2017 Most Affordable Online Colleges for a Master's in Teaching

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All 25 of these affordable schools offer online master's degrees in teaching under $12,500 per year. Morningside College is the least expensive school of the group, offering a Master of Arts in Teaching - Professional Educator degree for only $4,560 annually. The college has a variety of other degree tracks, inluding reading specialist, and special education instructional strategist. American Public University System also offers a number of program options, including specializations in online learning, secondary social studies, and English language learners.

You can read more about our ranked schools below or see our Overall Most Affordable Colleges. View our methodology or learn more about SR Education Group.

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 Morningside College Annual Tuition $4,500
#2 #2 Delta State University Annual Tuition $5,250
#3 #3 Drury University Annual Tuition $5,382
#4 #4 Gardner Webb University Annual Tuition $5,577
#5 #5 William Woods University Annual Tuition $5,875
#6 #6 Southern Arkansas University Annual Tuition $6,210
#7 #7 American Public University System Annual Tuition $6,300
#8 #8 Western New Mexico University Annual Tuition $6,467
#9 #9 Greenville College Annual Tuition $6,510
#10 #10 Bethel College - IN Annual Tuition $6,930
#11 #11 Columbia College Annual Tuition $7,110
#12 #12 Maranatha Baptist University Annual Tuition $7,200
#13 #13 Cedar Crest College Annual Tuition $7,245
#14 #14 Graceland University Annual Tuition $7,305
#15 #15 Union University Annual Tuition $7,425
#16 #16 Columbus State University Annual Tuition $7,700
#17 #17 Northern State University Annual Tuition $7,956
#18 #18 Stevenson University Annual Tuition $8,075
#18 #18 University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne Annual Tuition $8,075
#20 #20 Emporia State University Annual Tuition $8,231
#21 #21 Jackson State University Annual Tuition $8,316
#22 #22 Fairmont State University Annual Tuition $8,512
#23 #23 Mississippi College Annual Tuition $8,820
#24 #24 Hannibal-LaGrange University Annual Tuition $12,000
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  • Annual Tuition: $4,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 53%
  • Example Classes:
    Exploring Teacher Leadership; Instructional Technology; Leading Professional Learning Communities; Learning in Educational Settings; Reflective Teaching; Student Diversity and Educational Practice
  • Annual Tuition: $5,250
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 89%
  • Example Classes:
    Classroom Management and Organization; Development, Assessment, and Evaluation; Methods of Instruction in Secondary Schools; Teaching for Inclusion; Technology in Education
  • Annual Tuition: $5,382
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 81%
  • Example Classes:
    Academic Writing & Digital Literacy; Advanced Educational Psychology & Assessment; Diversity & Social Justice in Education; Instructional Product Development; Online Pedagogy; Web Communications & Design
  • Annual Tuition: $5,577
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 48%
  • Example Classes:
    Current Issues and Special Topics for Teacher Leaders; Measurement, Assessment, and Action Research for Teacher Leaders; Philosophy, History, and Methodology of Curriculum and Instruction; Teaching Literacy in the Age of Accountability; Teaching Strategies for Diverse Populations
  • Annual Tuition: $5,875
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 75%
  • Example Classes:
    Appraisal of Student Learning; Instructional Design with Technology; Integration of Multimedia Production and Curriculum; Software Applications for Academic Programs; Teaching and Learning in the New Digital Landscape
  • Annual Tuition: $6,210
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 61%
  • Example Classes:
    Classroom and Group Management; Classroom Assessment; Learning Theory; STEM Methods for Science and Math; Survey of Exceptional Individuals; Teaching Reading and Writing

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  • Annual Tuition: $6,467
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Classroom Assessment; Classroom Management; Corrective Reading Instruction; ESL Methods for Content Literacy; Multicultural Education; Teaching of Reading

