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Master’s Degree in Teacher Education Subject Specific

17,465 Yearly Graduations
$46,950 Median Salary
$26,226 Median Debt
There are 660 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a master's degree in subject specific ed. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 20% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 2.2% of subject specific ed graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Subject Specific Ed Majors

In 2018-2019, 17,465 master's degree were awarded to subject specific ed majors. This makes it the 10th most popular master's degree program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in subject specific ed at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 21,322
Master’s Degree 17,465
Graduate Certificate 2,112
Associate’s Degree 899
Undergraduate Certificate 622
Doctor’s Degree 570
Basic Certificate 526

Earnings of Subject Specific Ed Majors With Master’s Degree

The median salary for graduates holding a master's degree in subject specific ed is $46,950. This number may vary for a lot of reasons. For instance, you may decide to move to a location where people with your degree are rare and make more money.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $42,700 to a high of $52,125.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a master's degree in subject specific ed is $26,226. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $33,818 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $20,500.

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The median monthly payment of a subject specific ed graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $306.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their master's degree in subject specific ed. About 75.3% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 4,307
Women 13,158
Gender Diversity of Master's Degree in Subject Specific Ed

The racial-ethnic distribution of subject specific ed master’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 468
Black or African American 1,185
Hispanic or Latino 1,462
White 12,543
International Students 391
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,416
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Subject Specific Ed Master's Degree Students

There are 660 colleges that offer a master’s degree in subject specific ed. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, Utah
934 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Western Governors University tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for subject specific ed majors who are seeking their master's degree. Roughly 98,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,380 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,500 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 934 people received their master's degree in subject specific ed from WGU. Of these students, 71% were women and 15% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, Arizona
619 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Grand Canyon University is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in subject specific ed. Each year, around 83,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $16,419 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,175 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 619 people received their master's degree in subject specific ed from Grand Canyon University. Of these students, 92% were women and 28% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

American College of Education

Indianapolis, Indiana
473 Yearly Graduations
73% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

American College of Education is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in subject specific ed. Roughly 4,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,755 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,894 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 473 people received their master's degree in subject specific ed from American College of Education. About 73% of this group were women, and 12% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

Wilkes University

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
396 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
3% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Wilkes University is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in subject specific ed. Roughly 5,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $35,814 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $25,104 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 396 people received their master's degree in subject specific ed from Wilkes. Around 3% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 86% were women.

#5

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California
367 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for subject specific ed majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of Southern California. Roughly 45,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $57,256 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $46,272 per year.

The subject specific ed program at University of Southern California awarded 367 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 78% were women and 57% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

290 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Teachers College at Columbia University comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in subject specific ed. Roughly 4,700 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 290 people received their master's degree in subject specific ed from Teachers College. Around 30% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 71% were women.

#7

Capella University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
274 Yearly Graduations
95% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Capella University comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in subject specific ed. Each year, around 36,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,148 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,767 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 274 people received their master's degree in subject specific ed from Capella University. Around 19% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 95% were women.

#8

University of the Cumberlands

Williamsburg, Kentucky
267 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
1% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of the Cumberlands is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in subject specific ed. Roughly 10,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,875 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,670 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 267 people received their master's degree in subject specific ed from Cumberland College. Around 1% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 89% were women.

250 Yearly Graduations
98% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Arkansas State University - Main Campus comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in subject specific ed. Roughly 13,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,540 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,986 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 250 master's degree were handed out to subject specific ed majors at Arkansas State University - Main Campus. About 98% of this group were women, and 10% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts
217 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Boston University is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in subject specific ed. Each year, around 33,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $54,720 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $54,720 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 217 master's degree were handed out to subject specific ed majors at Boston U. Around 14% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 71% were women.

#11

CUNY Hunter College

New York, New York
207 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

CUNY Hunter College comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in subject specific ed. Each year, around 23,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,930 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,090 per year.

The subject specific ed program at CUNY Hunter College awarded 207 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 38% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 68% were women.

#12

CUNY Queens College

Queens, New York
190 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

CUNY Queens College comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in subject specific ed. Roughly 19,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,930 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,090 per year.

The subject specific ed program at CUNY Queens College awarded 190 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 31% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 67% were women.

#13

CUNY Brooklyn College

Brooklyn, New York
153 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for subject specific ed majors who are seeking their master's degree is CUNY Brooklyn College. Each year, around 17,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,930 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,090 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 153 people received their master's degree in subject specific ed from Brooklyn. Of these students, 55% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

Georgia State University

Atlanta, Georgia
151 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Georgia State University comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in subject specific ed. Roughly 32,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,158 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,164 per year.

The subject specific ed program at Georgia State University awarded 151 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 62% were women and 42% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

Olivet Nazarene University

Bourbonnais, Illinois
141 Yearly Graduations
97% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Olivet Nazarene University comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in subject specific ed. Roughly 4,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $36,080 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,420 per year.

The subject specific ed program at Olivet Nazarene University awarded 141 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 97% were women and 6% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

Liberty University

Lynchburg, Virginia
126 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Liberty University is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in subject specific ed. Roughly 75,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,417 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,980 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 126 master's degree were handed out to subject specific ed majors at Liberty University. About 76% of this group were women, and 20% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

CUNY Lehman College

Bronx, New York
122 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
66% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for subject specific ed majors who are seeking their master's degree is CUNY Lehman College. Roughly 14,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,930 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,090 per year.

The subject specific ed program at CUNY Lehman College awarded 122 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 56% of this group were women, and 66% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#18

University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida
119 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Florida is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in subject specific ed. Roughly 52,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,477 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,770 per year.

The subject specific ed program at University of Florida awarded 119 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 70% of this group were women, and 13% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

Lesley University

Cambridge, Massachusetts
118 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for subject specific ed majors who are seeking their master's degree is Lesley University. Roughly 4,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $28,500 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,540 per year.

The subject specific ed program at Lesley University awarded 118 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 88% were women and 9% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

Northern Illinois University

Dekalb, Illinois
118 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Northern Illinois University comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in subject specific ed. Each year, around 18,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,466 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,922 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 118 people received their master's degree in subject specific ed from NIU. Of these students, 75% were women and 16% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to subject specific ed that offer master’s degree.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Educational Administration 27,762
Teacher Education Grade Specific 25,769
General Education 19,995
Special Education 18,013
Curriculum & Instruction 16,093

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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