2017 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Teaching Degrees

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The 20 most affordable online schools offering bachelor’s degrees in teaching have annual tuition rates ranging from $5,760 to $21,760. Hobe Sound Bible College, ranked first, offers two areas of focus: elementary education and secondary education. Annual tuition for these programs starts at $5,760. Other teaching programs on this list cover subjects such as technical education, Christian teaching, and exceptional student education.

You can read more about our ranked schools below or browse our 2017 rankings of the most affordable online master's in teaching programs. View our methodology or learn more about SR Education Group.

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 Hobe Sound Bible College Annual Tuition $5,760
#2 #2 Western Governors University Annual Tuition $5,780
#3 #3 Athens State University Annual Tuition $8,184
#4 #4 Mayville State University Annual Tuition $8,835
#5 #5 Mississippi State University Annual Tuition $9,912
#6 #6 Granite State College Annual Tuition $10,050
#7 #7 Shasta Bible College and Graduate School Annual Tuition $10,500
#8 #8 Park University Annual Tuition $11,730
#9 #9 Kendall College Annual Tuition $13,005
#10 #10 Bethune-Cookman University Annual Tuition $13,440
#11 #11 Hope International University Annual Tuition $13,500
#12 #12 The University of West Florida Annual Tuition $13,990
#13 #13 The University of Montana-Western Annual Tuition $15,012
#14 #14 Western Carolina University Annual Tuition $15,161
#15 #15 Union Institute & University Annual Tuition $15,300
#16 #16 University of North Carolina at Wilmington Annual Tuition $15,432
#17 #17 Judson College Annual Tuition $17,825
#18 #18 Southwestern Assemblies of God University Annual Tuition $18,080
#19 #19 Southwestern Adventist University Annual Tuition $20,305
#20 #20 SUNY College at Oswego Annual Tuition $21,760
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  • Annual Tuition: $5,760
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: ABHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Teaching Arithmetic; Teaching Arts & Crafts in Elementary School; Teaching Bible; Teaching Language Arts; Teaching Music in Elementary School
  • Annual Tuition: $5,780
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU and DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    MA, Science Education (5-9) Teacher Work Sample; Middle School Science: Content Knowledge; Science Teaching and Learning
  • Annual Tuition: $8,184
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Children’s Constructions of Relationships through Arithmetic & Math Reasoning; Educating Exceptional Children; Language Development and Developmental Interactions
  • Annual Tuition: $8,835
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Child and Adolescent Development; Inclusive Classroom; Instructional Resources and Technology; Instructional Strategies for the Classroom Teacher; Teaching Mentorship Clinical Experience; Theories of Learning and Management
  • Annual Tuition: $9,912
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 65%
  • Example Classes:
    Educating Young Adolescents; Professional Roles of the Middle Level Educator; Teaching Middle Level Mathematics Content; Teaching Middle Level Sciences; The Teaching of Writing
  • Annual Tuition: $10,050
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Culminating Teaching Experience and Seminar; Curriculum, Assessment, Instruction in EC/ECSPED; IFSP, IEP and Transition Plans; Special Education Law; Teaching Language Arts and Literacy; Young Children with Exceptionalities

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: TRACS
  • Acceptance Rate: 73%
  • Example Classes:
    Classroom Management; Educational Psychology; Human Growth and Development; Methods in Teaching Math; Philosophy of Christian Education; Principles of Classroom Teaching I
  • Annual Tuition: $11,730
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 40%
  • Example Classes:
    Curriculum Theory and Practice; Diversity in the Classroom; Law for Educators; Sociological Factors Affecting Education; Special Needs in the Classroom; Teaching and Learning: Theory Into Practice
  • Annual Tuition: $13,005
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Example Classes:
    Methods of Teaching Mathematics; Pre-Primary Teaching and Learning; Survey of American Education; Teaching and Learning in a Diverse Society; Technology Integration in the Classroom; The Psychology of Teaching and Learning
  • Annual Tuition: $13,440
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Assessment and Evaluation; Classroom Environment; Curriculum Design & Teaching Methods; Math for Teachers; Methods of Teaching ESOL
  • Annual Tuition: $13,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: 34%
  • Example Classes:
    Child, Family, and Community; Curriculum Planning for Young Children; Guiding Young Children; Literacy Development in Young Children; The Adolescent Learner
  • Annual Tuition: $13,990
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 42%
  • Example Classes:
    Elementary and Special Education Integrated Arts; Literacy for the Emergent Learner; Methods in Inclusion and Collaboration; Social Studies for Elementary Teachers; Teaching English to ESOL Students; Teaching Science in the Elementary School
  • Annual Tuition: $15,012
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Classroom Management in Elementary Schools; Cultures, Diversity & Ethics in Global Education; Literacy Assessment, Diagnosis & Instruction; Mathematics for K-8 Schools with Pedagogy II; Methods: Integrating Arts All Learners K-8; Student Teaching K-8

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  • Annual Tuition: $15,161
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 40%
  • Example Classes:
    Methods and Practices for Teaching in Content Areas C; Methods of Teaching Elementary School Art; Methods of Teaching Middle and High School Art; Seminar in Reflective Practice in Teaching
  • Annual Tuition: $15,300
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Assessment of Exceptional Students; Children’s Literature; Effective Instructional Practices; Foundations and Practices in Teaching Reading; Language Development and Learning; Methods of Teaching Social Science
  • Annual Tuition: $15,432
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 61%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Study of Elementary Education; Advanced Study of Language and Literacy II; Advanced Study of Science Methods; Advanced Study of Social Studies Methods; The Nature and Needs of Exceptional Children; Understanding Diversity and Diverse Learners

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  • Annual Tuition: $17,825
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 63%
  • Example Classes:
    Behavioral and Classroom Management; Curriculum Design; Educational Psychology; Evaluation of Learning and Teaching; Exceptional Children; Materials and Methods / Mathematics

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  • Annual Tuition: $18,080
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and ABHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 28%
  • Example Classes:
    Educator Assessment; Student Teaching Elementary; Teaching Math in Elementary; Teaching Science in Elementary; Teaching Social Studies in Elementary; Theories and Principles of Learning
  • Annual Tuition: $20,305
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 49%
  • Example Classes:
    Differentiated Instruction; Kindergarten Methods & Materials; Language Arts Essential Skills; Legal & Philosophical Foundations; Second Language Instruction; Teaching Culturally Diverse Students

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  • Annual Tuition: $21,760
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 51%
  • Example Classes:
    Instructional Assessment in Vocational Education; Methods of Teaching Vocational Subjects; Safe Schools, Healthy Students; Vocational Curriculum Development
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