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Master of Education: Online Teaching

Online Master of Education in Online Teaching (M.Ed.)

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About This Program

The online teaching master’s program at American Military University (AMU) is intended for those who teach, facilitate, or lead in K-12 virtual/online or hybrid schools or institutions and who already hold K-12 teaching licensure.

AMU’s Master of Education in Online Teaching is an online program featuring courses designed to meet the needs of diverse learners, including those with special needs. It covers:

  • Digital learning strategies that drive student success
  • Personalized learning for online students
  • Management techniques specifically for online classrooms
  • Ethical and legal issues in online learning

Your experience is enlivened through technology-based assignments, case study analysis, and problem-based learning.

NOTE: This program has specific admission requirements.

What You Will Do

  1. Analyze digital learning strategies that impact student learning
  2. Review ways to participate as a member of professional learning communities
  3. Evaluate subjects and how to teach them to digital learners
  4. Understand and evaluate digital assessments
  5. Apply research to address digital learning problems in practice
  6. Create digital learning environments for online, face-to-face, and/or hybrid settings
  7. Create ways to effectively interact with program mentors, academic specialists, colleagues, parents, and community stakeholders in digital learning environments

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Degree at a Glance

Number of Credits
36
Cost Per Credit
$370 | $250*
Courses Start Monthly
Online

Program Requirements Printable Catalog Version

Must take all courses for this section.

Course ID: 4169

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This course, designed for educators, examines issues related to promoting equitable learning opportunities in the classroom, including effective approaches to encourage collaboration among colleagues, staff, parents, and students who are culturally, ethnically and socio-economically diverse. Interpersonal communication skills – to include speaking, listening, reading, and writing - and their effect on individuals, organizations, and communities will be discussed. Topics examined include ethnic, cultural, gender, class, religious, and linguistic diversity.
Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
07/25/22 - 12/30/22 01/02/23 - 02/26/23 Winter 2023 Session B 8 Week session
09/26/22 - 03/03/23 03/06/23 - 04/30/23 Winter 2023 Session D 8 Week session
11/28/22 - 04/28/23 05/01/23 - 06/25/23 Spring 2023 Session I 8 Week session

Course ID: 4983

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This course is designed for the practicing K-12 education professional or leader who teaches in a virtual or hybrid classroom setting. The focus is on proactive and reactive positive classroom management approaches and strategies that are unique to a digital learning environment. Program candidates will explore systematic approaches including Response to Intervention (RTI) and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and topics such as cultural considerations, data tools, assessment and analysis of behaviors, and fostering community and collaboration in online classrooms. In this course, candidates will focus on implementing strategies for class-wide, small group, and individual intervention as well as methods for monitoring student progress.
Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
06/28/22 - 12/02/22 12/05/22 - 01/29/23 Fall 2022 Session D 8 Week session
09/26/22 - 03/03/23 03/06/23 - 04/30/23 Winter 2023 Session D 8 Week session

Course ID: 4171

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Educators learn the appropriate methods for selection, administration, and interpretation of assessments in K-12 education and related instructional settings. Research and statistical concepts such as reliability, validity, and standard error of measurement are reviewed. Educators will become familiar with the most frequently used personality, educational, intelligence, formative, and summative assessments. Additional topics include historical perspectives, testing ethics, and assessment accommodations for diverse populations. (Prerequisite: EDUC503)
Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
06/28/22 - 12/02/22 12/05/22 - 01/29/23 Fall 2022 Session D 8 Week session
08/29/22 - 02/03/23 02/06/23 - 04/02/23 Winter 2023 Session I 8 Week session
10/31/22 - 03/31/23 04/03/23 - 05/28/23 Spring 2023 Session B 8 Week session

Course ID: 4355

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This course examines the similarities and differences of the learning needs and abilities of adult and younger learners. The course emphasizes differentiated instruction and course development as applicable to adult and K-12 learners in traditional, virtual, and hybrid contexts. Topics include a historical perspective, diversity, andragogy versus pedagogy in the online classroom, trends and issues with technology education and online education, LMS elements, and basics of grant writing/technology grant writing.
Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
06/28/22 - 12/02/22 12/05/22 - 01/29/23 Fall 2022 Session D 8 Week session
07/25/22 - 12/30/22 01/02/23 - 02/26/23 Winter 2023 Session B 8 Week session
08/29/22 - 02/03/23 02/06/23 - 04/02/23 Winter 2023 Session I 8 Week session
09/26/22 - 03/03/23 03/06/23 - 04/30/23 Winter 2023 Session D 8 Week session
10/31/22 - 03/31/23 04/03/23 - 05/28/23 Spring 2023 Session B 8 Week session
11/28/22 - 04/28/23 05/01/23 - 06/25/23 Spring 2023 Session I 8 Week session

