Education (Online)

University of San Diego

M.Ed. Online
20 months
710 USD/credit
710 USD/credit
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The University of San Diego’s innovative, online Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree program prepares students with the knowledge and skills they need to enhance their teaching — with an emphasis on 21st century skills, equity and social justice, classroom inquiry and a professional response to the Common Core Standards.


The online Master of Education program at University of San Diego is designed for practicing K-12 teachers with a minimum of two years of teaching experience from a wide variety of classroom settings, including public district, charter, independent or non-traditional schools. This diversity of backgrounds allows students to leverage knowledge, experience and real-world applications from their peers to enrich learning throughout the program.

Program Goals   

Building 21st Century Skills

You will learn new strategies to help your students critically analyze information, and to compose, create and collaborate using the latest digital technology.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social Justice and Educational Equity 
  • Cognition and Learning 
  • Educational Research Methodology 
  • Qualitative Methods in Educational Research 
  • Capstone Seminar 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 20 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A personal phone interview
  • Two years of prior teaching experience: send a resume of your experience
  • Two letters of recommendation from academic or professional supervisors
  • Two 500-word essays
  • International applicants: a minimum score of 90 on the TOEFL exam and a score of 20 on the written exam; and IELTS minimum score of 7.5
  • GRE score is optional
  • No teaching credential required; however, participants will need access to a classroom of students throughout the program to apply their learning and complete the course assignments as well as their action research project
  • International students must have their transcripts evaluated by an outside agency approved by NACES, such as World Education Services, Inc. (WES). A Course-by-Course Report from WES or one of the following agencies must be submitted with your application

Tuition Fee

  • International

    710 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 710 USD per credit and a duration of 20 months.
  • National

    710 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 710 USD per credit and a duration of 20 months.


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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Education (Online)
University of San Diego