Teaching and Learning (M.Ed.)


The online master of education (M.Ed.) in teaching and learning is designed primarily for individuals who have already completed coursework to obtain an initial educational license or addition to a license at the graduate level and wish to complete a master’s degree. The program consists of a 21-credit core and 9 credits of directed electives. Students who have completed non-degree licensure or certification programs may apply that coursework toward the M.Ed. degree as appropriate. Applicants who wish to earn the degree without pursuing initial or additional educational licenses will complete the 21-credit core and work with the advisor to select an appropriate array of elective courses.

This 30-credit-hour program may be completed in 18-24 months of full-time study if the student follows a department advisor’s recommended sequence of courses. Students do have the option of extending the program should they choose a less aggressive schedule. The University allows part-time students to take up to seven years to earn the degree, although the program is typically completed in far less time. All courses are offered on-line. On-campus visits are not required.

The M.Ed. in Teaching and Learning does not lead to initial licensure for purposes of educator certification..

Representations on licensing apply to licensing in the state of Indiana only. Potential students seeking licensing in other states should check with that state's educational licensing authorities on their requirements. For important information, visit Licensure or Certification Information.

This online program is open to eligible students in the U.S. (including the District of Columbia and all U.S. territories). The program is closed to students residing in countries other than the U.S. except for U.S. military and State Department personnel and their family members with APO/FPO addresses.

Fees and Expenses

Students in this master's program pay the same University fees as other online students, including online education delivery fees. In addition, students pay a one-time assessment fee of $100 (subject to change).

Required Courses

In addition, all educator licensure programs and related school programs at Indiana State University are accredited by the Indiana Department of Education and Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Financial Aid & Assistance

Graduate students may be eligible for federal student loans if they are admitted into graduate degrees (or first-time teacher certification programs) and meet other eligibility requirements. Certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid. Private alternative loans can help students pay college expenses that may not be covered by federal loan programs or other financial aid. For more information, visit financial aid.

In addition, students may be eligible for payment plans and veterans benefits.

Further Information

For further information and assistance, contact:

College of Graduate and Professional Studies
Indiana State University
(812) 237-3005


The Graduate Catalog and Undergraduate Catalog of Indiana State University are the documents of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalogs supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.



College of Graduate and Professional Studies
Indiana State University
(812) 237-3005