Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Earning the Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree is an important step in advancing your career as a professional educator. AIU’s Master of Education degree program and its specializations are designed to help teachers, administrators and education professionals gain the practical and technical skills they need to reach students from the elementary and secondary classrooms to the boardroom.

AIU’s Master of Education degrees in elementary and secondary education are designed for certified teachers and education professionals who want to build upon their previous educational or classroom experience. They are among the few M.Ed. programs to integrate adaptive learning throughout the entire curriculum.1 AIU’s M.Ed. program does not provide teacher certification. To learn more about teacher certification in your state, please use the drop-down menu below to select a state. You will be routed to the appropriate state-specific teaching certification website.

Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation

American InterContinental University® is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. To contact the Higher Learning Commission please visit

TEAC accredited education degree programs

The Master of Education Program at American InterContinental University is awarded TEAC initial accreditation by the Inquiry Brief Commission of Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for a period of two years, from October 2013 - October 2015. The accreditation does not include individual education courses that the Educator Preparation Provider (EPP) offers to P-12 educators for professional development, re-licensure, or other purposes. The new Master of Education specializations in Elementary Education and Secondary Education were designed to conform to CAEP/TEAC programmatic accreditation guidelines and have been submitted to CAEP/TEAC for review.

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1. Eduventures Inc. research, “Adaptive Learning Memo,” and American InterContinental University research, “Adaptive Learning Online M.Ed. Competitive Audit,” June 2015


    Today’s educational careers are becoming increasingly specialized, challenging teachers, administrators and education industry professionals to develop more extensive skills and expertise. AIU offers in-depth degree specializations in which more of the courses you take, on average, will be devoted to your field of interest than at other similar schools, so you can develop the specific knowledge you need to move your career forward. Scroll down to view AIU’s Master of Education degree specializations.

  • Elementary Education

    Designed for certified teachers, the Elementary Education specialization focuses on the unique needs of teachers interested in studying advanced topics in education, leadership and classroom strategy for elementary age students.

  • Secondary Education

    Designed for certified teachers, the Secondary Education specialization focuses on the unique needs of teachers interested in completing a master’s program focused on the educational leadership in grades 9–12.

  • Adult Education

    The specialization in Adult Education and Training can help enhance skills for individuals teaching adult students in various settings, including workplace training, professional development and continuing education programs. Graduates can learn about the design, implementation and evaluation of programs in a variety of learning settings.

  • Curriculum and Instruction

    This Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree program with a specialization in Curriculum and Instruction for Educators helps students learn how to use appropriate techniques to motivate and engage learners.

  • Instructional Design and Technology

    This Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree program with a specialization in Instructional Design and Technology gives students an opportunity to study the role emerging technology influences the way we learn, the way we teach and the potential for collaborative virtual learning environments made possible by Internet-delivered, rich multimedia course content.

  • Educational Leadership

    The specialization in Leadership of Educational Organizations gives students an opportunity to examine contemporary leadership theory and its applications in current education services as well as workplace learning and performance settings.