Online Degrees in Education from Lindenwood University

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Pursuing an advanced degree in education online is a clear sign that you believe learning is a lifelong pursuit. Along with providing a direct route to higher-paying positions1, a master’s in education builds on your existing schema with new areas of expertise and a deeper understanding of instructional models that enable students of all learning styles to absorb and integrate the material. Plus, by being an online learner with Lindenwood, you’ll not only participate in what many are calling the future of education2 but you’ll also benefit from a significant trend driven by the overwhelming growth in online learning – greater job security for instructors.

Lindenwood’s online, flexible degrees enable you to balance your personal and professional responsibilities while gaining the analysis skills and valuable insights to create positive change for organizations in business, health care, education, and more.

Degrees for Your Development

Every educator is familiar with the term “professional development.” Earning an online teaching degree with Lindenwood is much more – it takes your teaching to the next level!

33 Credit Hours; 2 Years

Explore advanced topics in education while strengthening your classroom teaching skills.

Areas of emphasis: Curriculum & Instruction; Designing Curriculum for Students with Dyslexia; K-12 eLearning; Leadership; and Library Media & Technology.

33 Credit Hours; 2 Years

Develop the leadership, advocacy, interpersonal, and organizational skills that enable you to excel in a teaching, administrative, or managerial career at a higher education institution through a sociocultural focus.

Curriculum focuses on various subjects in higher education, including administration, student development, ethical decision making, and social issues.

33 Credit Hours; 2 Years

Designed for certified, practicing K-12 educators, this program enables you to expand your knowledge of the field and improve your musicianship and leadership skills.

Curriculum focuses on contemporary issues in music education, conducting, arranging, and leadership in K-12 music programs.

33-39 Credit Hours; 2 Years

Learn to work with parents and gain in-demand skills for diverse classrooms through a deep understanding of autism spectrum disorder, deaf/hearing impairment, and vision impairment.

Curriculum focuses on working with infants and young children, family-centered practices, communication and collaboration strategies, social-emotional development, evidence-based practices, and designing effective classrooms.

39 Credit Hours; 2 Years; CAEP Accreditation

Designed for those already working in an instructional role in a school, this program enables you to earn your teaching certification for secondary students.

Curriculum focuses on human development, technology, content literacy, and classroom management, as well as practical approaches for classroom assessment.

33 Credit Hours; 1.5 Years

Prepare for a leadership role as you examine the principles, theories, and trends of instructional design and learn how to use technology to effectively deliver information.

Curriculum focuses on the use of software, hardware, web-based applications, and more to effectively teach and train others in a variety of settings.

33 Credit Hours; 2 Years; CAEP Accredited

Examine and evaluate the needs of students of varying abilities and school districts to create a conducive learning environment for gifted students.

Curriculum focuses on working with parents, administrators, and school board members to make a positive impact in the lives of gifted students.

Take the Next Step Toward Success

For nearly 200 years, Lindenwood University has been committed to enhancing lives through quality education and professional preparatory experiences. Our values – integrity, dedication, excellence, creativity, and community – are core to this mission and inform every aspect of our academic programs. Explore more and find out why we believe real experience brings real success.

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Love Online Learning with Lindenwood

Lindenwood brings the best of the on-campus experience – affordable, academic programs, unparalleled faculty support, and a community of diverse learners – to your online learning program. Flexible classes mean you can study when and where it’s best for you and your academic advisors, library services, the career center, military student services, and other support systems are never more than a click or a call away. Regardless of the reason for your online degree, we’ll make sure you have everything you need along the way.

Why Learn with Lindenwood?

Lindenwood instructors are among the best of the best – more than 92 percent hold terminal degrees in their field – so you can learn with confidence knowing instructors are bringing the most current information and innovative technologies to the classroom. The various curricula are designed to build upon your core competencies and explore topics that are crucial to educating people of all ages through culturally diverse and inclusive classrooms, whether in-person or virtual.

Contribute to Your Career

Whether you’re on a specific teaching trajectory or are just window shopping graduate degrees in education, keep this in mind – it is virtually impossible to be a teacher or an administrator at the postsecondary level without a graduate degree.4 Aside from the boost in income, myriad studies prove educators with advanced degrees enjoy greater respect from peers and have wider career paths. To wit, the 10 fastest-growing fields in educational instruction all are at the postsecondary level.5

Top 10 Fastest-Growing Fields in Educational Instruction

  1. Math and Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary
  2. Engineering and Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary
  3. Life Sciences, Teachers, Postsecondary
  4. Physical Sciences. Teachers, Postsecondary
  5. Social Sciences, Teachers, Postsecondary
  6. Health Teachers, Teachers, Postsecondary
  7. Education and Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary
  8. Law, Criminal Justice, and Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary
  9. Arts, Communications, History, and Humanities, Teachers, Postsecondary
  10. Miscellaneous Postsecondary Teachers

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