Extract from ‘Is a Master’s Degree in Education Right For You?’ , an article by : Adam Gutierrez on June 1, 2017.
With busy schedules and cost concerns, many educators opt for online M.Ed. programs. These programs can allow teachers to continue to work current education jobs while earning a degree or at least avoid the costly relocation fees that come with attending a brick and mortar school.
Convenience is one of the biggest benefits to online programs. The programs’ flexible schedules work great for night and weekend learners, as well as students who want to expedite the degree completion time from two years to 18 months. There are hundreds of online M.Ed. programs available, many from some of the top universities in the U.S., giving students access to the best faculty and resources.
Hybrid programs have become popular for their convenience as well. Students can take some courses online and others in person. This allows for better collaboration than online learning alone and more flexibility than classroom learning only.
When choosing an online program, just as with a traditional program, look at accreditation, faculty specialties, areas of study, associated programs, and future placement. Scholarships and grants are also offered for a number of online programs.