Highly Ranked, Accredited Online Degrees for Teachers and Administrators

Interested in earning your master's degree, education specialist degree, or doctoral degree online? Stay at the top of your field with accredited online degree programs offered by UMass Lowell's College of Education, ranked among the best online education degrees in the country by U.S. News and World Report.

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Master's Degree in Education Administration, M.Ed.

A 10-course Master's degree program designed to meet the needs of experienced practitioners who wish to broaden their professional knowledge in educational administration. Learn More »


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Master's Degree in Reading and Language, M.Ed.

A 10-course Master's degree program designed for educators who seek to gain the knowledge base required for teachers of reading. Learn More »


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Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, M.Ed.

For experienced educators who are interested in using their knowledge to improve teaching and enhance the curriculum development process within their school system. Students can pursue a general plan of study, or the Science Education or Autism Studies options. Learn More »


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Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction: Initial Teacher License Option, M.Ed.

Do you want to become a teacher? This flexible master's degree is designed to prepare you to enter the teaching profession with the content, confidence and skills necessary to be successful as a teacher at the middle school and high school level. Learn More »

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Reading and Language, Ed.S.

A 10-course, advanced-level graduate program designed to meet the needs of experienced educators who already hold a M.Ed. in a field other than reading and language. Learn More »


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Administration, Planning & Policy, Ed.S.

An 11-course, advanced-level graduate program designed to meet the needs of experienced educators who already hold a M.Ed. in a field other than educational administration. Learn More »

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Doctor of Education in Leadership in Schooling, Ed.D.

The program is designed to enhance a candidate's skill as both a researcher and an instructional leader of PK-12 programs. An Ed.D. in Leadership in Schooling empowers the individual to improve leadership, teaching and learning, and to explore innovative solutions to educational problems. Learn More »


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Doctor of Education in Leadership in Schooling: STEM Option, Ed.D.

This program is designed for STEM educators who wish to move into leadership roles. The program will prepare candidates with skills as both a researcher and an instructional leader of PK-12 programs. The strong focus on teacher quality, teacher performance and student learning in mathematics, engineering and science makes this program of high interest to teachers. Learn More »

Master's Degree in Educational Administration, M.Ed. - Principal Licensure

A 10-course Master's degree program designed to meet the needs of experienced practitioners who wish to broaden their professional knowledge in educational administration. Learn More »


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Master's Degree in Reading and Language, M.Ed. - Reading Specialist Licensure

A 10-course Master's degree program designed for educators who seek to gain the knowledge base required for teachers of reading. Learn More »


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Reading and Language, Ed.S.

Only open to teachers working in Massachusetts schools and who hold a Massachusetts initial or professional teaching license. Learn More »


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Administration, Planning & Policy, Ed.S.

Only open to teachers working in Massachusetts schools and who hold a Massachusetts initial or professional teaching license. *Note: Programs marked with an asterisk have some courses with on-campus components. Learn More »


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Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction: Initial Teacher License Option, M.Ed.

Do you want to become a teacher? This flexible master's degree is designed to prepare you to enter the teaching profession with the content, confidence and skills necessary to be successful as a teacher at the middle school and high school level. Learn More »

Ranked One of the Best Online Programs by U.S. News & World Report for 2019
Ranked One of the Best Online Programs by U.S. News & World Report for 2019

High-Quality, Affordable Education Without the Commute

Courses involve a mix of web, email, online chat and other Internet-based resources. Many courses also involve students in site-based projects and build professional learning communities through peer collaboration online.

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UML's College of Education

The University of Massachusetts Lowell's College of Education is committed to playing a pivotal role in the intellectual, ethical, social and economic development of communities by educating leaders who can transform educational institutions in the diverse communities of Massachusetts and around the world. Schools have a critical need for leaders with an informed multi-disciplinary perspective on organizational life, who demonstrate excellent knowledge, judgment and skills in their professional fields, promote equity of educational opportunity for all learners, use inquiry and research to address educational challenges and possess the collaborative capabilities to transform relationships among people in school.

The College of Education is a leading provider of graduate-level programs in education. The GSE offers a wide array of teacher licensure programs, Education Specialist degrees, Master's Degrees and Doctorates in Education. The programs can be categorized into four areas: Curriculum and Instruction, Language Arts and Literacy, Leadership in Schooling, and Mathematics and Science Education.

The GSE partners regularly with schools and colleges in Massachusetts, offering extensive professional development opportunities for educators as well as programs for high school students to enhance their college preparation. Graduates of the teacher licensure programs have consistently scored at the top of the state's rankings.

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