It’s time to take your skills beyond the classroom. A Strayer master’s degree in education builds on your natural abilities to help you affect broader educational change — whether that’s by bringing new technology to your school, advancing or creating new curricula or moving into an administrative role.


The Strayer M.Ed. is more than just an advanced education degree. It prepares you to grow your role in your school or confidently embark on your own educational business venture. Our on campus and online education degrees will give you a new set of skills and knowledge so you can advance your career. 



Tailor your on campus or online master’s degree in education with one of four functional concentrations, including adult education and development; curriculum, instruction and assessment; and teacher leadership.

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Strayer University is Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, and our Master of Education program is accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC)



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Our on-campus or online teaching degrees can help lay the foundation for your continued education.

In a time of challenge and opportunity for education and training, Strayer’s education degree program helps you find innovative and workable solutions to relevant educational challenges. Whether for K-12 or adult audiences, you’ll develop skills to evaluate transformational concepts and technologies; conduct meaningful assessments and develop curricula that meet a wide range of learning objectives.*

*The Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) has awarded Strayer University accreditation for seven years, the maximum allowed, of its Master of Education Program. TEAC is dedicated to improving academic degree and certificate programs for professional educators through the audit of evidence of student achievement.  Please see catalog for additional state-specific disclosures. Please be advised that our educator preparation programs are NOT accredited in Kentucky by the Education Professional Standards Board and are NOT recognized for initial, additional, or renewal of certification or salary enhancement (rank change) for K-12 educators in Kentucky. For more information, please visit the Education Professional Standards Board’s Web site at


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Information for Tennessee Online Students

Strayer University is authorized for operation as a postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. In order to view detailed job placement and graduation information on the programs offered by Strayer University, please visit and click on the Authorized Institutions Data button. Please contact your campus director or campus dean with any questions regarding the information provided on the Tennessee Higher Education Commission website. Credits earned at Strayer University may not transfer to another educational institution. Credits earned at another educational institution may not be accepted by Strayer University. You should obtain confirmation that Strayer University will accept any credits you have earned at another educational institution before you execute an enrollment contract or agreement. You should also contact any educational institutions that you may want to transfer credits earned at Strayer University to determine if such institutions will accept credits earned at Strayer University prior to executing an enrollment contract or agreement. The ability to transfer credits from Strayer University to another educational institutions may be very limited. Your credits may not transfer and you may have to repeat courses previously taken at Strayer University if you enroll in another educational institution. You should never assume that credits will transfer to or from any educational institution. It is highly recommended and you are advised to make certain that you know the transfer of credit policy of Strayer University and of any other educational institutions you may in the future want to transfer the credits earned at Strayer University before you execute an enrollment contract or agreement.

Master of Education

Teacher Leadership



Examine educational leadership theories in relation to the K-12 school environment and society at large
Formulate plans to design, develop and lead the implementation of positive changes to improve K-12 instruction
Use methods that promote awareness of and appreciation for diversity of ethnicity, culture, gender and learning styles in K-12 instructional materials, program curricula and assessment practices
Determine appropriate technology applications designed to develop technological skills for effective teaching, learning and leading in the K-12 school environment
Use oral and written communication skills to present plans, program information and assessment issues to K-12 stakeholders
Develop effective teaching methods, skills, knowledge, attitudes and values that are applicable to personal and professional development as a teacher and leader
Apply research and critical thinking skills to obtain, analyze, synthesize, evaluate and present scholarship related to issues in teacher leadership
Use technology and information resources to research issues in teacher leadership
Identify, prioritize and act upon ethical issues inherent to teaching and learning in school settings
Recognize appropriate leadership styles and strategies as they impact school environments
Use leadership styles and strategies to maximize learning and to analyze, synthesize and evaluate scholarship related to technology in education
Identify, prioritize and act upon ethical issues inherent to the educational technology sector
Recognize and use appropriate leadership styles and strategies related to educational technology issues

Completion of Strayer University’s Master of Education program does not guarantee a student has met the requirements to apply for public school teacher or administrator licensure in any state, nor that a student will be eligible for pay raises, promotions or other job-­related benefits. Students pursuing teacher or school administrator certifications in the public school system should contact their respective state offices of education as well as local school district to confirm educational requirements before beginning the program.

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EDU 558-Seminar in Teacher Leadership

Explore the emerging role of teachers as leaders in K-12 educational environments. Discuss teacher leadership in a variety of capacities for instruction, school reform, curriculum development, assessment, school finance and budgetary input, classroom management, collaboration and community building, technology integration, and professional and staff development.

