Lead as a transformative educator with an online MEd

How are you going to change education? Lead the charge for better education with the Strayer University online Master of Education as your next step.

In this MEd program, you’ll learn to harness motivational and learning theory to help engage students in learning innovative curricula that helps them achieve. You’ll also be better equipped to engage with students, administration and staff to lead within a variety of educational settings.

We offer concentrations to focus your master’s coursework on the area that fits your personal and professional goals.

CUSTOMIZE YOUR DEGREE WITH A CONCENTRATION:

AT-A-GLANCE

Winter Classes Start:

January 6

Courses to Complete:

12

Cost Per Course:

$1,680

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Save on your master’s with a $3K scholarship available
for eligible programs through January 6, 2020.

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KEY COURSES IN THE ONLINE MASTER OF EDUCATION PROGRAM

  • 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 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 520 - EDUCATION AND LAW

    Utilizes case law, legal analysis and class discussions to introduce students to the major legal principles and issues affecting education.Reviews legal terminology and diverse legal issues that impact education and educators. Topics include regulation of public and private schools, church-state issues, the authority to make and enforce rules governing student and staff conduct, safety of the educational environment, child abuse and sexual harassment, search and seizure, desegregation, free-speech rights of students, teachers and extracurricular groups and due process. Topics are examined in the context of legislation and statutes, Department of Education regulations, and state and federal court decisions.

  • EDU 525 - Perspectives of Adult Education

    Examines adult education from historical perspectives, including social, economic, regulatory, and technological developments that have 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 598 - Education Practicum

    Whether you are an educator, trainer, or instructional technologist, professional environments will benefit from your completing this education practicum. This course provides students an opportunity to gain practical experience in a supervised professional setting by applying knowledge, skills, and attitudes learned throughout their program. Students learn to contribute to individual and team environments within professional settings and reflect on opportunities for self-development. Practical experience is documented in portfolio- type materials that students can use for career development. A grade of a B or higher is required. 

  • 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.

ONLINE MASTER OF EDUCATION: TEACHING’S JUST THE START

Earning a master of education degree isn’t just for teachers who want to improve—it’s for those who look outside the classroom, who want to influence school policies and procedures, who want to make a difference in education at the district level and beyond.

Your work in an MEd program can help you understand how the education system works as a whole, giving you the keys to influence change through communication and leadership skills. You’ll also harness a working knowledge of the power of new technologies and tools that are available to educators who value innovation.

In the Strayer MEd program, you’ll complete a capstone project that builds your professional portfolio, demonstrating mastery of the theoretical and practical knowledge you’ve developed.

You can see the change that’s happening in education. With a Strayer MEd, you can take charge as a leader to advance growth and innovation in this dynamic field.

Why choose Strayer?

A world of opportunity is waiting—for you

Discover how Strayer can help you achieve your personal and professional goals.

Support to help you succeed

Every student at Strayer partners with a personal student services coach who dedicates him or herself to helping you finish, fully prepared to take on your career. Your coach will guide you through the learning process, no matter what personal, academic, or financial obstacles you may face.

Transfer your credits, finish your degree

Strayer accepts a wide range of courses for college transfer credit. The number of credit hours you can transfer depends on which program you want to start. You can apply up to 18 quarter hour credits toward a master’s degree program.

Flexibility to match your lifestyle

We offer online learning that lets you work at your own pace. It’s designed to give you the best possible student experience while freeing you from a classroom schedule. You’ll pick up real-world skills on your own time, where and whenever classwork fits into your life. And our programs run all year round, four quarters a year.

MAKING IT ALL POSSIBLE

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE & TOOLS

We can help you identify, understand and qualify for a variety of financial aid options.

The financial assistance that may be available to you includes:

  • Federal financial aid programs
  • Military education benefits
  • Selected state grant programs
  • Tuition benefit programs

Tuition Information

Scholarships and Grants

ADMISSION TO A STRAYER MASTER’S PROGRAM

To qualify for admission to an advanced degree program at Strayer, you’ll need to submit an application, proof that you completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, and official copies of transcripts from all other colleges or universities you’ve attended.

Strayer also requires satisfactory performance in at least one of the following areas:

  • 2.50 out of 4.0 undergraduate GPA during the junior and senior years
  • Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) (450 or better)
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) (1,000 or better)

For more details, visit our course catalog.

Evidence of Graduate Potential

Information for Tennessee Students

YOUR CHOICE IN CHANNELS

Days. Nights. Weekends. Online anytime or on campus when you want. Our programs are designed for adults who lead busy lives.

  • We continually update our online resources to bring you the latest technology and facilitate a better student experience.
  • Our campuses offer resources whenever you need them.
  • Your personal Success Coach will help ensure it all fits together in a program that meets your goals.
     

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At least three years of professional experience in a leadership, management, or problem-solving role.  This will also require evidence of graduate potential that may include an interview with a Campus Dean.

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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  www.state.tn.us/thec 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.

GRADUATES OF ACBSP ACCREDITED PROGRAMS

Number of Students Completing ACBSP-Accredited Degree Programs
  2015 2016 2017
Program Nbr. of recipients Nbr. of recipients Nbr. of recipients
AAAC 41 62 64
AABA 676 754 842
AACM 20 19 22
AAMK 15 11 13
BBA 1,831 1,899 2,023
BSAC 248 218 221
JWEMBA 167 237 364
MBA 1,802 1,786 1,747
MHSA/MSHS 204 208 183
MSAC 217 174 164
MSHR 304 301 254
MSMG 261 236 278
Total 5,786 5,905 6,175

Source: Strayer University's Office of Institutional Effectiveness. Graduated Students 2015-2017 (updated 7/10/2018).

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