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Transform Your Classroom with Innovative Techniques

Increase your career opportunities with advanced skills in emerging K-12 fields of study through a fully-online Master of Education degree from the University of San Diego. USD’s unique program couples a nationally ranked school Ranked No. 10 by BestColleges in its 2022 ranking of top online master of education programswith the convenience of enriched online learning – preparing you to advance your career and gain the skills you need to thrive in today’s evolving K-12 classroom. Designed for working K-12 educators, USD’s innovative Master of Education program allows you to earn your degree in just 20 months, without taking time away from your classroom.

The program requires two years of in-classroom teaching experience. However, please contact an enrollment advisor by completing the form on this page or calling (888) 832-0239 if you are interested but do not meet this or other admission requirements. The application review process always includes a holistic look at an applicant’s experience and background, so lack of professional experience is not necessarily indicative of your potential success in our program.

Explore Critical K-12 Trends with One of These 6 Specializations:

Our 30-unit curriculum places an emphasis on 21st century skills, equity and social justice, classroom inquiry, and a professional response to the Common Core Standards. In addition to our core classes, you’ll choose one of these specializations for in-depth study:

  • School Leadership
  • Literacy and Digital Learning
  • STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics)
  • Inclusive Learning: Special Education and Universal Design
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Technology and Innovation

Ignite Your Career

Hear from University of San Diego M.Ed. Online students and alumni about how they have benefited from USD’s innovative 20-month, online-only program.


usd student Success Stories

I chose University of San Diego for the nationally ranked and recognized programs they have to offer in Education. USD’s reputation of serving quality education in a brick and mortar environment led me to believe that their online environment would do the same. It did!

I gained so much more within my teaching pedagogy. I feel more confident as an educator. I fell in love with action research and grew into a reflective practitioner.

Great teachers, great curriculum, and the materials that they choose are really thought out. It’s made me a better person.


At a Glance

Earn your M.Ed. online in just 20 months — invigorate your teaching practice or pursue your ideal career in education.

20 months
30 Units
$710
January 10
December 2

Why Choose University of San Diego?

Top-ranked, accredited university

Aside from attending an established, prestigious university with a long history and a great reputation, you’ll enjoy a practical, relevant curriculum geared toward career advancement.

Enjoy Flexible Schedules

No time to attend class full-time? We get it. That’s why our flexible schedules are ideal for working professionals with a lot on their plate.

No GMAT/GRE Required

Unlike many graduate programs, we don’t require students to take the GMAT or GRE in order to be admitted—so you have one less thing to worry about.

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