Best Online Master of Education Programs in Florida

This page details the best and most affordable online Master of Education (M.Ed.) programs in Florida. You’ll find 18 schools in Florida offering online and hybrid M.Ed. programs. M.Ed. programs typically target licensed educators, although some schools offer M.Ed. options that lead to licensure. Pursuing an M.Ed. can qualify you to add a certification area, deepen your expertise in a specific subject or area of teaching, or prepare you for specialist licenses like school administrator. Explore our rankings of the best and most affordable online M.Ed. programs below.

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The Best Online M.Ed. Programs in Florida

The table below displays the top-ranked online and hybrid M.Ed., Master of Arts in Education (MA.Ed.), and Master of Science in Education (MS.Ed.) programs in Florida based on program accreditation, number of relevant offerings, third-party school and program ratings, and affordability. For more information, see our our unique ranking methodology.

School NameRankAccreditation1,2*M.Ed. Program Types**Program FormatUS News National Rank3US News Graduate Education Rank4Tuition Per Credit Hour***Credit Hours Req’d
University of Florida#1CAEPAdministration, C&I, Content Area, Reading, Teacher PrepHybrid, Online#28 tie#16$44930-36
University of South Florida#2CAEPAdministration, C&I, Content AreaOnline#89 tie#48 tie$60230-33
Florida Gulf Coast University#3CAEPAdministration, C&I, ReadingOnline#304 tie#203 tie$37333-36
University of Central Florida#4Content Area, ReadingOnline#124 tie#42 tie$74030-36
University of North Florida#5CAEPAdministration, Content AreaOnline#236 tie#148 tie$67030-45
Florida Atlantic University#6CAEPAdministration, C&I, Content Area, Teacher PrepHybrid, Online#209 tie#107 tie$69936-48
Southeastern University#7Administration, C&I, Content Area, ReadingOnline#395-435$37530-36
University of West Florida#8CAEPAdministration, C&I, ReadingOnline$71530-36
Warner University#9C&I, Content AreaOnline$47730
Florida Southern College#10Administration, C&IHybrid, Online#229 tie$47530-36
Hobe Sound Bible College#11Administration, C&IOnline$42531
Lynn University#12Administration, C&IOnline#237-255$75034-36
Nova Southeastern University#13CAEPC&I, Content Area, ReadingOnline#227 tie#201$1,16430-40
University of Tampa#14CAEPC&IOnline$73030
Bethune-Cookman University#15CAEPContent AreaOnline$75033
University of Miami#16Administration, C&IOnline#67 tie#140 tie$2,42130
Trinity Baptist College#17AdministrationOnline$52533
Flagler College#18C&IHybrid$65030

*See table notes at bottom of page.

Most Affordable Online Master of Education Programs in Florida

The following schools with hybrid and online M.Ed. degrees are the most affordable based on the minimum program tuition, excluding fees. The total credit hours required may vary by concentration area, so be sure to check with schools of interest for specific program options. You can cross-reference this list with our table above to compare the quality indicators that best fit your needs.

  • Southeastern University ($11,250-$13,500)
  • Florida Gulf Coast University ($12,309-$13,428)
  • Hobe Sound Bible College ($13,175)
  • University of Florida ($13,470-$16,164)
  • Florida Southern College ($14,250-$17,100)
  • Warner University ($14,310)
  • Trinity Baptist College ($17,325)
  • University of South Florida ($18,060-$19,866)
  • Flagler College ($19,500)

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Table notes:
* AAQEP accredits programs, not providers, so not all programs at a given school will hold this accreditation.
** Administration: Programs focused on administrative training, such as educational leadership, principal preparation and endorsement, and educational administration.
C&I: Programs in curriculum and instruction, instructional design, educational technology, and instructional strategies for specific populations, such as urban education, social justice, research, or special education.
Content Area: Programs in an instructional area such as English, Math, or Special Education.
Counseling: Programs that lead to certification, licensure, or advancement as a school counselor.
Teacher Prep: Programs designed for initial licensure.
Reading: Programs in reading and literacy, typically focused on credential preparation for reading and literacy specialists.
*** Tuition is per credit hour for in-state students and does not include required fees.

1. Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation: https://caepnet.org/provider-search
2. Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation: https://aaqep.org/accredited-programs
3. US News & World Report National University Rankings, 2024: https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges/rankings/national-universities
4. US News & World Report Best Education Schools, 2024: https://premium.usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-education-schools/edu-rankings