2020 Most Affordable Online Master's in Teaching Degrees

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This list highlights 25 schools, all of which offer affordable online master's in teaching programs. Buena Vista University, our top-ranked school, has the lowest tuition on the list at only $3,750 per year. Courses at Buena Vista include Psychology of the Gifted and Second Language Acquisition for Classroom Teachers. Ranked #2, the Dickinson State University offers a Master of Arts in Teaching at a tuition rate of $3,936 annually. All schools on this list offer tuition rates under $7,000 per year.

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 $3,750
# 2 #2 $3,936
# 3 #3 $4,140
# 4 #4 $4,395
# 5 #5 $4,485
# 6 #6 $4,583
# 7 #7 $4,671
# 8 #8 $4,725
# 9 #9 $5,179
# 10 #10 $5,184
# 11 #11 $5,369
# 12 #12 $5,400
# 13 #13 $5,418
# 14 #14 $5,488
# 15 #15 $5,745
# 16 (tie) #16 (tie) $5,850
# 16 (tie) #16 (tie) $5,850
# 18 (tie) #18 (tie) $6,000
# 18 (tie) #18 (tie) $6,000
# 20 #20 $6,060
# 21 #21 $6,116
# 22 #22 $6,222
# 23 (tie) #23 (tie) $6,300
# 23 (tie) #23 (tie) $6,300
# 25 #25 $6,340
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  • Annual Tuition: $3,750
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 227
  • 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

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Education in Teacher Leadership, Curriculum, and Instruction - Effective Teaching and Instructional Leadership
  • Annual Tuition: $3,936
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 17
  • 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

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Teaching
  • Annual Tuition: $4,140
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,036
  • Example Classes: Consultation and Collaboration Strategies; Differentiating Content Instruction; Emotional, Behavioral, and Autism Spectrum Disorders; Law for the Educator; Reading and Writing in the Content Areas; Strategies for Creating a Positive Learning Environment

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Education in Special Education - Guided Studies - Applied Behavior Analysis
  • M.Ed. in Curriculum and Teaching
  • Annual Tuition: $4,395
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,511
  • 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

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in English Studies for Language Arts Teachers
  • Master of Arts in Teaching in Education - English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
  • Master of Arts in Teaching in Education - Foreign Language Education - French
  • Master of Arts in Teaching in Education - Foreign Language Education - Spanish
  • Master of Arts in Teaching in Education with a Concentration in Health and Physical Education
  • Master of Arts in Teaching in Special Education - Adapted Curriculum
  • Annual Tuition: $4,485
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 7,450
  • Example Classes: Contrastive Analysis; Discourse Analysis; Language and Culture; Linguistic Phonetics; Modern English Grammar; Second Language Acquisition

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Education - Teacher Leader
  • Master of Arts in Education - Teacher Leader - Content
  • Master of Arts in Education - Teacher Leader - Gifted Education Endorsement
  • Master of Arts in Education - Teacher Leader - Information Technology
  • Master of Arts in Special Education - Initial Certification
  • Master of Arts in Special Education - Teacher Leader
  • Annual Tuition: $4,583
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 5,698
  • 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; Social Justice in Education

Online Master's Degrees

  • MA in Elementary Education
  • MA in Secondary Education
  • Annual Tuition: $4,671
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,305
  • Example Classes: American Curriculum History; Diversity Issues in Education; School Law; Theories of Learning and Motivation

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Education - Curriculum and Instruction - Elementary Education
  • Master of Education in Career and Technical Education
  • Master of Education in Pedagogy and Learning
  • Master of Education in Pedagogy and Learning - Bilingual Education
  • Master of Education in Pedagogy and Learning - Educational Technology
  • Master of Education in Pedagogy and Learning - Elementary Education
  • Annual Tuition: $4,725
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 10,210
  • 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; Seminar: Methodology of Teaching

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Education - Literacy Specialist
  • Master of Arts in Education - Teacher Leader P-12
  • Master of Arts in Education - Teacher Leader: Business & Marketing
  • Master of Arts in Education - Teacher Leader: English
  • Master of Arts in Education - Teacher Leader: English as a Second Language
  • Master of Arts in Education - Teacher Leader: Health & Physical Education
  • Annual Tuition: $5,179
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,743
  • Example Classes: Approaches to Language; Comparative Studies in Literature; Modern Grammar & Usage; Mythology; Theories of Rhetoric & Composition; Trends in Language Arts

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Education - Transition to Teaching (Alternative Certification)
  • Master of Science in Education (MSE)
  • Master of Science in Special Education - Gifted Education
  • Master of Science in Special Education - High-Incidence Special Education
  • Annual Tuition: $5,184
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,031
  • Example Classes: Behavior Management; Exceptional Individual in Regular Classes; Language Development; Literacy For Special Education; Nature of IR

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Teaching in Middle Grades Education
  • Master of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Education
  • Master of Arts in Teaching in Special Education
  • Annual Tuition: $5,369
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 37
  • 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

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Teaching
  • Annual Tuition: $5,400
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,367
  • 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

