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Online Education Degrees

Change lives. Start with your own.

At East Central University, we consider our education degrees as flagship programs. We have effectively trained teachers for more than 100 years and are proud to extend this tradition to the online classroom. 

Our online education programs are specifically designed for working educators who want to go further in their careers by specializing in a particular area of instruction. ECU Online offers four online Master of Education programs: Educational Leadership, Instructional Design and Technology, Library Media and Sports Administration. Each master’s in education online degree features multiple start dates, instructors with years of real-world experience and a community of peers that help you reach your professional and personal best. 

Additionally, each online M.Ed degree requires an in-person practicum, giving you the opportunity to apply your training to the real world. All programs are taught by experienced and dedicated instructors who are experts in their field and wholly dedicated to your professional and personal success. 

Because our online education programs are offered in a digital format, you’ll have the flexibility you need to earn your degree while keeping your job and other commitments. Study when and where it’s right for you and earn the career-advancing credentials you need at your own pace.

Master’s Degrees in Education

Why East Central?

  • More than 100 years of teaching excellence
  • Complete your degree in 18 months
  • Earn the credential you need to specialize your education career

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Online Programs

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about the online education programs at East Central University? We have answers.

ECU Online offers four online Master of Education degrees, each designed to help educators specialize in their careers and go further as professionals. Courses are taken in a fully digital format, supplemented by required practicums that allow you to gain real-world experience in your area of study. Note that our online education programs do not lead to a teaching certification.

As a working educator, a master’s degree is the key to unlocking opportunities for leadership, specialization and professional advancement. Those with master’s degrees statistically earn more money, are prepared to pursue additional licensure and are able to overall build more successful and meaningful careers. 

East Central University began as a teacher college, meaning that we have more experience in training educators than in any other academic area. Earning your degree online allows you to have the same quality education as on-campus students. However, you’ll have more flexibility in when and where you attend class.

We offer five start dates per year and the option to transfer credits, allowing you to lower your tuition and speed up your completion time. 

After Graduation

Education is a steadily growing sector of the economy, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. With a projected 9% growth rate in open positions by 2026, graduates of ECU Online’s education programs have ample opportunities to move to higher levels in their careers. 

All information cited from PayScale.


Principals oversee all administrative aspects of a school. They are responsible for managing staff and resources, establishing behavioral standards, ensuring compliance, setting goals for their institution and many other related tasks.

Average annual salary: $90,315

Information Technology (IT) Trainer

IT trainers are responsible for creating and implementing educational programming for companies and organizations. They may teach staff how to use certain computer equipment, assess trainee learning, review test materials and related duties.

Average annual salary: $59,660

School Librarian

School librarians oversee all operations within school libraries. These professionals may be charged with helping students find books and other media materials, increasing the library’s collection of items, creating literary campaigns, supporting classroom projects, educating students and related duties.

Average annual salary: $49,476

Athletic Coach

Athletic coaches are responsible for teaching athletes at their educational institutions. These individuals help students complete physical training, mentor athletic students, oversee sports teams and a host of other duties.

Average annual salary: $40,995

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