Master of Arts in Education
An online Master of Arts in Education degree program is offered to those who hold a bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in education and are eligible for licensure.
"My favorite part about the online Master's program is the flexibility. As teachers, we have busy schedules, and I appreciate being able to do the majority of the work when it fits best in my schedule. Being able to do the work on my time helps me stay interested and focused instead of feeling like it is a burden."
Elizabeth (Beth) Degreeff
The program features four areas of concentration:
- Technology: a focus on utilizing and implementing technology to enhance student learning
- Instructional Strategies: a focus on practical applications to support student achievement and engagement
- Special Populations: a focus on how to support and teach at-risk students, with an emphasis on Autism, Response to Intervention (RTI) and emotional/behavioral issues
Reading: a focus on teaching strategies, assessment, and instruction that facilitates deeper comprehension of fiction and nonfiction texts.
The concentration courses in this master's program are provided in partnership with Learner's Edge, Inc.
"The Master's in Education program through Augustana College has allowed me opportunities to share my experiences as a teacher with my fellow cohorts. The program allows for a variety of discourse and inquiry regarding instructional strategies that I have been able to utilize within my own classroom. The added technology component of the program has allowed me to share new ways of presenting material with my colleagues. Overall, I am very pleased with the program and look forward to future course work."
The decision to obtain your master’s degree is a significant investment in your future. In addition to enhancing your abilities to create positive learning environments for students, in most cases a master’s degree correlates to increased compensation. In addition, because the program is online, it will offer the convenience you need to continue your busy lifestyle while completing your degree requirements.
Applications for this 19-month, non-thesis program will be reviewed when complete applications have been received, with a rolling admission process. Applications received by February 1st will be reviewed by February 15th, and applicants will be notified of status by March 1st. Applications received by March 1st will be reviewed by March 15th, applicants will be notified by April 1st, and applications received by April 1st will be reviewed by April 15th, with notification of status by May 1st.
Financial aid is available to qualified students.
- Application (.pdf)
- Degree Requirements
- Required Program Courses
- Courses in Each Concentration
- Course Sequence
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Technology Requirements (.pdf)
- Mission Statement
- Recommendation (.pdf)
- Tuition and Transfer Credits
- M.A. in Education Graduate Checklist
- Application for Graduation and Diploma
Augustana College accepts applications for the M.A. in Education program from residents of the following states: SD, AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NV, NY, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WY and Washington, DC.
The online Master of Arts in Education degree program is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The Augustana Education Department is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).