Course ID: 4174

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This course examines the role of the educator working collaboratively with other school and instructional personnel in an inclusion model. This approach to effective instruction will focus on the classroom factors relating to the nature of the student and the essential meaning of the curriculum. Particular emphasis will be placed on classroom elements that educators can differentiate – or modify – to increase the likelihood that each student will learn as much as possible, as efficiently as possible. This would include the areas of content, process, products, affect and learning environment. The idea of differentiating instruction to accommodate the different ways that students learn often involves working with others to reach this goal. (Prerequisite: EDUC503)
Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
08/29/22 - 02/03/23 02/06/23 - 04/02/23 Winter 2023 Session I 8 Week session

Course ID: 2811

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This course provides an overview of approaches to research, rationales for methodological choices, integrity of research processes, and tools and techniques for data collection and analysis. Additional topics include reliability and validity, sampling, and evaluating quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research designs. There is an emphasis on adhering to ethical principles and creating research designs that are inclusive and diverse. Course participation and activities provide experiences designed to equip practitioners with the knowledge and skills necessary to select, evaluate, and apply findings from extant research and conceptualize research studies related to issues at the K-12 and/or higher education level. (Prerequisites: Either ADHE601, EDUC502, EDUC503, EDUC509, EDUC511, or EDUC621)
Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
07/25/22 - 12/30/22 01/02/23 - 02/26/23 Winter 2023 Session B 8 Week session
09/26/22 - 03/03/23 03/06/23 - 04/30/23 Winter 2023 Session D 8 Week session
11/28/22 - 04/28/23 05/01/23 - 06/25/23 Spring 2023 Session I 8 Week session

Course ID: 4176

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This course explores how technology may be used as a tool to facilitate changes in the ways teachers teach and students learn, and ultimately to examine how teachers can use technology more efficiently and effectively to improve student achievement. The course examines how educators may use technology for communication and collaboration among colleagues, staff, parents, students, and the larger community. Additional topics include multicultural considerations, ethics, and copyright. This course aligns with the National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS•T), developed by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). (Prerequisite: EDUC503)
Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
07/25/22 - 12/30/22 01/02/23 - 02/26/23 Winter 2023 Session B 8 Week session
09/26/22 - 03/03/23 03/06/23 - 04/30/23 Winter 2023 Session D 8 Week session
11/28/22 - 04/28/23 05/01/23 - 06/25/23 Spring 2023 Session I 8 Week session

Must take all courses for this section.

Course ID: 4356

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This course will focus on the issue of ownership of certain types of intellectual property on the internet, which has become a critical issue with different technological platforms, digital tools, and apps becoming so prevalent in our schools and culture. In this course, online, face-to-face, and hybrid educators will learn about the different types of potential copyright infringement, fair use, and privacy aspects for students, exploring the implication for course development and instruction.
Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
09/26/22 - 03/03/23 03/06/23 - 04/30/23 Winter 2023 Session D 8 Week session
10/31/22 - 03/31/23 04/03/23 - 05/28/23 Spring 2023 Session B 8 Week session
11/28/22 - 04/28/23 05/01/23 - 06/25/23 Spring 2023 Session I 8 Week session

Course ID: 4357

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In this course, educators will develop an understanding of the structure of the different types of digital tools and their effect on raising student achievement. Evidence-based practices that address student achievement gains via technology will be examined. The course guides course participants in evaluating and applying technology across disciplines (e.g., math, science, language arts, social studies, music, art, P.E., and health) and to support students with special needs or who need remediation.
Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
07/25/22 - 12/30/22 01/02/23 - 02/26/23 Winter 2023 Session B 8 Week session

Course ID: 4361

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This advanced graduate course will examine the evidence-based practices for individual and collective student personalization in K-16+ classrooms and similar settings. Personalization is closely related to two additionally important approaches: individualization and differentiation. All three require a shift from a teacher-centered approach to an authentic student-centered approach. An effective student-centered focus requires tailoring of lessons to the abilities, interests, preferences, future life dreams, socio-emotional attributes, and other individual and collective needs of diverse students. The course examines motivation, assessment, and technological tools and how they pertain to personalization in online, face-to-face and hybrid contexts.
Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
07/25/22 - 12/30/22 01/02/23 - 02/26/23 Winter 2023 Session B 8 Week session
10/31/22 - 03/31/23 04/03/23 - 05/28/23 Spring 2023 Session B 8 Week session

Choose 3 credit hours from this section.

