Top 50 Best Value Residential Masters in Education 2015-2016

Top 50 Best Value Residential Masters in Education 2015-2016The following is a list of the top 50 best value residential masters in education programs in the United States for the 2015-2016 academic year. The ranking is based on full time enrollment cost of attendance at public four year colleges or universities. The cost of attendance is based on room and board, tuition, fees, books, and transportation for in state full time graduate students living on campus who will start the program in Fall 2015. These costs are only estimates and are based on published information from each individual institution. For the most current information we suggest contacting the institutions directly.

#1. Cameron University

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Lawton, Oklahoma is the home of Cameron University a four year public university. The school was established in 1908 as an agricultural school which today offers over 50 degrees through it’s various educational programs. Cameron is part of the NCAA Division II and participates in the Lone Star Conference.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
The masters of education at Cameron University is offered in four different concentrations, elementary math specialist, literacy, secondary education and special education. Depending if the student is seeking a full degree or only certification the program is between 15-32 credit hours. In order to be considered for this graduate program students must either have a valid teaching credential or have passed the two certification exams in Oklahoma, the Oklahoma General Education Test (OGET) and an applicable Oklahoma Subject Area Test (OSAT).

Accreditation
Cameron University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, the Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation, and by the National Council for the accreditation of Teacher Education.

Cost of Attendance – $12,700

#2. Mississippi Valley State University

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Mississippi Valley State University is a historically black university situated in Itta Bena, Mississippi. The school was founded in 1950 as a vocational college, Mississippi Valley State University is a member school of the Carnegie Foundation. MVSU is a member of the Southwestern Athletic Conference and notably is the university where Jerry Rice first made a name for himself.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
The Masters of Education at Mississippi Valley State offers three concentration a Masters of Science in Special Education, Masters of Science in Elementary Education, and a Master of Arts in Teaching. Potential graduate students must have a 2.5 GPA in undergraduate course work, hold a baccalaureate degree, three letters of recommendation, evidence of good writing skills and evidence of taking the PRAXIS exam and meeting minimum score requirements. The various programs vary in length from 32 to 39 credit hours in total.

Accreditation
Mississippi Valley State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Cost of Attendance – $13,600

#3. Eastern New Mexico University

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Eastern New Mexico University is the youngest of the universities in New Mexico being established in 1927 and finally opening in 1934. The university is in the city of Portales, New Mexico which is about an hour and a half north east of Roswell, New Mexico. Current enrollment stands just over 5,500 students with 1,200 of those being graduate students.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
Eastern New Mexico offers Masters of Education degrees in almost a dozen concentrations including, bilingual education, educational administration, educational technology, and special education. The majority of these options are 36 credit hour course programs and in some cases are offered in hybrid format and include a thesis or non thesis route.

Accreditation
Eastern New Mexico University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Cost of Attendance – $13,870

#4. University of North Alabama

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Just south of the Tennessee border on the banks of the Tennessee River is Florence, Alabama home of the University of North Alabama. The University of North Alabama is the states oldest four year university, and currently offers a number of undergraduate and graduate degrees. The current student body is comprised of over 7,000 students and growing. The University of North Alabama celebrates its 185th birthday this year.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
Acceptance into the University of North Alabama M.Ed program is contingent on the applicant having at least three years of experience in a P-12 school setting, a bachelors degree and teacher certification. Additionally applicants must undergo an interview process. The program length generally is 39 credit hours. North Alabama offers three M. Ed concentrations, elementary education secondary education, and, English as a Second Language.

Accreditation
The University of North Alabama is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Cost of Attendance – $14,250

#5. Washburn University

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Washburn University is a four year university offering a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees which include programs in business and law. Washburn was established in 1865 under a state charter and is situated in the capital of Kansas, Topeka. Current enrollment stands above 6,000 students with a staff of over 550.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
Washburn University offers Masters of Education degrees in almost a dozen concentrations including, reading, curriculum and instruction, educational technology, and special education. The majority of these options are 36 credit hour course programs and in some cases are offer a certification option as well.

