Degree in Education

At University of Phoenix, you can earn an undergraduate or graduate degree in education. Our teacher preparation programs are designed to prepare students to go on to achieve elementary or secondary teaching licensure. These programs combine theory with field experience. Students can attend classes online or at one of our community-based college campus locations. Either way, you can maintain your active lifestyle while earning your university degree. The undergraduate education degree program requires 120 credits (124 credits in Kansas) to complete, and students will also take required electives to achieve a well-rounded, general education.

Earn an Undergraduate or Graduate Degree in Education

Our graduate degree programs in education cover a comprehensive range of areas of interest in the education field, enabling us to meet the varied interests and objectives of our large student body.

You can achieve a Master of Arts in Education degree and focus your learning on:

  • Administration and supervision
  • Elementary teacher education, secondary teacher education or special education

If you already hold an advanced degree, we also offer study opportunities at the doctoral level. At all levels, our curricula are designed to integrate real-world learning and innovative approaches, fusing the latest proven techniques with instruction in long-standing principles of effective teaching.

We're dedicated to offering online courses with a high level of flexibility through our community-based college programs. At University of Phoenix, you'll learn from instructors who have advanced degrees and practical, real-world experience in their fields. Our commitment is to providing every student with a rigorous, challenging and relevant opportunity to gain knowledge that is applicable to the classrooms of both today and tomorrow.

While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please contact an Enrollment Representative to confirm program availability in your local area.

Although these courses are accepted by some state departments of education toward teacher certifications and endorsements, this may not be the case in all states. Please check with your own department of education and your school district for applicability. Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the accepting institution. Continuing education courses are not intended to transfer to degree programs at University of Phoenix. It is the student's responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student's choice. While widely available, not all courses are available in all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

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