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Online Master of Education


Hone your leadership skills with real-world relevant courses and applied learning opportunities through the online Master of Education (MEd) from the School of Professional Advancement (SoPA) at Tulane University. Our program was designed to help future education leaders improve the equitability and inclusivity of teaching practices within their communities. 

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Our Online Master of Education at a Glance


Total Credits*

*33 Credits for MEd with Graduate Certificate in Special Education.



Offered as Certificates

2 Years

Average Time for Completion*

*Total time to complete the program may vary based on the number of credits taken each semester.


Per Credit Hour

Based on 2023-2024 tuition rates

Earn an Online Master of Education and a Graduate Certificate That Match Your Interests and Career Goals.

The field of education contains a broad variety of professions, all of which are unified by the shared values of ingenuity, empowerment, and collaboration. For this reason, Tulane SoPA offers students the flexibility and opportunity to specialize and earn the following graduate certificates in a specific area of education that can be pursued and applied towards the fulfillment of the MEd:

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Equity-Centered Education Leadership
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Learning Experience Design
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Teaching English Learners
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Special Education*

*This graduate certificate is 6 courses or 18 credits on its own, bringing the total to a 33 credit hour requirement for the MEd.

Study Systems of Today to Create Solutions for Tomorrow

Over the course of the program, students will follow a curriculum with both synchronous and asynchronous elements, engage with their diverse cohort of peers, and learn how to apply their expanding knowledge base to serve their communities. Assuming a regular pace of study (two to three courses per semester) for the spring, summer, and fall semesters, the average time for completion is two years. Certificates may be completed in one to two semesters.

Our graduates will become teacher leaders, instructional designers, corporate trainers, and educational consultants. An MEd from Tulane prepares you to innovate, lead, and achieve your career aspirations.

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You Can Make a Difference — We Can Help

We encourage you to lead from where you are.

Rather than upholding the misconception that teachers must leave the classroom to effect greater change, our MEd prepares graduates to lead education forward in their chosen environment.

To further this mission, we offer scholarships dedicated solely to educators and service-oriented professionals to help make our degrees more accessible.

We understand that teaching is a vocation.

For many, a job in education is more than just a career, which is why we offer more than just a degree. Our four specialized areas of study can be pursued as graduate certificates at no extra cost.

The modality of our MEd also empowers students who are currently teaching or working in other capacities to earn their degree while remaining in the workforce. In other words, we won’t ask you to leave your field in order to learn how you can improve it.

Our nation needs equity-centered education leaders. And they make more of a difference than the public realizes.

When properly prepared, effective school leaders improve student achievement, increase teacher satisfaction and retention, and promote equitable school outcomes.1 The impact you can make as an MEd graduate is vast and invaluable for your students, colleagues, and society at large. Take the first step today by starting your application or contacting an enrollment advisor.

Why Tulane SoPA?

While it can be efficient to dedicate an entire year or two to earning your graduate degree, not everyone has the flexibility in their personal or professional lives to do so. The School of Professional Advancement at Tulane University is dedicated to supporting working students as they seek to expand their skill set and advance their careers.

We believe that unconventional backgrounds create innovative and brave leaders. By housing this master’s program within SoPA, we hope to encourage applicants of all academic and professional backgrounds to become changemakers within the field of education. 

  • No GRE/GMAT requirement.
  • No language testing requirements for international applicants.
  • No professional prerequisites.

As a school, we’re proud to reduce the barrier to entry while maintaining an engaging and dynamic learning environment. Visit our admission page to explore application requirements.

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Online MEd FAQs

The Master of Education (MEd) at Tulane University is not a means to becoming a teacher. While our curriculum provides a foundational understanding of American pedagogy and learning design, it does not facilitate the in-classroom teaching experience required by most states for certification. However, our program is a strong choice for current instructors seeking to advance their career without leaving the classroom.

Both the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) and the Master of Education (MEd) are valuable pathways into the field of education, but they serve different purposes and cater to distinct career aspirations. While the MAT program focuses on preparing teachers for the classroom, an MEd provides a background in American pedagogy and curriculum design with the goal of graduating leaders equipped to navigate the complexities of modern education. For more detailed information, visit our blog, which explores the differences between the two degrees and spotlights the benefits of the online MEd.

Yes, we offer our Master of Education (MEd) degree entirely online, providing you with a flexible and accessible learning experience tailored to your needs.

The Master of Education (MEd) capstone is an application of your acquired knowledge and skills in real-world educational contexts. Through fieldwork, internships, or simulations, you engage directly with educational environments and translate theory into practice. In addition to the experiential component, you will complete culminating written reports and presentations focused on the instructional implications of your findings.

Based on 2023-2024 tuition rates, the online Master of Education costs $1,210 per credit hour. The program consists of 30 total credits — not including the three-credit state endorsement add-on for the Special Education certificate — which brings the approximate total cost to $36,300.

Yes, we are committed to making education accessible and affordable. We offer a 20% scholarship for eligible individuals. We also participate in the Post-9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program, providing extra funding for master’s students without an additional charge to their GI Bill entitlement. Additionally, if you’re employed, your company may offer tuition assistance or reimbursement programs. We encourage you to reach out to our Financial Aid Office for personalized assistance and explore our blog article on financing your MEd degree.

Graduates of the online MEd at Tulane are poised for success in a wide range of impactful careers. Our program prepares individuals to serve their communities as ESL success coaches, curriculum specialists for special education, educational policy analysts, learning experience designers, training development managers, and more.

No, the online Master of Education (MEd) program welcomes students from all professional and academic backgrounds. We believe that diverse perspectives enrich our learning environment and encourage all those interested in education leadership to review our admission requirements.

Pursuing our online Master of Education (MEd) is an invaluable investment in your future as an education leader. Current instructors looking to remain in the classroom can expect a salary increase. Per the National Center for Education Statistics, teachers with master’s degrees earn 26.5% more than their counterparts with bachelor’s degrees.1 Our real-world relevant courses and applied learning experiences prepare learners interested in administrative, policy, and corporate training work as well.

While some areas of the country may present more job opportunities than others, we believe our MEd empowers you to promote equitable teaching practices in your chosen industry.

1 National Center for Education Statistics, 2017-2018

Upcoming Events

Career Outcomes With your MEd From Tulane
Monday July 15, 2024
07:00 p.m. CT
Tulane MEd: The Student Experience
Wednesday August 14, 2024
07:00 p.m. CT
Tulane MEd: Program Overview
Thursday September 19, 2024
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