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Online Master of Education (M.Ed.) Program

Number online M.Ed. 1 program in Ohio by U.S. News and World Report

Cultivate teaching expertise and passion for students’ growth with an online Master of Education degree from the University of Mount Union. Our robust curriculum emphasizes relevant pedagogies, skills for school, district, and higher education-level leadership roles, and specialized topics in education. The online M.Ed. is ideal for working teachers, professionals, and coaches managing other responsibilities: the seven-week course structure allows you to focus on one subject at a time and offers flexibility to fit your career commitments.



Online M.Ed. Concentrations

Your career goals guide your learning in Mount Union’s online education master’s program. Tailor your degree to prepare for professional success in one of four concentrations: athletic coaching, instructional design and technology, educational leadership, or Ohio principal licensure.

Online Master of Education in Athletic Coaching

Mount Union produces competitive coaches who are impactful leaders, strong motivators, and encouraging communicators at all levels of athletics. Learn more about the Athletic Coaching concentration

Online Master of Education in Instructional Design and Technology

Develop leading-edge approaches to course design, pedagogy, and assessment that contribute to lasting impacts in P–12 education. Learn more about the Instructional Design and Technology concentration.

Online Master of Education in Educational Leadership

Expand your capacity for leading schools and excelling in high-level administrative roles with courses in managerial skills, ethical leadership, and education technology. Learn more about the Educational Leadership concentration.

Online Master of Education in Ohio Principal Licensure

Gain the skills and expertise necessary for an administrative career in Ohio education by preparing for the Ohio Assessment for Educators Licensure Exam. Learn more about the Ohio Principal Licensure concentration.

The Benefits of Pursuing Your M.Ed. Online

Completing an online M.Ed. provides significant flexibility for you to maintain your current commitments—whether you’re working, teaching, coaching, caregiving, parenting, or balancing multiple roles—while furthering your career potential. Mount Union’s online M.Ed. is comparable to and competitive with in-person programs: you will gain hands-on experience through a project-based internship or capstone in your home school, establish comprehensive core competencies and specialized skills, and access resources and networks dedicated to helping you pursue your career goals.

In consecutive seven-week-long courses (two per term), you can individually focus on each topic. No matter where you live, you can enroll in our accredited two-year online M.Ed. program in the summer, fall, or spring semesters.

Accelerate Your Education Career

Amid rapidly changing needs and expectations in the education field, Mount Union prepares innovative thinkers and compelling leaders who guide the future of education. Our graduates go on to excel in expert roles like:

  • Principal
  • Head of School
  • District Administrator
  • Program Coordinator
  • Athletic Director
  • Sports Coach
  • Online Course Designer
  • Leader in Non-Profit Sector

M.Ed. Program Spotlights

Online M.Ed. Admission Requirements

Degree/Credentials: Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. 

Undergraduate Achievement: Possess an undergraduate cumulative grade point average equal to or greater than a 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale) or a grade point average equal to or greater than 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) with a minimum of 12 credit hours of graduate study.

Experience: Provide a curriculum vitae or résumé.

Essay and Writing Ability: Applicants will submit an essay of approximately 250-500 words that outlines the applicant’s career aspirations and rationale for applying to the program. This piece will demonstrate the candidate’s ability to write at the graduate level.

Professional Recommendations: Provide one recommendation from an employer or former professor who is in a position to judge the applicant’s potential for graduate-level study and research, as well as suitability for educational leadership.

Consideration for Conditional Admission: Applicants who do not meet the above criteria will be judged on a case-by-case basis and will be asked to submit additional documentation in an attempt to gain conditional admission.

Personal Interview: Applicants may be selected for an interview to be conducted using phone/video conferencing. Applicants who successfully complete the interview will be admitted into the Master of Education in Ohio principal's licensure program.

For Entrance to the Ohio Principal's Licensure Concentration ONLY

Fulfill all entrance requirements and possess at least one of the following criteria:

  • Possess a cumulative undergraduate GPA equal to or greater than 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Document satisfactory scores on the General Test of the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE): Verbal greater than or equal to 145, Quantitative greater than or equal to 144, and writing greater than or equal to 3.75
  • Possess a cumulative graduate GPA greater to or equal than to 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) from at least six semester hours


Transfer Credit Policy: A maximum of nine (9) semester hours of graduate transfer credits will be considered for transfer credit. The course(s) must have been taken at a regionally accredited institution and be aligned with the objectives for the University of Mount Union course(s), and only coursework earning a grade of B or better will be considered for transfer credit. Additional credits may be transferred on a case-by-case basis.

A candidate wishing transfer credit must submit an official transcript, along with a copy of the appropriate course description from the graduate catalogue of the respective institution and may be asked to offer additional documentation (such as a course syllabus). To initiate a transfer credit evaluation, email a request to

Enrollment Deposit: If admitted to the program, candidates are required to submit a non-refundable deposit of $250. This deposit will be applied toward tuition charges. Pay Your Deposit

TOEFL Requirement: For admission into the Master of Education program, applicants whose primary language is not English must have a recent IBT (Internet- Based TOEFL) score of 100 or more in addition to meeting other program requirements.

The University of Mount Union prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, marital or parental status, pregnancy, disability, or genetic information in student admissions, financial aid, educational or athletic programs, or employment as now or may hereafter be required by university policy and federal or state law. Inquiries regarding compliance may be directed to the Office of Human Resources, Beeghly Hall, (330) 829-6560,