The Social and Behavioral Sciences programs are designed for people with a passion for making a difference in the lives of others.
Whether you are on your way up the corporate ladder or just getting started, our business degree programs and certificates could help you prepare to take your business career to a higher level.
Whether you want to enter the field of criminal justice or need credentials to advance your career, Kaplan University's criminal justice degree programs are designed to help you achieve your goal.
Our degree programs and certificates could help prepare you to teach diverse learners a broad range of academic content and educational foundations.
Our comprehensive fire science programs offer the flexibility of online learning, ideal for individuals in the fire science and emergency management fields who may work inconsistent hours.
You could acquire real-world knowledge and practical skills and prepare for a career in the health care industry by earning a health sciences degree, diploma, or certificate.
Our programs in legal studies, paralegal studies, and environmental policy are designed to fit your educational goals.
Our nursing degree and certificate programs are taught by practicing professionals who are dedicated to helping you prepare for real-world challenges in nursing.
Kaplan University's IT programs are designed to prepare you with the knowledge and skills you need to start or advance your technology career.
Kaplan University offers over 180 degree and certificate programs all available to military, veterans, and spouses of active duty members. In addition, several programs have been developed to complement specific military occupations or programs established by the military.
The Kaplan University School of General Education courses support the academic, social, personal, and professional development of learners throughout their engagement with the University.
Open College at Kaplan University (OC@KU) offers individualized, affordable education that integrates technology and personalized service to help learners meet their career, academic, and personal goals.
Offering the flexibility of online education and support for military students.
Every day, talented individuals are proving it's never too late to think about the future.
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Our online education degree programs and certificates could help prepare you to teach diverse learners a broad range of academic content and educational foundations.*
The Virtual Advisor tool can help you identify which Kaplan University teaching or education program could help you pursue your goals.
Learn more about teacher certification, alternative pathways to certification, and state licensure requirements.
At the School of Education, our goal is to help professionals in education, including those dedicated to corporate, military, and nonprofit environments, develop the tools they need to build academic and professional performance and transform lives through the power of learning. Our School of Education is part of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, which offers a wide breadth of graduate and undergraduate academic programs designed to develop professionals and leaders in fields that make a difference to human and societal causes, issues, and needs.
We help education professionals build upon their skills to develop more effective learning strategies that will use the technologies of today to create solutions for tomorrow.
In the field of education, there’s only one thing that always remains the same—change. That’s why the School of Education offers innovative programs that are reviewed and designed to serve educators and instructors at every level, from colleges and universities to K–12 environments to corporations and nonprofit organizations. We also offer a direct pathway to certification for career changers through the Master of Arts in Teaching Classroom Pathways Bundle for students looking to teach in specific states. Click here to learn more about teacher certification and alternative pathways to certification.
And, because education extends beyond lecture halls and classroom instruction, we offer several degrees in nonteaching areas such as instructional technology, higher education leadership, and educational psychology. Professionals in these fields are at the heart of developing a more effective learning and training experience in almost any context.
The School of Education’s Virtual Advisor tool can help you identify which Kaplan University teaching or education program could help you pursue your goals. Our tool asks you a series of questions to help guide you to a program that fits your needs and interests. We invite you to explore our Virtual Advisor tool and make an educated decision about your future, click here.
Many programs in the School of Education are
offered in 6-week terms that allow you to complete your degree at a pace that
works well with your schedule. You’ll be able to expand your knowledge and
apply it directly to your current working environment as you progress through your
Our collaborative learning environment encourages students
and faculty to share and discuss their experiences and best practices so you
can connect and integrate them into your current workplace. As an online institution, we also believe
that technology helps broaden opportunities and increases your reach and
possibilities. That’s why we strongly encourage learners to make use of the
newest technology to achieve measurable and improved results in teaching or
Given that environmental and personal factors play a role in
employability, Kaplan University—or any university for that matter—can never
guarantee you’ll obtain a job or get a promotion. Some employers may also require additional
certification and licensing to work in certain fields. It’s best to check first
with the licensing agency in your state or community.
All-Doctorate Faculty: Faculty are experts in their field with the highest-level credentials—PhD or EdD. Students are never taught by graduate students.
Alumni Facebook Communities: All former graduate education students have access to the alumni page on Facebook. Alumni can contact former classmates, share employment successes, and more.Operation Educate the Educators Member Organization: Our K-12 offerings are designed to train teachers to meet the special needs of military children and their families. We received official recognition as a partner organization via the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) in April, 2012.
We are proud to be among the first institutions committed to Operation Educate the Educators (OEE), a national program that encourages educators to develop school cultures that are supportive of children in military families. The School of Education adheres to the guiding principles of OEE, helping new K-12 educators meet the academic and social-emotional needs of military students and families, such as providing assistance with the challenges of transition and deployment, and establishing systems to identify and respond to their needs.
The Master of Arts in Teaching Classroom Pathways Bundle is a unique enrollment package for students looking to become certified in specific states. As a student participating in this pathway, you'll have the opportunity to become certified in specific states upon successfully completing the degree and passing the American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence (American Board) examinations. American Board program resources and examination costs are included in the price of tuition for the Classroom Pathways Bundle; one less thing to think about on your path to becoming a certified teacher. Upon acceptance into the Classroom Pathways Bundle program, students will enter the Master of Arts in Teaching program and have access to the American Board Plus+ Program resources. The Master of Arts in Teaching curriculum explores secondary teaching and learning principles, while the American Board resources are designed to prepare students to sit for the pedagogy and subject-area exams.**Available in FL, ID, MS, MO, OK, PA, SC, UT, and NH. Full licensure requirements vary from state to state and are subject to change; students must check with the American Board at abcte.org for certification and state requirements. Prior to enrolling, students must confirm they are eligible for a state alternative certification program. Students are also encouraged to confirm costs, deadlines, additional fees, required approvals, residency, and continuing requirements with American Board.
Kaplan University offers single courses to general, non-degree seeking students. You may petition for your completed single courses to count toward your degree or certificate program, should you choose to enroll in a corresponding degree program at Kaplan University.
View the list of available courses.
Dr. Kelvin Beckett has more than 35 years of experience in education, having taught in schools and universities in both the United States and Canada.
Dr. April Adams has been teaching for 17 years in both middle school and higher education.
Kaplan University grad Brian Woolsey describes how, after a 20-year hiatus from college, his family inspired him to return to school and earn his degree.
Follow your passion to change lives. Learn more about teacher certification as well as alternative certification routes.
* Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.
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