Best Online Master of Education Programs in New York

On this page, you’ll find details about the best and most affordable online Master of Education (M.Ed.) programs in New York. New York boasts 33 schools with online and hybrid M.Ed. programs. Though an M.Ed. is usually designed for licensed educators, some schools provide M.Ed. options for first-time licensure. An M.Ed. can help you add a certification or endorsement, enhance your expertise in teaching a specific subject or population, or add specialized 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 New York

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 New York 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 at Buffalo#1AAQEP, CAEPContent Area, ReadingHybrid, Online#76 tie#54 tie$56530-33
Binghamton University#2AAQEPContent Area, ReadingOnline#73 tie#130 tie$47130-36
Teachers College at Columbia University#3AAQEPCounselingOnline#12 tie#1 tie$1,97060
SUNY Cortland#4CAEPAdministration, Content Area, ReadingOnline$51830-31
SUNY Potsdam#5CAEPC&I, Content Area, ReadingOnline$51830-36
SUNY Oswego#6AAQEPC&I, Content AreaOnline$47130
Marist College#7AAQEPC&I, Teacher PrepOnline$46036
SUNY Oneonta#8AAQEPC&I, ReadingOnline$51830-39
CUNY Lehman College#9CAEPContent Area, Teacher PrepOnline$46339
Roberts Wesleyan University#10AAQEPContent Area, Reading, Teacher PrepHybrid, Online$84030-45
St. Bonaventure University#11CAEPAdministration, Content Area, Counseling, Reading, Teacher PrepOnline$83030-60
SUNY Brockport#12CAEPContent Area, Reading, Teacher PrepHybrid$1,03630-48
Elmira College#13Content Area, Reading, Teacher PrepOnline$62530-36
Manhattanville University#14CAEPContent Area, C&IOnline$1,05030
Nazareth University#15AAQEPContent Area, Teacher PrepHybrid$86536-51
CUNY Queens College#16CAEPContent AreaOnline$51830
Empire State University#17C&I, Content AreaOnline$51830-42
SUNY New Paltz#18AAQEPReadingOnline$51836
Houghton University#19AAQEPReadingOnline$57539
CUNY Brooklyn College#20Content Area, Teacher PrepOnline$66330-54
Canisius University#21C&I, Content Area, ReadingOnline$91530-33
The College of Saint Rose#22Administration, C&IHybrid, Online$84630-36
Metropolitan College of New York#23AAQEPTeacher PrepHybrid$84346
CUNY Bernard M Baruch College#24AdministrationHybrid$47036-39
Pace University#25AdministrationOnline#249 tie$1,08530-36
Dominican University New York#26Content AreaHybrid#369 tie$1,06036
Iona University#27Administration, Content Area, Reading, Teacher PrepHybrid$1,21530-48
Niagara University#28CAEPAdministration, Content Area, Teacher PrepOnline$2,10136-43
St. Thomas Aquinas College#29AAQEPReadingHybrid$1,21536
Wagner College#30AAQEPTeacher PrepHybrid$1,29539
Molloy University#31C&I, Content Area, Teacher PrepHybrid#237-255$1,45033-48
Bank Street College of Education#32AAQEPContent Area, Teacher PrepOnline$1,86830-43
Hofstra University#33AdministrationOnline#185 tie#203 tie$1,63036

*See table notes at bottom of page.

Most Affordable Online Master of Education Programs in New York

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.

  • SUNY Oswego ($14,130)
  • Binghamton University ($14,130-$16,956)
  • CUNY Queens College ($15,540)
  • SUNY Cortland ($15,540-$16,058)
  • SUNY Potsdam ($15,540-$18,648)
  • SUNY Oneonta ($15,540-$21,756)
  • Empire State University ($15,540-$21,756)
  • Marist College ($16,560)
  • CUNY Bernard M Baruch College ($16,950-$18,330)
  • University at Buffalo ($16,950-$18,645)
  • CUNY Lehman College ($18,057-$22,500)
  • SUNY New Paltz ($18,648)
  • Elmira College ($18,750-$22,500)
  • CUNY Brooklyn College ($19,890-$35,802)
  • Houghton University ($22,425)
  • St. Bonaventure University ($24,900-$49,800)

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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