Campus-based and Online Education Programs

One of the graduates of online education programsThis page provides help if you are interested in studying campus-based or online education programs, such as: early childhood, adult education, special education, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).  These education programs combine content and subject knowledge with teaching knowledge and skills (pedagogy), i.e., they teach you what to teach and how to teach it.

The programs described on this website are divided into several areas according to age range: early childhood eucation, elementary education, secondary education, post-secondary education and adult education.  There are also programs for special education, teacher certification, educational administration and leadership, and ESL certification.

Programs are offered at the associate degree, bachelor degree (B.Ed), masters (MEd, MA), specialist (EdS), and doctoral level (PhD and Ed.D).  This page mainly provides links to schools where you can take online and distance learning programs.  For campus study, go to the On Campus Programs page.



Finding the schools and online education programs you want

For each area listed above, you will find a link to a separate page describing that area and its programs in greater detail and containing links to those schools offering the programs.  If you don't find online programs education or schools you want in this list, or in the list of schools and programs at the foot of the page, please use the search forms on thi page.  You can also the search facility on this site using online education programs as your topic.


Selected schools with online adult education degree programs


Selected schools with online early childhood degrees


Selected schools with online educational leadership, management and administration degree programs


Selected schools with online elementary education degree programs


Selected schools with online secondary education degree programs


Selected schools with online ESL & TESOL certification programs


Selected schools with online special education degrees


Selected schools with online teacher certification programs


If you are seeking professional teacher status - some aspects cannot be completed online. The college needs to ensure you gain as much practical experience as possible and that your classroom performance is assessed. This not only gives you the experience you need, it also enables you to be certain that you have chosen the right career.


What jobs do education programs prepare you for?

Education is one of the largest industries and an online education degree offers plenty of career options. As well as teaching in the government education sector, graduates also find employment in: training; teaching in the private sector; community services; and, in administration. In order to teach in a college of a university, you need to take a Masters degree or a PhD.  Education programs also provide a base for further training in counseling and careers work.  Graduates also find work in development jobs and other non-profit organizations.

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For more schools and programs

Browse the schools below to find a suitable school and program. Request information from several schools and compare the admission requirements and course content before you choose a program.

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