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Become a Leader in Education

Take the next step in your career without disrupting your schedule. With a Master of Arts in Education from the University of Findlay, you decide when it’s class time. Flexible classes allow you to complete coursework at your convenience.

Not only will you advance your teaching and administrative skills, you will position yourself to become more valuable to your school. The 2019 National Council on Teacher Quality study of 124 large school districts throughout the country found that 92% of all districts paid their teachers more for holding an advanced degree.

We are committed to helping you achieve your education goals. Our emphasis areas and endorsement options are designed to correspond to multiple industries and career paths. Working with your advisor, you can create a course schedule that fits your exact needs or follow one of our pedagogical-based strands.

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    $16,335 total tuition

    $495/credit hour x 33 credit hours

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    Complete in as little as 18 months

    100% online courses

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    7 Emphasis areas

    For specialized expertise

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    Quality Matters certified courses

    Coursework is QM-certified using Rubric Standards for Course Design

7 Emphasis Areas

Curricular & Instructional Leadership for the Whole Child​
Innovate curriculum and teacher training to lead your school and serve its students.

Educational Administration
Impact education beyond the classroom by leading and supporting teachers in your school.

​​Human Resource Development
Prepare for positions in online instruction, workforce development, adult curriculum design, and other roles in continuing adult education.

Expand your knowledge of mathematics and related teaching strategies as a current educator in the field.

Lead your students to success with advanced reading techniques that can be applied to special needs classrooms, assessments, and research. The coursework required for this strand is the same as that required for the Reading Endorsement.

Become an expert in incorporating STEM principles into everyday lesson plans and curriculum. Ranked in the top 5 Master’s in Science Education programs by

STEAM – Science, ​Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Math
​Focus on topics such as leading innovation in schools today, inquiry-based science instruction, science and technology for educators, differentiated instruction, children’s literature across the curri​culum, and school leadership.


Sample Courses

EDUC 500 – Being an Educational Leader
EDUC 502 – Collaboration: Education and Community
EDUC 505 – Research for the Educational Leader
EDSP 630 – The Leader: Facilitator of Innovation and Strategic Management
EDUC 541 – Educational Leader as a Change Agent
EDUC 552 – Culminating Project in Education
EDAD 576 – School Finances and Resources
EDCI 565 – Integrating Literature and the Arts

Upcoming Start Dates

  • Summer: May 13, 2024
  • Fall: August 19, 2024
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Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution or a first-professional doctorate when no baccalaureate degree was offered.
  • Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale or a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate work or a graduate GPA of at least 3.0 in at least nine hours of graduate work. This includes classes from all institutions attended. Candidates who do not meet the criteria for full admission may be considered for conditional admission.
  • Copy of a teaching certificate(s) or license(s) if applicable.
  • Official transcripts of all college-level work, which can be in the form of attested credentials from a university-recognized document verification agency.

If your native language is not English and you have not graduated from an English speaking university in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland or Canada, you must also submit an English language test score. You will be either directly admitted or conditionally admitted based on your English language test score. Visit the international admissions website for more information.