Best Online Master of Education Programs in Texas

This page provides rankings of the best and most affordable online Master of Education (M.Ed.) programs in Texas. A total of 41 schools in Texas have M.Ed. programs that can be completed online or through hybrid learning. M.Ed. programs are usually geared towards licensed educators, although some schools may have M.Ed. tracks leading to first-time licensure. Earning an M.Ed. can help you qualify for additional certification areas, develop expertise in a specific subject or area of teaching, or lead to specialist credentials like school administration. 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 Texas

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 Texas 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 Houston#1AAQEPAdministration, C&I, Content Area, CounselingHybrid, Online#133 tie#63 tie$38636-42
Texas Tech University#2AAQEP, CAEPAdministration, C&I, ReadingOnline#216 tie#67 tie$41936-45
Lamar University#3AAQEPAdministration, C&I, Counseling, ReadingOnline#395-435#199 tie$34230-60
Texas A&M University-College Station#4C&I, Content Area, Counseling, ReadingOnline#47 tie#39 tie$1,07136
Texas A&M University-Commerce#5Administration, C&I, Content Area, Counseling, Reading, Teacher PrepOnline#369 tie#182$75830-36
Sam Houston State University#6CAEPAdministration, C&I, Content Area, ReadingOnline#249 tie#143 tie$74230-36
The University of Texas at Austin#7C&IOnline#32#8 tie$1,06830
Texas State University#8Administration, C&I, ReadingOnline#280 tie#117 tie$35730-36
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley#9Administration, C&I, Content Area, ReadingOnline#227 tie#183 tie$45830-36
The University of Texas at Arlington#10AAQEPAdministration, C&I, Reading, Teacher PrepOnline#236 tie#174 tie$1,41830
Tarleton State University#11Administration, C&I, Teacher Prep, ReadingHybrid, Online#376 tie#207$24230-36
Texas Southern University#12CAEPAdministration, CounselingOnline#395-435$34133-60
Abilene Christian University#13AAQEPAdministration, C&IOnline#320 tie#229 tie$65030-33
University of North Texas#14Administration, C&I, Teacher PrepOnline#260 tie#107 tie$90030-36
Midwestern State University#15CAEPAdministration, C&IOnline$23630-36
The University of Texas at Tyler#16Administration, C&I, ReadingOnline#361 tie$36330-36
Stephen F Austin State University#17CAEPC&I, Content AreaOnline$37636
The University of Texas at El Paso#18Administration, C&I, Content Area, Counseling, ReadingHybrid, Online#304 tie$49630-36
Texas Woman’s University#19Administration, C&I, CounselingOnline#332 tie$57730
North American University#20Administration, C&I, CounselingOnline$31030
Texas A&M University-Kingsville#21C&I, Teacher PrepOnline#352 tie$25936
Sul Ross State University#22Administration, C&I, Counseling, Reading, Teacher PrepHybrid, Online$26630-48
University of Houston-Victoria#23Administration, C&I, Content Area, Reading, Teacher PrepOnline$36830-39
West Texas A&M University#24Administration, C&I, CounselingOnline$28330-60
East Texas Baptist University#25Administration, C&I, Content Area, Counseling, Teacher PrepOnline$40030-36
University of North Texas at Dallas#26C&I, Teacher PrepHybrid, Online$31130
Texas A&M University-Central Texas#27Administration, C&IHybrid, Online$30930-36
Huston-Tillotson University#28Administration, ReadingHybrid$51333
Schreiner University#29Administration, Teacher PrepOnline$51736
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor#30Administration, C&I, Teacher PrepHybrid#395-435$1,07530
Prairie View A&M University#31AdministrationOnline#395-435$36330-36
Concordia University Texas#32Administration, C&IOnline$64030
Lubbock Christian University#33Administration, C&IHybrid$64036-48
Wayland Baptist University#34Administration, C&I, Content Area, Reading, Teacher PrepOnline$1,07637
Texas A&M University-Texarkana#35AdministrationOnline$39130
University of Houston-Downtown#36AdministrationOnline$41430
Arlington Baptist University#37C&IHybrid$46536
Texas Wesleyan University#38AdministrationOnline#395-435$61230-36
Angelo State University#39AdministrationOnline$80536
Houston Christian University#40C&I, Counseling, Teacher PrepOnline$1,23036-48
Saint Edward’s University#41CounselingOnline$1,24230

*See table notes at bottom of page.

Most Affordable Online Master of Education Programs in Texas

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.

  • Midwestern State University ($7,080-$8,496)
  • Tarleton State University ($7,260-$8,712)
  • Sul Ross State University ($7,980-$12,768)
  • West Texas A&M University ($8,490-$16,980)
  • Texas A&M University-Central Texas ($9,270-$11,124)
  • North American University ($9,300)
  • Texas A&M University-Kingsville ($9,324)
  • University of North Texas at Dallas ($9,330)
  • Lamar University ($10,260-$20,520)
  • Texas State University ($10,710-$12,852)
  • Prairie View A&M University $10,890-$13,068)
  • The University of Texas at Tyler ($10,890-$13,068)
  • University of Houston-Victoria ($11,040-$14,352)
  • Texas Southern University ($11,253-$20,460)
  • Texas A&M University-Texarkana ($11,730)
  • East Texas Baptist University ($12,000-$14,400)

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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, 2023-2024: https://premium.usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-education-schools/edu-rankings