Findlay's MAE program consists of 33 credit hours
5 Core Classes (15 hrs) +
- Choose from one of the following areas of emphasis (18 hrs) OR
- Choose from any of Findlay's Graduate level courses for Generalist masters.
The next session begins on January 8, 2024.
University of Findlay's online Master of Arts in Education allows you to take the next step in your career while working around your schedule as a busy professional. There is no set class time where you need to be attached to your computer. We give you the attention and support to complete the work in your own time. While you can finish your degree in as few as 18 months, the courses you take can be applied to your degree for up to 7 years.
We are committed to helping you finish your future education goals. Working with your advisor, you can create a course schedule that fits your exact needs or follow one of our pedagogical-based strands.
Innovate curriculum and teacher training to lead your school into the 21st century.
Impact education beyond the classroom by leading and supporting teachers in your school.
Designed for both educators and professionals in other fields, this strand prepares you for positions in online instruction, workforce development, adult curriculum design and many other roles in continuing adult education.
Expand your knowledge of mathematics and related teaching strategies as a current educator in the field.
Lead your students to success with advanced reading techniques that can be applied to special needs classrooms, assessments and research. The coursework required for this strand is the same courses required for the Reading Endorsement. This is a great option for educators looking to advance their careers, but may not be ready for a full masters workload.
Ranked in the top five Master's in Science Education Degree Programs by Intelligent.com, this program helps you become an expert in incorporating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math principles into everyday lesson plans and curriculum.
These courses focus on topics such as leading innovation in schools today, inquiry-based science instruction, science and technology for educators, differentiated instruction, children’s literature across the curriculum, and school leadership, participants learn concepts online that can be readily applied in the classroom the next day.
Benefits of an Advanced Degree
At the high school level, teachers who hold a master’s degree generally earn somewhere in the range of $79,820 – $99,660 nationally. Compare that to the $49,060 – $61,660 they would likely make with a bachelor’s. On a state-by-state basis, here’s what you can expect to earn as a high school teacher with a master’s degree (75th-90th percentile salary range):
- Ohio: $77,100 – $90,300*
With a master’s degree, middle school teachers can expect to earn somewhere in the range of $76,430 – $96,280 on a national basis, versus the $47,850 – $59,660 they would likely make with a bachelor’s. On a state-by-state basis, here’s what you can expect to earn as a middle school teacher with a master’s degree (75th-90th percentile salary range):
- Ohio: $76,700 – $89,990*
With a master’s degree, elementary school teachers can expect to earn somewhere in the range of $77,400 – $97,900 on a national basis, versus the $47,300 to $59,670 they might earn with a bachelor’s. On a state-by-state basis, here’s what you can expect to earn as an elementary school teacher with a master’s degree (75th-90thpercentile salary range):
- Ohio: $77,770 – $91,470*
*as of November 2022 from Education Degree
Not looking to get your full Masters right now?
Graduate Courses and Endorsements provide professional development and will apply as credit if you choose to pursue a Master's degree later in life.
Have questions about the program? Contact Dr. Gwynne Rife, rif[email protected], 419-434-4724.