Why this program?

The Master of Arts in Education is a non-certification program that prepares students for careers in the broader education industry. Students focus on areas such as educational policy, curricular and instructional design, social justice in education, and culturally responsible pedagogy. The program’s flexibility allows students to organize their own course of study and training.

What can you do with this degree?

Our graduates work for school districts, colleges and universities, advocacy groups, cities, governmental agencies, public lands, and non-profits. Here are some of their careers:

  • Curriculum Writer/Specialist
  • Education Researcher
  • Classroom Teacher
  • Higher Education Administrator
  • Environmental Educator
  • Education Program Manager
  • Social Justice Educator
  • Diversity and Inclusion Trainer

What will this program look like?

This program is asynchronous, online, and bioregional, allowing you to complete your degree on your own time, and within the school or community you are already working. Learn from both faculty members and graduate mentors, all experts in their fields. Learn to facilitate instruction with many types of learners, address problems, grow programs, and build curriculum. Study through the decolonization lens that positions culture, power, and societal change relative to education. Specialize in areas like social justice education, early childhood, social and emotional learning, mental health, place-based education, and program leadership. Earn credits with your current employment. Build your resume by working on location at one of our field stations in Kino Bay, Mexico, Tucson, AZ, and Maasailand in Kenya.

Admissions Information

Number of Credits:

Cost Per Credit

Start Dates
August 22, 2023

Completed Fall 2023 Application Deadline
August 9, 2023

Application Checklist

  • Completed Application
  • personal statement
  • Current resume
  • Official transcripts
  • List of References

Key Program Information

Careers & Opportunities

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Career Pathways

The Master of Arts in Education degree leads to so many possibilities. Here are just a few:

  • Curriculum Writer
  • Education Researcher
  • Classroom Teacher
  • Higher Education Administrator
  • Environmental Educator
  • Social Justice Educator
  • Diversity and Inclusion Trainer

Career Planning

Our Career Services team works with you to map out a plan that works for your goals and your life. There are many ways to get where you’re going, and we’ve seen it all!

Are you interested in being part of our community?

One thing we all have in common is our passion – passion for helping others, passion for the environment, passion for social justice and a passion for a different kind of learning experience.