The U.S. education system needs improvement, and it’s up to passionate educators to make it happen.

Augusta University Online’s Master of Education program allows teachers everywhere to take the next step in their careers by giving them the applicable tools to empower every learner. You’ll take a deep dive into topics that can be immediately applied in your work, from classroom management and pedagogical theory to assessment analysis and curriculum creation. And with 21 different tracks to choose from, you can select the degree path that's best suited for your career goals.

When you’ve finished the program, you’ll come away with the critical skills, subject-focused pedagogies and understanding needed to foster inclusive and student-focused learning environments.

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Augusta University Online’s Master of Education in Instruction can help prepare you to meet the needs of modern classrooms — from creating a more inclusive learning space to adapting to new social and educational technologies — allowing you to better connect with your students and help them learn. Aligned with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, this MEd focuses on:

  • Empowering teachers to be more confident in their development as educators
  • Instilling teachers with student-focused classroom strategies 
  • Integrating research, theory and practice to develop advanced teaching strategies
  • Improving classroom management, instructional technology implementation and self-assessment practices


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What Sets Our Master of Education Online in Instruction Apart

Click on a concentration below to learn more about that program, its curriculum and more.

Elementary Education

The elementary education track is specifically geared toward preparing you to help students in their learning development from kindergarten to fifth grade.

General Education

Rather than home in on a specific teaching setting or content area, the general track shares pedagogical strategies that can be generally applied in any teaching context.

Middle Grades Education

When you choose the middle grades education track, you’ll develop instructional strategies specific to sixth through eighth grade education, all while analyzing critical issues for middle grade students.

P-12 Education

The P-12 concentration offers you the opportunity to learn advanced teaching strategies specific to one of the following subjects: art, health and physical education, music, or drama.

Secondary Education

The secondary education concentration features the following subject areas: biology, chemistry, earth science, economics, English, French, German, history, mathematics, physics, political science, science education and Spanish.

Special Education

Becoming a special education professional requires a highly focused and specialized pedagogical skill set, one that you can develop in the special education concentration.


Career Outlook for Online MEd Graduates

Earning your MEd in Instruction online will give you tangible new skills that you can apply in the classroom immediately while equipping you to potentially qualify for a higher salary. By earning a graduate education degree, you give yourself the opportunity to exponentially increase your salary year over year*: 


Year Five Salary with Master’s: $54,840

Year Five Salary Without Master’s: $47,680

According to Alabama State Department of Education

South Carolina

Year Five Salary with Master’s: $45,960

Year Five Salary Without Master’s: $40,800  

According to South Carolina Department of Education


Year Five Salary with Master’s: $49,080

Year Five Salary Without Master’s: $43,760

According to Sevier County School System

*Be sure to check with your district about which types of master’s degrees meet the qualifications for a salary upgrade.

What Sets Our Online MEd Degree in Instruction Apart

Personalized Attention

Our caring faculty take the time to understand your personal and professional goals, helping you create a road map to making an impact. 

Keep Teaching

Our flexible, learner-first online environment allows you to earn your degree while managing your busy schedule.

Applied Theory

Coursework is focused on applying theoretical frameworks to real classroom settings, allowing you opportunities to translate what you’ve learned into practice. 

Salary Upgrade

The MEd in Instruction meets the post-baccalaureate requirements for a teaching salary upgrade in many states. 

Concentrations Available

Our MEd offers 21 concentrations, from special education and elementary education to specific subject concentrations like drama and biology.

Admissions Requirements

To gain admission to the online MEd program, you must meet the following criteria:

  1. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the baccalaureate level.
  2. Minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited program and an accredited college or university. 
    • To be used to satisfy degree requirements, evaluation of foreign educational transcripts must show degree earned that’s the U.S. equivalent of degree required by the program.
  3. Official transcripts from all universities and colleges ever attended. 
    • Only in the case of transcripts from international colleges or universities will an official course-by-course transcript evaluation be accepted in lieu of an official transcript. 
    • Official transcripts should be sent to Augusta University's Office of Academic Admissions. To remain official, all transcripts must remain in the original, unopened, sealed and stamped/signed envelope from the registrar's office of the issuing institution. Alternatively, Augusta University will accept official electronic transcripts from the registrar's office at your prior institution. Electronic transcripts should be directed to
  4. Valid teaching credential. 
    • A valid teaching credential is required for Georgia applicants who wish to upgrade their credentials. Applicants outside of Georgia will need to follow their respective state rules for upgrading credentials, if desired.

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About Augusta University Online

Augusta University Online brings the tight-knit community experience found on campus to students across the country. Small class sizes, engaged professors, strong relationships with a multitude of professional organizations and valuable input from subject matter experts across industries allow our graduate degrees to provide students with individualized attention and practical, real-world skills. One of the country’s top universities for improving economic outcomes for low- and moderate-income graduates, Augusta University Online gives students a truly transformative degree experience that allows them to make a profound impact on their lives and the lives of their students.

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