Accreditation
Washburn University is accredited by the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Cost of Attendance – $14,650

#6. Southern Arkansas University

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Southern Arkansas University was established in 1909 as an agricultural school. Southern Arkansas University is currently a four year institution that offers a small student to instructor ratio in an effort to create a more conducive learning environment. The university is well known for their game and animation design with a computer science concentration, degree. Additionally Southern Arkansas University has a well regarded engineering program.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
The M.Ed. in education at Southern Arkansas University is available in a number of concentrations, including special education, curriculum and instruction, kinesiology, and elementary education. Depending on the concentration being chosen course work can be from between 32 and 36 credit hours and are in some cases available in hybrid form.

Accreditation
Southern Arkansas University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Cost of Attendance – $15,100

#7. North Dakota State University​

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North Dakota State University was originally founded as an agricultural college in 1890 as a land grant institution. Today North Dakota State University is a public university situated in Fargo, North Dakota and offers baccalaureate, and graduate degrees in a variety of disciplines along with certifications in a number of areas. North Dakota State is part of the North Dakota University System and currently has a student enrollment of roughly 15,000 students.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
North Dakota State University’s Masters of Education strives to utilize student passion for education to guide their path in a way that prepares them for the rigors of school administration. The course is comprised of 39 credit hours and includes a significant field practicum component.

Accreditation
North Dakota State University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Cost of Attendance – $15,600

#8. Utah State University

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Utah State University is a public research university that was originally founded in 1888 as an agricultural college. Today Utah State is a large university with a student body over 20,000 students. Athletic teams at Utah State University compete in the NCAA Division I and are a member of the Mountain West Conference.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
The M.Ed. program at Utah State is offered in several concentrations including, educational leadership, elementary education, and secondary education. Generally speaking the M.Ed. is a 32 to 36 credit hour program.

Accreditation
Utah State University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

Cost of Tuition – $15,600

#9. West Texas A&M University

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Just south of Amarillo Texas deep in the Texas pan handle you will find the small city of Canyon. Canyon is the home to West Texas A&M University, which is part of the Texas A&M University System. Their current enrollment is estimated to be around 9,000 students strong. The university is approximately 25 miles from the Amarillo International Airport making this campus accessible in a timely manner from anywhere in the region via airplane. If driving is your preference the university is a mere four hour drive from Oklahoma City or nearly six hours from Dallas via State Highway 287.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
West Texas A&M’s Masters of Education is offered in a variety of concentrations including music education and educational leadership. Generally these are 36 credit hour program with additional coursework required for those seeking specific certifications.

Accreditation
West Texas A&M University receives its accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Cost of Attendance – $15,970

#10. Elizabeth City State University

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Elizabeth City State University was established in 1891 as a historically black college located in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Currently there are over 2,500 students enrolled in Elizabeth City State. Elizabeth City State University is a member of the University of North Carolina system.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
Elizabeth City State University endeavors to maintain a Master’s Program in School Administration that prepares students who are working in public school settings to be the best of the best. They are able to do this through learner–centered programming that prepares graduates to meet the challenges of school leadership positions including campus administrators, and central office administration. This is a Masters of Science degree in administration which encompasses 36 credit hours ending with an administrative practicum in the last semester.

AccreditationElizabeth City State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges.

Cost of Attendance – $16,400

#11. Georgia Southern University

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Georgia Southern is a doctoral research institution situated in Statesboro Georgia. Georgia Southern is the fifth largest university in the University System of Georgia and has a current enrollment above the 20,000 student mark with an graduate student population comprising 10% of that number. Georgia Southern competes in the NCAA Division I Sun Belt Conference.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
The Master of Education in Education has four primary concentrations, secondary education (6-12), middle grades education (4-8), special education (P-12), and P-12 Education with teaching field in Spanish. Each degree varies in length depending on the students previous course work completed in the area of certification. Additionally applicants must hold a valid teaching certificate and must complete any prerequisite course work prior to applying.

