Graduate Programs /
Master of Arts in Education
Our world needs more lifelong learners, people who choose to see the unknown as an opportunity to gain new understanding. As an educator, you relish your own and your students’ curiosity and live for those moments when you see the connection form in a student’s mind — those incalculable “ah-ha” moments that redeem your hard work, your training, and your love of learning. Moments that make a difference in a child’s life.
Now you find yourself at a crossroad. You want to do more. You want to see more of those “ah-ha” moments – both in your own education and in your students’. To discover new ways to extend your impact, and advance your career personally, professionally, and financially. You want a Master of Arts in Education from Capital University.
Capital enjoys a strong reputation for providing rigorous, flexible advanced degree programs designed especially for working professionals seeking to heighten their impact and grow their careers. That’s why our Master of Arts in Education program features hybrid learning that combines on-campus, online and in-field experiences that can accommodate your personal and professional life. Complementing your on-campus classes, our online courses include readings, video responses, blogging, and face-time discussions. This approach goes beyond standard distance learning formats by offering meaningful, personal interactions with your professors and colleagues.
Candidates can choose from two areas of concentration — Teaching or Counselor Education, including the School Counselor track and our new Clinical Mental Health Counseling track. Full-time or part-time options are available, with in-person classes of fewer than 15 students. Depending on your area of concentration, you can obtain your Master of Arts in Education degree in as few as two years or less. The Counselor Education tracks can be combined into a dual program that can be completed in three years.
Knowing that you represent the future of teaching and education, your professors step beyond the typical student-teacher relationship, often assuming roles of career counselor, mentor, friend, and colleague. Through them, you can grow your expertise and leadership skills in whichever program concentration your passion and gifts dictate. Along the way, you’ll acquire a comprehensive understanding of the latest theory and best practices available today.
Our education faculty represents a diverse mix of professors with Ph.D.s, executive professors, and adjunct faculty who are actively leading in the area they teach. Through a faculty of both full-time professors and established school administrators, teachers and counselors, you'll have access to an ideal blend of scholarship, theory, teaching expertise, emerging trends and a robust professional network.
At Capital, we understand that you are as unique as each of your students. We know you can’t find time to advance your career without finding time for yourself. It’s why our program allows you to finish in as few as two years, or at whatever pace fits your life, family and career. Core courses are offered each term so you can progress quickly or, when life and work intervene, take a break and pick right back up where you left off. At Capital, there is always a path to reach your education and career goals.
Regardless of your program choice, you can expect:
Close to downtown Columbus, Capital is within 20 minutes of urban, suburban and rural school districts, offering you access to the biggest and strongest job market in the state and a rich range of field experiences. If it’s our new Clinical Mental Health Counseling track that you’d like to pursue, Columbus offers numerous career opportunities at counseling centers, hospitals, community agencies, clinics, private practice and more.
In completing your field experiences, you’ll learn expert skills from the best administrators, teachers and counselors and encounter the best practices of Central Ohio’s leading education providers. In doing so, you’ll be able to grow your professional connections and expand your career network. Upon graduating you’ll join a distinct alumni family we call CapFam — a network whose members share your background, your gifts and your dogged determination to fully develop your own potential and the potential of the students whose lives you touch every day.
Whether as teachers, administrators or counselors, education professionals take their commitment to shaping lives, instilling confidence, and expanding young minds personally. At Capital, our personal commitment to you starts the very moment you contact us. Talk with our graduate Admission counselors about how we can help grow your career without surrendering your obligations to work and family. They will show you how to take advantage of the coursework you’ve already completed and bring you one step closer to where you want to be in your career and life.