Online Programs

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Students looking for a flexible schedule or who want to study from a distance will enjoy our online programs. The College of Education offers several asynchronous degree and certificate programs online, giving you a chance to learn with students from across the country and around the world.

Digital Media Design & Making in Education Graduate Online Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Digital Media Design and Making in Education is ideal for current and future educators looking to discover ways to use technology to enrich, extend, and advance learning in formal and informal educational environments.

Early Grade Reading in Developing Countries Online Certificate

The Early Grade Reading Graduate Certificate is a 15-credit, fully-online program offering state-of-the-art professional development for practitioners and policymakers working on early grade reading projects around the world.

Higher Education Online M.Ed.

Our online master’s degree in higher education is designed with the busy professional in mind. Our online students already work in higher education or an adjacent field and typically have several years of experience.

Higher Education Leadership Online Graduate Certificate 

The Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Leadership is ideal for current and future leaders in higher education who would benefit from leadership training, but who already have a terminal degree or do not need an advanced degree.

International Education Online M.Ed.

With a long-established international reputation for robust and thoughtful academic programs, the International Education Online Master's is designed with a social justice orientation for scholar-practitioners.  

Science Education Online M.Ed. and Ed.S. 

Based on a collaboration between UMass Amherst’s College of Education and College of Natural Sciences, the Science Education Online Graduate Program prepares teachers to create inquiry-based K-8 science classrooms.

Social Justice Education Online Graduate Certificate in Teaching for Diversity 

The purpose of the The Graduate Certificate in Social Justice education is to provide K-16 educators with foundational and applied knowledge and skills in Social Justice Education.


We also offer online undergraduate courses that fulfill requirements in the Education Minor as well as General Education.