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CELEBRATING 20 YEARS
Discover how the MAED began a new era of online learning at MSU.
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Master of Arts in Education

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20 YEARS OF ONLINE EXCELLENCE

MSU’s Master of Arts in Education (MAED) is designed for all educators who want to enhance their professional practice through advanced study related to teaching, learning, and leadership. This online master’s degree in education is relevant to a broad range of P-12 and postsecondary careers both inside and beyond the classroom, including teachers, school administrators, coaches, and adult educators.

The original online master’s program at MSU, the MAED celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2021 and is ranked among the nation’s Best Online Master’s in Education Programs by U.S. News & World Report. Its community of more than 1,000 graduates encompasses a diverse array of educational backgrounds, united by the desire to enhance their professional practice.

ACHIEVE YOUR PROFESSIONAL GOALS

The degree format provides flexibility for students, educators and working professionals who want to engage in inquiry that will contribute to exemplary educational practice. The MAED allows students to acquire a range of knowledge grounded in theory along with expertise in one or more areas of concentration. Students build on their prior experience and engage in a dynamic digital community through this fully online program.

The MAED is available only online and only under Plan B (without thesis).

MAED Program benefits

– Earn your master’s degree in education entirely online
– Convenience to study where you live or work without having to come to campus
– Breadth of course selection allows students to focus in-depth on one or two areas of concentration
– Apply what you learn online in your educational career, classroom and personal life
– Successfully complete and exhibit an online portfolio
– Full-time, one-on-one academic advisement readily available

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About the MAED

Meet our Faculty

The MAED is supported by faculty and advanced doctoral students from across MSU’s College of Education.

Our faculty have diverse areas of expertise and help prepare educators of all experience levels to lead, both inside and beyond the classroom.

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Online Master of Arts in Education, Michigan State University
620 Farm Lane, Room 215 Erickson Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824
P: (517) 355-1825 F: (517) 353-6393
Email: maed@msu.edu