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 22 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
# 2 #2 University of New Mexico $4,583
# 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 #12 Roosevelt University $6,450
# 13 (tie) #13 (tie) Pittsburg State University $6,480
# 13 (tie) #13 (tie) Western Governors University $6,480
# 15 #15 Southern Arkansas University $6,600
# 16 #16 Lees-McRae College $6,800
# 17 #17 Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania $6,816
# 18 #18 Kennesaw State University $6,894
# 19 #19 Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus $7,006
# 20 #20 The University of West Florida $7,080
# 21 #21 Alcorn State University $7,290
# 22 #22 South Dakota State University $7,452
#1
#1

Campbellsville University

Campbellsville (KY)
Annual Tuition: $4,485
Annual Tuition: $4,485
Annual Tuition: $4,485
  • Online Degrees: 6
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 96%
  • Graduation Rate: 40%
  • Acceptance Rate: 69%
  • Average SATs: 940 -1153
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 529
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 832
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (270) 789-5000 x5000

Example Classes: Content Literacy, Educational Technology, Effective Management Skills for Today’s Educators, Human Growth & Development, Nature and Needs of Diverse Populations, Research Methods and Procedures

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Teaching - High School Education Grades (8-12)
  • Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary Education 8-12
  • Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary Education 8-12 Social Studies
  • Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary Education 8-12 English
  • Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary Education 8-12 Math
  • Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary Education 8-12 Science
#2
#2

University of New Mexico

Albuquerque (NM)
Annual Tuition: $4,583
Annual Tuition: $4,583
Annual Tuition: $4,583
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 96%
  • Graduation Rate: 50%
  • Acceptance Rate: 67%
  • Average SATs: 1030 -1270
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,761
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 383
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (505) 277-0111

Example Classes: Advanced Instructional Strategies, Educational Leadership in a Democratic Society, Effective Teaching and Student Learning, Mentoring Educators for Professional Growth, Process of Reflection and Inquiry, Social Justice in Education

Online Master's Degrees

  • MA in Secondary Education
#3
#3
Annual Tuition: $5,274
Annual Tuition: $5,274
Annual Tuition: $5,274
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 90%
  • Graduation Rate: 42%
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Average SATs: 1000 -1140
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,131
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,871
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (229) 333-5800

Example Classes: Chemistry, Earth Science, and Astronomy for Middle Grades, Collaboration and Professionalism, Instructional Leadership and Assessment, Life Science and Natural History for Middle Grades, Mathematics for Middle School Teachers

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
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 33%
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Average SATs: 995 -1180
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,072
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 5,401
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (606) 549-2200

Example Classes: Characteristics, Identification, and Instruction for Students with Disabilities, Classroom Behavior Management for Special Student Populations, Educational Psychology, Introduction to Educational Technology, Teaching Reading in the Content Areas, The Modern Secondary School

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
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 86%
  • Graduation Rate: 31%
  • Acceptance Rate: 78%
  • Average SATs: 1025 -1230
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 940
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 279
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Example Classes: Algebra & Geometry for Teacher, Building Professional Learning Communities, Conceptualizing Middle Level Learning and Diversity in Content, Mathematical Reasoning, Physical Sciences for Middle Grade, Research Methodology in Education

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
  • Online Degrees: 3
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 96%
  • Graduation Rate: 49%
  • Acceptance Rate: 85%
  • Average SATs: 1030 -1240
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,356
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 456
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (573) 651-2000

Example Classes: Curriculum Construction, Internet in Education, Multimedia in Education, Planning for Tech in the School District, Teaching Multicultural Society, Variable Topics in Middle and Secondary Education

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
  • Online Degrees: 3
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 94%
  • Graduation Rate: 49%
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 394
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 748
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (660) 543-4111

Example Classes: Advanced Assessment & Evaluation, Assessment Literacy Development, Classroom Discipline & Motivation, Contemporary Instruction: Theory & Practice, Content Area Literacy, Middle School Curriculum & Instruction

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
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 99%
  • Graduation Rate: 47%
  • Acceptance Rate: 49%
  • Average SATs: 930 -1150
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 262
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 808
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (601) 318-6051

Example Classes: Historical/Philosophical Foundations of Education, Integration of Content Curriculum, Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum, Reading in the Middle and Secondary Schools, Teacher As Researcher, Trends in Children’s Literature