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  • Annual Tuition: $6,510
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 66%
  • Example Classes:
    Assessments and Evaluation for Teaching English as a Second Language; Equity in School and Society; Linguistics for Teaching English as a Second Language; Methods and Materials for Teachers of English as a Second Language; Teaching Pronunciation

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  • Annual Tuition: $6,930
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 72%
  • Example Classes:
    Classroom Environment; Curriculum Development & School Improvement; Effective Instruction & Assessment; Meeting Needs of Diverse Learners; Teaching in the 21st Century

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  • Annual Tuition: $7,110
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Curriculum Design and Evaluations; Development, Gender and Cultural Differences; Instructional Theory and Techniques; Language Development of the Exceptional Child; Law, Ethics and Education; Theories of Learning

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  • Annual Tuition: $7,200
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 71%
  • Example Classes:
    Curriculum Theory and Practice; Exceptionality in Student Learning; History and Philosophy of Education; Instructional Improvement through Assessment; Student Learning and Motivation; Technology for Teaching and Learning

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  • Annual Tuition: $7,245
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 59%
  • Example Classes:
    Assessment and Intervention; Differentiated Reading Instruction; Issues and Advocacy in Early Childhood; Law and Policy in American Education; Multicultural & Diversity Education; Technology for Educators
  • Annual Tuition: $7,305
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 50%
  • Example Classes:
    Best Practices with Technology; Classroom Inquiry and Action Research; Classroom Management: Dealing with Discipline Problems; Collaborative Study of the Mild/Moderate Disabilities; Differentiated Instructional Strategies: Meeting the Diverse Needs of Learners; Strategies for Reading Instruction
  • Annual Tuition: $7,425
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Example Classes:
    Accountability for Greater Student Learning; Community Involvement to Improve Schools; Faith and Ethics in Education; Learning Theories into Practice; Teacher Effectiveness; Technology-Rich Learning
  • Annual Tuition: $7,700
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 55%
  • Example Classes:
    Adult Learners and Learning; Assessment to Improve Teaching and Learning; Collaboration for Improved Student Achievement; Curriculum Design for High Achievement of All Students; Developing Teacher Leaders; Reading & Writing in the Content Areas
  • Annual Tuition: $7,956
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 93%
  • Example Classes:
    Data Driven Decision Making; Legal Issues for School Leaders; School and Community Partnerships; School Culture and Change; Teaching and Learning with Digital Technology; Writing for Learning

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,075
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 60%
  • Example Classes:
    Issues in STEM Education; Literacy Strategies in the STEM Content Areas; Methods and Technologies of Teaching Secondary Math and Science with a STEM Focus - I; Principles of Assessment; Principles of Special Education; Psychology and Development of Adolescents

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,075
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 54%
  • Example Classes:
    Collaborative Classrooms & Schools; Contemporary Learners in Today’s Classrooms; Effective & Inclusive Classrooms; Inclusive Content Assessment; Integrated Classroom Technology; Responsive Classroom Management

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,231
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 61%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Educational Psychology for Teacher and Administrators; Beliefs, Values & Issues in Educational Practice; Human Relations and Group Processes in Education; Supervision and Evaluation; Technological Applications in School Leadership
  • Annual Tuition: $8,316
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 65%
  • Example Classes:
    Classroom Management; Planning the Curriculum for Secondary Schools; Principles of Measurement; Survey of Exceptional Children and Youth; Teacher Education Programs and Technology
  • Annual Tuition: $8,512
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 66%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Educational Technology; Diversity & Disability; Instructional Design I and Education Evaluation; Research in Education; Teaching Basic Skills to Learners At-Risk; Teaching Content Area Literacy

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,820
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 67%
  • Example Classes:
    Current Methodology in Elementary Education; Curriculum Development; Diagnostic/Prescriptive Reading; History of Education in the United States; Teaching Elementary and Junior High Mathematics; Teaching Skills of Reading and Comprehension
  • Annual Tuition: $12,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 68%
  • Example Classes:
    Class Action Research; Language Acquisition and Development; Literacy for Diverse Learners; School Law
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