Accreditation
Georgia Southern University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Cost of Attendance – $16,400

#12. Northwest Missouri State University

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Northwest Missouri State University was founded in 1905 and is located in Maryville, Missouri. Northwest Missouri was originally founded as a teachers college, it offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. Northwest has some well known athletic programs which have won several NCAA Division II championships in the past two decades. These include the several football national championships and three cheerleading national championships.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
The masters of education at Northwest Missouri State is offered in nearly a dozen concentrations. Most programs vary from 32-36 credit hours in length and many include a hybrid online and campus based training model. Program entry requirements include a 2.75 undergraduate GPA, and a bachelors degree. Additionally applicants must take the GMAT and score above a 440. In some cases to successfully complete graduation requirements, students are required to submit a completed portfolio and field study in their last semester of coursework.

Accreditation
Northwest is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Cost of Attendance – $16,600

#13. University of Alaska-Fairbanks

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In the middle of the Alaskan wilderness you will find the city of Fairbanks home of the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus. The Fairbanks campus is the flagship campus of the University of Alaska system and is a distinguished research university. The University of Alaska Fairbanks was originally established as an agricultural college and school of the mines but now is a full fledged university that offers undergraduate and graduate degrees.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
Alaska Fairbanks M.Ed in Education ranges from 30-39 credit hours in length depending on the concentration and certification pathway the student chooses. Acceptance into this program is contingent on the student having a bachelor’s degree, minimum of 24 credits of education courses, and an average 3.00 GPA in undergraduate level course work.

Accreditation
The University of Alaska Fairbanks is accredited by the Northwest Commission of Colleges and Universities.

Cost of Attendance – $16,650

#14. South Dakota State University

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South Dakota State University is a public research university located in Brookings, South Dakota that was founded in 1881 thanks to the provisions of the 1862 Morrill Act. As a land grant university South Dakota State University originally had a focus on agriculture. South Dakota State is South Dakota’s largest university and currently has almost 13,000 students.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
The M. Ed in Education at South Dakota State University is a 36 credit hour program that has concentrations in both elementary and secondary education tracts. Admissions requirements include a 3.0 GPA in undergraduate course work, a bachelors degree, and prior teacher certification.

Accreditation
South Dakota State University is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the state of South Dakota. In addition, the early childhood education program holds accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

Cost of Attendance – $16,800

#15. University of Nebraska

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The University of Nebraska is the flagship of the University of Nebraska System. The university was established in 1869 as a land-grant university under the 1862 Morrill Act. Though the University of Nebraska is known for its athletic programs, especially the football team the university is a major research university with eight colleges, located on several campuses and dedicated research facilities.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
The M.Ed degree at the University of Nebraska is offered in five concentrations, curriculum studies, teacher preparation and professional development, language, literacy and culture social analysis, educational policy and reform, STEM education, and teaching and learning with technology. In most cases delivery of course work is done in a mixed format with both face to face coursework and online based classes. Generally speaking most programs are 36 credit hours in length.

Accreditation
The University of Nebraska is accredited by Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation.

Cost of Attendance – $17,000

#16. East Tennessee State University

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East Tennessee State University is a four year university located in Johnson City, TN. Current student enrollment hovers at nearly 15,000 students. The school is part of the Tennessee Board of Regents system and is a perennial recipient of America’s Best Colleges honors by the Princeton Review.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
The Master of Education degree at East Tennessee State University has six concentrations: secondary school education, reading, curriculum planning, music, educational technology, and teaching English language learners. In order to be admitted to the program the applicant must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university, an undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or better on a 4.0 scale, and submission of an official report of the (GRE) score.

Accreditation
East Tennessee State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Cost of Attendance – $17,900

#17. Eastern Illinois University

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Eastern Illinois University was established in 1895 as a teacher’s college offering a two-year degree. Eventually Eastern Illinois University expanded into a comprehensive university with offering Baccalaureate and Master’s degrees in education, business, arts, sciences, and humanities. Today Eastern Illinois University boasts a student body over 9,000 students strong.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
The goal of the M. Ed from Eastern Illinois University is to prepare quality candidates to serve as educator leaders. The M.Ed is offered in nearly a half dozen concentrations. Program length range from 33-36 credit depending on the chosen concentration, which include, elementary education, special education, educational leadership, and mathematics.

