MA in Education, Teaching and Learning

This Master of Arts in Education expands your teaching and curriculum design skills, while expanding your career and salary potential. Your coursework will position you to become an educational leader, a master teacher, and a mentor to other educators.

Become a Master Teacher

Delve into advanced learning theory and multiple means of moving education forward on a more personal basis. Hone your practice while advancing your earning potential at the same time. Our online coursework allows you to continue working in your classroom while earning your master’s. Teachers who have completed an approved induction program can transfer 12 credits toward their Master of Arts in Education, Teaching and Learning, accelerating completion.

  • 100% Online
    Our online coursework is designed for adult learners, allowing the flexibility you need.
  • Teacher Induction Program Credit
    Receive credit for work completed for your California Teacher Induction Program.
  • Real-World Curricula
    Coursework helps students communicate effectively with the various audiences in today’s classrooms.
  • Improving Your Teaching
    Our faculty are experienced educators who connect individually with students, providing concepts immediately applicable in your practice

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Summer II (Jun 24, 2024)

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Save money and time by transferring credits, applying for up to $20k in scholarships/grants, and through possible employer discounts.

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UMass Global perennially ranks among the best universities for online graduate education programs by U.S. News & World Report


University of Massachusetts Global is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

California Commission on Teaching Credentialing

University of Massachusetts Global's School of Education is accredited by the California Commission on Teaching Credentialing.

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    There are definite financial advantages to getting a master’s degree. You have the ability to max out on the pay scale. Initially, this was a motivator for me, but once I got into my master’s program and saw how I could apply what I was learning in my classroom, it wasn’t about the money so much anymore.
    Steve L.
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    The MAELA program was beyond invaluable. So much of what I was asked to do was relatable to my job. The people affiliated with the program know what works in education.
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    Admission Requirements

    Applicants for this program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:

    • Completed application
    • 2.75 grade point average (GPA)
    • Official transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions where baccalaureate and/or post-baccalaureate coursework was completed or attempted
    • Have at least one year of induction completed or hold a valid California Multiple or Single Subject SB 2042 Professional “Clear” Teaching Credential earned through a CTC approved 2042 Induction Program
    California Residency

    This program is only available to California residents.

    Graduate Level Exams

    For information about exam/test score requirements, please reference the University of Massachusetts Global Catalog


    Master of Arts in Education Program Curriculum

    • EDUU 600 Research and Evaluation Methods 3
      EDUU 605 Democracy, Education and Social Change 3
      EDUU 606 Seminar in Learning Theory 3
      EDUU 607 Seminar in Comparative Education 3
      EDUU 608 Seminar in the Social Foundations of Education 3
      EDUU 609 Seminar in Curriculum Studies 3
      Core Courses Subtotal 18

    • Emphasis Block Transfer

      University of Massachusetts Global awards a block of 12 semester credits for successful completion of a Multiple or Single Subjects SB 2042 BTSA Induction Clear Credential Program. Please see an advisor for more details.

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    Is it worth getting a Master of Arts in Education, Teaching and Learning?

    Whether a Master of Arts in Education (MAE) in Teaching and Learning is worthwhile depends on your personal and professional goals. Here are some potential benefits of obtaining an MAE in Teaching and Learning:

    1. Increased earning potential: An MAE in Teaching and Learning can increase earning potential and make you more competitive for advanced teaching positions and leadership roles in education.
    2. Career advancement: An MAE in Teaching and Learning can open up opportunities for career advancement, such as becoming a department head, instructional coach, educational administrator, or teacher on special assignment (TOSA).
    3. Improved skills and knowledge: An MAE in Teaching and Learning provides advanced training in teaching theory and practices and can help you stay current with education issues, research, and technologies.
    4. Increased credibility and recognition: An MAE in Teaching and Learning demonstrates a high level of expertise and commitment to the field of education and can enhance your credibility and recognition among colleagues and employers.
    5. Personal fulfillment: Obtaining an MAE in Teaching and Learning demonstrates your commitment to ongoing learning and professional growth and affords a sense of personal accomplishment.

    Ultimately, the decision to pursue a Master of Arts in Education, Teaching and Learning should be based on careful consideration of your career goals, financial situation, and personal circumstances.

    What can I do with a Master of Arts in Education, Teaching and Learning?

    With a Master of Arts in Education (MAE) in Teaching and Learning, you can pursue careers in education, research, and administration. Here are some examples of job opportunities in these fields:

    1. Teaching: Take on more significant roles, assignments, and responsibilities within your instructional role, no matter your grade level or subject area.
    2. Research: Education researcher, data analyst, assessment specialist, educational consultant.
    3. Administration: Department head, program coordinator, curriculum developer, practitioner leader.
    4. Higher Education: Community/junior college professor, instructional designer, academic advisor, distance learning
    5. coordinator.
    6. Non-profit and Policy: Policy analyst, advocacy director, program manager, non profit leader.

    These are just a few examples of the many careers available to individuals with an MAE in Teaching and Learning. The specific job opportunities and salary prospects can vary depending on your location, experience, and professional goals.

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