M.A. On Campus


United States University

12 months
325 USD/credit 11700 USD/year
325 USD/credit 11700 USD/year
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The United States University offers the Master of Arts in education degree and certification programs that prepare students for successful careers in education and teaching. 


Students who have earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, science, social science, music, physical education, Spanish or English can complete a teaching credential in little over a year. 

Students who have already earned a teaching credential and a bachelor’s degree – and would like to advance their careers into school administration – can pursue a Master of Arts in education at United States Universit.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Write and present scholarly essays on policy, programs and issues relating to education and education leadership.
  • Apply quantitative and qualitative research to practical problems in education.
  • Effectively gather, analyze and integrate information to guide practice.
  • Critically analyze the historical, social, economic, and political influences on education institutions and practices.
  • Identify and analyze social, legal and ethical issues that arise in education practices and institutions.
  • Analyze research and theories exposing inequities in educational access, opportunities and practices; propose solutions to enhance rather than restrict opportunities.
  • Collaborate in a community of practice.
  • Develop a range of skills and knowledge that facilitate mastery in the area of education and include 21st century knowledge and skills.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Psychology of education 
  • Concepts in educational inquiry 
  • Legal aspects of education 
  • Cultural perspectives in education 
  • Teaching subject matter with technology 
  • Theories of and approaches to literacy 
  • Assessment in education 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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36 alternative credits


On Campus

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General requirements

In order to secure admission to to the Master of Arts in Education degree program, prospective students must:

  • Have earned the equivalent of a US Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Submit official transcripts from the bachelor degree-awarding institution(s), and any post-bachelor degree institution including any master’s degrees or credits. Foreign transcripts must be translated and evaluated by a University acceptable agency.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 325 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    11700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 325 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Mission Viejo

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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