Accreditation
Eastern Illinois University is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Cost of Attendance – $18,200

#18. Metropolitan State University of Denver

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Metropolitan State University of Denver is a public four year university located in the heart of Denver. Metro Denver as it is better known attained university status in 2012 and began offering masters courses in education and accounting in 2010. Metropolitan State University is part of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and is a primary rival to the Colorado School of Mines.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
Metropolitan State University of Denver offers a Masters of Teaching in two concentrations, elementary education and special education. Applicants to the MAT program at Metro Denver must attend an advisory meeting prior to applying. Additionally requirements for acceptance into this program include, a baccalaureate degree, submission of a completed admission packet, official transcripts, and a 3.0 GPA in undergraduate coursework.

Accreditation
Metropolitan State University of Denver is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Cost of Attendance – $18,800

#19. Murray State University

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Murray State University is a four year public university with a rich history of academic achievement and has received numerous accolades over the past three decades. Current student enrollment stands above 11,000 students with almost 2,000 of those being graduate students. Murray State University offers over 60 bachelor, and 42 master and specialist programs to serve its growing student population.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
Murray State University offers a number of Masters of Art in Education options with several with a leadership/management emphasis. Including a focus on either elementary, middle, or high school settings. The programs are generally 30 credit hours in length and are geared towards preparing students for the realities of education in the modern age. Additionally these courses lead a pathway to possible certification as a school leader.

Accreditation
Murray State University is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Cost of Attendance – $18,900

#20. University of Nevada Las Vegas

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The University of Las Vegas Nevada is well known for its strong emphasis on science and technology, business management, and the law programs. UNLV has been classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a research intensive university. Current student enrollment stands at nearly 30,000 student. UNLV’s athletic teams compete in the NCAA Division I Mountain West Conference.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
The Masters of Education from The University of Nevada Las Vegas is geared towards students who already hold a bachelors degree in education and are seeking to further their knowledge and to receive further certification options. This is a 37 credit hour program that culminates with a comprehensive exam.

Accreditation
The University of Nevada Las Vegas is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

Cost of Attendance – $18,800

#21. Marshall University

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Marshall University is a four year research university based in Huntington West Virginia. Marshall currently offers its 14,000 plus students a multitude of undergraduate and graduate degrees disciplines ranging from music to medicine. Marshall University participates in the NCAA Division I under Conference USA.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
Marshall University’s Masters of Education offers a variety of concentrations including middle school education, ESL, and early childhood education. Generally these programs are 36 credit hour programs.

Accreditation
Marshall University receives its accreditation from the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Cost of Attendance – $19,800

#22. Fitchburg State University

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Fitchburg State University is located in Fitchburg Massachusetts and offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees to its 5,000 plus students. Fitchburg was founded in 1894 as State Normal School of Fitchburg. Today Fitchburg State University offers a variety of degrees across 25 concentrations.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
The masters of education at Fitchburg is 33 credit hours in length and is designed to improve teaching and learning within the school setting. Requirements for admittance into this program include a bachelors degree, a professional resume, official GRE scores and three letters of recommendation.

Accreditation
Fitchburg State University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, (NEASC).

Cost of Attendance – $20,000

#23. Boise State University

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Boise State was originally founded in 1932 by the Episcopal Church but became an independent college in 1934. Boise State offers over 200 degrees in 190 different fields of study. Current enrollment at Boise State University surpasses 22,000 students with over 650 staff. Boise State competes athletically in the NCAA Mountain West Conference which is a division I conference.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
The M.Ed of Education program at Boise State University is offered in a number of concentrations including, special education and early childhood studies, literacy, educational technology, and bilingual education.

