Affordable, Quality, and Versatile

Comprised of faculty who are experienced educational leaders, the Master of Arts in Education (MAE) online program prepares educators to better serve their students through team-focused and hands-on problem solving.

Graduates are known as leaders who excel in their teaching environments, organizations, and communities. The program is recognized for its leading edge use of technology, its innovative presentations of practical knowledge and skills, and its ability to provide enhanced access to affordable quality education that exceeds state and national standards of excellence in education.

The program is designed for educators who wish to assume leadership roles within and beyond the classroom. It is characterized by lectures, text reading, discussions, and projects, with emphasis on reflection and writing. Students will gain knowledge in teaching methodology, leadership, research, curriculum/instruction best practices, school improvement, technology use, and end with a master’s closure project. Courses meet the requirements for teacher certificate renewal.

Prospective students should apply through the University of Illinois Springfield homepage. While applicants should be active in some form of education, a teaching certificate is not required for admission.