Educational Specialist Degree Programs

An educational specialist degree is an option for those individuals who may already have a background in teaching and would like to deepen their knowledge of a certain field. The degree is primarily designed for those people who seek advanced certification above that attained through a regular teaching degree. Most individuals who enroll for this type of program would already have attained a master’s qualification in teaching. There are specific areas of study that may be pursued within an educational specialist degree course. If you have a specific career path in mind it is important to research the different programs and educational establishments in full prior to enrolling. It can also be worthwhile contacting your local State Department of Education to be clear on the requirements for specific occupations within the field of education. The education specialist degree is an intermediate degree between a master’s degree and a doctorate in education, and is designed for professionals who are seeking advanced teacher certification or career advancement beyond the master’s degree. 

Education and Teaching Programs

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  • Options: Choose from a variety of undergraduate and graduate education programs, including TESOL, early childhood ed, elementary ed, secondary ed & more.
  • Convenience: Complete courses online, on campus, or a combination of both. We also offer evening classes!
  • Earlier Graduation: Our 4-credit courses allow you to complete your degree program in less time.
  • Transfer Friendly: We will request your transcripts, evaluate your graduate coursework, and determine your anticipated graduation date within 24 hours.
  • Financial Options: Numerous financing options available, including scholarships for academic achievement.

Programs:

  • B.S. in Educational Studies (Does Not Lead to Teacher Licensure)
  • B.S. in Math for Secondary Education
  • M.A. in Reading with an Emphasis in Secondary Education
  • And more...
  • 100% online degrees include Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Science in Education, and more.
  • Students and faculty are encouraged to engage in a collaborative learning environment that promotes personal and professional growth.
  • All faculty are professionals in the field of education, with PhD or EdD qualifications.
  • Programs are designed to help educators at every level sharpen their teaching skills.

Programs:

  • MS in Education (for Existing Teachers Grades K-12)
  • MA in Teaching (for Aspiring Teachers Grades 5-12)
  • Undergraduate in Early Childhood
  • And more...
  • Recognized as a Top 20 Best Online Bachelor’s Program by U.S. News & World Report in 2016.
  • Online, campus-based, and evening courses offered in 95 areas of study, including Business, Nursing, Psychology, & more.
  • Endorsed by G.I. Jobs and Military Advanced Education magazine as a Military Friendly School in 2015.
  • Features small class sizes, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.
  • 88% of Regent University students receive financial aid, with $18 million awarded in institutional scholarships & aid each year.

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education*
  • Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership - Leadership Coaching and Mentoring
  • Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership - Coaching and Mentoring
  • Online MBA program ranked 6th in the USA by CEO magazine.
  • In a university-sponsored survey, 4 out of 5 alumni reported being satisfied with their experience.
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  • 75,000+ graduates across all industries offer extensive networking opportunities.
  • My Unique Student Experience (M.U.S.E.) lets students watch, view, read, or hear content.
  • Smartphone app available for on-the-go learning.

Programs:

  • Doctor of Management – Higher Education Teaching and Learning
  • Doctor of Management – Private Sector Higher Education Leadership
  • One of the first fully online M.Ed. programs to be accredited by TEAC (Teacher Education Accreditation Council)
  • Courses within 6 distinct education specializations use real-world deliverables aligned with industry-specific objectives
  • Specializations include elementary education, secondary education instructional design and technology and more
  • AIU’s M.Ed. uses a proprietary adaptive learning engine to provide individualized content delivery not available at this scale in other online programs at this time.

Programs:

  • Master's (M.Ed.) - Secondary Education
  • Master's (M.Ed.) - Leadership of Educational Organizations
  • Master's (M.Ed.) - Elementary Education

Colorado State University-Global Campus

Colorado State University-Global Campus (CSU-Global) recently received state approval to enroll students with little to no prior college experience. To help ensure student success, the university has created a program especially for these students who plan on starting their college experience for the first time with us.

  • The first and only 100% online, fully accredited public university in the United States
  • No set class times or locations
  • Affordable tuition, guaranteed not to increase as long as you are enrolled
  • Accelerated eight-week terms
  • Classes start every month

Programs:

  • MS - Teaching and Learning

Concordia University - Portland offers several fully online 14-month Master of Education (M.Ed.) programs and a fully online Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) program. You'll learn new strategies and techniques for your classroom while expanding your knowledge and skills as an educator.

Programs:

  • M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: Social Studies
  • M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction Equity, Ethics, and Justice
  • M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: Common Core State Standards Instructional Leader
  • And more...

Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.  We offer online programs focused on doctoral and master’s degrees in the schools of business and technology management, education, psychology and marriage and family sciences.

 


Programs:

  • E-Learning - EdS
  • MEd - Reading Education
  • General Education - Doctor of Education
  • And more...