Evening & Graduate Programs

Master of Arts in Education


Apply Now! You’ll find our fully accredited Master of Arts in Education degree program affordably priced at the University of Saint Mary — one of the oldest, best, and most respected teaching institutions in the region.

With lower tuition costs, smaller class sizes, flexible course designs, and a helpful advisory staff that wants you to succeed, there’s no better place to go for your Master of Arts in Education.

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Specialize for Success

Now Saint Mary offers specialty concentrations to make you more marketable in an increasingly competitive industry:

  • Teacher Leadership
  • ESL
  • Adult Education
  • Sport Administration

Master the skills necessary to shape classroom and school improvement and ensure the highest level of success for your students.

Your degree can lead to career advancement and higher pay while also providing very practical information and advice with immediate classroom application. You’ll also place yourself among the highest in-demand teachers by staying ahead of the curve on ever-changing teaching trends.

At USM, you’ll gain a practical, quality, values-driven education from instructors who blend academic knowledge with real-world experience.

Your USM advisor will work diligently with you to build a schedule that fits your life, helps you earn your master’s degree in education as quickly and conveniently as possible.

Who will benefit?

The University of Saint Mary evening Master of Arts in Education program is conveniently located in Overland Park at 4500 College Blvd. You may also take classes at our main campus in Leavenworth.

Many types of students can benefit:

  • Teachers in public and private schools in grades K-12

  • Non teachers working in development or leadership roles at colleges or universities

  • Military personnel interested in increasing their educational expertise

  • Home-school teachers

  • Child care managers and administrators

  • Parents who seek a greater understanding of educational practices

Family-Friendly Scheduling

USM’s education graduate program is flexible.

We offer:

  • Accelerated courses: most meet once a week, Monday through Thursday, 5-8:50 p.m.

  • Terms begin six times per year (August, October, January, February, March, May, and June)

  • You may start at any term

Please note that this is not a licensure program. Learning Outcomes and Assessment Results

NCATEThe University of Saint Mary is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs. NCATE is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation to accredit programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional school personnel.

We recommend that you submit your application materials at least 30 days prior to the start of the term.

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