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Master of Arts Education

The Master of Arts in Education (non-licensure) provides students with the opportunity to gain graduate-level skills and credentials in education and to further focus their studies in the field. With an emphasis on student-designed inquiry and experiential learning, the program provides a great deal of flexibility for students to focus on their own interests and research in the field of education.

This degree program offers a certificate in Online Teaching and Learning and is perfectly suited for emerging online professors. It is also beneficial to K-12 educators in fully online, synchronous online, and hybrid learning environments. Gain knowledge in curriculum development, assessing discussion boards, creating written assignments, and more.

36 Total credits
$748 Cost Per Credit Hour
May 2 Next Start Date

The Master of Arts in Education (non-licensure) provides students with the opportunity to gain graduate-level skills and credentials in education and to further focus their studies in the field. With an emphasis on student-designed inquiry and experiential learning, the program provides a great deal of flexibility for students to focus on their own interests and research in the field of education.

This degree program offers a certificate in Online Teaching and Learning and is perfectly suited for emerging online professors. It is also beneficial to K-12 educators in fully online, synchronous online, and hybrid learning environments. Gain knowledge in curriculum development, assessing discussion boards, creating written assignments, and more.

  • 36-hour program
  • Full & part-time options
  • January, May, and August start dates
  • Complete your degree in as little as 16 months
  • EDUC 512- Disciplinary Foundations I
  • EDUC 513- Disciplinary Foundations II
  • MAP 508- Elements of Scholarship
  • MAP 509-  Research Methods
     
  • EDUC 521- Field of Study I
  • EDUC 522- Field of Study II
  • EDUC 525- Applications I
  • EDUC 526- Applications II
  • EDUC 620- Advanced Research Methods
  • EDUC 628- Thesis I
  • EDUC 629- Thesis II

Applying Your Degree to Real-World Experience

The unique graduate learning experience at Union Institute & University provides you with the foundation to develop as an educational leader. Through experiential learning, real-world practice, a strong curriculum, and interaction with leaders in the educational field, you will be empowered to meet your professional goals and dreams.

Focusing primarily on the advancement of your teaching career, this degree is most often pursued by education professionals who want hands-on teaching experience and are seeking to work directly with students. Advance your career in:

  • Online Teaching
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education
  • School Administration
  • Higher Education (College Professor)

Individualized For Each Student

Advance your career and your expertise in education with this highly individualized program. Choose the area you wish to study – whether it’s education policy, online learning and teaching, curriculum design, diversity issues in the classroom or some other area of interest. The program also provides a strong theoretical foundation in theory and research methods, allowing the student to fully engage with the academic community of educators.

  • Choose an area of study based on your interests with our flexible, individualized program
  • Study from anywhere - our degrees are 100% online
  • Graduate in as little as 16 months while maintaining full-time employment
  • Develop a thesis formed by your experience & interests
  • Start a foundation for your doctoral research
  • Experience one-on-one mentoring from a world-class faculty

What Makes Our Program Unique?

“After some initial courses, the final 24 credits are individualized for each student – so there’s the opportunity for each student to focus on the area of education that interests them. Individualized courses have a one-to-one student-teacher ratio. Six credits include a hands-on project to apply some of the ideas you have been studying. The major culminates with a thesis, which provides the opportunity to delve into the student’s selected area of focus.”

ELDEN GOLDEN, PHD, JD
Director, MA Program

License Disclosure

This degree does not provide the education requirements for any state licensure. For additional information, including a breakdown by state, click here.

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