To advance in your teaching career, you will need to continue your own education by getting a Master’s degree. Studying online makes good sense, since you can take classes at a time that fits your busy schedule without having to go to a physical classroom. The schools that made the grade to be included on this list of the top Master’s in Education programs offer a rigorous curriculum that you can access from anywhere you can get an Internet connection.
#1 University of New England
The University of New England is a private, not-for-profit institution. It is regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The school has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one the best universities in the Northeast.
Tuition is $480.00 per credit hour.
Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree and at least one year of teaching experience to be considered. They must also be currently employed as teachers or have access to a classroom.
Career & Tech Ed.
Curriculum & Instructional Strategies
#2 Benedictine University
Benedictine University has been offering degree programs for over 125 years. The school is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Students pay $830.00 per semester credit hour.
Students enrolled in the online Masters in Education program complete a 100 hour internship as one of the requirements to graduate.
#3 Nova Southeastern University
Nova Southeastern University has been listed on Princeton Review’s list of the Best Distance Learning Graduate Schools in the U.S. It is accredited by The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Tuition is set at $730.00 per credit hour.
The Fischler School of Education is one of the largest in the U.S.. It is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
Charter School Education Leadership
Cognitive and Behavioral Disabilities
Computer Science Education
Curriculum Instruction and Technology
Early Literacy Education
Exceptional Student Education
Exceptional Student (Reading)
Management and Administration of Educational Programs
Multicultural Early Intervention
Pre kindergarten and Primary Education
Reading & English to Speakers of Other Languages
Secondary Social Studies Education
Social Studies Education
Spanish Language Education
Teaching and Learning
Teaching English as a Foreign Language
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
#4 University of Cincinnati
The University of Cincinnati is a not-for-profit, public university. It is regionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
In-state students pay $710.00 per credit hour and out-of-state learners are charged $1,285.00 per credit hour.
Students can graduate in as little as two years. Three start dates are offered each year.
Literacy & Second Language Studies
Medical Education for Health Care Professional
Special Education (for students with Ohio teaching license)
#5 University of Southern California
The USC Rossier School of Education has been offering degree programs for over a century. It is one of the best graduate schools in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report.
Tuition is $1,557.40 per credit hour.
Courses are taught by the same faculty who teach the on-campus program. The online Masters in Teaching program includes live, interactive class sessions. Students can interact with their professors during live office hours sessions.
Multiple Subject Teaching (Elementary)
Secondary Social Science
#6 Post University
Post University was founded in 1890. This private, for-profit school is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
Students pay $550.00 per credit hour.
Students can transfer up to nine credits from another accredited institution toward their Master of Education online degree. The average completion time is 15 months.
Higher Education Administration
Instructional Design & Technology
Teaching & Learning
#7 Spring Arbor University
Spring Arbor University is a private, Christian school that has been offering degree programs for 135 years. It is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.
Students pay $445.00 per credit hour. It is one of the most affordable programs available online.
Applicants to the Master of Arts in Teaching online program must have obtained a minimum GPA of 3.0 in their last two years of their Bachelor’s degree and a GPA of 3.0 or higher in undergraduate education courses to be considered.
#8 Northcentral University
Northcentral University is a private, for-profit institution. It is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.
Graduate students pay $688.00 per credit hour.
This University offers a one-on-one learning experience for each student. New terms begin every Monday.
#9 Walden University
Walden University is a private, for-profit institution. It is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.
Tuition costs $485.00 per credit hour.
Students enrolled in the online MS in Education degree program have the flexibility to take classes anywhere. This school offers a MobileLearn app which allows them to download content to an MP3 player or a smartphone.
Adolescent Literacy and Technology (Grades 6-12)
Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment (Grades K-12)
Educational Leadership and Administration (Principal Preparation)
Elementary Reading and Literacy (Grades preK-6)
Elementary Reading and Mathematics (Grades K-6)
Integrating Technology in the Classroom (Grades K-12)
Literacy and Learning in the Content Areas (Grades 6-12)
Mathematics (Grades K-6)
Mathematics (Grades 5-8)
Mathematics and Science (Grades K-8)
Professional Development Grades preK-12)
Reading and Literacy with a Reading K-12 Endorsement
Science (Grades K-8)
Special Education (Non-Licensure) (Grades K-12)
Teacher Leadership (Grades K-12)
Teaching English Language Learners (Grades K-12)
#10 Drexel University
Drexel University was founded in 1891. It is a highly respected private university that is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
Tuition is $784.00 per credit hour.
Students enrolled in the online MS in Education program must complete a capstone project as one of the requirements to graduate.
Education Improvement and Transformation
Educational Administration & Leadership
Global and International Education
Human Resource Development
Mathematics Learning and Teaching
Teaching, Learning and Curriculum: Advanced Teaching Track
Teaching, Learning and Curriculum: Teacher Certification Track – Grades PreK-4 Education
Teaching, Learning and Curriculum: Teacher Certification Track – Secondary Education