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Online education degrees

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Our online education degrees develop skills so you can individualize instruction for students, maintain educational standards and innovate your lesson plans with the latest technology. Whether you are a teacher or administrator, take the next step to provide the best education for future generations. 

Learn more about the online bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in education at University of Phoenix.

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To ensure compliance with CAEP requirements, the Education Preparation Programs are required to prominently display Annual Reporting Measures. The information below is listed to meet CAEP reporting requirements for the Utah accredited programs. Given the low “n” of the Utah programs and their teach-out status, unless specified, the data provided represents aggregate data for University of Phoenix College of Education students.

The following programs offered by the College of Education are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), a specialized accrediting body. Following a merger of accreditors, NCATE accreditation is administered by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

The following programs (Utah-specific) are accredited:

  • Bachelor of Science in Education/Elementary Education

  • Master of Arts in Education/Elementary Education

  • Master of Arts in Education/Secondary Education

  • Master of Arts in Education/Special Education

  • Master of Arts in Education/Administration and Supervision

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Why earn your education degree with us?

Balance it all by taking one course at a time. Learn from instructors who average 26+ years of professional experience. And get support from our program support specialist that can help you navigate teacher or principal licensure and credentialing requirements.

Save time and money

You’ll have opportunities to apply to have transfer eligible credits from a prior institution, potentially shortening your time to completion and saving you money.

Tuition Guarantee

Affordable, fixed tuition  

We’ve lowered tuition and locked it in for the duration of your online education degree program. So, you can count on your tuition to be as dependable as your education.

Get the support you need  

As a College of Education student, you’ll have access to resources that explain professional expectations, clinical experiences, clinical practice, internships, edTPA and much more.

Earn career-relevant skills in weeks – not years

Get value from your education before you even graduate. Update your resumé and LinkedIn profile with learned skills when you complete every 5- or 6-week course in our associate, bachelor's and master's programs.

Build skills on your way to your degree

I kept working during the day and took one class at a time. I had a great experience.”

Martha Gutierrez Flores.

Master of Arts in Education (2018), University of Phoenix

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Select your education degree, course or certificate.

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Complete your application on your own or with the help of an enrollment representative.

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Frequently asked questions

Yes, we have several online education degrees that lead to teacher licensure. Our licensure programs are robust and require field work in a school setting starting early with key coursework and continuing throughout. Our programs conclude with a clinical placement where student teaching is completed. 


We offer three degrees designed to prepare you to become an elementary school teacher. If you haven’t already earned a bachelor’s degree, we offer the Bachelor of Science/Elementary Teacher Education and Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies (California students only). If you already have a bachelor’s degree in a field outside of education, you can enroll in our Master of Arts in Education/Elementary Teacher Education program.

In addition to our institutional accreditation, select education degree programs leading to licensure have specific state or programmatic accreditation.   See all accreditations.

A master’s degree may help prepare you for leadership opportunities in your school. Gain skills to shape curriculum with our Master of Arts in Education/Curriculum and Instruction. Or prepare for principal licensure with our Master of Arts in Education/Administration and Supervision.

Our Doctor of Education prepares you to use analytical, critical, and innovative thinking to improve performance and solve complex problems in education (this program does not lead to any educational licensure or certification).

Requirements for teacher and Principal licensure vary by state. View your specific state’s teacher licensure requirements and principal licensure requirements

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*While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

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