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Master of Science in Education in Teacher Effectiveness and Professional Development

Degree Options

Core Courses

Students in the TEPD program take 32 credit hours, including 17 hours of core master's classes.

  • Contemporary Issues in Education
  • Learning Communities and Professional Communication
  • Methods and Models of Teaching Effectiveness
  • Educational Research
  • Assessment for Learning
  • Professional Development and Learning Communities


The rest of the program gives students the flexibility to pursue an area of specialization or endorsement. Specializations are:


Each student must complete at least one endorsement; however, having more than one endorsement makes you more competitive after graduation. As a Drake student, you'll work with an advisor to determine which undergraduate courses may count toward an endorsement area. The number of courses you will need to take to complete an endorsement will depend on how many of your undergraduate courses fulfill the necessary requirements. A reading endorsement is recommended for all individuals, particularly those interested in teaching K-3.

Visit the Endorsement-Only page for a full list of endorsement options.



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October 25, 2016
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