Online Master's Degrees in Education & Teaching

With an online Master’s degree in Education you can specialize in a variety of disciplines: educational administration, college/university education, counseling, elementary education, librarianship, secondary education, and many more. In most school districts, teachers are encouraged to earn their master’s degree within five years of entering the profession. You can earn your master’s degree in teaching online or on-campus.

Click on the "request info" button next to the accredited school of your choice to receive more information on specific education and teaching master's degree programs.

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Grand Canyon University

Abilene Christian University

Wake Forest University

Colorado State University

Lewis University

Texas A&M University-Commerce

University of Kansas

University of New England

Capella University

Benedictine University

Purdue University

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

University of Saint Mary

Sacred Heart University

University of Phoenix

Kaplan University

The University of Scranton

Full Sail University

Western Governors University

Southern New Hampshire University

Brandman University

Northcentral University

Brandman University Online

University of St. Thomas

University of California San Francisco

Spring Arbor University

Earn Your Master's in Education Online

Online master degrees in education are now very common because they offer you the opportunity to begin or enhance your teaching career while continuing to work. For example, using online education to earn your Master of Education (MEd) – Elementary Teaching allows you to work during the day – perhaps in a related job like daycare – and study elementary education in the evening. Acquiring your Master's in Education online can increase your job security as well; when the unemployment rate reached 6.7% in November 2008, the rate for people holding a bachelor’s degree or higher was only 3.1% – less than half the national average.

Sample Degree - Master's in Special Education

Special education teachers handle the difficult but rewarding job of teaching children who, because of a learning, mental, emotional or physical disability, cannot learn in a regular school classroom. They help develop a teaching curriculum tailored to the student's abilities. For those who have more debilitating conditions, special educators help teach them independent living skills.

A Master's in Special Education prepares you for the top jobs in the field. Some states require that teachers earn a master's degree before leading special education classes.

Due to educational improvements that have allowed learning disabilities to be diagnosed earlier, the number of students enrolling in special education programs has been increasing in recent years. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the number of special education teaching positions will grow by 17% through 2020, a rate about as fast as the average for all occupations.