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. 4 on 2021 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.
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:
- Technology and Innovation
- School Leadership
- Literacy and Digital Learning
- 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.