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What can I do with a Master of Arts in Education?

Baker’s MAEd degree is geared toward practicing teachers who want to remain current in the teaching field and increase their overall earning power.

Do I have to write a thesis?

Our MAEd degree does not require a thesis. Instead, you will create and submit a portfolio that demonstrates your professional growth throughout our program.

How much time must I commit to my courses to be a successful student? How many hours of homework per week?

While this program accounts for the needs of working adults, students enrolled in an accelerated program (seven-week courses) must commit their time and energy to be successful. Students enrolled in an on-ground (face-to-face) course spend four hours each week in class and must expect to spend an average of 12 hours per week completing work outside of class time. The time spent outside of class includes activities such as reading assignments, research, writing, group projects, and preparation for the next class time. Students enrolled in an online course must expect to spend an average of 16 hours per week on learning course content: weekly assignments, forum posts, reading, research, writing, group projects, and so on.

How long will it take me to earn my MAEd?

At Baker, you set your own pace for program completion. Most students finish in approximately two years.

How many classes can I take per term?

You can enroll in up to 6 credit hours per academic term. Each academic term is seven weeks, and six terms are offered each year.

I’m working in another profession, but want to be a teacher. Will this degree allow me to teach?

No. The MAEd does not lead to initial teacher certification, so you must already have a teaching certificate before entering our program. However, Baker does offer a restricted licensure program that allows professionals with an undergraduate degree to obtain an initial teaching license.

Do I have to take the GRE?

No, you do not have to take the GRE to be admitted into our MAEd program.

What is the difference between the MAEd and the Master of Science in School Leadership?

Our MAEd is designed to help practicing classroom teachers gain new knowledge and tools for their classroom, while learning about recent developments in the education field. The Master of Science in School Leadership prepares classroom teachers for building administrator roles, such as principal and vice principal.