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Master of Science in Education in Teacher Effectiveness and Professional Development

Program Highlights

Professional Learning Community Discuss ideas, research and teaching techniques with expert faculty members and fellow students who are also experienced teachers.

Practical Application The skills and techniques learned in courses can be immediately integrated into your classroom.

Research Oriented Before finishing the program, every student completes a research project that is based on the needs of the students they are currently teaching. Graduates often present their findings at their school, or find ways to implement the research into their classrooms and schools.

Flexible Programming After completing a series of core classes, you can take courses to gain an additional endorsement or choose from one of three areas of specialization. This allows you to tailor the program to your own interests or needs of your students.

Convenient Scheduling Core classes are held on Friday evenings and Saturdays, so you can complete the program while working. A three-credit course would typically meet three weekends during the semester. Some classes utilize a hybrid format, mixing weekend attendance with online activities.

Education News
October 12, 2016
Kevin Lam, assistant professor of urban and diversity education at Drake University, has received a 2016 Critics’ Choice book award for his book titled Youth Gangs, Racism, and Schooling: Vietnamese American Youth in a Postcolonial Context.