Online Master's Degrees

  • MEd - Secondary Education
#9
#9
Annual Tuition: $6,060
Annual Tuition: $6,060
Annual Tuition: $6,060
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 85%
  • Graduation Rate: 48%
  • Acceptance Rate: 65%
  • Average SATs: 990 -1180
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,048
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 729
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (936) 468-2011

Example Classes: Classroom Management and Professional Responsibilities, Contemporary Issues in Secondary Education, Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, Responding to Ethical and Legal Issues in Education, The 21st Century EC-12 Student, The Professional Educator

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
  • Online Degrees: 7
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 80%
  • Graduation Rate: 71%
  • Acceptance Rate: 53%
  • Average SATs: 1060 -1280
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2,198
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,588
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (205) 348-6010

Example Classes: Adolescent Literature, Advanced Reading Specialist Practicum, Assessment & Instruction of At-Risk Readers, Classics & Modern Literature for Children, Improving English Instruction, Practicum in Literacy Coaching

Online Master's Degrees

  • MA in Secondary Education - Reading Specialist P-12 Certification
  • MA in Secondary Education (General Social Science 6-12 Certification)
  • MA in Secondary Education (With English for Speakers of Other Languages P-12 Certification)
  • MA in Secondary Education (With English Language Arts 6-12 Certification)
  • MA in Secondary Education (With Reading Specialist P-12 Certification)
  • MA in Secondary Education (With Science Certification)
#11
#11

Georgia Southern University

Statesboro (GA)
Annual Tuition: $6,444
Annual Tuition: $6,444
Annual Tuition: $6,444
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 90%
  • Graduation Rate: 50%
  • Acceptance Rate: 68%
  • Average SATs: 1060 -1200
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,168
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,484
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (912) 478-5391

Example Classes: Classroom Assessment and Data Literacy, Enhancing Student Performance, Foundations of Technology-Enabled Learning, Readings and Research in the Content Areas, Teaching Business Education in the Secondary Schools, Trends in the Content Areas

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Teaching - Secondary Education
  • Master of Education in Secondary Education
#12
#12

Roosevelt University

Chicago (IL)
Annual Tuition: $6,450
Annual Tuition: $6,450
Annual Tuition: $6,450
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 98%
  • Graduation Rate: 39%
  • Acceptance Rate: 70%
  • Average SATs: 1010 -1180
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 178
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 248
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (312) 341-3500

Example Classes: Advanced Frameworks for Teaching Diverse Learners, Assessing Student Learning, Leadership in Professional Development, Rethinking the Curriculum

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning - Middle School Education
#13
#13
Annual Tuition: $6,480
Annual Tuition: $6,480
Annual Tuition: $6,480
  • Online Degrees: 4
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 93%
  • Graduation Rate: 53%
  • Acceptance Rate: 87%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 126
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 616
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (620) 231-7000

Example Classes: Advanced Educational Psychology, Advanced Methods and Instructional Materials for English Language Learners, Assessment for Effective Teaching, Current Teaching Practices, Developmental Reading Instruction, Trends and Issues

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)
#13
#13

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City (UT)
Annual Tuition: $6,480
Annual Tuition: $6,480
Annual Tuition: $6,480
  • Online Degrees: 11
  • Graduation Rate: 29%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 88,921
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 32,516
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Phone #: (801) 274-3280

Example Classes: Classroom Management, Engagement, and Motivation, Fundamentals of Diversity, Inclusion, and Exceptional Learners, Instructional Planning and Presentation in English, Principles of Psychology, Child and Adolescent Development for Educators, Secondary Disciplinary Literacy, Secondary Reading Instruction and Interventions

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)
#15
#15
Annual Tuition: $6,600
Annual Tuition: $6,600
Annual Tuition: $6,600
  • Online Degrees: 5
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 98%
  • Graduation Rate: 40%
  • Acceptance Rate: 69%
  • Average SATs: 1000 -1220
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 261
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 608
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (870) 235-4000

Example Classes: Advanced Curriculum, Classroom Assessment, Classroom Management, Current Trends in Young Adult Literature, History & Philosophy of Education, Teaching of Reading

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Teaching (Licensure Area 4-8)
  • Master of Arts in Teaching (Licensure Area 7-12)
  • Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction - Elementary & Secondary
  • Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction - Elementary & Secondary (With T.E.S.O.L. Endorsement)
  • Master of Education in Educational Administration and Supervision - Secondary
#16
#16

