2020 Most Affordable Online Master's in Secondary Education Degrees

By the OnlineU team | Updated 3/13/2020
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By the OnlineU team | Updated 3/13/2020

These 21 colleges offer the most affordable online master's in secondary education programs. Campbellsville University, the #1 option, charges only $4,485 per year. The University of New Mexico, ranked #2, has an annual tuition rate $4,583 for their Master of Arts in Secondary Education. Classes for this program include Advanced Instructional Strategies, Educational Leadership in a Democratic Society, Effective Teaching and Student Learning, Mentoring Educators for Professional Growth, Process of Reflection and Inquiry, and Social Justice in Education.

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 Campbellsville University $4,485
# 3 #3 Valdosta State University $5,274
# 4 #4 University of the Cumberlands $5,355
# 5 #5 University of North Georgia $5,454
# 6 #6 Southeast Missouri State University $5,475
# 7 #7 University of Central Missouri $5,488
# 8 #8 William Carey University $6,000
# 9 #9 Stephen F. Austin State University $6,060
# 10 #10 University of Alabama $6,300
# 11 #11 Georgia Southern University $6,444
# 12 (tie) #12 (tie) Pittsburg State University $6,480
# 12 (tie) #12 (tie) Western Governors University $6,480
# 14 #14 Southern Arkansas University $6,600
# 15 #15 Lees-McRae College $6,800
# 16 #16 Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania $6,816
# 17 #17 Kennesaw State University $6,894
# 18 #18 Eastern New Mexico University - Main Campus $7,006
# 19 #19 The University of West Florida $7,080
# 20 #20 Alcorn State University $7,290
# 21 #21 South Dakota State University $7,452
#1
#1

Campbellsville University

Campbellsville (KY)
Annual Tuition: $4,485
Annual Tuition: $4,485
Annual Tuition: $4,485
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 94%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 913
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 944
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Teaching - High School Education (8-12)
  • Master of Arts in Teaching - High School Education (8-12): Social Studies
  • Master of Arts in Teaching - High School Education (8-12): Biology
  • Master of Arts in Teaching - High School Education (8-12): English
  • Master of Arts in Teaching - High School Education (8-12): Mathematics
#3
#3
Annual Tuition: $5,274
Annual Tuition: $5,274
Annual Tuition: $5,274
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 92%
  • Average SATs: 990 -1140
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,107
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,886
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Education in Middle Grades Math and Science
#4
#4

University of the Cumberlands

Williamsburg (KY)
Annual Tuition: $5,355
Annual Tuition: $5,355
Annual Tuition: $5,355
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 99%
  • Average SATs: 930 -1140
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,640
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 7,852
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Teaching - Middle School Education 5-9
  • Master of Arts in Teaching - Secondary Education 8-12
#5
#5
Annual Tuition: $5,454
Annual Tuition: $5,454
Annual Tuition: $5,454
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 88%
  • Average SATs: 990 -1190
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,138
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 311
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Education in Middle Grades Math and Science
#6
#6
Annual Tuition: $5,475
Annual Tuition: $5,475
Annual Tuition: $5,475
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 96%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,223
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 481
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Secondary Education
  • Master of Arts in Secondary Education - Educational Studies
  • Master of Arts in Secondary Education - Educational Technology
#7
#7
Annual Tuition: $5,488
Annual Tuition: $5,488
Annual Tuition: $5,488
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 94%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 449
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 728
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Education - Curriculum and Instruction, K-12
  • Master of Science in Education - Curriculum and Instruction, Middle Level Education
  • Master of Science in Education - Curriculum and Instruction, Secondary Education
#8
#8

William Carey University

Hattiesburg (MS)
Annual Tuition: $6,000
Annual Tuition: $6,000
Annual Tuition: $6,000
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 99%
  • Average SATs: 950 -1180
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 312
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 843
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Master's Degrees

  • MEd - Secondary Education
#9
#9
Annual Tuition: $6,060
Annual Tuition: $6,060
Annual Tuition: $6,060
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 86%
  • Average SATs: 990 -1180
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,040
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 574
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Teaching - EC-12 and 7-12 Teacher Certification
#10
#10

