Master of Education
PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
Why earn a master’s in education from Strayer?
Lead the charge for better education with a Master of Education (MEd) from Strayer University. In this online only program, you’ll learn to use motivational and learning theory to help engage students in learning and help them achieve. You’ll also grasp effective approaches to engaging with students, administration and staff to lead in a variety of educational settings.
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What does a master’s in education involve?
Earning an MEd isn’t just for teachers who want to enhance their education careers. If you want to work outside the classroom in areas such as corporate training, curriculum development and instructional technology, this program can give you a deep understanding of functional areas and critical knowledge in education.
Is a master’s in education good to have? It depends on what you learn.
- Complete a capstone project demonstrating the theoretical and practical knowledge you’ve developed.
- Gain the skills to improve teaching and learning in the field of education.
- Lead initiatives and improve the functional operations of training and education development.
- Earn continuing education credits for teachers.
Class size varies based on course objectives and the teaching demands of the subject matter.
How long does it take to get a master’s in education?
- There are 10 11-week courses in this program.
- How many courses you take at a time will determine how long the overall program will be.
- Strayer University credits are expressed in quarter hours.
- One quarter hour of credit is granted for the successful completion of 10 contact hours per course.
- The standard requirement for one course is for students to spend 10 to 14 hours in weekly work, including in- and out-of-classroom work. The Strayer course design uses this requirement to meet applicable regulatory standards.
Accredited online university
Strayer University has distinct accredited and affiliations that attest to our academic quality. We’re committed to meeting quality standards, so you can earn a diploma you’re proud to display. View the ACBSP student achievement information.
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 certification 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. More information about state-specific requirements.
Master of Education program concentrations
Choose from six concentrations, tailored to fit your goals. If you can’t decide, your admissions officer is here to help.
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How much does a Master of Education degree cost?
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How much does a Master of Education degree cost?
*Student is required to take two courses per quarter during disbursement period
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Program cost breakdown
The Strayer MEd program consists of 10 courses, with the price of $1,680 per course. There are additional fees for textbooks and supplies, a $65 technology fee each term and a one-time $150 degree conferral fee.
Courses from another institution may be eligible for transfer credits to Strayer, which can help reduce the number of courses you need to graduate and your overall tuition. You can transfer up to four classes toward your master’s degree. The Strayer transfer credit page has more information as well as a tool to estimate how many transfer credits you may be able to apply to your Strayer degree program.
Scholarships and financial aid
There are a number of financial aid options worth exploring on our financial aid page. To apply for federal aid, prospective students should fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Stafford loans are available for graduate study. These are direct unsubsidized loans, not based on financial need. Unlike subsidized loans, Stafford loan interest will accrue while in the program. Making interest payments while in school will help reduce the amount of principal that would otherwise build up, reducing your end cost.
There are also scholarships and private loans available for Strayer students.
More than 500 organizations – including corporations and community colleges – invest in their employees by partnering with Strayer University to offer access to discounted education programs. If your employer is a Corporate Alliance Partner, you may qualify for programs that can help you discover career pathways in your field.
Nonfederal loans can help pay the difference between the cost of attendance and the total of loans and grants received from other tuition assistance programs.
Military tuition assistance
Scholarships are offered to eligible students currently serving in the military, as well as military spouses. Strayer is also approved by Veterans Affairs to accept and process veteran education benefits. Learn more about the Strayer University active military assistance program here.
In addition to participating fully in the Yellow Ribbon Program, Strayer is approved by Veterans Affairs to accept and process veteran education benefits. Student veterans can receive transfer credit for military training and life experiences.
What coursework do you need to specialize in education?
The program includes courses that impart critical skills and knowledge for use in educational roles of all types and draws from areas including learning theory, curriculum design and development, research and diversity. Select one of the tracks below, and complete one of the six program concentrations to complete the Master of Education. View all courses.
In many ways, progress and change within education and training organizations and systems is driven by research. This course enables students to choose a topic to research and guides them through the decision process of methodological approaches, research procedures and evaluation and interpretation of research results. Additionally, students learn ethical procedures and formal academic writing that can be applied to careers in education and training.
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.
Presents both formal and informal measures for assessing learners' progress. Course involves analyzing various approaches to interpreting individual and group performance. Uses of formative and summative assessments are examined in relation to maintaining a positive learning environment based on research and best practices. A variety of learning assessment strategies will be examined such as the development of rubrics, journal evaluation techniques, standardized testing, universal design strategies, technology-based assessments and portfolios.
Focuses on the design, development, and implementation of e-Learning. Topics include learning platforms for educational and corporate environments, online learning communities, content design for online delivery, and preparation of learners for online learning. Students will learn how to use e-Learning as a teaching tool in a traditional classroom or training environment.
Develop the skills that will enable you to evaluate and use a Learning Management System (LMS) in a business or academic environment. Topics include synchronous and asynchronous e-learning methods; capabilities, benefits and constraints of LMS; organizational needs; and methods of communication available in the system. Learn to analyze an organization's needs, use a specific LMS, enroll users, load course materials, conduct an asynchronous class, input assessment items, enter grades and produce reports.
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.
MEd admission requirements
Before you can pursue your master’s degree, you’ll need to enroll at Strayer. Here’s what you’ll need to get started for admission to the university.
Learn more about the admission process at Strayer.
Students applying to Washington, D.C., or New Jersey campuses must provide proof of proper immunization.
Transferring to Strayer from another university?
Some or all of the credits you’ve earned may be transferable.
International MEd students
We welcome international students.
Come to a campus near you for guidance and support. You’ll have access to helpful resources, a supportive community and plenty of spaces to learn and grow.
Ready to take the next step?
Your admissions officer is here to guide you through every step of the process, from completing your application to choosing your concentration.