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M.A. in Education Careers

Prepare for Careers in the Classroom and Beyond

Earn a valuable degree for continued success as an educator or coach with Greenville University’s online Master of Arts in Education. Graduates of this program can pursue positions in athletics, curriculum development, administration, special education, or Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL).

Employment in education careers is on the rise, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics reporting job outlook that is on par with the national average for all occupations. Factors like increasing school enrollment and widespread participation in school sports are driving this growth.

Adult Literacy Teacher


These educators teach their students to read, write, and speak English. They work with adults whose first language is not English, assessing their skills and adapting teaching methods to fit diverse cultural backgrounds and learning styles. Adult literacy teachers often prepare students for the citizen exam or focus on vocabulary for jobs and daily living.

Athletic Coach


Athletic coaches can work in a variety of organizations, including high schools and universities. They instruct athletes for skill development during practice and provide guidance and strategy during games. Coaches may also be responsible for ensuring their athletes maintain certain grade levels to participate.

Instructional Coordinator


Instructional coordinators are responsible for developing school curricula and teaching standards. By analyzing student data and working closely with educators, they guide on course content, conduct teacher training, and more.

Special Education Teacher


These educators teach students with varied abilities, helping them to achieve their full learning potential. They can work with students ranging from preschool to high school. Special education teachers create learning plans for each student, update parents on progress, and adapt lesson plans to fit student needs.

Career and salary information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and

Additional education careers include:

  • Behavioral intervention specialist
  • Educational administrator
  • Elementary school teacher
  • English language instructor
  • Language program administrator
  • Private sports instructor
  • Secondary school teacher

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Advance Your Education or Coaching Career

When you complete this program, you’ll be able to:

Specialize Your Degree

Choose from four concentration options and prepare for the next step in your education or coaching career.

M.A. in Education: Coaching

Prepare for a successful career in coaching and athletics as you learn to lead sports teams and develop winning organizations.

M.A. in Education: Curriculum and Instruction

Become an education expert as you create meaningful learning opportunities for your students using proven research, methods, and techniques.

M.A. in Education: Special Education

Prepare to make a positive impact as an educator and advocate in special education.

M.A. in Education: TESL

Learn specialized skills for teaching non-native English speakers and finish your degree in 2 years.

Career Support

Greenville University is here to support you during your program and after graduation.

Contact the Office of Career Services at (618) 664–6655 for more information.

Job Fairs

We host four job fairs per year, both on campus and through our partnerships within the Gateway Career Association.

Alumni Network

When you graduate with a degree from Greenville University, you’ll be a part of our extensive network of former students.

Office of Career Services

We can help you begin your job search, make professional connections, and prepare for the job you want.

Find Your Strengths

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