University of South Alabama

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Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
M.Ed. in Elementary Education M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education
M.Ed. in Secondary Education M.S. in Instructional Design and Development
M.Ed. in Special Education Ed.S. Instructional Specialist
M.Ed.Secondary Education
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

USA College of Education offers a wide variety of affordable graduate programs which can be completed in as little as two years. Faculty are highly qualified with an extensive background and doctoral degree.

School type Public
Grad programs NCATE accredited Yes
Grad programs TEAC accredited No
Terms Semester

Program Offerings

Advanced degree programs offered
Education Specialist Yes
Ph.D. Yes
Ed.D. N/A
Online master's in education degree programs 7
Concentrations offered
Educational Administration and Supervision Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods
Educational/Instructional Media Design Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language
Special Education and Teaching
Categories of study offered to master's students
Teaching track Yes
Counseling/Psychology track N/A
Administration track Yes
Research/Policy track Yes

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 62


Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 32 full-time; 4 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 100% full-time; 100% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 20
Average experience teaching online courses N/A
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty 7 full-time; 13 part-time

Class Size

Average class size N/A
Maximum class size 50

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Depends
Can earn degree entirely abroad N/A
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations Yes
Group projects/simulations Yes
Exams Yes
Classes include campus-based students Yes
Collaboration among online and campus students No instructor preference
Students enroll as online students Yes, they are bound to courses as online students after enrollment
Credits earned online equal earned on campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus Majority
Same curricula for online and campus students Most


One-year retention rates N/A


Graduation rates N/A
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 2.5 years
Program target time to graduate 2 years
Required time to earn degree 7 years

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