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Whether you are a practicing K-12 teacher seeking higher education, a career changer preparing to enter the secondary (5-12) teaching profession, or a working adult interested in a career in postsecondary education, instructional technology, or educational psychology, Kaplan University's online master's degree and certificate programs, including a master's in education, offer a flexible, convenient opportunity to pursue your professional development.
If you are ready to experience the tremendous
satisfaction that comes from preparing adolescents for the future, the Master of
Arts in Teaching program at Kaplan University is designed to help you develop
the necessary professional competencies to teach grades 5 through 12. The Iowa certification track is designed for professionals either living
in the state of Iowa or in close enough proximity to be able to conduct weekly
field experiences in an Iowa school. Candidates who successfully complete all
program and graduation requirements will be recommended for Iowa licensure.*
Learning Method: Online
Total Degree Credits: 54
Time to Complete: 18 months to 2 years (full-time)
If you are interested in the field of education, but have already earned a bachelor's degree in another field of study or are working in another profession, Kaplan University can help you answer the call to teach. The Master of Arts in Teaching—Nationwide program is designed to help career changers develop the professional competencies required of secondary educators (grades 5 through 12). The goal of the program is to provide you with an understanding of secondary teaching practices. While this program will not lead to certification, it is designed to prepare you with a solid foundation to pursue alternative routes to teacher certification, if state certification is your goal.
Learning Method: Online
Total Degree Credits: 45
Time to Complete: 16 months or less (full-time)
At Kaplan University, we understand the value of nurturing students in unique teaching and learning environments. Our own virtual classrooms focus on adding a human touch to the high technology of learning online, allowing you to earn a Master of Science in Education entirely on your own schedule from anywhere you have access to the Internet.
Total Degree Credits: 46
Time to Complete: Standard Track: 16 months (full-time: 1 course per term); Leadership Track: 19 months (full-time: 1 course per term)
Kaplan University’s Master of Science in Educational Psychology teaches you how to build, implement, and evaluate instructional regimens that are both competitive and educationally effective. You’ll receive training in the latest instructional techniques, technologies, educational trends, and learning behaviors.
Total Degree Credits: 52
Time to Complete: 18 months to 2 years (full-time)
Kaplan University’s Master of Science in Education in Instructional Technology focuses on the design, development, and evaluation of instructional programs, materials, and media in K-12, higher education, and corporate and military environments. Our program is designed to help you develop skills you can use to create new curricula to meet the demands of a changing society and the needs of new generations of students.
Total Degree Credits: 50 or 51
Time to Complete: 16 months to 2 years (full-time)
The Master of Science in Higher Education program stresses the practical knowledge, critical thinking, research, and writing skills relevant to leaders in today’s colleges and universities. Whether your interests are in administration, teaching, student development, or other areas within higher education, you will have the opportunity to work closely with your instructors and other students who share your interests.
Total Degree Credits: 50 to 70
Time to Complete: Minimum of 16 months (full-time), Program length depends on the student’s choice of specialization and track of study
Looking to develop additional competencies in a specific field of education? Kaplan University’s master’s-level certificate programs in the School of Graduate Education are designed for motivated educational professionals like you. The Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching includes four courses from the Master of Science in Higher Education curriculum. Courses help prepare students to work successfully with adult learners, create and facilitate effective online instruction, and assess student learning in the online context.
Total Degree Credits: 20
Time to Complete: Minimum of 4 terms (full-time)
Certain courses offered by Kaplan University are available to nondegree-seeking participants. Upon successful completion of a course, the participant may transfer the credits earned toward a degree at Kaplan University if the course for which the student is seeking to transfer the credits earned is part of the Kaplan University degree program.