The online Master of Science in Education (MSE) degree offered by Arkansas State University provides options for teachers, with highly affordable tuition and fees and seven different programs to accommodate your career and the needs of your students.
Affordability and Flexibility
Online MSE programs at Arkansas State require from 30 to 36 hours of coursework. Each credit hour costs $331, so a single three credit hour course equals $993.
This tuition cost is far below that for many master’s programs in education. The average cost for an online master’s in education is $18,000. In addition, tuition for online MSE programs at Arkansas State is the same whether you reside in Arkansas or elsewhere in the United States.
An online program also allows you to continue working as you pursue the MSE, which enhances the affordability of the program. You do not have to take classes at a specific time or place. You can complete coursework at a schedule convenient for your working life.
The online MSE at Arkansas State is achievable in under two years, depending on the program. That means you will be ready to start your new job with your new salary in as few as 12 to 20 months from starting the degree.
7 Programs to Accommodate Your Career Path and Your Students
Teachers have seven different options for an MSE degree with Arkansas State online. You can choose the program that fits your career path and helps you best serve your students.
1. MSE in Curriculum and Instruction
The MSE in Curriculum and Instruction prepares practicing teachers to obtain licensure for a director of Curriculum and Instruction position or a director of Special Education or Gifted and Talented programs.
It requires 36 hours of coursework, and students can complete the program in as little as 20 months.
2. MSE in Educational Leadership
The MSE in Educational Leadership is intended to develop educational community leaders. It requires 36 hours of coursework, and students can complete it in as little as 20 months.
3. MSE in Gifted, Talented, and Creative
The MSE in Gifted, Talented, and Creative (GTC) offers a program based on the recommendations of organizations professionally involved in GTC programs, such as the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
It requires 30 hours of coursework, and students can complete it in as little as 18 months.
4. MSE in Educational Theory and Practice
The MSE in Educational Theory and Practice provides teachers with an enhanced understanding of curriculum theory and current best practices.
It requires 30 hours of coursework, and students can complete the program in as little as 18 months.
5. MSE in Reading
The MSE in Reading provides a program that focuses on the skills and techniques of teaching reading.
It requires 30 hours of coursework and can be completed in as little as 12 months.
6. MSE in Special Education – Instructional Specialist K-12
The MSE in Special Education – Instructional Specialist K-12 provides a performance-based curriculum based on the recommendations of leading professional organizations like the CEC and CAEP.
It requires 36 hours of coursework, and students can complete it in as little as 16 months.
7. MSE in Early Childhood Education
The MSE in Early Childhood Education focuses on the developmental and educational needs of young children. The program is meant for educators who already hold a teaching license.
It requires 30 hours of coursework, and students can complete it in as little as 12 months.
The online MSE programs are affordable, let you earn while learning, and provide seven options to improve your career and better fill the needs of your students.
Learn more about Arkansas State’s online Master of Science in Education programs.