Online Master’s Degrees in Teaching
Upon completion of the program, students may either seek employment or enroll in a doctoral degree program in education. Master’s level graduates may find employment in learning centers, public schools, Montessori schools, private schools, and charter school districts.
- Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree
- Program Length: One to two years to complete
- Post-Grad Options: Employment or Doctoral Program
- Projected Employment Growth: 17% (2010-2020)*
The coursework for master’s-level teaching degree programs may include education courses alongside the subject courses of the student’s chosen specialty. These courses may teach students how to write lesson plans, accommodate the learning needs of special needs students, and utilize educational technology to advance the learning process. Core teaching classes may include the following:
- Foundations of Teaching and Learning
- Adolescent Deveopment
- Reading and Multiple Literacies
- Subject Methods and Assessment
- Advanced Human Behavior
- Instructional Design and Curriculum
- Classroom Management and Discipline
Master’s-level graduates may pursue opportunities in public schools, private schools, charter school districts, learning centers, and Montessori schools. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities in teaching are projected to increase by 17% from 2010-2020.*
Possible careers include:
- Elementary School Teacher
- Middle School Teacher
- Secondary School Teacher
- Special Education Teacher
- English and Language Arts Teacher
Students who successfully complete a master’s degree program may wish to further their education by pursing a doctoral degree. A doctoral degree program in teaching may provide students with advanced classroom management skills and teaching techniques needed for a thriving learning environment. Employers may require both a master’s degree and passing scores on state certification exams to be eligible for teaching positions.
*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook
Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education. Eligible students can receive college credit for prior military experience and coursework—up to 75 percent of the credit needed for a Kaplan University undergraduate degree.*
- MS in Education (for Existing Teachers Grades K-12)
- MA in Teaching (for Aspiring Teachers Grades 5-12)
- MS in Higher Education - College Teaching
- And more...
Liberty University provides a world-class education with a solid Christian foundation, equipping men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential for success in every aspect of life.
A liberal arts institution with 16 colleges and schools, Liberty offers programs in fields such as medicine, religion, law, aviation, cinematic arts, psychology, business, and more. Part of the Big South Conference, Liberty fields 20 NCAA Division I athletic teams and 32 Club Sports teams, offering fans an unparalleled college sports experience.
- MA Teaching: Middle Grades
- M.Ed. - Teaching and Learning
- M.Ed. Teaching & Learning: History
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Concordia University - Portland offers several fully online 14-month Master of Education (M.Ed.) programs and a fully online Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) program. You'll learn new strategies and techniques for your classroom while expanding your knowledge and skills as an educator.
- M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: Social Studies
- M.Ed. in Career and Technical Education
- M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: Common Core State Standards Instructional Leader
- And more...