Master’s in Education (M.Ed.)

Master’s in Education (M.Ed.)

$250 per credit hour

$250 per credit hour

the most affordable master's in education program in Kentucky

100% Online

100% Online

so you can study when it works for you

Complete in 2 years

Complete in 2 years

depending on supporting credits you've already earned


Earn a 100% online Master’s degree in education from Midway University. Our Teacher Leader program is designed to help educators improve their professional skills while remaining in the classroom. Teachers graduate from our Master of Education Teacher Leader Program ready to serve as agents of change who positively impact student performance and the educational culture of their school.

Teacher Leaders

Midway University provides educators and related professionals with the skills needed to create positive learning environments. Our curriculum blends academic and leadership preparation to create educational professions who are able to:

  • Evaluate high-quality research on student learning
  • Plan for differentiated instruction in diverse p-12 classrooms
  • Enhance expertise in content knowledge
  • Incorporate reflective practices
  • Provide clinical experiences that examine student achievement in diverse settings
  • Enhance instructional design using Kentucky Core Academic Standards (KCAS) and EPSB themes
  • Provide evidence of mastery of advanced-level Kentucky Teacher Standards

Career Outlook

How can a master’s in education work for you? In Kentucky, teachers who have pursued graduate studies or earned their master’s degrees are eligible to earn more per year than their colleagues who have not. (source)

Individuals with an M.Ed. degree often work in educational environments and can serve in roles such as:

  • Curriculum specialist
  • Department chair

Why Midway?

14:1

student-to-faculty ratio

Affordability

90% of students receive some form of financial assistance

Support

meet faculty face-to-face get in-person assistance even as an online student

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?

We offer a simple online application process. Create your account, submit all materials and track your application status conveniently online. Paper application forms are available for download if needed. Admissions Counselors are available to assist you with the application process and answer any questions you may have about Midway University and our programs. Give them a call at 1-800-952-4122 or email admissions@midway.edu.

What are my financial aid options?

Students are eligible as “full-time and “part-time” students for Federal loans and may be eligible for Federal and/or State grants. (A full-time student is a student taking 12 credit hours or more per term; a part-time student is a student taking 6-12 credit hours.)

Visit Financial Aid for more details.

How much will it cost?

Midway University works hard to provide quality degree programs at an affordable price for our students. Our online and evening undergraduate and graduate programs’ tuition is based on the number of credit hours taken each module. You can review our current credit hour tuition rates and fees online.

Make sure you get the whole picture before making your decision. First, complete your FAFSA so you can see what financial aid you are eligible to receive and complete your application. Once you are admitted to Midway University, you can meet with our Financial Aid Office to discuss all the eligible aid (federal, state and institutional) that you have access to. This is the only way to figure out the true cost and if you will have any out-of-pocket expenses to cover. We also have specific resource information for military students.

Can I transfer credits from another school if I am accepted into this program?

Midway University accepts transfer credits from regionally accredited institutions that are 100-level or higher with a grade of “C” or better.  At the time of admission, our Admissions Counselors will provide an unofficial evaluation of your transfer credit.  An official evaluation will be completed by the Registrar’s Office after acceptance.

Specific admissions details are available for:

No more than six credit hours from a regionally accredited institution will be accepted in transfer into a graduate program.

What support services are available for online and evening students?

Midway University’s Student Success Center provides both Academic Support and Career Services resources for all Midway students. Academic Support includes one-on-one tutoring, small group tutoring and virtual (or online) tutoring. Workshops are held throughout the year to support student learning.

Career Services resources are available to students, alumni and others within our community to help them gain relevant and practical career readiness training through education and experiential learning within internships, job shadowing, career counseling and strategic corporate partnerships.

Don’t see your question here? Our admissions staff would be happy to discuss our online degree programs with you and answer your questions. Get the conversation started by calling us at 800.952.4122 or by email at admissions@midway.edu.

A Peek Inside Our Program

You will earn your M.Ed. teacher education degree in 30 credit hours (about 2 years). Students can choose an Environmental Education Endorsement in Environmental Science or Environmental Education Across the Curriculum.

Course Number Name of Course Credit Hours

Master of Education Core Courses

18
EDU 501Teachers as Professional Leaders3
EDU 502Closing the Achievement Gap through Assessment, Evaluation and Data Analysis3
EDU 529Action Research for Teacher Leaders I3
EDU 504Content Area Literacy Instruction and Leadership3
EDU 511Teaching for Equity and Justice in Schools through Leadership3
EDU 531Action Research for Teacher Leaders II3

Teacher Leadership Specialization

12
EDU 506Educational Policy and Law for Teacher Leaders3
EDU 507Teacher Leadership: Collaborating, Coaching and Mentoring with Teachers3
EDU 508Professional Growth and Development in Teacher Leadership3
EDU 509Topics and Trends in P-12 Schools3

Environment Education Endorsement

The Environmental Education Endorsement can be a stand-alone pathway or can be integrated in to the Master of Education Teacher Leader program. There are two concentrations students can choose from for the Environmental Education Endorsement; Environmental Science and Environmental Education across the Curriculum

Environmental Education Core courses

6
EDU 611Foundations of Environmental Education3
EDU 637Teaching Environmental Education3

Depending on the concentration, the candidate will then choose two elective courses from the Environmental Science OR Environmental Education across the Curriculum

Environmental Science

Choose two electives

6
ENV 515Conservation Biology3
ENV 517Investigating and Evaluating Environmental Issues3
ENV 619Independent Study-Environmental Science3

Environmental Education across the Curriculum

Choose two electives

6
EDU 629Independent Study(Environmental Education)3
EDU 631Case Studies in Environmental Education3
EDU 633Environmental Ethics3

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