curriculum & Instruction     Clear Credential     Early Childhood     History & Philosophy of Science     Induction     Linguistics and Intercultural Studies     Personalized     Special Education     TESOL ... [-]

MA in Instruction and Curriculum: Mathematics/Science/Computer Education

Kean University
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA New York Union + 1 more

The Master of Arts in Instruction and Curriculum: Mathematics/Science/Computer Education program is designed for the individual holding a baccalaureate degree and standard teaching certification who wishes to achieve increased understanding and skills in any combination of the areas indicated. [+]

The Master of Arts in Instruction and Curriculum: Mathematics/Science/Computer Education program is designed for the individual holding a baccalaureate degree and standard teaching certification who wishes to achieve increased understanding and skills in any combination of the areas indicated. It also provides opportunity to examine current trends and problems in these areas.

To learn more about the Master of Arts in Instruction and Curriculum: Mathematics/Science/Computer Education program, visit http://grad.kean.edu/masters-programs/mathematicssciencecomputer-education.

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MA Education Studies

University of Winchester
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Winchester + 1 more

MA Education Studies provides opportunities for students to enhance their understanding of issues relating to a diverse range of educational policy and practice. [+]

MA Education Studies

 

MA Education Studies provides opportunities for students to enhance their understanding of issues relating to a diverse range of educational policy and practice. It enhances analytical and research skills and provides sociological and philosophical insights into the study of education.This programme provides opportunities to engage with significant questions, issues and debates within education studies. Students advance their analytical skills, deepen theirunderstanding of educational theory and methodology, and develop their capacity to reflect critically on professional practice.Drawing upon differing disciplines and schools of thought, including sociology, law, philosophy, political theory and feminism, the programme invites students to analyse educational experiences, values and practices in ways that are creative, rigorous and rewarding. Students examine the politics of educational policy and practice in relation to questions of social justice, identity, gender, race and the teaching of diverse groups of students. The aim is to engage students with a diverse range of intellectual resources so they might situate themselves in ongoing dialogues about education that are themselves educative.... [-]


Master of Arts (Humanities Education)

National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University
Campus Part time 24 months August 2018 Singapore

This is a programme which can support teachers who may need to respond with cross-disciplinary perspectives in the disciplines of history, geography as well as in social studies. [+]

Programme Details

The Master Of Arts (Humanities Education) is a programme which can support teachers who may need to respond with cross-disciplinary perspectives in the disciplines of history, geography as well as in social studies. The goal is to help the programme participants develop a critical understanding of social studies, history and geography with a strong grounding in the philosophies that have guided both scholarship and the development of each of the relevant disciplines and how these can be applied to studies of the social issues of our time.

While the programme is designed for those who have relevant background knowledge in one or more of the following disciplines and school courses such as geography, history and social studies, it is tailored for candidates wishing to broaden their multi-disciplinary perspectives on the development of our societies in space and time.... [-]


Master of Arts (Educational Management)

National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University
Campus Part time 24 months August 2018 Singapore

The Master of Arts (Educational Management) programme is designed for individuals who hold management positions in the education service: principals, vice-principals, heads of department and teachers with positions of responsibility and MOE officers. [+]

Program Objectives

The programme aims to enable participants to develop the knowledge, skills and capability to lead their organisations effectively at a time of rapid change. 

Programme Details

The Master of Arts (Educational Management) programme is designed for individuals who hold management positions in the education service: principals, vice-principals, heads of department and teachers with positions of responsibility and MOE officers.

This programme pursues three broad aims: (i) to enable aspiring leaders in education to become more informed about critical issues in educational management, and thus to apply intellectual approaches to their work (ii) to help them cope positively and effectively with the management challenges that are currently impacting on education (iii) to enable them to acquire a recognised and valued postgraduate award. Topics covered include: organisational learning and development, human development and learning, assessment quality and standards, supervisory leadership and curriculum design, management of educational technology applications, finance and resource management, quantitative and qualitative research methods, comparative issues in education, contemporary issues in school marketing, mentoring for professional development and leadership succession, school and organisational effectiveness, globalisation, educational change and pedagogical reform.... [-]