Accreditation
Boise State University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Cost of Attendance – $20,000

#24. McNeese State University

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McNeese State University is located in Lake Charles Louisiana and was established in 1939. McNeese is a public university with over 8,000 students and was originally a division of Louisiana State University.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
McNeese State University offers a M.Ed in education that is 36 credit hours in length. Applicants must take EDUC 599 course in order to meet admission requirements. Additionally in order to be considered for admission into this program the student must have a bachelors degree from an accredited university and must fulfill other requirements as laid out by the university.

Accreditation
McNeese State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Cost of Attendance – $20,200

#25. University of Northern Iowa

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The University of Northern Iowa was established in 1876 and is located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Northern Iowa University is consistently named one of the best universities in the midwest by a variety of reporting entities. The University of Northern Iowa prides itself in maintaining small class sizes and keeping classes staffed by tenured staff.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
The M. Ed in Education degree is offered in a variety of concentrations. The various concentrations vary in program length but generally are from 33-38 credit hours in length. In order to be considered for admission into this program the student must have a bachelors degree from an accredited university and must fulfill other requirements as laid out by the university.

Accreditation
University of Northern Iowa is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Cost of Attendance – $20,500

#26. St. Cloud State University

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The educational system in Minnesota is well known for it’s excellence, St. Cloud State University is no exception. Founded in 1869 St. Cloud State University offers a variety of graduate and undergraduate degrees. Current student enrollment is above 15,000 students. St. Cloud State University is one of the largest schools in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
St. Cloud State University’s college of education offers students proven program that will develop, advance and apply learning leadership roles as educators in the PK-12 setting. The program is 36 credit hours in length, prospective students must have a 3.0 GPA in all undergraduate course work and no GRE score is required.

Accreditation
St. Cloud State University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Cost of Attendance – $20,500

#27. Florida Gulf Coast University

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Florida Gulf Coast University was only established in 1991 but already boasts a student body reaching 15,000 students. Florida Gulf Coast University is located in Fort Myers and is near several major airports giving students many options for travel. Florida Gulf Coast University athletic teams participate in the Atlantic Sun Conference, which is a member of the NCAA Division I.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
The M.Ed. program is offered in six concentration that generally are 36 credit hours in length. Prospective students must have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher in all undergraduate course work, and must have a bachelors degree in order to be considered for admission in this masters level program.

Accreditation
Florida Gulf Coast University is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. Cost of

Attendance – $20,760

#28. Frostburg State University

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Frostburg State University was founded in 1898 and is situated in Frostburg, Maryland. Frostburg State is part of the University of Maryland system. Current student enrollment is just over 5,000 and the university has an endowment of almost $20,000,000. Frostburg competes in Division III of the NCAA.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
The degree program at Frostburg State University is a 36 credit hour M. Ed program. Prospective students must undergo an interview process, have a bachelors degree, a valid teacher certificate, and must submit writing samples and letters of recommendation.

Accreditation
Frostburg State University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Cost of Attendance – $21,000

#29. University of Montana

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The University of Montana is the flagship university of the University of Montana system. Located in Missoula, the University of Montana is noted for its beautiful campus and the surrounding area. Academically the University of Montana has many accolades bestowed upon it over the past decade proving that the University of Montana is not only beautiful but also distinguished.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
The University of Montana strives to maintain a Master’s Program in Education that prepares students who are working in public school settings to be educator leaders. This degree program encompasses 36 credit hours. Additionally acceptance requirements include, completion of application, official transcripts from undergraduate work, a minimum 3.0 GPA, and a current resume.

Accreditation
The University of Montana is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Cost of Attendance – $21,000

#30. Rhode Island College

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Rhode Island College was first established in 1894 as a normal school, this makes Rhode Island College the oldest institution of higher learning in the state. Situated in Providence, Rhode Island College is a distinguished institution that has been nationally ranked in a number of areas. Current student enrollment stands around 9,000.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
The Masters of Education at Rhode Island College is offered in a variety of concentrations. Course work is delivered via a hybrid model and typically is 36 credit hours in length. Admission requirements include a bachelors degree from an accredited university, valid teachers certificate, and a professional goals essay.

