The future of education depends on innovative and creative educators like you, professionals who can transform educational programs and practices to meet the challenges and respond to the opportunities of this rapidly changing world. Post University’s online master’s in education degree program helps prepare you to learn, educate, and lead in your field. Coursework helps you build the critical thinking, analytic and forecasting skills you need to be successful in a variety of educational settings, from K-12 through higher ed, to corporate training, military training, post-secondary, and for other online learning environments. After earning their graduate degrees in education, many of our alumni go on to pursue their doctoral education degrees to further enhance their knowledge and advance in their careers.
Our program is grounded in the identification, evaluation, and application of research-based education practices. In your core classes, you will develop a vision for the future of education through an analysis of the issues and changes in both education and technology; apply principles of cognitive science; use metrics to measure student, programmatic and institutional achievement; and identify and use relevant technology in the service of better learning. Additionally, each student identifies an area of concentration and course work from the following: Curriculum and Instruction; Educational Technology; Learning Design and Technology; Online Teaching; or Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).
Technology is a critical component of this program, and you will create your Personal Learning Environment to compile and share what you learn in a digital portfolio. Studies for your master’s degree in education conclude with a three-credit capstone in which you will complete an action-research project aimed at solving a real-world problem of practice.
At Post University, we understand you have responsibilities you can’t put on hold while you attend school—and you don’t have to with our completely online education degrees. Stay in your current position while you learn on your schedule.
Every step of the way, you will be guided by our faculty of industry experts, professionals who have years of experience and expertise in the field. They will share their valuable insights and advice to help better prepare you to move ahead in your career. Additionally, a personal academic advisor will assist you with any questions, challenges and choose a concentration that best aligns with your goals.
What Can You Do With a Graduate Degree in Education?
Once you’ve completed your online master’s in education, you’ll have the skills you need to use different theories of instruction, learning, and curriculum and apply them to relevant educational contexts. You’ll be more effective as you integrate technology into your teaching. You’ll learn how to establish inclusive learning communities that are collaborative to supportive. And you’ll be able to examine and interpret a variety of educational data, resources, and research to support and inform decision-making practices.
These are the skills—and this is the credential—you’ll need to pursue any number of next-level education career options. Depending on your desired concentration, you could pursue advancement opportunities as a curriculum developer, educational consultant, post-secondary instructor, corporate trainer, digital learning specialist, and more.
Online Master’s in Education Concentrations
As you progress in the program, the course curriculum can be customized to your career focus with the following master’s degree in education concentrations:
Curriculum and Instruction
Develop your curriculum and instructional skills in this creative and innovative concentration. Your coursework focuses on research-based teaching strategies that promote learning and enhance achievement in all education settings. It also provides a differentiated learning experience, so you can pursue projects that interest you.
In this concentration, you will assess educational technology, practices, and processes; explore current and emerging technologies; and examine ways to infuse technology into a variety of educational and corporate training settings to meet the needs of different learning styles. You will also be able to personalize your own learning experience by creating technology-related projects that are relevant to your current or potential professional working environment.
Learning Design and Technology
In this concentration, you will focus on a broad range of instructional design theories and practical applications. You will learn to design, develop, evaluate and implement technology-infused instruction to a broad range of participants, and you will have the opportunity to practice instructional design techniques that are applicable in many different educational environments.
If you want to teach in an online format, choose this four-course concentration. You will develop research-based knowledge, skills, and strategies related to quality online teaching, effective design and delivery of online courses, and assessments in online learning environments.
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
You will be trained in language pedagogy, language acquisition, English as a Second Language (ESL) teaching methodology, and ESL curriculum and assessment. This concentration also provides you with both theory and practice to promote culturally and linguistically sensitive educational experiences. Upon completion of your coursework, you will be able to design, implement, teach and evaluate the TESOL curriculum.
Go for Better Student—and Career—Outcomes
You’re committed to student success. A master’s in education will help you to do just that—giving you the education and grounding needed to become a leader in the education field.
Note: Post University’s Master of Education program is not a teacher licensure or certification program. Please check with your state and/or local district to confirm the use of this degree towards any path to licensure or certification.
Applicants to the graduate programs must submit the following:
A graduate application.
An official transcript with a conferred bachelor’s degree in a related field. (See Chart Below for Details)
An official graduate degree transcript will be permitted in lieu of a bachelor’s degree transcript.
In addition to the above requirements, applicants with an undergraduate CGPA of 3.0 or higher
One letter of recommendation required, 2 suggested.
In addition to the above requirements, applicants with an undergraduate CGPA of less than 3.0
One letter of recommendation required, 2 suggested.
A personal statement.
Permission from the Dean.