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Online Master of Arts in Education: Learn, Teach, and Inspire

As an educator, you have the power to inspire — inspire students’ desire to learn, and inspire other educators to be their best. A way to manifest that power is to earn an M.A.E. degree from Cumberland University. Our education program has received the highest marks from the state of Tennessee for excellence in teacher preparation programs.

Cumberland’s online master’s in education is designed for both licensed teachers looking to move into administration and educators seeking to develop advanced skills. Our flexible online program taught by expert faculty combines the latest in instructional technology with theory and fieldwork for a well-rounded degree.

With Cumberland University’s online M.A.E. program, which is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), you can:

  • Earn your M.A.E.. in as little as 12 months
  • Learn at your own pace — there are no required login times
  • Network with educators and administrators from different schools — they are your classmates
  • Learn advanced skills through practical, targeted instruction that can be applied immediately on the job

The only difference with an online degree program is how you learn, not what you learn. You will earn the same, accredited M.A.E. employers want, but study when and where you want. In a nutshell, the program:

  • Augments and expands your teaching skill set
  • Helps you discover innovative dimensions of learning
  • Enhances your professional performance in the classroom
  • Explores tools to improve student outcomes

Courses & Course Plan
The M.A.E. program is comprised of 12 courses for a total of 36 credit hours:

  • MAE 5010 Innovative Instructional Technology
  • MAE 5020 School Law
  • MAE 5030 Curriculum Designs
  • MAE 5040 Contemporary Issues
  • MAE 5050 Advanced Educational Psychology
  • MAE 5060 Strategies for the 21st Century Classroom
  • MAE 5070 Advanced Classroom Management
  • MAE 5080 Diverse Populations
  • MAE 5120 School Public Relations
  • MAE 5180 Education: The Profession & The Professional
  • MAE 5250 Building Literacy in K-12 Classroom
  • MAE 5400 Advanced Assessment

Fall Semester (8 weeks per term)
Term A            Term B
Choose 2        Choose 2
- MAE 5020    MAE 5030
MAE 5040    MAE 5060
MAE 5180    MAE 5080
MAE 5400    MAE 5250

Spring Semester (8 weeks per term)
Term A           Term B
Choose 2        Choose 2
MAE 5070    MAE 5010
MAE 5120    MAE 5050
MAE 5180    MAE 5080
MAE 5400    MAE 5250

Summer Semester (8 weeks per term)
Term A            Term B
Choose 2        Choose 2    
MAE 5020    MAE 5010
MAE 5040    MAE 5030
MAE 5070    MAE 5050
MAE 5120    MAE 5060
MAE 5180    MAE 5080
MAE 5400    MAE 5250


Admission Requirements:

  • Application fee - $50
  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution


  • Total tuition cost is $17,100 ($490 per credit hour)
  • Financial aid is available — more than 60% of our online degree program students receive financial aid
  • Employer tuition assistance accepted


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