Accreditation
Rhode Island College receives its accreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Cost of Attendance – $21,000

#31. Eastern Michigan University

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Eastern Michigan University was founded in 1849 as a “normal school”. Eastern Michigan University is a highly regarded university for its development of highly effective and qualified school personnel. The university offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees and has embraced the hybrid model that has become very popular throughout the United States.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
The masters of education at Eastern Michigan University is 36 credit hours in length. Program entry requirements include an undergraduate degree, minimum 2.7 GPA, letters of recommendation and performance review documentation that is provided for review by the university.

Accreditation
Eastern Michigan University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Cost of Attendance – $22,000

#32. Norfolk State University

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Norfolk State University was founded in 1935 and is located in Norfolk, Virginia. Student enrollment currently stands around 7,000 with over 10% of those students attending graduate programs. Norfolk offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in over 50 fields. Norfolk State University competes in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference of the NCAA’s division I.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
The Master of Education from Norfolk State University is a 36 credit hour program. Acceptance into the program is contingent on a number of prerequisites including, a bachelors degree with teacher certification, minimum of three years in a K-12 school setting, official test scores from either the GRE or MAT exams and a writing sample.

Accreditation
Norfolk State University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Cost of Attendance – $21,200

#33. University of Hawaii-Manoa

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The University of Hawaii Manoa is a land grant university that was founded in 1907. The university is situated in the suburb of Manoa which is part of Honolulu. Today the university boasts a student enrollment of nearly 20,000 students. The University of Hawaii Manoa is a perrenial power ranking school in a variety of areas and is recognized by a multitude of organization.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
The M.Ed program at the University of Hawaii Manoa is a 36 credit hour course program with course work typically taking two years to complete. Applicants must have two years of classroom experience, submit an application and provide letters of reference.

Accreditation
The University of Hawaii Manoa is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Cost of Attendance – $22,000

#34. University of Wyoming

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Situated in Laramie Wyoming the University of Wyoming is a land grant university established in 1869. The University of Wyoming consists of seven colleges: agriculture and natural resources, arts and sciences, business, education, engineering and applied sciences, health sciences, and law. Sports teams at Wyoming compete in the Mountain West Conference and are a NCAA Division I program.

M.Ed in Education Program Details – The M. Ed degree at Wyoming is a 36 credit hour program that focuses on developing effecting leaders and researchers within the school setting. Additionally the program enables the student to maintain their busy lifestyle while earning a degree that will give them the tools to become exemplary school administrators. Delivery of course work happens through a hybrid model which includes video conferencing, online delivery and face to face class time.

Accreditation – The University of Wyoming is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Cost of Attendance – $22,300

#35. California State University—​Monterey Bay

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California State University Monterey Bay was established in 1994 and is part of the California State University System. CSUMB participates in the California Collegiate Athletic Association Division II and has had great success within that system.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
California State Monterey Bay offers a Masters in Education that is a 48 credit unit course that gives students a comprehensive education in a chosen field of education and is influenced the hybrid melding of online content with in class delivery. Admissions requirements include a bachelors degree and a valid teacher certificate.

Accreditation
California State University San Bernadino is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Cost of Attendance – $22,500

#36. Portland State University

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Portland State University is a public four year university that was established in 1946 Situated in down town Portland this university is truly a gem of the Pacific Northwest with a variety of amenities that attract young people from all over the country. The Princeton Review ranked Portland State in the top 15% of schools in the country in 2012.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
Portland State University offers a masters of education that is geared towards busy students. Course work can take up to two years but may also be completed in one year with the accelerated track. Admissions requirements include a bachelors degree, and a valid teachers license.

Accreditation
Portland State University is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Cost of Attendance – $22,800

#37. Plymouth State University

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Plymouth State University is a member of the University System of New Hampshire which was established in 1871. Current enrollment hovers above 6,000 students with roughly 2,000 of those being graduate students. Plymouth State University is classified under the Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement designation.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
The Master of Education at Plymouth State has a variety of concentrations that are between 36-39 credit hours in length. The program provides educators with the knowledge, skills, and understanding they need to successfully practice effective leadership in their learning organizations.

