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Master of Arts in Education

Master Your Education

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!

Meet Our Faculty

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 Chair of Graduate Studies. She 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.

Lisa Kooren
Dr. Kooren is the Dean of Institutional Research & Director of the Modesto Campus. She has been with the University since 2001. Dr. Kooren earned her Ph.D. from Capella University, and she earned her Master of Arts in Education from University of the Pacific. Dr. Kooren earned post-master’s certifications in Enrollment Management from Noel-Levitz and from Capella University.

Dean Gualco
Dr. Dean Gualco has taught at universities and colleges for over twenty years in such topics as leadership, ethics, management, organizational behavior, public administration, and education. He is the recipient of a Bachelors in Finance from California State University, 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.

What You’ll Learn

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

What You’ll Earn

  • Master of Arts in Education

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

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Quality Education

Accreditation is important; Humphreys University is accredited by Western Association of Schools & Colleges Senior College & University Commission.

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As a non-profit institution, we emphasize community, academics, and affordability, all while giving you the resources you need to succeed.

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Courses are conveniently offered online to accommodate working students.

Why Humphreys?


Applications for enrollment are accepted all year. Apply soon to begin during one of our upcoming quarters.