MSE: Culturally Responsive Leadership & Instruction

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BLUE. Building Leaders in Urban Education 

The BLUE program is a partnership between the Drake University School of Education and Des Moines Public Schools (DMPS). This 32-credit hour degree program is designed to develop teachers to meet the needs of a diverse student population. This program focuses on building a strong foundation in equity and cultural proficiency. 

The BLUE program focuses on current research and instructional practices.  Application of learning is central to program outcomes. Students have a variety of choices in elective courses that can be used to advance their specific teaching content and/or context. Participants are eligible for discounted tuition for their degree as long as they stay employed by DMPS for the length of their program.


For questions about the BLUE program, contact: 

Jill Johnson, PhD
1-800-44-DRAKE, x2143

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