Program Overview

Offered through Baker University, the Master of Arts in Education requires the completion of 36 credit hours. Earning a M.A. in Education allows inpiduals to stay knowledgeable about current advancements in the education field. Accelerated classes make it possible for working inpiduals to earn a graduate degree. Students have the option to take evening courses or complete it entirely online. Classes are held year-round allowing students to start at a time convenient for them. 

The M.A. in Education consists of 18 credit hours of core education course, nine credits hours of liberal art electives and nine credit hours of education electives. Core courses include Assessment Strategies, Learning Theories and Foundations of Graduate Writing, among others. Inpiduals in the program are expected to complete a Capstone Project where students reflect on their growth and development over the course of the program.  

On average, inpiduals take around 18 to 24 months to complete the program. Students can take up to six credit hours during each academic term. Interested students may complete an application form, including official transcripts from all undergraduate work, and a copy of their teaching certificate.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree:

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    School Overview

    Founded in 1858 in Baldwin City, Kansas, Baker University celebrates the title as the first university in Kansas. Named after a well-noted Methodist bishop, Osmon Cleander Baker, the University has continued to grow and expand. Today, Baker retains affiliations with the United Methodist Church and has seven campuses extending from Kansas to Missouri. Baker University confers associate’s and bachelor’s, along with graduate degrees, and is comprised of four schools, including the:

    • College of Arts and Sciences
    • School of Professional and Graduate Studies
    • School of Nursing
    • School of Education

    For students that require greater flexibility, especially working professionals, Baker University offers online programs and courses. Online classes meet the same academic standards as on-campus programs and professors hold no less than a Master’s degree in their discipline. Classes meet asynchronously, and students can log into the Moodle learning management system 24/7 to access assignments and class information. Twenty-four hour technical support is also available. Students complete one course at a time, ranging from six to eight weeks in length, and year-round classes and ongoing start dates afford students the opportunity to complete degrees in accelerated plans.


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