Online Master's Degrees

  • MEd in Teaching and Technology
  • Annual Tuition: $5,418
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,436
  • 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

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Teaching K-12 Education - Computer Science
  • Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary Education
  • Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary Education - Biology
  • Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary Education - Chemistry
  • Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary Education - Earth Space Science
  • Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary Education - Mathematics
  • Annual Tuition: $5,488
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,187
  • Example Classes: Advanced Educational Psychology; Classroom Discipline & Motivation; Contemporary Instruction: Theory & Practice; Content Area Literacy; Curriculum Development & Assessment

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Teaching
  • Master of Arts in Teaching - Educational Theory
  • Master of Science in Career and Technical Education - Teaching Leadership, Occupational Education Initial Teacher Certification (Plan B)
  • Master of Science in Career and Technical Education - Teaching Leadership, Post-Baccalaureate Professional Teaching Enhancement (Plan A)
  • Annual Tuition: $5,745
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,800
  • Example Classes: Action Research Project; Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Practice; Human Development; Integrating Technology in PK-12 Education; Reflective Teaching

Online Master's Degrees

  • MEd in Gifted, Creative, and Talented Education K-12
  • MEd in Reading
  • Annual Tuition: $5,850
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,035
  • Example Classes: Emotional Intelligence and Academic Achievement; Integrating Technologies Across the Curriculum; Multidisciplinary Foundations of Education; The Instructional Role of Assessment

Online Master's Degrees

  • M.Ed.
  • M.Ed. in eLearning Pedagogy
  • Annual Tuition: $5,850
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,752
  • Example Classes: Analysis and Practice of Teaching; Classroom Assessment; Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Difficulties; Principles of Child and Adolescent Development and Learning

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Teaching
  • Master of Arts in Teaching - K-6
  • Master of Arts in Teaching - Middle Level
  • Master of Arts in Teaching - Secondary
  • Master of Arts in Teaching in Special Education
  • Master of Science in Education in Advanced Studies in Teacher Leadership (ASTL) - Teacher Leadership
  • Annual Tuition: $6,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 328
  • Example Classes: Applied Research for the Classroom Teacher; Designing Developmentally Appropriate Practices; Differentiating Instruction and STEM for All Students; Leadership Development and Renewal; Planning Instruction for Present and Future; Strategies for Special Needs Learners

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Education - Curriculum & Instruction
  • Annual Tuition: $6,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,793
  • 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

Online Master's Degrees

  • MEd - Teaching and Learning Globally
  • MEd - Mathematics
  • MEd - English
  • MEd - Gifted Education
  • MEd - History
  • MEd - Secondary Education
  • Annual Tuition: $6,060
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,746
  • Example Classes: Teaching Mathematics in EC - 6; Teaching Science in EC - 6; Teaching Social Studies in EC - 6; Technology in Teaching

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Teaching - EC-12 and 7-12 Teacher Certification
  • Master of Education in Early Childhood Education
  • Master of Education in Elementary Education - Standard Elementary (4-8 Initial Certification)
  • Master of Education in Elementary Education - Standard Elementary (EC-6 Initial Certification)
  • Master of Education in Special Education - Initial Teacher Certification
  • Master of Education in Teaching & Learning
  • Annual Tuition: $6,116
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,448
  • 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

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Education in Instructional Technology - Online Pedagogy Professional Development Sequence
  • Master of Science in Education in Instructional Technology - Teaching with Technology Professional Development Sequence
  • Master of Science in Education in Kinesiology - Physical Education and Coaching Pedagogy
  • Annual Tuition: $6,222
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 240
  • Example Classes: Academic Writing & Digital Literacy; Advanced Educational Psychology & Assessment; Diversity & Social Justice in Education; Instructional Product Development; Online Pedagogy; Web Communications & Design

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Education in Instructional Technology
  • Master of Education in Special Education
  • Annual Tuition: $6,300
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 8,342
  • Example Classes: 21st Century Teaching and Learning; Classroom Management; Diversity and Communication in Education; Educational Psychology; Effective Instruction for the Inclusive Classroom; Special Education Topics

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Education in Online Teaching
  • Master of Education in Teaching
  • Master of Education in Teaching - Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Master of Education in Teaching - Curriculum and Instruction for Elementary Teachers
  • Master of Education in Teaching - Elementary Education (Non Licensure)
  • Master of Education in Teaching - Elementary Reading
  • Annual Tuition: $6,300
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 5,362
  • 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

Online Master's Degrees

  • MA in Kinesiology (Sport Management P-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)
  • MA in Special Education (With Gifted and Talented Certification)
  • Annual Tuition: $6,340
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 4,359
  • Example Classes: Educational Procedures for Individuals with Mild Disabilities; Effective Teaching with Diverse Populations; Emergent Literacy; Literacy, Assessment and Diagnosis of Exceptional Learners

Online Master's Degrees

  • MA in Teaching
  • MA in Teaching - Special Education K-12
  • MS in Education - Early Childhood Education
  • MS in Education - Educational Theory and Practice