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M.A. in Education: Coaching Concentration

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Prepare for a Successful Career in Coaching and Athletics

Gain valuable skills to lead sports teams and develop winning organizations with this flexible online program.

Gain valuable skills to lead sports teams and develop winning organizations with this flexible online program.

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Meet Your Goals in Just Two Years

The online M.A. in Education – Coaching from Greenville University is designed for working educators with busy schedules. It delivers a flexible coaching curriculum grounded in Christian values, helping you get the most out of your athletes through character development and strong leadership.

When you earn your coaching degree online, you can complete your program in two years or less. Because Greenville University is an Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) approved continuing education provider, you’re earning a valuable credential for continued success as a coach or athletic administrator.

Career Outlook: Faster Than Average Growth

Experienced coaching professionals are in high demand, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics reporting 11% job growth through 2028 – a rate that’s much faster than the national average for all occupations. The BLS also projects 30,500 new coaching and scouting jobs will be added to the the market during the same time period. Increasing numbers of student athletes and rising participation in sports are driving this impressive career outlook.

As a graduate of Greenville’s coaching degree online program, you will also be qualified for positions in athletics administration at the high school or college level. No matter which career path you choose, you’re earning a specialized degree to help you reach your professional goals.

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.

Athletic Director


Athletic directors work for schools, universities, and other organizations. They are responsible for overseeing all athletic activities, coordinating budgets, and promoting sports events in the community. Athletic directors may also manage a team of recruiters or other administrators within their department.

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Additional career options include:

  • Athletic Club Coach
  • Recruiter
  • Private Sports Instructor
  • Scout
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Curriculum: Lead Your Athletes to Success

Greenville’s coaching degree online program features a curriculum that integrates proven approaches and practical application. You will learn from expert faculty who bring years of coaching and athletics experience to the online classroom. Coursework is delivered in a flexible learning environment focused on performance, philosophy, and leadership.

Our 8- and 16-week courses cover relevant topics like sport skill analysis, coaching character, and advanced coaching methodologies. In this program, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with other coaches and use what you learn on the job to create high-achieving teams and organizations.

Course Spotlight: PHED 516 Advanced Sport Coaching Methodology

Total Credit Hours: 3

Learn to apply competitive tactics and strategies in the sport environment by developing effective game, match, or meet preparation procedures (including scouting), conducting efficient practice sessions, utilizing game management strategies, and completing skills analysis.

Course Spotlight: PHED 510 Coach Character

Total Credit Hours: 3

Explore how sports provide a unique and valuable environment for an individual to develop their identity. Learn to apply key principles from philosophy, personal development, and sport psychology principles to the athletic environment and promote motivation, collaboration, and emotional growth.

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M.A. in Education: Curriculum and Instruction

Prepare for career advancement as a teacher, administrator, or instructional coordinator through advanced coursework in literacy, curricular design, and more.

M.A. in Education: Special Education

Finish your degree in 18 months and gain skills to help students with varied abilities achieve their full learning potential.

M.A. in Education: TESL

Learn relevant teaching approaches for culturally and linguistically diverse populations.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our dedicated admissions team is here to help. If you have additional questions that aren’t covered here, contact us or call (855) 582-1233.

Yes! You can save time and money by transferring up to 6 credits to the online M.A. in Education program. Contact an enrollment counselor for more information.

No. Test scores are not required for admission to the M.A. in Education program.

Applying to the online M.A. in Education program is quick and easy. You can start your free application today! If you have more questions about the process, contact us.

Students can complete this program in 2 years or less, depending on transfer credits and which concentration option you choose.

The M.A. in Education program requires 30–33 credit hours for degree completion, depending on your chosen concentration.

The online programs from Greenville University feature the same high-quality teaching and academic rigor as our on-campus offerings. You can be confident you’re earning a valuable degree for continued success.

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