Best Value Schools recognized Missouri State University’s master’s in elementary education program as one of the most affordable online master’s in education.
Having a master’s degree can open many opportunities in the field of education.
“Earning an advanced degree in elementary education provides teachers with a pay increase and the knowledge and skills to delve deeper into content,” Dr. Denise Cunningham, head of the childhood education and family studies department, said.
“It can also open doors for becoming an instructional coach, curriculum director, gifted and talented teacher or simply a teacher leader in your school.”
About the ranking
Missouri State was ranked number 26 among the most affordable programs in the U.S.
Best Value Schools emphasizes that MSU’s program “bridges research and practice, and helps teachers gain the knowledge to manage classrooms for learning, and to meet the needs of all elementary-level learners.”
How the ranking is determined
Best Value Schools researched and ranked accredited universities that offer master’s in education degrees in an online format.
The cost per credit hour and the length of the program were both considered in determining the most affordable programs.
MSU was also recognized for the master’s in school counseling program.
About the program
The master’s in education program at MSU provides flexible options that students can customize to reach their career goals.
Several graduate certificate options provide further opportunities to build specialized knowledge.
Certificate options include:
- Education of gifted and talented students.
- Educational technology.
- Elementary curriculum and instruction.
- Elementary mathematics specialist.
- Environmental STEM for teachers.
- Student mental health, family and community support.