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MA in Education

Program Overview

A Customizable Program to Further Your Skills in Education

Focus on one of three concentrations — curriculum for dyslexia, education and business leadership, or curriculum and instruction — as you earn your master’s degree in just two years.

Focus on one of three concentrations — curriculum for dyslexia, education and business leadership, or curriculum and instruction — as you earn your master’s degree in just two years.

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As you’re making your decision about pursuing an online degree, you are likely to have questions. From program information to details about the application process, we’re here to help you find the answers you need.

Take Your Education Knowledge to the Next Level

Further develop your skills for the educational environment with the online Master of Arts in Education program from Lindenwood University. This program allows you to study one of three areas to specialize your knowledge for the classroom and beyond. Choose curriculum and instruction, education and business leadership, or designing curriculum for students with dyslexia.

For the curriculum and instruction focus of our online master’s in education, you will strengthen your classroom teaching skills. You will also have the option to customize your program by choosing 18 credit hours of education courses. The education and business leadership focus explores topics that can apply to roles in publishing, corporate training, or educational marketing. This area offers a Business Leadership Graduate Certificate. Finally, the designing curriculum for students with dyslexia focus teaches you how to work with students who need help with reading. This option provides a Dyslexia Graduate Certificate.

This program does not lead to a teaching certification.

A Curriculum Designed to Help You Succeed

Explore advanced topics in education with our online master’s in education. This program includes a total of 33 credit hours. Fifteen credit hours examine core foundational subjects, such as educational research and the innovation mindset.

You will then select a concentration to specialize your degree: Curriculum and Instruction, Designing Curriculum for Students with Dyslexia, Designing and Implementing K-12 e-Learning, and Education and Business Leadership.  Each concentration is 18 credit hours.

Curriculum and Instruction Emphasis Dyslexia Graduate Emphasis K-12 e-Learning Emphasis Leadership Emphasis

Admission Requirements

To apply to our online master’s in education program, you must submit the following:

  • Online application
  • Current résumé
  • Letter of intent, including a personal statement regarding your interest in the program and career goals
  • Official undergraduate transcript(s), as well as official transcript(s) from any graduate school(s) attended with a minimum GPA of 3.0
    • Students with a lower GPA may make an appeal to the Director of Graduate Studies for admission. Please contact your enrollment counselor to discuss further.

What It’s Like to Study Online

Being an online student doesn’t mean that you will sacrifice access to the tools, resources, support, and community that you would have through a traditional on-campus program. In fact, you will still get the college experience — just at an affordable price from the comfort of your home.

Find out more about what it’s like to study online at Lindenwood.

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Cost to Attend

We strive to provide a high-quality online education at an affordable price. Our online master’s in education program is offered at just $495 per credit hour.

In addition, we offer the opportunity to transfer previously earned college credits, financial assistance, and U.S. military benefits.

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Program Outcomes

  • Utilize best practices and theories regarding innovation to create a conducive learning environment in school and business settings
  • Understand the historical, sociological, and philosophical viewpoints of education, as well as the evolving role of educators in other fields
  • Demonstrate knowledge of student development, learning, individual differences, assessment, and motivation

Career Outlook

Some of the potential career paths you may pursue after earning your master’s in education online include:

  • Childcare center director: $47,940
  • High school teacher: $60,320
  • Elementary school teacher: $57,980
  • Corporate trainer: $55,360
  • Small business owner: $71,335

Median annual salary information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and PayScale.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the answers to some of the questions we are commonly asked.

You can pursue a variety of careers within the education industry after you have earned your degree online. While this program does not offer teaching certification, you will further your instructional skills for the classroom, and you may advance your career as a teacher. Depending on your concentration, you may also enter a role in educational marketing or publishing. Other potential careers include reading specialist or instructional coach.

Completing this program can not only help you advance your career in the classroom but also increase your salary potential and open the doors to new opportunities within the field of education. This program is an investment in your future, and it gives you the professional development that can help you provide higher quality education to students.

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