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An alumnus in a classroom: Pursue your master’s in education at Regent University.

Master’s in Education – M.Ed. Degree Programs

Earn Your Master’s in Education to Enhance Student Lives While Advancing in Your Career

Are you an educator or current teacher with a bachelor’s degree-seeking to advance in the world of education? Or, perhaps you desire to change careers and dream of becoming a teacher, but you need initial licensure to teach to achieve your career switch. Either way, Regent University’s Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree programs, endorsements, and options will help you further connect with your love for teaching, as you explore how to best guide and inspire future generations of students. Designed to deepen your understanding of both the power of knowledge and the importance of values-based education, our master’s in education programs will enhance your reputation as a curricular leader and increase your earning potential, too.

Online
Minimum of 30 credit hours

So, why choose a master’s degree in education? Whether you’re new to the education field or this is your next step in your teaching career, an M.Ed. degree carries a host of professional benefits and will help you create engaging education environments that foster learning and maximize student impact. Check out the types of master’s in education programs we offer — including our Career Switcher Program (accelerated teaching license) for aspiring teachers with master’s options — to find the degree that fits your interest and career goals.

Explore M.Ed. Degree Programs

WIDEN YOUR CAREER PROSPECTS THROUGH A MASTER’S IN EDUCATION

A master’s in education offers teachers increased credibility in their professions and gives them a competitive edge in the job market. Do you hope to become a principal, administrator, or a specialized expert within your field? Our robust M.Ed. programs will enhance your leadership abilities, train you on new approaches and technologies in both curriculum and the classroom, and help you develop effective programs that improve student outcomes. A master’s degree in education can widen your job prospects and offer increased opportunities for success, whether you’re looking to advance within a school setting or beyond the classroom.

EARN A HIGHER SALARY

Another notable benefit of an M.Ed. degree is a potential bump in salary. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, principals at elementary, middle, or high schools earned a median annual salary of $95,310 in 2018. This is more than $30,000 higher than the median pay for high school teachers. Earning your Master of Education degree can also increase the number of specializations you are qualified to teach — offering you a leg up in the job market and boosting your earning potential.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN A SPECIALIZED AREA

Regent’s Master of Education degrees allow you to choose a specialized area of study that interests you the most, including degrees with concentrations. If you’re seeking a teacher licensure, leadership role in administration, or an endorsement, our master’s in education degrees will increase your skills and marketability.

ALIGN YOURSELF WITH EXCELLENCE

Ranked among the Top 5 Best Online Graduate Education Programs in Virginia for seven consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report 2020, Regent’s Master of Education degrees offer the top-quality academic credentials you need to build or advance your career. Regent University is accredited by SACSCOC and offers the following CAEP-Accredited M.Ed. teacher licensure programs and advanced degrees: K-12 Special Education (Licensure), Career Switcher; Curriculum & Instruction – Gifted & Talented (Endorsement), Reading Specialist (Endorsement), Leadership in Mathematics Education, and Educational Leadership.

LEARN FROM THE BEST & TAKE THE NEXT STEP

Presented from a Christian worldview, Regent’s Master of Education degrees are supported by award-winning faculty in Virginia Beach. You’ll learn from these renowned international scholars and practitioners who are invested in your success.

On completing your master’s in education, you will be able to:

  • Develop effective programs that impact students in and out of the classroom.
  • Gain essential skills in leadership, organization and administration that help boost your career and earning potential.
  • Have a voice in the educational decision-making process and use your influence to help improve student outcomes.
  • Create, communicate, implement, monitor, and evaluate a vision of learning as an educational leader.