EDU 562-Leadership in Global Education

Analyze theoretical processes and practices of globalization and their global implications for leadership in education. Focus on international curricula, global issues in education, strategies to promote globalization, international and global regulation of education, and identification and development of international and inter-cultural communication and leadership skills.

EDU 564-Curriculum Policy and Leadership

Understand the development and implementation of administrative policy and practices at the local, state and national levels. Develop critical skills required to systematically analyze, plan and make data-driven decisions and policies that foster the instructional improvement and organizational change necessary to support instruction. Prepare to meet the instructional challenges that will shape K-12 education now and in the future.


Tuition and Fees

Application Fee:$50 (not applicable in all states)

Technology Fee:$65.00 per quarter


$2,325.00 per course (Full-Time), $2,325.00 per course (Part Time). Textbooks and supplies are not included in the tuition rates and must be purchased by the student. You should allow approximately $1,800.00 for textbooks and supplies over the course of your degree.

Tuition rates apply to all new and readmit graduate students. For all students enrolled as an undergraudate prior to Winter 2014, please Click here for graduate tuition rates.


Graduate in 1.5 to 3 years

  Classes Per Quarter Time to Graduate
Full-time 2 or more per quarter (classes start 4 times per year) 1.5 years or fewer
Part-time 1 class per quarter (classes start 4 times per year) 3 years

Strayer University's academic calendar runs on te quarter systems, which means that classes start 4 times per year. Classes meet for 11 weeks with 1-2 week breaks between quarters. The above times to graduate assume that students are enrolled in consecutive quarters. All of these facts and figures refer to any concentration that you choose.


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EDU 500-Adult Learning Theory

Review, analyze and evaluate contemporary educational theory and practice in relation to the teaching and learning process. View different philosophical perspectives on human development, motivational theory and learning theory, including effects on the educational enterprise as these perspectives are applied to varied learning situations.

EDU 501-Learning Theories (K-12)

Examine classic and contemporary theories of learning that directly impact education and their influences on teaching and learning in the K-12 school setting. Explore the research base of the major theoretical models and examine the implications of those models for education. Learn to describe theories and styles of learning and discuss the relationship between different types of intelligence to learning motivation and its application to the classroom setting.

EDU 508-Educational Research Methods

Discuss aspects of educational research including study purpose, research design, methods of analysis and formal scholarly writing. Focus on decision making and policy formation in educational and related settings. Examine qualitative and quantitative research paradigms as you evaluate and interpret measures deriving from both methodological approaches. Demonstrate proficiency in writing and knowledge of educational research methods.

EDU 599-Education Capstone

Prerequisite: To be taken last or next to last; a grade of 'B' or higher is required.

Apply the rationale for and methods of developing a professional portfolio. Create a portfolio that includes a comprehensive collection of work and artifacts to demonstrate analysis, synthesis and evaluation of theoretical and practical knowledge gained in prior program courses. Demonstrate competency of your specific concentration area as well as of program outcomes. A supervising faculty member will evaluate your capstone project. A grade of B or higher is required.

EDU 525-Perspectives on Adult Education

Examines adult education from historical perspectives, includingsocial, economic, regulatory, and technological developments thathave shaped adult education. Students examine distance education,online education, and other modes of adult education.

EDU 526-Diversity in Adult Education

Explore practical and theoretical approaches to understand and appreciate diversity. Learn how to create inclusive learning environments for adults in educational and non-educational settings. Learn ways to incorporate cultural diversity and diversity of ideas into instructional content.

EDU 535-Organizational Training and Development

Examines the elements of training and development in organizational and educational environments. Students learn how to incorporate adult learning theory into training and developmental programs. Topics include planning, facilitating, and assessing training and development of adults.

EDU 550-Adult Learning: Curriculum, Design and Development

Provides students with the tools to plan, design and implement curricula in educational settings. Approaches to, and models of, curriculum and program design will be explored, with a specific emphasis on developing curricula for adult learners. The internal and external influences on curriculum and program development will be evaluated.

EDU 565-Training Strategies and Assessment

Examine additional, more complex topics in corporate and partnership taxation. Discuss topics such as estate and gift taxes, fiduciary accounting, tax-exempt entities, and qualified and non-qualified plans. Ethics, research and tax planning are an integral part of the course.

EDU 542-Integrating Technology into Education

Address how new technologies support alternative approaches to teaching and learning. Learn how instructional technology can help meet the needs of a diverse group of students and change both the content and methods of education. Explore the curriculum and the classroom as the primary vehicles for integrating instructional technology into education.

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