Master of Education

Online Master of Education

The Master of Education program at Augustana is delivered completely online and is offered to those who have earned a bachelor's degree and hold or are eligible for teaching 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

NEW! Beginning Summer 2020...

The program will feature a single, "learner-designed" area of concentration. This concentration can either be selected from pre-approved certificate options offered by Learner's Edge or created by the student. For more information, visit the learner-designed option page.  

The program features five areas of concentration (up until Spring of 2020):

  • Instructional Strategies: a focus on practical applications to support student achievement and engagement
  • Reading: a focus on teaching strategies, assessment, and instruction that facilitates deeper comprehension of fiction and nonfiction texts
  • 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
  • STEM: a focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics
  • Technology: a focus on utilizing and implementing technology to enhance student learning

The concentration courses in this master's program are provided in partnership with Learners Edge. While students select an area of concentration as part of the Master of Education, none of the options leads to licensure/certification.

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 13-16 month, non-thesis program will be reviewed when complete applications have been received, with a rolling admission process and the following deadlines:

  • Spring Cohort (2 cohorts of 18 students each)
    Applications are reviewed each month, so please submit completed applications as soon as possible.
  • Summer Cohorts (5 cohorts of 18 students each)
    Applications are reviewed each month for the next available cohort, with applicants notified by the 15th of each month.
  • Fall Cohort (2 cohorts of 18 students each)
    Applications are reviewed each month, so please submit completed applications as soon as possible.

Augustana University accepts applications for the Master of Education program from residents of all 50 states and Washington, D.C.

Augustana University also accepts applications from other countries.

Augustana University holds accreditation with a variety of professional organizations.

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