Course ID: 4358

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In this course, educators will examine various approaches to the assessment of online learning. Topics include types of assessment, technology-enhanced assessment, assessment challenges, and using assessment data to inform instruction. Additionally, course participants will analyze assessment accommodations and explore program evaluation.
Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
06/28/22 - 12/02/22 12/05/22 - 01/29/23 Fall 2022 Session D 8 Week session
08/29/22 - 02/03/23 02/06/23 - 04/02/23 Winter 2023 Session I 8 Week session
10/31/22 - 03/31/23 04/03/23 - 05/28/23 Spring 2023 Session B 8 Week session

Course ID: 4359

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In this course, participants will explore and evaluate the different types of online learning platforms, as well as study the different components of asynchronous and synchronous instructional delivery from the perspective of an educator. Educators will evaluate basic course design principles, activities that foster student engagement, authentic assessment, and integration of media enhancements.
Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
07/25/22 - 12/30/22 01/02/23 - 02/26/23 Winter 2023 Session B 8 Week session

Course ID: 4984

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This course examines various digital tools, apps, and emerging technologies appropriate for online, face-to-face, and hybrid learning environments, with a focus on online learning integration. Course participants learn about the potential for using social networking sites as vehicles for effective communication that can promote as well as inform. Educators will be exposed to cloud computing, WebQuests, and collaboration tools to be better prepared to integrate technology into K-16 instruction in ways that promote learners connecting, engaging, interacting, creating, problem-solving, and experiencing immersive learning.
Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
08/29/22 - 02/03/23 02/06/23 - 04/02/23 Winter 2023 Session I 8 Week session
11/28/22 - 04/28/23 05/01/23 - 06/25/23 Spring 2023 Session I 8 Week session
Select any courses that have not been used to fulfill major requirements. Credits applied toward a minor or certificate in an unrelated field may be used to fulfill elective credit for the major.

Must take all courses for this section.

Course ID: 4982

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In this capstone course, candidates will apply program theories, content, and skills to address a real-world, field-based issue in an adult education, digital learning, or other pertinent context relative to the academic program of study. This course requires candidates to conceptualize and present an original scholarly research study to include research questions based upon an issue in a face-to-face/online/or hybrid educational setting, a literature review, research methods, data and analysis, discussion, and references. The capstone project requires written, oral, and audiovisual/multimedia components proposed by the candidate and approved by the course instructor. Capstone course work must follow the style requirements established by the Teaching department. All grades for any capstone attempts will appear on the transcript and will be calculated in the GPA. Candidates may choose an 8-week or 16-week course format. This is intended to be the final course in the degree program and all other course work should be completed.
Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
06/28/22 - 12/02/22 12/05/22 - 01/29/23 Fall 2022 Session D 8 Week session

Courses Start Monthly

Next Courses Start Jan 2
Register by Dec 30

Admission Requirements

All AMU master's degree and graduate certificate programs require a bachelor’s degree (or higher) from an institution whose accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

The following documentation is required for admission into the M.Ed. in Online Teaching program, and must be provided prior to course registration:

  • Official bachelor’s transcript showing conferral of degree with a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, or a master’s transcript showing conferral of degree
  • Graduate writing sample
  • Signed statement of understanding (SOU)

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • This program is not designed to lead to certification or licensure.  In order to make an informed decision about your education, prior to applying here we strongly encourage you to explore any state-specific or other requirements applicable to you, including certification, licensure, and certificate enhancements.
  • You are required to take EDUC621 as the first course in this degree program, but other courses may be taken in conjunction with EDUC621.

Please read all graduate admission requirements before applying to this program and be prepared to submit the required documentation including a legible copy of your valid government-issued photo ID (civilian students) or government-issued JST or CCAF transcript (military students).

If you have a non-U.S. transcript, please view our International Admissions page for more information.

There is no fee to complete the AMU admission application. View steps to apply.

An AMU admissions representative will contact you via email or phone to assist you with the enrollment process, review your documentation, and to notify you when you have been admitted into the program and may register for courses.

Materials Cost

Technology fee: $65 per course | $0 for active-duty military, National Guard members, and Reservists.

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1Alumni Graduated with No APUS-incurred Student Loan Debt As of December 31, 2021

Includes alumni who graduated with an associate, bachelor's, or master's degree from APUS. Student loan debt is defined as student loans and private education loans used for tuition, fees, living expenses, and book costs associated with courses taken at APUS. Many APUS students receive military tuition assistance and veterans education benefits, which are not student loan debt.

*Cost Per Credit Hour

To minimize out-of-pocket costs, U.S. active-duty servicemembers, their spouse/dependents, National Guard members, and Reservists receive a tuition grant that caps undergraduate, master's degree, and graduate certificate tuition at $250/credit hour. In addition, a university book grant provides no-cost textbooks and ebooks for all undergraduates and military-tuition-grant-eligible master’s-level students.
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