Augustana to Offer Online Master’s Degree in Education

Augustana College today announced it will offer an online Master of Arts in Education degree program beginning in June.

The 19-month, non-thesis program is designed for those who hold a bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in education and are eligible for licensure. Applications are due by Friday, May 20. Classes will begin on Monday, June 6.

“For today’s teachers, the decision to obtain a master’s degree is an important investment in their future. In addition to enhancing their abilities to create positive learning environments for students, in most cases a master’s degree correlates to increased compensation,” said Rob Oliver, president of the College. “By offering our program online, we’re able to accommodate the busy lives of adult learners while making the dream of a master’s degree a reality for teachers in rural areas.”

Applications are due by Friday, May 20.

To apply, visit

The program features three areas of concentration including, “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; and “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.

There is no application fee and financial aid is available to qualified students. To apply, visit

Contact Dr. Sheryl Feinstein, associate professor of Education, at 605.274.5211 or for more information.

Kelly Sprecher
Director of Communications & Media Relations