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Master of Arts in Education Degrees

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 and instruction, or administration and supervision.

Why choose us?

Depending on the program you choose, your MAED program can help you:

  • Prepare to share your love of learning with elementary, secondary or special education students.
  • Gain real-world skills through hands-on clinical experience and clinical practice (student teaching).
  • Gain skills to help position you for leadership roles.
  • Through an online Master of Arts in Education, prepare for teacher licensure for elementary, secondary or special education — or K-12 principal licensure, in select states.

Teachers Licensure per State

Principal Licensure per State

Which MAED is right for you?

Master's degree

Master of Arts in Education/Administration and Supervision

  • Principal Licensure
  • Eligible for transfer credits

Format: Online

19 months

Program length

38

Total credits

$540

Cost per credit

$540

Cost per credit

:

  • You are interested in a program that provides robust internship and field experiences.

  • You value having a support specialist that helps you navigate the principal licensure and credential requirements in your state.

  • You want a curriculum with woven-in topics such as developing coaching plans, guiding professional development, understanding school policy/law, facilities management and school improvement initiatives.


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Master's degree

Master of Arts in Education/Administration and Supervision (California only)

  • Non-Licensure
  • Eligible for transfer credits

Format: Online

18 months

Program length

38

Total credits

$540

Cost per credit

$540

Cost per credit

:

  • You are interested in a program that can save you up to $15,000 by applying your California principal license coursework.

  • You are looking for a program aligned to International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and Professional Standards for Education Leaders (PSEL) national standards.

  • You prefer being taught by education professionals who have the required experience and credentials in their field.

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Master's degree

Master of Arts in Education/Elementary Teacher Education

  • Teacher Licensure
  • Eligible for transfer credits

Format: Online

22 months

Program length

45

Total credits

$540

Cost per credit

$540

Cost per credit

:

  • You are looking for a program with robust clinical experiences in an elementary setting built to prepare you to enter the classroom as a licensed teacher.

  • You value having resources like milestone roadmaps, technology and multimedia resources, and various toolkits at your fingertips.

  • You would benefit from an individual Education Program Specialist to help you navigate teacher licensure and credentialing requirements in your state.

Apply now

Master's degree

Master of Arts in Education/Secondary Teacher Education

  • Teacher Licensure
  • Eligible for transfer credits

Format: Online

19 months

Program length

39

Total credits

$540

Cost per credit

$540

Cost per credit

:

  • You value a program aligned with national education standards like the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC).

  • You would benefit from help with clinical placements for clinical experience and practice.

  • You would like to have to the support of an individual Education Program Specialist to help you navigate teacher licensure in your state.

Apply now

Master's degree

Master of Arts in Education/Special Education

  • Teacher Licensure
  • Eligible for transfer credits

Format: Online

22 months

Program length

46

Total credits

$540

Cost per credit

$540

Cost per credit

:

  • You are interested in a program aligned with national education standards such as the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC), and Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).

  • You seek curriculum focused on diagnosis and assessment of disabilities, inclusion strategies and access to a Special Education Toolkit – including an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) simulator.

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Master's degree

Master of Arts in Education/Curriculum and Instruction

  • Non-licensure
  • Eligible for transfer credits

Format: Online

17 months

Program length

35

Total credits

$540

Cost per credit

$540

Cost per credit

:

  • You would like to expand your knowledge of assessment, instructional strategies and integration of technology into curriculum.

  • You would benefit from learning global perspectives of teaching leadership, critical thinking, data-driven decisions, and coaching and mentoring.

  • You value completing course projects that embed practical application into P-12 settings.

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Master's degree

Master of Arts in Education/Adult Education and Training

  • Non-licensure
  • Eligible for transfer credits

Format: Online

16 months

Program length

34

Total credits

$540

Cost per credit

$540

Cost per credit

:

  • You are interested in learning adult learning theories to help motivate adult students.

  • You want to understand how characteristics of formal and information learning apply to adult education and training settings.

  • You seek to develop skills required to effectively engage adult learners in distance learning experiences.

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Careers & Outcomes

What can you do with a Master of Arts in Education?

Each MAED degree is unique and is aligned with different occupational outcomes, so please check the program pages to find details about the occupations to which these programs align. Some possible occupations include:

  • Principal
  • School administrator
  • Curriculum director
  • Program administrator
  • Elementary school teacher
  • Secondary teacher
  • Special education inclusion teacher
5 %

According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for education, training and library occupations is projected to be faster than average between 2019 and 2029.

Accreditation & Faculty

Count on the quality of your education

Experienced faculty will assist you with learning activities and exercises to help build your knowledge in a specific area. You’ll then have the opportunity to demonstrate what you’ve learned by taking an assessment. Afterward, your instructor will give you feedback on how you can master skills or concepts you weren’t able to demonstrate.

Institutional accreditation

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.

College of Education faculty at a glance

25

average years of real-world experience

13

average years of teaching experience at the University

57

Principals

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The digital classroom

Our Master of Arts in Education degree programs allow you to take one course at a time. No matter which program you choose, you’ll have the flexibility to balance work, life and school.

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