Career Opportunities

  • Teacher/Special Education Teacher
  • Principal/Administrator
  • Educational Director/Consultant
  • Curriculum Developer/Instruction Specialist
  • Child Care Director
  • Corporate Trainer
$98Thousand
Approximate Annual Median Pay of Elementary, Middle, and High School Principals U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020

PART-TIME STUDENTS

Degree/ProgramTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Career Switcher$2506$1,500
Master of Education (M.Ed.)$5506$3,300
Educational Specialist (Ed.S.)$7756$4,650
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)$7753$2,325
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)$7753$2,325

Full-Time Students

Degree/ProgramTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Career Switcher$2509$2,250
Master of Education (M.Ed.)$5509$4,950
Educational Specialist (Ed.S.)$7759$6,975
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)$7756$4,650
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)$7756$4,650

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$800
University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

Part-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Career Switcher$2506$1,500
Master of Education (M.Ed.)$5506$3,300
Educational Specialist (Ed.S.)$7756$4,650
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)$7753$2,325
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)$7753$2,325

Full-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Career Switcher$2509$2,250
Master of Education (M.Ed.)$5509$4,950
Educational Specialist (Ed.S.)$7759$6,975
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)$7756$4,650
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)$7756$4,650

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$750
University Services Fee (Online Students)$600

*Rates are subject to change at any time.

Estimated Cost of Attendance: View the estimated cost of attendance to see an example of the total cost of tuition and fees.

Regent’s Career Switcher program graduates come from all types of backgrounds and professions, such as ranking military, pastors, engineers, bankers and stay-at-home mothers. Through this route to licensure, you can earn initial licensure to teach in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The Master of Education in Christian School Administration will prepare you to oversee the daily affairs of a Christian school; and may also lead to certification.

The Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction will prepare you to develop and deliver effective instructional opportunities for diverse students in learning settings such as private, public, higher education, or even the workplace. You can develop specialized skills through concentrations in adult education, Christian school, gifted and talented (endorsement or non-endorsement options), STEM education and teacher leader.

Regent’s Master of Education in Educational Leadership will help you advance in your career as an influential leader in the field of education. The primary knowledge-base for this program is the Interstate School Leaders Licensure (ISLLC) Standards.

Designed for those who are already licensed or not seeking traditional state licensure, Regent’s Master of Education in Individualized Studies allows the greatest flexibility of course selection and rate of completion of any of our majors.

Regent’s Master of Education in Individualized – NILD Educational Therapy Certification Program offers unique teacher training in special education and is offered in partnership with the National Institute for Learning Development (NILD). You will learn methods for providing effective educational therapy to students with learning difficulties.

The Master of Education – Instructional Design & Technology (IDT) is your gateway to a rewarding career in creating, implementing and researching educational technology and media. Learn how to design new technology capabilities, implement effective strategies, and apply current and informative research.

Regent’s Master of Education in K-12 Special Education (Licensure) is designed for those seeking K-12 teacher licensure with endorsement in special education, as well as special educators seeking further training.

The Master of Education in K-12 Special Education (nonlicensure) program is designed for professionals who work with people with disabilities and are seeking additional knowledge. This degree will increase your understanding of special education laws and introduce you to best practices in disability services, teaching gifted students, addressing behavior disorders and using assistive technology.

The Master of Education – Leadership in Mathematics Education is designed for the K-8 classroom teacher who wants to improve and expand instructional skills in mathematics.

You can help unlock the potential in each student through Regent’s Master of Education in Reading Specialist (with endorsement) program. Designed to meet the growing demand for trained reading specialists, you will enjoy competency-based courses that fulfill the requirements for a Virginia Reading Specialist endorsement as you earn your master’s degree.

The Master of Education in Reading Specialist without endorsement is designed for those who want to accomplish a master’s degree but do not want to add an endorsement to their license. Gain a balanced perspective on teaching reading so that you will be prepared in the areas of supervision, communication skills, technology, reading assessment, instruction, curriculum and research.

The Master of Education – Student Affairs program provides advanced training for higher education professionals invested in the social development of students and how that influences their academic and future success.

The Master of Education in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) – Adult Education-Collegiate program is designed for individuals like you who desire to work with adults who are learning English as a second or foreign language.

You love teaching children but perhaps you have a passion for helping students from diverse cultures learn the English language. Regent’s Master of Education in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) – K-12 is designed for individuals like you who desire to work with children who are learning English as a second or foreign language.