2019 Most Affordable Online Master's in Teaching Degrees

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This list contains 25 of the most affordable online colleges offering master's degrees in teaching, each of them charging less than $6,000 per year in tuition. Midway University and Buena Vista University tie for #1, with an annual tuition of $3,750. American College of Education offers an impressive 37 programs, each with tuition starting at $4,857 per year. Even Valley City State University, at #24, offers nine degrees involving teaching and is only $5,945 per year.

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 (tie) #1 (tie) Buena Vista University Annual Tuition $3,750
#1 (tie) #1 (tie) Midway University Annual Tuition $3,750
#3 #3 Fort Hays State University Annual Tuition $4,316
#4 #4 Morningside College Annual Tuition $4,770
#5 #5 American College of Education Annual Tuition $4,857
#6 #6 Union University Annual Tuition $4,875
#7 #7 Mayville State University Annual Tuition $5,179
#8 #8 University of Central Missouri Annual Tuition $5,227
#9 #9 William Woods University Annual Tuition $5,250
#10 #10 Northern Illinois University Annual Tuition $5,355
#11 #11 Albany State University Annual Tuition $5,400
#12 #12 Dickinson State University Annual Tuition $5,487
#13 #13 William Carey University Annual Tuition $5,550
#14 #14 University of the Cumberlands Annual Tuition $5,670
#15 #15 University of Central Arkansas Annual Tuition $5,850
#16 #16 Valdosta State University Annual Tuition $5,860
#17 #17 Georgia College & State University Annual Tuition $5,870
#18 #18 Stephen F. Austin State University Annual Tuition $5,880
#19 #19 Delta State University Annual Tuition $5,895
#20 #20 Southeast Missouri State University Annual Tuition $5,903
#21 #21 University of Alabama Annual Tuition $5,910
#22 #22 Concordia University - Saint Paul Annual Tuition $5,925
#23 #23 Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville Annual Tuition $5,940
#24 #24 Valley City State University Annual Tuition $5,945
#25 #25 University of New Mexico Annual Tuition $5,952
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  • Annual Tuition: $3,750
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 193
  • Example Classes:
    Assessment Issues in Second Language Learning; Collaborating with Home, School & Community Partners; Methods and Curriculum Development in TESL; Psychology of the Gifted; Second Language Acquisition for Classroom Teachers; Thinking Skills for Gifted Learners
  • Annual Tuition: $3,750
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and ABHES
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 189
  • Example Classes:
    Conservation Biology; Educational Policy and Law for Teacher Leaders; Professional Growth and Development in Teacher Leadership; Teacher Leadership: Collaborating, Coaching and Mentoring with Teachers; Teaching Environmental Education; Teaching for Equity and Justice in Schools through Leadership
  • Annual Tuition: $4,316
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,613
  • Example Classes:
    Approaches to Language; Comparative Studies in Literature; Modern Grammar & Usage; Mythology; Theories of Rhetoric & Composition; Trends in Language Arts
  • Annual Tuition: $4,770
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,581
  • Example Classes:
    Exploring Teacher Leadership; Instructional Technology; Leading Professional Learning Communities; Learning in Educational Settings; Reflective Teaching; Student Diversity and Educational Practice
  • Annual Tuition: $4,857
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,844
  • Example Classes:
    Community Engagement For Elementary Teachers; Developing Literacy: Integrating Skills In Elementary Teacher Preparation; Emerging Literacy For Elementary Teacher Preparation; Strengthening Literacy For Elementary Teacher Preparation; The Digital Learner

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  • Annual Tuition: $4,875
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,180
  • 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: $5,179
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 22
  • 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

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  • Annual Tuition: $5,227
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 4,202
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Educational Psychology; Classroom Discipline & Motivation; Contemporary Instruction: Theory & Practice; Content Area Literacy; Curriculum Development & Assessment
  • Annual Tuition: $5,250
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,103
  • 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

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  • Annual Tuition: $5,355
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 4,936
  • Example Classes:
    Exploring Children's Literature; Improvement of Reading in the Elementary School; Methods of Instruction in the Mathematics Curriculum for Elementary School; Physical Education for Elementary School Teachers; Teaching Reading in the Content Areas; Teaching Science in the Elementary School
  • Annual Tuition: $5,400
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 447
  • Example Classes:
    Action/Classroom Research; Behavior Modification for Exceptional Students; Creative Experiences in Early Childhood Education; Diagnosis & Prescriptive Procedures in Rdg; Issues & Interrelated Special Education; Math Experiences for Young Children
  • Annual Tuition: $5,487
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 5
  • Example Classes:
    Childhood and Adolescent Psychology; Cultural Diversity in a Complex World; Integrating Technology into the Learning Environment; Literacy in the Content Areas; Theory and Practice of Classroom Management

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  • Annual Tuition: $5,550
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,811
  • Example Classes:
    Current Trends in Teaching Reading; Historical/Philosophical Foundations of Education; Reading/Writing Across the Curriculum; Science in the Elementary School; Social Studies in the Elementary School; Teacher as Researcher
  • Annual Tuition: $5,670
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 4,611
  • Example Classes:
    Classroom Behavior Management for Special Student Populations; Educational Psychology; Introduction to Educational Technology; Methods and Materials for the Teaching of Math; Methods and Materials for the Teaching of Science; Research Methods in Education
  • Annual Tuition: $5,850
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,871
  • Example Classes:
    Analysis and Practice of Teaching; Classroom Assessment; Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Difficulties; Principles of Child and Adolescent Development and Learning
  • Annual Tuition: $5,860
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,595
  • Example Classes:
    Collaborative Roles in Education; Language and Learning Disabilities; Problems in Learning to read-Comprehension; Reading Diagnosis, Remediation, and Management: Emergent and Early Readers; Teaching Children to Read; Technological Support Planning for Children and Youth with Disabilities
  • Annual Tuition: $5,870
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 868
  • Example Classes:
    Behavior Management; Exceptional Individual in Regular Classes; Language Development; Literacy For Special Education; Nature of IR
  • Annual Tuition: $5,895
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 821
  • Example Classes:
    Classroom Management and Organization; Development, Assessment, and Evaluation; Methods of Instruction in Secondary Schools; Teaching for Inclusion; Technology in Education
  • Annual Tuition: $5,910
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 5,100
  • Example Classes:
    Administration of Athletics; Legal and Ethical Issues in Sport; Sociology of Sport; Sport Facility and Event management; Sport Marketing and the Media; Techniques of Research
  • Annual Tuition: $5,925
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,842
  • Example Classes:
    Clinical Experience and Professional Foundations K-6; Content and Methods for Teaching K-6 Art and Music; Inclusion in Diverse Classroom; Psychology of Learning and Teaching in Schools
  • Annual Tuition: $5,940
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,422
  • Example Classes:
    Design and Development of Online Lessons, Modules, and Courses; Emerging Technologies in Education; Needs Assessment and Program Evaluation in Instructional Technology; Philosophical-Historical Foundations; Socio-Cultural Foundations
  • Annual Tuition: $5,945
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 157
  • Example Classes:
    Exceptionality, Diversity & Differences; Human Development and Learning Needs; Issues in School, Community and Family; Reading and Multiple Literacies; Supervision and Assessment of Teachers and Learners; Teaching with 21st Century Tools
  • Annual Tuition: $5,952
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 5,976
  • Example Classes:
    Data Informed Instructional Leadership; Effective Teaching and Student Learning; Mentoring Educators for Professional Growth; Principles of Curriculum Development; Process of Reflection and Inquiry; Research Applications to Education
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