Master of Education- 100% Online

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 (No. 10 on 2022 BestColleges list of top online master of education programs) with 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 a lack of professional experience is not necessarily indicative of your potential success in our program.

Explore Critical K-12 Trends with One of These 5 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:

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

Who Is This Degree For?

The online Master of Education program is designed for practicing K-12 teachers with a minimum of two years of teaching experience from a wide variety of classroom settings, including public district, charter, independent or non-traditional schools. This diversity of backgrounds allows students to leverage knowledge, experience and real-world applications from their peers to enrich learning throughout the program.

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
September 3
August 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.

High level of academic excellence

The University of San Diego degree you’ll earn as an online graduate student is the same as that earned by campus-based graduate students.

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