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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 (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.

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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.

Our 30-unit curriculum emphasizes 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.

Program Snapshot

Application Deadline
August 2, 2024

Program Length
20 Months

Total Credits


Why Choose University of San Diego?

Top-ranked, accredited university

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

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Enjoy flexible online classes

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.

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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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