Lees-McRae College

Banner Elk (NC)
Annual Tuition: $6,800
Annual Tuition: $6,800
Annual Tuition: $6,800
  • Online Degrees: 4
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 37%
  • Acceptance Rate: 71%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 257
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (828) 898-5241

Example Classes: Classroom Management for Inclusive Learning, Content Methodology: Instructional Design and Lesson Development, Developing and Interpreting Assessments, Digital Literacies for 21st Century Learners, Nineteenth Century British Literature, Social Justice, Diversity and Global Issues in Education

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
#17
#17
Annual Tuition: $6,816
Annual Tuition: $6,816
Annual Tuition: $6,816
  • Online Degrees: 4
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 93%
  • Graduation Rate: 66%
  • Acceptance Rate: 71%
  • Average SATs: 1010 -1170
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 280
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 761
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Phone #: (724) 738-9000

Example Classes: Measurement, Testing, and Assessment, Philosophical Foundations of Education, Teaching of Middle Level and Secondary Social Studies and the English Language Arts for the Humanities, Technology-Based Inquiry in Middle and Secondary Schools, The Theories and Teaching of English Language Learners, Univariate Statistical Methods

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)
#18
#18
Annual Tuition: $6,894
Annual Tuition: $6,894
Annual Tuition: $6,894
  • Online Degrees: 8
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 91%
  • Graduation Rate: 43%
  • Acceptance Rate: 61%
  • Average SATs: 1080 -1270
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2,272
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,627
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (470) 578-6000

Example Classes: Applied Quantitative & Qualitative Research, Differentiation, Academic Language, and Assessment in Middle and Secondary Classrooms, Reflective Inquiry for Transformative Teaching and Learning, Technology and Mathematics, Technology and Media in English and Language Arts, Transformative Teaching and Learning with Families and Communities

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
#19
#19
Annual Tuition: $7,006
Annual Tuition: $7,006
Annual Tuition: $7,006
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 98%
  • Graduation Rate: 35%
  • Acceptance Rate: 60%
  • Average SATs: 860 -1070
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,693
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 979
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (575) 562-1011

Example Classes: American Curriculum History, Curriculum: Theory into Practice, Diversity Issues in Education, Instructional Design, Special Education Law, Theories of Learning and Motivation

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Education in Secondary Education
#20
#20
Annual Tuition: $7,080
Annual Tuition: $7,080
Annual Tuition: $7,080
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 89%
  • Graduation Rate: 43%
  • Acceptance Rate: 50%
  • Average SATs: 1080 -1250
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,928
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,504
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (850) 474-2000

Example Classes: Applied Research, Exceptionalities, Issues in Classroom Management, Issues in Education: A Bio-Psycho-Social Perspective, Principles of Curriculum and Instruction

Online Master's Degrees

  • MEd in Curriculum & Instruction - Middle Level Education Comprehensive
  • MEd in Curriculum & Instruction - Secondary Education Comprehensive
#21
#21

Alcorn State University

Alcorn State (MS)
Annual Tuition: $7,290
Annual Tuition: $7,290
Annual Tuition: $7,290
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 86%
  • Graduation Rate: 41%
  • Acceptance Rate: 79%
  • Average SATs: 820 -1140
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 186
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 269
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (601) 877-6100

Example Classes: Advanced Educational Psychology, Assessing Students with Special Needs, Foundations of American Research, Methods and Materials for Emotional Disturbances, Methods of Educational Research, Psychology of Exceptional Children

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Education - Secondary Education: Endorsement in Special Education
#22
#22
Annual Tuition: $7,452
Annual Tuition: $7,452
Annual Tuition: $7,452
  • Online Degrees: 7
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 92%
  • Graduation Rate: 56%
  • Acceptance Rate: 91%
  • Average SATs: 1010 -1260
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,220
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 350
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (800) 952-3541

Example Classes: Advanced Educational Psychology, Advanced Pedagogy, Current Issues in Education (COM), Education in a Pluralistic Society, Exceptional Learners, Inquiry and Action Research

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction - Secondary Education
  • Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction - Secondary Education - Coursework Only
  • Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction - Secondary Education - Research
  • Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction - Secondary Education - Thesis
  • Master of Education in Educational Administration - Secondary Education
  • Master of Education in Educational Administration - Secondary Education - Coursework Only