Personalized Instruction Drake's courses are taught on campus by faculty members who are experts in their fields. You'll have an opportunity to get to know your professors as they serve as advisors and help to guide your teaching career.
Practical Experience With at least 80 hours of observation and practice in local schools, every student in the master's program will graduate with the skills and expertise needed to make an impact in the classroom. A dedicated placement coordinator will work with you to help you fit these classroom hours into your schedule. Every student also completes a full semester of student teaching.
Ideal Location Drake has connections to urban, rural, suburban, public and private schools, so you can gain the type of experience you need to have the teaching career you desire.
Flexible Scheduling The program offers both daytime and evening courses, so you can complete the program when it works best for you.
Professional Portfolio Development During your first master's class, you’ll begin to develop a portfolio that will, by the end of the program, demonstrate that you have met the various teaching requirements. This portfolio helps you display and discuss your expertise during job interviews.
Individualized Learning You can take up to two courses (maximum of 6 credit hours) before deciding if you would like to complete the MAT (5-12) or MST (K-8) degree. In addition, Drake offers numerous endorsement options to allow you to teach in an area that interest you and builds on your strengths.