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Master of Science in Education in Educational Theory and Practice Online


This degree program provides educators with an opportunity to improve their general understanding of curriculum theory and current practices. This program also assists candidates who wish to work toward National Board Certification.

Next Apply Date: 5/14/24
Next Class Start Date: 5/28/24
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Next Apply Date: 5/14/24
Next Class Start Date: 5/28/24

Program Overview


What our online M.S. in Education – Educational Theory and Practice offers you

The master's program offers educators an opportunity to improve their general understanding of curriculum theory and current practices. This program also assists candidates who wish to work toward National Board Certification.

Courses are tightly integrated and focused on application-based curriculum. Students will benefit from the incorporation of technology that aligns with national expectations for the 21st-century educator. Continue working full-time while studying on your schedule with convenient, online coursework.

As licensure requirements may change without notice, it is the responsibility of the student to confirm the requirements for licensure in his/her state as it applies to the participation in an out-of-state degree program.

*Students admitted to the MSE in Theory and Practice after Fall 2019 will no longer receive credit for National Board Certification.

Additional documents

Textbook Information.

This program requires Live Text.

State Program Approvals (.PDF)

Within this online MSE degree, students focus on areas of learning that include:

  • Practices to enhance student achievement
  • Performance and field-based learning activities integrating theory and practice
  • Enrichment of teaching knowledge and skills regarding instruction and curriculum
  • Preparation for the National Board Certification process*
  • Practices to enhance student achievement
  • Performance and field-based learning activities integrating theory and practice
  • Enrichment of teaching knowledge and skills regarding instruction and curriculum
  • Preparation for the National Board Certification process*

You will be prepared to serve in leadership roles, such as:

  • Department Chair
  • Team Leader
  • Instructional Coach
  • Instructional Specialist
  • State Department of Education Staff
  • Department Chair
  • Team Leader
  • Instructional Coach
  • Instructional Specialist
  • State Department of Education Staff

Also available:

A-State offers a variety of graduate programs in a convenient online format. Explore our full range of online graduate programs.

Total Tuition: $10,200
Program Duration: As few as 18 months
Credit Hours 30

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Tuition


Pay for your online program by the course

Our MSE in Educational Theory and Practice online program offers the same affordable tuition to in-state and out-of-state students. All fees are included.

Tuition breakdown:

Per Credit Hour: $340
Total Tuition: $10,200

Calendar


The schedule for our online M.S. in Education – Educational Theory and Practice program

Our MSE in Educational Theory and Practice online program is designed to be flexible and convenient for working professionals, with accelerated coursework and multiple start dates a year.

Please note Summer 1 and Summer 2 terms are 5 weeks in duration for this program.

TermProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlinePayment DueLast Class Day
Spring 23/4/242/19/242/23/242/29/243/1/244/26/24
Summer 15/28/245/14/245/17/245/23/245/24/246/27/24
Summer 27/2/246/18/246/21/246/27/246/28/248/1/24
Fall 18/20/248/5/248/9/248/15/248/16/2410/4/24

Now enrolling:

Next Apply Date 5/14/24
Start Class 5/28/24

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Admissions


What you need to know before applying

A-State Online offers a streamlined admission process for both new students and transfers. Students who are interested in the MSE in Educational Theory and Practice online program must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and a valid teaching certificate. Make sure to review full admission requirements below.

Admission Requirements:

  • Minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Valid, active teaching certificate

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with at least 2.75 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Valid, active teaching certificate
  • Note: If you have a 2.75-2.99 GPA, you must make a grade of B or better during the first 9 hours of graduate work at Arkansas State University.

Application submission requirements

  • Complete online application
  • Pay the nonrefundable $30 fee
  • Send official transcript(s) from the college/university attended. Official transcripts are sealed transcripts sent from the granting institution.

Submit all documents to:

A-State Online
P.O. Box 2520
State University, AR 72467


Fax: 870-972-3548
Email: [email protected]

Additional information

Unless otherwise noted, Arkansas State University has not confirmed if a program has met requirements for an out-of-state licensure. Please refer to the Program Approval Map to determine which programs are eligible to be offered in states and to find relevant state agency contact information. Eligibility to offer in a state does not guarantee the program will meet state licensure/certification requirements.

Please contact your state’s Professional License Department/Board to ensure that your chosen distance education program meets your state’s requirements in which you intend to practice.

Appeals process

  • Students who fall below the minimum admission requirements (GPA) may send a written letter of appeal, GRE or GMAT scores (may be unofficial), and additional supporting information to [email protected].
  • The appeal request will be forwarded to the department chair for conditional admission review.

Transfer credits

Up to 9 graduate hours from A-State or other higher education institutions may be credited toward a program. No course can be older than six years by graduation time. Transfer credit will be evaluated by the Director of the Program. To request prior credit be evaluated, please complete the Graduate Transfer Credit Evaluation Form.

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Courses


A look at the online educational theory and practice curriculum

Students are required to complete 30 hours of coursework.

Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Focuses on concepts, programs, and procedures for establishing and maintaining positive relations between the school, its constituents, and related agencies.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Presents perspectives, skills, and processes necessary for administrators to manage district and building level curriculum and to formalize the curriculum decision-making process.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Focuses on learning theories and various models of teaching.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Focuses on various educational philosophies with emphasis on implications of their tenets on educational theory and practice.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An introductory course in methods and techniques of research, and the statistical treatment and interpretation of research data.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Focuses on classroom teachers' involvement in identification procedures and services for gifted, talented, and creative learners through differentiated curriculum and varied teaching strategies.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A study of models for the planning and delivering of instruction to students with disabilities who require an individualized general curriculum Includes techniques and materials for teaching reading, math and writing.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The purpose of this course is to facilitate teachers who are preparing for National Board Certification to become reflective teachers using collected teaching data. Teachers will learn to use observation data collection techniques and evidences of best practice to analyze information to promote growth in their professional lives. Included in this course will be five observation data collection techniques, several models to aid in reflective teaching, and Pathwise to guide evidences of best practice.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Focuses on applying the five core propositions of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in an examination of teaching practices.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Focuses on instructional best practices and on data-collecting techniques to enhance efficacy in teaching.

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