Best Online Master of Education Programs in Michigan

This page provides information on the best and most affordable online Master of Education (M.Ed.) programs in Michigan. There are 10 schools in Michigan that offer M.Ed. programs in online and hybrid formats. These programs are typically designed for licensed educators, although some schools offer M.Ed. options for first-time licensure. An M.Ed. can help you add a certification area, advance your skills and knowledge in a specific subject or area of teaching, or add specialist credentials like school administration. Review our rankings of the best and most affordable online M.Ed. programs below.

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The Best Online M.Ed. Programs in Michigan

The table below displays the top-ranked online M.Ed., Master of Arts in Education (MA.Ed.), and Master of Science in Education (MS.Ed.) programs in Michigan 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
Michigan State University#1CAEPAdministration, Content Area, ReadingOnline#60 tie#21 tie$93330
Grand Valley State University#2CAEPAdministration, C&I, Content Area, Counseling, Reading, Teacher PrepHybrid, Online#235$79236-42
Calvin University#3CAEPAdministration, C&I, ReadingHybrid, Online$57530-32
Oakland University#4CAEPAdministration, C&I, Content AreaOnline#332 tie#206 tie$87233
Wayne State University#5CAEPAdministration, C&IHybrid, Online#201 tie#120 tie$76333-45
Spring Arbor University#6CAEPC&I, ReadingOnline$52930-31
Northern Michigan University#7Administration, C&I, Content Area, ReadingOnline$66934-40
Adrian College#8CAEPC&IOnline$65030
Aquinas College#9CAEPTeacher PrepHybrid$67330
Davenport University#10Administration, C&IOnline$1,00636-39

*See table notes at bottom of page.

The Most Affordable Online M.Ed. Programs in Michigan

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 schools that best fit your needs.

  • Spring Arbor University ($15,870-$16,399)
  • Calvin University ($17,250-$18,400)
  • Adrian College ($19,500)
  • Aquinas College ($20,190)
  • Northern Michigan University ($22,746-$26,760)

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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