If you are a teacher or staff member of the Des Moines Public School system then this program is for you. The Master of Science in Education in Science, Culturally Responsive Leadership and Instruction (CRLI), also known as BLUE, allows students to gain an increased understanding of the unique contexts of teaching and learning in an urban and diverse school community.
Applications are reviewed on an on-going basis; therefore, it is requested that all materials be submitted approximately 8 weeks prior to the beginning of the intended start-term. The BLUE program operates as a cohort and starts in the spring semester.
For applicants on a district contract, required application materials include:
For self pay applicants, required application materials include:
Complete and digitally sign the online Application for Admission.
We require official transcripts from:
Official transcripts are designated as those coming directly from the university or college of attendance to Drake University.
Official transcripts may be sent via secure electronic transmission from the issuing institution to firstname.lastname@example.org or via postal mail to:
Coordinator of Graduate Admission
School of Education – Drake University
Collier-Scripps Hall – Rm 221
2702 Forest Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Transcripts and other supporting materials are not returned to the applicant and become the property of Drake University.
A current professional résumé or curriculum vitae is required. Please include information regarding current and/or past employment history as well as professional development, internships completed, and volunteer experiences.
Please upload a statement of interest. The statement should address the following questions:
A copy of your teaching license is required as part of the application process. a screenshot of the teaching license is acceptable for submission.
Coordinator of Graduate Admission, School of Education