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MASTERS DEGREE IN EDUCATION

Grad Schools with Masters Degrees in Education

Grad SchoolsDESCRIPTION – MASTER DEGREE IN EDUCATION (M.Ed.): The Master of Education – M.Ed. – degree is a post-baccalaureate degree emphasizing advanced expertise in education. The MBA can also serve an interim step if one subsequently pursues a Ph.D. in any of the various education specialties available.

Grad SchoolsFOCUS: A Master’s Degree in Education focuses on a variety of skills and techniques in teaching. The emphasis of the Master’s Degree in Education is typically more on the methodologies of teaching, curriculum development, etc. than on a particular subject matter content (e.g. history; English; chemistry). The focus is also usually on kindergarten through high school education (K-12) than on higher education (colleges and universities). You usually choose to pursue a Master of Education in a particular specialized area, e.g. a M.Ed. in Childhood Education, a Master Degree in Education in Early Childhood Education, a Master Degree in Education in Special Education, a Master Degree in Education in Educational Technology, a Master Degree in Education in Curriculum & Instruction, or a Master Degree in Education in Education Administration. Regardless of any specialty selected, the emphasis of the Master Degree in Education is always on the art and tools of teaching, how to organize subject materials into a structured approach to learning, and how students develop and receive learning.

Grad SchoolsEDUCATIONAL SOURCES: A Master Degree in Education can be obtained from various educational resources. There are many online Master Degree in Education programs available from private, public, and for-profit graduate schools. Most universities and many graduate-level colleges offer a Master Degree in Education degree within their graduate school of education. Most make their Master Degree in Education program available to part-time students; summer sessions are a primary time for pursuing advanced education, reflecting the increased availability of teachers to pursue their studies during that time. 30-45 graduate credits are typically required to accomplish a Master’s Degree in Education.

"Finally, I can pursue my dream of becoming a teacher,
Thank you!" Michelle W. - Spokane, Wa.

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BENEFITS OF AN Master Degree in Education:

  • A Master’s Degree in Education is a prime qualification for those looking to teach children, from early childhood through high school.
  • Some states require a Master’s Degree in Education as a qualification for employment and a teacher certification. However, some states allow provisional employment with the Bachelor’s Degree in Education if the teacher obtains his/her Master’s Degree in Education within the first several years of employment. The Master’s Degree in Education can usually qualify you for teaching even if your Bachelor’s Degree was in a non-teaching subject.
  • Depending upon the specialty chosen, the Master Degree in Education will allow one to teach in a variety of classroom or more specialized peer settings, or to become a school administrator. The Master’s Degree in Education also qualifies one to teach future teachers at many graduate schools, or to take on careers in counseling, teacher career development, or educational policy-making.
  • Education is the 2nd largest industry in the United States, and a Master’s Degree in Education provides one with good prospect for career stability and salaries. Even partial progress towards a Master Degree in Education will frequently be a basis for salary increases. The need for new teachers is expected to continue, if not rise, for years to come.