M.A. in Education

Program Description

The Master of Arts in Education program is offered through the Rackham School of Graduate Studies and designed for working educators, enabling them to strengthen their knowledge, subject specialization and professional outlook through a University of Michigan degree.

The M.A. in Education is a 30-credit hour program with courses offered in the evening and online. The M.A. in Education offers the opportunity to pursue an additional endorsement in addition to earning a graduate-level degree. Students could earn a master's degree with or without endorsement. A valid Michigan Teaching Certificate is only required if students are seeking an endorsement as part of their program.

There are two concentrations within the M.A. in Education program that can be completed fully online.  The M.A. in Education with TESOL and the M.A. in Education without Additional Endorsement can both be completed online.

This program prepares educators for the renewal of a Provisional Certificate or the upgrade to a Professional Education Certificate.

Plan of Study

Admission Requirements

Students must submit the follow items with their application.

The GRE is not required for admission to this program.  The Office of International Affairs lists additional admission requirements for international students.

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • 3.0 GPA or higher on submitted transcripts
  • Three professional letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Valid state of Michigan teaching certificate if seeking an additional endorsement


To view application forms and additional admission information, please click the "Apply Now" button at the top of the right-hand column.