Graduate Programs for Teachers

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Master of Arts in Education and Master of Arts in Special Education

Affordable Masters Degree in Education for Teachers through Augustana University

Our long-standing partner, Augustana University, understands the value of continuing education along with the busy life of teachers.  With that in mind, they have created two online programs - a Master of Arts in Education and a Master of Arts in Special Education. Both degrees are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. These programs can propel teachers in their learning and in their career all from the comfort of their home.

Graduate Program Basics

What You Can Expect:

The US News and World Report rankings for Best Online Programs ranks Augustana #43 in the nation! 

Designed for working educators, these online graduate programs are created with accessibility in mind. These cohort-based programs can be completed in two years or less - all from the comfort of your own home, your favorite coffee shop, or your tranquil, out of the way cabin (with internet access). These are great graduate programs for teachers. 

Using engaging and interactive online technology, Augustana professors will connect you with teachers from various backgrounds as you work together to add a new degree of excellence to your craft.

View the rankings of the Best Online Graduate Education Programs in U.S. News and World Report. The Augustana Master of Arts in Education consistently ranks as a Best Online Graduate Education Program!

Tuition, Financial Aid

Applications, tuition and financial aid are processed through Augustana University. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The total cost of the online graduate program is affordably priced at under $13,000. 

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Financial Aid is available for qualified students. Please visit the Augustana University website for details.

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Application Process

Summer Cohort

  • 5 cohorts of 18 (M.A. in Ed)
  • Completed applications received by the first of each month
  • Applicants notified by the 15th of each month
  • Cohorts typically start in June

Fall Cohort

  • 2 cohorts of 18 (M.A. in Ed)
  • Completed applications received by the first of each month
  • Applicants notified by the 15th of each month
  • Cohorts typically start in late August

 

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Spring Cohort

  • 4 cohorts of 18 (2 M.A. in Ed | 2 M.A. in SPED)
  • Completed applications received by the first of each month
  • Applicants notified by the 15th of each month
  • Cohorts typically start in February

Curriculum & Faculty

Core program courses for all Master of Arts degrees are designed and taught by Augustana University faculty.

Core courses for the Master of Arts in Education will explore such timely topics as curriculum development, technology integration, differentiation and diversity, and current issues in the field. In addition, program participants choose one of the following areas of concentration: technology in the classroom, instructional strategies, reading, special populations and STEM.

The Master of Arts in Special Education will offer two areas of specialization in Special Education: K-12 and Early Childhood. Visit the Augustana website for full descriptions of the core and specialization course descriptions.