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It is never too late to become a teacher. No matter your background, the Master of Science in Teaching (MST) degree will help you transition into the field of education as a kindergarten or elementary school teacher. Drake's program is one of a small number of programs that allows you to get an elementary teaching certificate at the master's degree level.
This is a minimum 55-credit hour degree program. The degree program is designed for individuals who hold undergraduate degrees in a field outside of education, but would like to obtain teaching certification at the kindergarten or elementary school level (K-6). Would you rather teach older students? Consider the Master of Arts in Teaching program to be prepared as a middle or high school teacher.
This part-time program is designed to meet the needs of working professionals. Courses are offered in the evening, online, and during the day to accommodate your lifestyle. As you move through the degree program, more courses are taught primarily during the day. Courses can be taken all year round.
In addition to courses needed to receive your teaching license, you’ll fulfill requirements for at least one endorsement area while attending Drake. Contact the School of Education Coordinator of Graduate Admission for a transcript review to see which courses from your undergraduate transcript may count toward an endorsement. The number of courses you will need to take to complete an endorsement will depend on how many of your undergraduate courses fulfill state requirements.
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