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Education - Online Master’s Degree Programs

Education Masters Degree ProgramsEducation is one of the most important industries in today’s world, and one in which qualified workers are always in high demand. An online master’s degree in education is valuable proof to potential employers that you have the foundation of knowledge and experience to handle a job in the vital task of shaping young minds.

The heightened standards of a master’s degree versus an associate’s or bachelor’s degree increases your standing in employers’ eyes, which can lead to greater job opportunities and wider career options. Furthermore, studies have shown that for new teachers in elementary, middle and secondary schools, a master’s degree can boost starting salary far greater than a  bachelor’s.

Education Master’s Distance Learning Classes

An online master’s program in education prepares students to enter not only teaching, but also other areas of education, including administration, counseling and curriculum development. Students learn about topics like instructional methods, curriculum design, assessment strategies, education technology, leadership principles, ethics and diversity sensitivity. Additionally, online education master’s programs may offer areas of specialization such as:

  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Educational Assessment and Evaluation
  • Instructional Technology
  • Leadership of Educational Organizations
  • Adult Education
  • Special Education
  • Culturally Responsive Education
  • Distance Learning
  • Early Childhood Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Higher Education

Typical classes in an online master’s program in education include:

  • School Public Relations and Communication
  • Instructional Design
  • Instructional Technology
  • Psychological Basis of Education
  • Education Governance
  • Educational Motivation
  • Ethical Decision Making
  • Educational Assessment and Evaluation
  • Education Trends and Issues
  • Learning Theories
  • Classroom Instruction and Management
  • Teacher in American Society
  • Problem Solving and Critical Thinking
  • Education System Organization and Leadership
  • Affirming Diversity
  • Educational Research
  • Education Budgeting and Finance

Education students also develop personal skills in communication, organization, critical thinking, teamwork and computer technology that will prove invaluable in their careers, no matter what industry they enter. A master’s degree in education may even help students earn placement in an internship or work-study program that can provide invaluable experience while still in school.

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