Deliver effective online teaching experiences

Amy Simons

Masters of Education in Online Education `19

Amy Simons teaches multimedia journalism and advanced social media strategies at the University of Missouri. As the demand for distance learning increased, Amy decided to pursue a master's degree in online education from the University of Missouri. She learned how to design, deliver and evaluate effective online learning experiences and applied the information immediately to her classroom.

Quick facts

  • Program type: Master’s degree
  • Academic home: College of Education | School of Information Science and Learning Technologies
  • Delivery mode: 100 percent online
  • Credit hours: 30
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission
  • Estimated program cost: $13,590.90*

*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, course choices at Mizzou and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

Get the degree you deserve

The online master's degree in online education from MU can help you advance your career fulfilling the demand for distance learning alternatives in corporate, military, government and health care professions, as well as K–12 and higher education. If you want to design, deliver and evaluate effective online learning experiences, this may be the degree for you.

Career prospects

Employment growth1
Average salary increase2

1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Instructional Coordinators

2 Percentage by which the average base salary of a full-time teacher in a U.S. public elementary or secondary schools with master’s degrees exceeds that of a teacher with a bachelor’s degree, 2007–08. Snyder, T.D., and Dillow, S.A. (2011). Digest of Education Statistics 2010 (NCES 2011-015). National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. Washington, D.C.

Program structure and topics

Delivery of this program is 100 percent online: no campus visits are required.

Courses are semester-based, with 8-week and 16-week courses. Students typically take one or two classes each semester and finish in two years.

Course work covers

  • Online course design and instruction
  • Learning management systems
  • Rapid design of web based learning
  • Game design and development
  • Digital media skills

In-state tuition rates

As a distance learner in a University of Missouri graduate program, you qualify for in-state tuition rates, regardless of where you live.

Ask us about this program

This program is administered by the School of Information Science and Learning Technologies. SISLT is a proud member of the iSchools consortium, an international coalition of leading information schools.