Accreditation
Plymouth State University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Cost of Attendance – $22,800

#38. University of Delaware

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.The University of Delaware is the largest university in the state with nearly 20,000 enrolled students. The university was established in 1743 as a land grant university. Though technically a private university the University of Delaware does receive public money for its operations and has a number of satellite campuses.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
The Masters of Education at Delaware is typically a 33-36 credit hour program that spans a two year period. The University of Delaware is unique in that it offers a five year bachelors/masters of education combination. This truly is a value for any student seeking a Masters of Education degree.

Accreditation
The University of Delaware is accredited by the The Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Cost of Attendance – $23,000

#39. Indiana University Northwest

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Indiana University Northwest is a four year institution located in Gary, Indiana. IUNW is a member of the Indiana University System and currently has roughly 6,000 students and a faculty of over 180 full time faculty. IUNW competes in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics as an independent school and fields a variety of coed athletic teams.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
Indiana University Northwest strives to maintain a Master’s Program in Education that prepares students who are working in public school settings to be educator leaders. They are able to do this through learner–centered programming that prepares graduates to meet the challenges of school teachers. This is a Masters of Science degree which encompasses 36 credit hours that typically takes two years to complete.

Accreditation
Indiana University Northwest is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission as an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) Institution.

Cost of Attendance – $23,000

#40. Kent State University

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Kent State University was established in 1910 and is currently a research university offering a myriad of undergraduate and graduate degrees. With an enrollment above 40,000 students Kent State is one of the largest schools in Ohio. Many of the education classes that students will take for the listed M. Ed program are taken in nearby Stark, Ohio which is a satellite campus for the main campus in Kent, Ohio.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
The Master of Education in Teaching from Kent State aims to prepare non teaching students with bachelors degrees in related field to be effective and prepared teachers. This is a 36 credit hour program.

Accreditation
Kent State University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Cost of Attendance – $23,400

#41. Central Connecticut State University

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Central Connecticut State University is a public university in New Britain, Connecticut. The school was founded in 1849 as Connecticut Normal School, making Central Connecticut State University the oldest publicly funded university in the state. Considered a commuter school an estimated half of CCSU’s 12,000 student drive into school every day.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
Central Connecticut State University offers a Masters of Education that is a 47 credit hours in length. The aim of this program is to prepare teacher leaders to enhance the learning of students in the state of Connecticut. Requirements for admission to the program include a 2.7 gpa in undergraduate work a minimum of three years teaching experience and a Connecticut teaching certificate

Accreditation
Connecticut State University receives its accreditation from the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Cost of Attendance – $23,800

#42. Francis Marion University

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Francis Marion University is a four year university situated in Florence, South Carolina. The school was established in 1970 and currently has over 4,200 students enrolled. Francis Marion’s athletics teams compete in the NCAA Division II Peach Belt.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
The masters of education at Francis Marion is 36 credit hours in length. Program entry requirements include two letters of recommendation, and a philosophy of education statement at least 500 words in length.

Accreditation
Francis Marion University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Cost of Attendance – $24,000

#43. University of Maine

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The University of Main is a flagship school established in 1865 for the state of Maine through the land grant designation. In 1882 it was founded through the Morrill Act which was signed into law that year by President Abraham Lincoln. Current enrollment tops 11,000 students. Currently the University of Maine is the only institution classified as a research institution in the entire state of Maine.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
The Masters of Education program at the University of Maine is offered in 10 different concentrations including, science, special education and educational leadership. The course work is roughly 33 credit hours in length.

