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MS in Educational Studies (current educators)


An M.S. in Educational Studies provides practicing teachers and educational professionals with knowledge addressing certification requirements of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). Our program offers clinical experiences, interdisciplinary skills, and real-world applications for those seeking to advance their career and profession.

Why Study Educational Studies?

Consistent with Eastern’s mission and strategic plan, this program will “prepare students for careers or advanced study while providing them with the lifelong skills and confidence needed to succeed in a world of constant economic, social, and technological change."

  • Applies an Interdisciplinary approach
  • Provides content area focus on teaching, literacies, and research for all learners
  • Offers clinical experiences
  • Incorporates a collaborative data literacy project 
  • Culminates in a school impact assignment in a clinical setting the content knowledge area
  • These are some of the basic requirements for admission into the M.S. in Educational Studies program: 

    • Completed application for admission with a $50 non-refundable application fee. Apply Online. 
    • Bachelor’s degree from an approved/accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Work experience will be part of the assessment if your GPA is below 3.0. 
    • A résumé/CV addressing your professional history, educational, and career interests.   
    • Official college transcript(s) for all non-Eastern colleges/universities attended. 
    • A copy of a valid state teacher’s certificate or evidence of significant teaching experience.   
    • Two recommendation surveys completed by individuals knowledgeable about your ability to complete graduate work. 
    • Statement of professional goals
  • The following links contain course and credit requirements for the M.S. in Educational Studies program at Eastern. Please use them to help plan your course of study but be aware that course offerings may change in the future. 

    Graduate Plan of Study (PDF Download)

    Graduate Plan of Study (Web Form)

  • The cost of the program is $714 per credit hour. The program is 30 credits total. Additional non-refundable fees may apply
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Who Should Apply?

The M.S. in Educational Studies is an advanced degree for experienced certified teachers, teacher candidates who have completed a teaching certification program, or other professionals with an interest in working with exceptional students.
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Eastern is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).
  • The cost per credit hour is $714 with a per semester fee of $60. Supplemental material including textbooks must be purchased separately.
  • As an online student with Eastern, you should expect to devote 12-16 hours per week towards earning your degree. This includes watching your pre-recorded lectures and completing relevant coursework. Additional time may be spent participating in online discussions, meeting with faculty members during their office hours or completing elective practicum work in your local community.
  • Yes, students who qualify may be able to receive support for their Eastern graduate degree program. Potential options include student loans, military savings, veteran’s benefits and employer tuition assistance.
  • Eastern’s online programs have no application deadline. Three (3) start dates are offered each year and it is recommended that applications be submitted at least six (6) weeks in advance of a student’s preferred start date.
  • Potential careers include:

    • Teacher
    • Education Coordinator
    • Education Administrator
    • Instructional Coordinator
    • Training & Development Specialist
    • Principal
    • Academic Researcher