About the College of Education
Be memorable in the classroom. Whether you’re an aspiring teacher or a teacher looking to enhance your own education, we have an education degree program that can help you elevate your teaching and leadership abilities. Advance your education skills at a university with over 25 years of experience in teacher education.
Our education degree programs are designed to serve the needs of initial teachers, experienced teachers who want to move into administration or refine their leadership skills, and adult educators who want to enhance their knowledge and practice of adult learning theory.
Education Success Starts with the Right Knowledge
Knowledge isn’t just about what you learn in a textbook. It’s what you learn in and out of the classroom, in every success, in every failure, and in your daily interactions with the people around you.
It’s the type of practical knowledge you get at University of Phoenix.
You get a degree that relates to today’s education needs. Your instructors not only have the advanced degree you look for in an educator, they also have invaluable hands-on experience in teaching and administration. That means your instructors know what works in the real world and what doesn’t, because they’ve been there.
With their knowledge and mentorship, you can gain the skills you need to become the type of educator that makes an impact. After all, our mission is “impacting student learning, one educator at a time.”
Earn an Education Degree That Adds Value to Students’ Lives
To ensure you’re learning the latest theories and trends, our education programs are regularly updated with input from veteran teachers. Who better to help develop your curriculum than the educators who know firsthand what the current, day-to-day needs are?
You can choose from a wide range of education degree programs designed for:
- Aspiring teachers who don’t have a degree.
If you don't have a degree and are interested in the education field, an associate's degree can help get you started. Concentrations in Elementary and Paraprofessional Education provide a good foundation for your next step, pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Education degree.
- Aspiring teachers who have a bachelor’s degree in another area.
If you’re ready to make a career change and transition into teaching, you can earn a Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) degree in Elementary Education, Secondary Education or Special Education.
- Teachers looking to take their education experience to the next level.
You can earn a Master of Arts in Education/Curriculum and Instruction with a range of additional specializations or an MAEd with a concentration in Teacher Leadership. Or for those who want to become principals, you can earn an MAEd with a concentration in Administration and Supervision.
- Teachers who want to brush up their skills.
Keep your skills sharp and enroll in a professional development course.
- Corporate education trainers or other adult educators.
You can earn a Master of Arts in Education/Adult Education and Training.
Advantages of Our Education Programs
Our flexible learning options offer you the option to complete an education degree program online or at one of our campus locations across the United States. And whichever option you choose, you’ll be earning your degree around a schedule that works best for you. With state-specific approval in many states, check with your enrollment advisor to ensure that the program you want is available in your state.
Our class sizes are small and courses are taken one or two at a time, which allows you to devote the five to nine weeks of class to learning the material fully. Manageable class sizes mean that you’ll also have access to one-on-one time with faculty. And there’s no waiting list, so your education program classes can start as soon as you’re ready.
While you’re enrolled, you’ll have access to resources tailored to your needs and tools designed to help you succeed:
- Math and writing resources. If you need a refresher in math or algebra or help understanding statistics, you can get online assistance at our Center for Mathematics Excellence. Or if you need a little extra help polishing your writing assignments, you can get help at our Center for Writing Excellence.
- E-portfolio system. Degree-seeking students within the College of Education are given a three-year subscription to the TaskStream® E-Portfolio system, which allows you to build lesson plans electronically according to state-specific standards and gives you the option of publishing your materials. When you graduate, you’ll have samples of your work and lesson plans you created readily available online for prospective employers to see.
- Virtual classroom experiences. You can use our integrated technology to simulate real-life scenarios you’ll face as a teacher or administrator. Apply the lessons you’re learning in class into a simulated classroom environment.