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Education

Master of Arts

Online

Course Delivery

30

Total Credits

$27,180

Tuition

1.5 years

Minimum Duration


Program Overview


Educators who work in a broad range of careers come to the fully online Master of Arts in Education to improve their professional practice. Whether you are a teacher, adult educator, coach or administrator, this program is created to draw on your previous experience and help you gain advanced knowledge while interacting with a dynamic community of fellow students. You will have opportunities to study teaching, learning and leadership in preschool through secondary, as well as postsecondary education, levels. The program has the following six areas of concentration:

  • Literacy Education
  • P-12 School and Postsecondary Leadership
  • Science and Mathematics Education
  • Special Education
  • Sport Coaching and Leadership
  • Technology and Learning
 

Program Outcomes


With six possible concentration areas, the outcomes of the Master of Arts in Education will vary depending on the specific courses you take. Generally, all students who complete the program will be better able to:

  • Construct more effective documents and presentations
  • Achieve improved outcomes in their work
  • Conduct inquiry, evaluation or research
  • Evaluate the legitimacy and quality of research and policy in their field
  • Design, manage, and support group projects and processes
  • Apply new technologies
  • Access digital environments for ideas, information and resources
  • Use digital tools for communication, collaboration, and presentation
  • Learn through digital information delivery and interactions (i.e. wikis, podcasts, webinars, and other formats)
  • Exercise leadership
  • Advance to new levels of professional practice and responsibility
  • Professionally develop
  • Introduce new ideas, programs, or practices into their workplace

Career Outlook


As the Master of Arts in Education (MAED) qualifies as a planned program of study, most certified teachers in the program use it toward renewal and advancing to professional certification and the increased salary. Many people complete the MAED to become instructors at community colleges, educational consultants, principals, education coordinators, corporate trainers, athletic directors, etc.

This program is not designed to provide State of Michigan endorsement nor initial teacher certification. For more information about certification and endorsement in Michigan, please visit the Certification section on the Master of Arts in Education website.


A Top-Ranked Education

  • 1st in Elementary and Secondary Education — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • 1st in Curriculum and Instruction — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • 2nd in Higher Education Administration — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • 4th in Best Online Graduate Programs in Education — U.S. News & World Report, 2021

 

Stephanie Jennings headshot

Dr. Stephanie Jennings

MAED Program Coordinator

Stephanie Jennings is an assistant professor in the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education.

Course Information

 

Core

One Issues course which must be outside the student's primary concentration (3 Credits)

Concentration area - Literacy Education, P-12 School and Postsecondary Leadership, Science and Mathematics Education, Special Education, Sport Coaching and Leadership, or Technology and Learning. (9-21 Credit)

ED 800 - Concepts of Educational Inquiry (3 Credits)

ED 870 - Capstone Seminar (3 Credits)

Admissions Requirements

 

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  • A U.S. bachelors degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution
  • 3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale
  • Previous work experience (CV/Résumé)
  • 3 letters of recommendation. Provide contact information for your recommenders and the MSU application system will provide instructions to them.
  • Official transcripts from all previous schools

To apply to this program:

  • Complete a university graduate application

Key Dates

Fall

Application Deadline

June 1st

Summer

Application Deadline

March 1st

Spring

Application Deadline

October 1st

 

Tuition & Fees

 

In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
$27,180
$27,180

 

The university reserves the right to make changes in the types, structures, rates for fees, and tuition. Every effort will be made to give as much advance notice as possible.

Program Overview


Educators who work in a broad range of careers come to the fully online Master of Arts in Education to improve their professional practice. Whether you are a teacher, adult educator, coach or administrator, this program is created to draw on your previous experience and help you gain advanced knowledge while interacting with a dynamic community of fellow students. You will have opportunities to study teaching, learning and leadership in preschool through secondary, as well as postsecondary education, levels. The program has the following six areas of concentration:

  • Literacy Education
  • P-12 School and Postsecondary Leadership
  • Science and Mathematics Education
  • Special Education
  • Sport Coaching and Leadership
  • Technology and Learning
 

Program Outcomes


With six possible concentration areas, the outcomes of the Master of Arts in Education will vary depending on the specific courses you take. Generally, all students who complete the program will be better able to:

  • Construct more effective documents and presentations
  • Achieve improved outcomes in their work
  • Conduct inquiry, evaluation or research
  • Evaluate the legitimacy and quality of research and policy in their field
  • Design, manage, and support group projects and processes
  • Apply new technologies
  • Access digital environments for ideas, information and resources
  • Use digital tools for communication, collaboration, and presentation
  • Learn through digital information delivery and interactions (i.e. wikis, podcasts, webinars, and other formats)
  • Exercise leadership
  • Advance to new levels of professional practice and responsibility
  • Professionally develop
  • Introduce new ideas, programs, or practices into their workplace

Career Outlook


As the Master of Arts in Education (MAED) qualifies as a planned program of study, most certified teachers in the program use it toward renewal and advancing to professional certification and the increased salary. Many people complete the MAED to become instructors at community colleges, educational consultants, principals, education coordinators, corporate trainers, athletic directors, etc.

This program is not designed to provide State of Michigan endorsement nor initial teacher certification. For more information about certification and endorsement in Michigan, please visit the Certification section on the Master of Arts in Education website.


A Top-Ranked Education

  • 1st in Elementary and Secondary Education — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • 1st in Curriculum and Instruction — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • 2nd in Higher Education Administration — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • 4th in Best Online Graduate Programs in Education — U.S. News & World Report, 2021

 

Stephanie Jennings headshot

Dr. Stephanie Jennings

MAED Program Coordinator

Stephanie Jennings is an assistant professor in the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education.

Course Information

 

Core

One Issues course which must be outside the student's primary concentration (3 Credits)

Concentration area - Literacy Education, P-12 School and Postsecondary Leadership, Science and Mathematics Education, Special Education, Sport Coaching and Leadership, or Technology and Learning. (9-21 Credit)

ED 800 - Concepts of Educational Inquiry (3 Credits)

ED 870 - Capstone Seminar (3 Credits)

Admissions Requirements

 

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  • A U.S. bachelors degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution
  • 3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale
  • Previous work experience (CV/Résumé)
  • 3 letters of recommendation. Provide contact information for your recommenders and the MSU application system will provide instructions to them.
  • Official transcripts from all previous schools

To apply to this program:

  • Complete a university graduate application

Key Dates

Fall

Application Deadline

June 1st

Summer

Application Deadline

March 1st

Spring

Application Deadline

October 1st

 

Tuition & Fees

 

In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
$27,180
$27,180

 

The university reserves the right to make changes in the types, structures, rates for fees, and tuition. Every effort will be made to give as much advance notice as possible.

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Continuing education can be one of the most exciting, challenging, and rewarding experiences you undertake in your life. We hope you consider becoming a Spartan, to learn online and reach your career goals. With highly ranked online programs and exceptional professors, we educate students who advance the common good with uncommon will.