University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa (AL)
Annual Tuition: $6,300
Annual Tuition: $6,300
Annual Tuition: $6,300
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 79%
  • Average SATs: 1080 -1340
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2,856
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,659
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Secondary Education with English for Speakers of Other Languages P-12 Certification
  • Master of Arts in Secondary Education with English Language Arts 6-12 Certification
  • Master of Arts in Secondary Education with General Social Science 6-12 Certification
  • Master of Arts in Secondary Education with Reading Specialist P-12 Certification
  • Master of Arts in Secondary Education with Science 6-12 Certification
  • Master of Arts in Special Education with Collaborative K-6 Certification
#11
#11

Georgia Southern University

Statesboro (GA)
Annual Tuition: $6,444
Annual Tuition: $6,444
Annual Tuition: $6,444
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 91%
  • Average SATs: 1050 -1200
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,088
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,619
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Teaching - Concentration in Secondary Education Grades 6-12
  • Master of Education in Secondary Education
#12
#12
Annual Tuition: $6,480
Annual Tuition: $6,480
Annual Tuition: $6,480
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 94%
  • Average SATs: 916 -1185
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 170
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 850
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Master's Degrees

  • MA in Teaching - Secondary Education (Alternative Licensure)
  • MA in Teaching - Secondary Special Education (Alternative Licensure)
  • MS in Teaching - Secondary Education
  • MS in Teaching - Secondary Education (Coursework)
#12
#12

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City (UT)
Annual Tuition: $6,480
Annual Tuition: $6,480
Annual Tuition: $6,480
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 72%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 98,630
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 37,509
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU

Online Master's Degrees

  • M.A. Mathematics Education (Middle Grades)
  • M.A. Mathematics Education (Secondary)
  • M.A. Science Education (Middle Grades)
  • M.A. Science Education (Secondary Biological Science)
  • M.A. Science Education (Secondary Chemistry)
  • M.A. Science Education (Secondary Earth Science)
#14
#14
Annual Tuition: $6,600
Annual Tuition: $6,600
Annual Tuition: $6,600
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 99%
  • Average SATs: 966 -1168
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 371
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 634
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Teaching (Licensure Area 4-8)
  • Master of Arts in Teaching (Licensure Area 7-12)
#15
#15

Lees-McRae College

Banner Elk (NC)
Annual Tuition: $6,800
Annual Tuition: $6,800
Annual Tuition: $6,800
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 225
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Education
  • Master of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Education - Biology
  • Master of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Education - English
  • Master of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Education - History
#16
#16
Annual Tuition: $6,816
Annual Tuition: $6,816
Annual Tuition: $6,816
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 92%
  • Average SATs: 1000 -1170
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 271
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 865
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Education in Secondary Education
  • Master of Education in Secondary Education - English (Advanced Track)
  • Master of Education in Secondary Education - History (Advanced Track)
  • Master of Education in Secondary Education - Math & Science: STEM (Advanced Track)
#17
#17
Annual Tuition: $6,894
Annual Tuition: $6,894
Annual Tuition: $6,894
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 92%
  • Average SATs: 1050 -1230
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 3,315
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,792
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Education in Middle Grades Education
  • Master of Education in Middle Grades Education - Language Arts
  • Master of Education in Middle Grades Education - Mathematics
  • Master of Education in Middle Grades Education - Social Studies
  • Master of Education in Secondary Education
  • Master of Education in Secondary Education - English
#18
#18
Annual Tuition: $7,006
Annual Tuition: $7,006
Annual Tuition: $7,006
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 97%
  • Average SATs: 900 -1110
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,514
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 917
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Education in Secondary Education
#19
#19
Annual Tuition: $7,080
Annual Tuition: $7,080
Annual Tuition: $7,080
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 90%
  • Average SATs: 1080 -1260
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,893
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,452
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Master's Degrees

  • MEd in Curriculum & Instruction - Middle Level Education Comprehensive
  • MEd in Curriculum & Instruction - Secondary Education Comprehensive
#20
#20

Alcorn State University

Alcorn State (MS)
Annual Tuition: $7,290
Annual Tuition: $7,290
Annual Tuition: $7,290
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 88%
  • Average SATs: 800 -970
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 237
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 313
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Education - Concentration in Secondary Education: Endorsement in Special Education
#21
#21
Annual Tuition: $7,452
Annual Tuition: $7,452
Annual Tuition: $7,452
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 93%
  • Average SATs: 1050 -1260
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,221
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 314
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction - Specialization in Secondary Education

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