Master of Arts in Education

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Master of Arts in Education

Program Format: Online

In the graduate programs at Humphreys University, we educate motivated and determined students who desire a practical academic program informed by research and theory. Our Master of Arts in Education online program has been designed specifically for working adults – that’s why 100% of the program is online. You don’t have to drive anywhere to show up for class. You study from home, the coffee shop, or wherever. Plus, our classes are asynchronous – you are never required to get online at a specific time.

Our professors are experts in their fields – administrators, teachers, and other specialists. Having been through a master’s program themselves, and in most cases a doctoral program, our professors understand what it takes to blend practice and theory in a graduate-level program. Our professors are active in their courses; they record and post videos, respond to your emails, provide feedback on assignments, and return your calls. Because we keep our classes small – five to twenty students – you get the guidance you need to succeed.

Most, but not all, of the students in the online program are teachers who are enrolled part time. They set aside a 2-3 hours a day to read from their textbooks, watch short videos, participate by posting to discussion boards, and produce written assignments.

The pacing of the courses is consistent – making it easier to juggle the demands of life. All the courses are clearly organized so you know what you need to do each week. Plus, the amount of time you’re likely to devote throughout a week is the same: about twelve hours for a 4-unit course, half that for a 2-unit course. You won’t be caught off guard by a massive assignment. You can plan your graduate education around your life.

You can start the online M.A. in Education program at the start of any of our four terms. Our quarters usually begin the first week of October, January, April, and July. Most students take 4-6 units a quarter. For teachers, the application process is so easy – no transcripts, no letters, no essays, no interview. Just fill out the online application form, pay the app fee, and we’ll confirm your active teaching credential/license – and you’re in!


Students in the MAEd program will be able to…

  • Evaluate theoretical educational concepts and articulate how theory informs practice;
  • Design projects to gather data to answer research questions and/or solve problems;
  • Implement data collection and analyze data for use in education settings;
  • Understand the foundations and effects of current issues facing education.

units for MAEd

units for MAEd (for CA Teachers)

Program Highlights

Our professors are experts in their fields – administrators, teachers, and other specialists.

45% of units required for program are waived for credentialed teachers with one year’s experience.

We focus on helping you increase expertise in your field to expand your career options.

Your Future in Education

Our programs are designed with your goals in mind. Our Graduate program provides a Master of Arts in Education online with the flexibility of choosing your own electives to suit your needs and aspirations. With your Master’s in Education, you could consider any of these careers after your graduate studies:

• Advancement as an Educator

• TK-8 Educator

• County Office of Education- Program Work

• Nonprofit Program Work

• Private School Work

Meet Our Faculty

When you arrive to class you can expect to be taught by a knowledgeable and attentive professor. Our professors understand what real-world experience to incorporate into classroom lectures, assignments, and case studies. Humphreys University prides itself on offering a well-rounded set of courses taught in a small and personable environment so you get the guidance and support you need to succeed.

Jess Bonds

Dr. Bonds is the Dean of Graduate Studies & Program Development. Has been with the University since 1990. Dr. Bonds earned his Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Northcentral University, and he earned his Master of Arts in English from California State University, Stanislaus.

Donna Roberts

Dr. Roberts is the Associate Dean and has been with the University since 2011. Dr. Roberts earned her Ed.D. from California State University, Stanislaus, and she earned her Master of Arts in Reading Education also from CSU, Stanislaus. Dr. Roberts holds an Administrative Services Credential, Reading Specialist Credential, and CLEAR CLAD Multiple Subject Credential.

Sarah Caskey

Ms. Caskey is a special education and general education teacher in Southern California. She holds the Multiple Subject Credential with CLAD and the Mild/Moderate Special Education Credential, Autism Authorization. Ms. Caskey earned her Master of Science in Special Education from National University.

Dean Gualco

Dr. Dean Gualco has taught for over twenty years. He is the recipient of a Bachelors in Finance from CSU Fresno, an M.B.A., a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Southern California, and a Doctorate in Education from the University of the Pacific. Dr. Gualco is the owner of Torgun Consulting, a firm specializing in organizational management and is also the author of nine books.

Financial Aid Available

Let us help you obtain the financial resources you need to succeed.

The purpose of financial aid is to provide financial assistance to students who without such aid, would be unable to pursue higher education. We help by guiding you through the financial aid process. We help make your educational dreams a reality. Our financial aid staff are available and ready to answer your questions or concerns, by phone, in person, or by email. No appointment is necessary. Humphreys University is approved for the training of Veterans.

To apply for financial aid, fill out the FAFSA and include our school code: 001212

Additional Resources

Degree Plan Outline

Degree Plan Outline for CA Teachers

Master of Arts in Education Course Descriptions