Accreditation
The University Maine is accredited by the The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Cost of Attendance – $24,250

#44. University of Washington

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Affectionately known as UDub, the University of Washington was founded in 1861 and is one of the oldest universities in the west coast. The University of Washington school of medicine is one of the best in the world. UW has three main campuses, one in Seattle, one in Tacoma and the last on in Bothell. UW has been labeled as a Public Ivy meaning the education a student receives at UW rivals that of any Ivy League school.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
The Masters of Education at the University of Washington is a 36 credit hour course. Course work focuses to dig deeper into concepts such as instructional improvement, policy and instructional leadership, and issues dealing with the achievement gap. Their a particular emphasis on social justice and reflective leadership.

Accreditation
The University of Washington is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) and is a member of the Association of American Universities.

Cost of Attendance – $24,600

#45. Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

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The Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is located in Kutztown, Pennsylvania which is just west of Allen town and directly northwest of Philadelphia. Kutztown University was established in 1866. Currently nearly 10,000 students are enrolled in Kutztown, which offers a variety of undergraduate and masters degrees.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
The Masters in Education degree is offered in a number of concentrations that are typically between 36 and 39 credit hours in length. The programs are designed to enable students to maintain their busy lifestyle while earning a degree that will give them the skills to become exemplary school administrators.

Accreditation
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Cost of Attendance – $25,900

#46. University of Wisconsin Milwaukee​

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The University of Wisconsin Milwaukee is a public four year university with a student body of over 27,000 students. UWM is considered an important research university and is the second largest university in the University of Wisconsin System. Athletic teams at UWM participate in the Horizon League of the NCAA’s Division I.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
The University of Wisconsin Milwaukee offers a Masters of Education which can be taken in a number of concentrations. The programs are typically 33-39 credit hours in length. Admission into this program is contingent on a minimum 2.75 gpa, holding a valid teacher certification and a bachelors degree.

Accreditation
The University of Wisconsin Milwaukee is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Cost of Attendance – $25,900

#47. University of Vermont

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The University of Vermont was established in 1791 making one of the oldest universities in the United States of America. Today UVM is a school with over 11,000 students and nearly 1,200 staff. UVM is located in Burlington and is a perennial award winner in a variety of publication.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
The Masters of Education program at the University of Vermont is designed to view alternative perspectives in order to ascertain more just and humane ways of governing schools. This is a 33-36 credit hour program and often include a full year internship along with the possibility of job placement.

Accreditation
The University of Vermont is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Cost of Attendance – $27,000

#48. William Paterson University

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William Paterson University is a public four year university located in Wayne, New Jersey. William Paterson currently has an enrollment hovering around 12,000. Additionally William Paterson offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees through it’s five colleges. The university was established in 1855 and is the second oldest university in the state of New Jersey.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
William Paterson offers a Masters of Education that is comprised of 39 credit hours. Admission requirements for this competitive program include a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or above, two letters of recommendation and a standard New Jersey teaching certificate.

Accreditation
William Paterson University is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.

Cost of Attendance – $28,900

#49. Arizona State University

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With over 70,000 students at four campuses, Arizona State University is a major research university that strives to shape its identity around whom it includes versus those it excludes and the communities that it is rooted in. This plays out in its mission and goals to have its student body represent the socioeconomic and cultural diversity of the communities around it and by creating an environment on campus that gives all people access to quality education.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
ASU offers a Masters of Education in a variety of concentrations that range from 36-50 credit hours in length. This is a hybrid cohort model that mixes face to face traditional classes with an online presence. Admissions requirements include a bachelors degree, teacher certification and a statement of purpose.

Accreditation
Arizona State University is accredited by the North Central Association Higher Learning Commission.

Cost of Attendance – $30,650

#50. Stony Brook University

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Stony Brook University is a public sea grant university established in 1954 situated in Long Island in the hamlet of Stony Brook. Current student body is comprised of nearly 25,000 students over a three campus area. Stony Brook’s mascot is the Sea Wolves, who participate in the NCAA Division I and are members of the America East Conference.

M.Ed in Education Program Details – The Master of Education from Stony Brook University is offered in over 20 concentrations. Typically these are 36-39 credit hour programs that are blended hybrid programs with an online component.

Accreditation
Stony Brook University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Cost of Attendance – $30,900

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