Master of Arts in Education

Master of Arts in Education

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Approx. program length:

16-21 months


Credits:

34-46


Cost per credit:

$540

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Impact future generations

School is more than No. 2 pencils, recess and report cards. It’s the teacher who believed in you, even when others didn’t. It’s the principal who pushed you to aim higher. It’s the studies that captivated your mind. Now it’s your turn to shape future generations. Make your impact through a master’s degree in Teaching, Curriculum, or Administration.

Depending on the specialty you choose, our MAEd program can prepare to:

  • Share your love of learning with elementary, secondary or special education students
  • Teach in community college, corporate, human services or nonprofit settings to help adult learners excel
  • Gain real-world skills through hands-on field experience and student teaching
  • Gain skills to position you for leadership roles

Through an online Master of Arts in Education, you can also prepare for teacher licensure for elementary, secondary or special education — or K–12 principal licensure.

View requirements for teacher licensure for your state.

View requirements for principal licensure for your state.

Support for every step

Wondering how you’ll do it all? We’ve got you covered. You can complete your coursework in as little as 16 to 21 months. You’ll take just one course at a time, and most are only 6 weeks long. That way, you can achieve your educational dreams — and help the next generation achieve theirs — while balancing work, home and family.

Specialize your MAEd

Course length:

6 weeks

* Course lengths may vary.


Total credits required:

34-46


Max. number of transfer credits:

6

Requirements and prerequisites

You’ll need 34-46 credits to complete this program. These may be earned from a combination of required and elective courses. Required courses may vary based on previous experience, training or transferable credits.

Transfer credits

Earn your degree faster. Transfer eligible college credits or you can apply to have relevant experience evaluated for potential college credit. Contact an enrollment representative at 844.YES.UOPX for more information.

Teacher licensure

With a Master of Arts in Education, you can prepare for teacher licensure for elementary, secondary or special education — or K–12 principal licensure.

View requirements for teacher licensure for your state.

View requirements for principal licensure for your state.

The goal of accreditation is to ensure that education provided by institutions of higher education meets acceptable levels of quality. Accreditation is your assurance the University meets quality standards.

Institutional accreditation

Regional accreditation is an institution-level accreditation status granted by one of six U.S. regional accrediting bodies. Accreditation by more than one regional accrediting body is not permitted by the U.S. Department of Education.

University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), hlcommission.org. Since 1978, University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor.


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What sets us apart?

When you choose our MAEd program, you’ll discover:

Dedicated support

You’ll work with education support specialists who will help you prepare for state licensure and other credentialing requirements.

Education that fits your life

Designed with the lives of busy working adults in mind, most of our MAEd program can be completed in short, manageable 6-week courses.

District partnerships

We’ll help you with school placements for your field experience and student teaching through our close partnerships with hundreds of school districts nationwide.

Take the next step

It’s time to let your education prepare you for the next phase of your career. You’ve got the will. And, with a Master of Arts in Education degree that can be completed 16 to 21 months, you’ve got the way.

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