Online Masters Programs

Teachers need to be experts in their subject and with the help of technology; more and more colleges are offering online masters degrees. Most districts require teachers to get their masters degrees within a certain time period. There are colleges that offer programs where you can get your master degree by taking online courses where you do not even have to attend class at all. Furthering your education by getting your masters can be more convenient than ever before.  Here are some online programs offered from reputable universities:

Ball State University

”As a comprehensive university, Ball State offers a wealth of academic opportunities, including 170 undergraduate majors and pre-professional programs, and more than 100 master’s and doctoral degrees. And our programs in architecture, telecommunications, landscape architecture, education, entrepreneurship, and online master’s degree in nursing, are consistently ranked among the best in the nation. That excellence is due to the quality of our faculty and their commitment to teaching. More than 90 percent of our classes are taught by professors. That’s almost unheard of at an institution of Ball State’s size.” Ball State is located in Muncie, Indiana.”

Degrees Offered:

  •  MAE in Elementary Education (Several Focus Areas)
  • MAE in Educational Administration and Supervision
  • MA in Career and Technical Education
  • MA in Physical Education - Coaching
  • MA in Special Education
  • MA in Technology Education
  • Ed.D. in Educational Administration
  • Ed.S. in School Superintendency


Boise State University

“Boise State University is a vibrant campus community where real world learning is a fact of life. Boise State offers programs in over 200 areas of study as well as bountiful opportunities for student involvement, internship experience and research participation. Boise State is located in Boise, Idaho.”

Degrees Offered: 

  • Master of Science in Educational Technology
  • Master of Educational Technology


Central Michigan University

“Central Michigan University's main campus is located in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. CMU also teaches classes online and in more than 60 centers throughout the state, the nation and the world. CMU is a nationally distinguished institution of higher education offering more than 200 academic programs at the bachelor's, master's, specialists, and doctoral levels.”

Degrees Offered:

  • MA degree in Ed Leadership, emphasis in Charter School Leadership
  • Master of Arts degree in Counseling
  • Master of Arts degree in Education
  • Master of Arts degree in Educational Technology
  • Master of Arts degree in Humanities
  • Master of Arts degree in Reading and Literacy K-12
  • Master of Arts degree in School Principalship
  • Master of Arts degree in Sport Administration
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Master of Science in Administration
  • Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics

Colorado State University

“Internationally recognized faculty and a top-ranked University with over 40 years of experience in distance education, Colorado State University is committed to providing high quality degrees and courses at a distance while accommodating individual schedules - anytime, anywhere.” It is located in Fort Collins, Colorado (65 miles from Denver)."

Degrees Offered:

  • Masters of Education in Education and Human Resource Studies


George Washington University

“Situated on 95 acres in the heart of the Northern Virginia technology region, The George Washington Virginia Campus is GW's flagship research and technology campus. Committing the very best that GW has to offer in engineering, management and technology, the University established the campus in 1991 with a charter to become an integral participant in the development and growth of the technology sector in the Washington, DC region and beyond. Today, the Virginia Campus has become a world-class center for collaboration with a robust cluster of market-driven academic programs and distinctive centers of research in transportation safety and security, information technology and telecommunications and public health and medicine.”

Degrees Offered:

  • MA in Educational Leadership & Admin


Grand Canyon University

"Founded in 1949, Grand Canyon University is a premier, private, accredited, Christian university located in Phoenix, Arizona. The University offers online and campus-based Bachelor's and Master's degree programs through the Ken Blanchard College of Business, College of Education, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, and College of Humanities and Social Sciences and supports both traditional undergraduate students as well as the working professional.”

Degrees Offered:

  • Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
  • Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Curriculum and Instruction: Reading
  • Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Curriculum and Instruction: Technology
  • Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Education Administration
  • Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Education Administration with an Emphasis in Organizational Leadership
  • Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Education Administration with an Emphasis in School Leadership
  • Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Elementary Education
  • Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Secondary Education
  • Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Special Education
  • Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Special Education for Certified Special Educators
  • Master of Education (M.Ed.) Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)


Penn State University

“Penn State is a multi-campus public land-grant university that improves the lives of the people of Pennsylvania, the nation, and the world through integrated, high-quality programs in teaching, research, and service. With its administrative and research hub at the University Park campus, Penn State has 23 additional locations across Pennsylvania.”

Degrees Offered:

  •  Master of Education in Adult Education
  • Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction--Children's Literature
  • Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction--Teacher Leadership
  • Master of Education in Earth Science
  • Master of Education in Instructional Systems--Educational Technology


University of Cincinnati

“The University of Cincinnati offers students a balance of educational excellence and real-world experience. Since its founding in 1819, UC has been the source of many discoveries creating positive change for society. Each year, this urban, public, research university graduates 5,000 students, adding to more than 200,000 living alumni around the world. UC is the largest employer in the Cincinnati region, with an economic impact of more than $3 billion. The University of Cincinnati is located in Cincinnati, Ohio.”

Degrees Offered:

  • MA in Educational Leadership


University of Maryland

“The University of Maryland, College Park, is a public research university, the flagship campus of the University System of Maryland, and the original 1862 land-grant institution in Maryland. It is one of only 61 members of the Association of American Universities (AAU). In keeping with the legislative mandates of 1988 and 1999, the University of Maryland is committed to achieving excellence as the State's primary center of research and graduate education and the institution of choice for undergraduate students of exceptional ability and promise. While the University has already attained national distinction, it intends to rank among the very best public research universities in the United States.”

Degrees Offered:

  • Master of Distance Education (MDE)
  • Master of Education
  • MDE in Distance Education Technology


University of Missouri-Columbia

“The University of Missouri-Columbia was founded in 1839 as the first public university west of the Mississippi River and the first state university in Thomas Jefferson's Louisiana Purchase territory. MU provides all the benefits of two universities in one — it's a major land-grant institution and Missouri's largest public research university. Considered one of the nation's top-tier institutions, Mizzou has a reputation of excellence in teaching and research, and is the flagship campus of the four-campus University of Missouri System. It is one of only 34 public universities, and the only public institution in Missouri, to be selected for membership in the Association of American Universities. MU offers more than 265 degree programs — including 30 online degree options — and is designated as comprehensive doctoral with medical/veterinary by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.”

Degrees Offered:

  • Business and Marketing Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Early Childhood Special Education
  • Gifted Education
  • Journalism Education
  • Learning Systems Design & Development
  • Literacy
  • Mental Health Practices in Schools
  • Social Studies Education
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  • Technology in Schools

University of Wyoming

“The main campus is located in Laramie, approximately two hours north of Denver. The university also maintains the UW/Casper College Center, nine outreach education centers across Wyoming, and Cooperative Extension Service centers in each of the state's 23 counties and on the Wind River Indian Reservation.”

Degrees Offered:

  • Education: Specialization in Adult and Post-Secondary Education
  • Education: Specialization in Instructional Technology