Master of Education
Why study Master of Education?
Building on a strong initial licensure teacher education program, the Master of Education program through four of its emphases seeks to develop strong teacher leaders and address PK-12 practitioner needs in the areas of Early Childhood, English as a Second Language, Special Education, Reading and Teacher Leadership.
Coursework in the Teacher Leadership emphasis is aligned with the skills and knowledge teachers need to assume the important leadership roles expected of teachers in today's collaborative school environment. Through Master of Education coursework, we develop master teacher who models the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that create the conditions of success for all PK-12 students.
The Higher Education emphasis offers two areas of concentration: Leadership and Student Affairs. The Higher Education emphasis exposes learners to current theories, concepts, and learning models necessary to assume leadership roles or professionally advance in public, not-for-profit, and for-profit institutions of higher learning. Master of Education: Higher Education emphasis graduates are positioned to make a significant contribution to their educational institutions.
The Andres School of Education at Upper Iowa University offers the Master of Education program with emphases in Early Childhood, English as a Second Language, Instructional Strategist, Reading, Teacher Leadership, and Higher Education (Leadership or Student Affairs). Through a partnership with The 2 Sisters, graduate-level courses for teaching literacy and math skills, Daily 5© and Daily 3©, are available. UIU is the only institution endorsed by The 2 Sisters to offer graduate-level coursework in Daily5©/CAFE and Daily 3©. Programs are offered on campus, at some of the UIU centers, and online. Check the specific program to determine availability.
Within the M.Ed. emphases, UIU offers advanced coursework in the areas of Early Childhood Education, English as a Second Language, Reading, Special Education, Teacher Leadership and Higher Education. Additional information specific to the curriculum is available in the M.Ed. Handbook.
Requirements for admission to the Master of Education program can also be found in the M.Ed. Handbook.
- Early Childhood (PreK-3, PreK-K)
- Early Childhood Unified (PreK-3)
English as a Second Language
- English as a Second Language K-12
- Instructional Strategist I: Mild/Moderate (K-8 and/or 5-12)
- Instructional Strategist II: Behavior Disorders/Learning Disabilities K-12
- Instructional Strategist II: Intellectual Disabilities K-12
Reading (available on campus and online)
- Reading (K-8 and/or 5-12)
- Reading Specialist
Teacher Leadership (available on campus and online)
- Student Affairs
Four 15-credit certificate programs are offered at Upper Iowa University: Literacy Coach, Teacher Leadership, Higher Education: Leadership, and Higher Education: Student Affairs. Six of the 15 credits may be transferred for the certificate. Financial aid is not available for certificate programs.
- M.Ed. Literacy Coach
- M.Ed. Teacher Leadership
- M.Ed. Higher Education: Leadership
- M.Ed. Higher Education: Student Affairs
Available only at UIU
- EDU 533 Launching Math Daily 3©
- EDU 555 Launching Daily 5© and CAFE©
- Environmental Issues Instruction (d.i.i.)
Ask about our special discounts for non-degree seeking students. Financial aid is available for students enrolled in the M.Ed. In addition to student loans, qualified applicants can receive up to $4000 a year in TEACH grants.
Master of Education Program (M.Ed.) Locations and Course Offerings
Master of Education Program (M.Ed.) is offered at each of the locations listed below. Course scheduling is flexible - take classes online and/or at any of the centers.
- Fayette Campus
- Des Moines Center
- Quad Cities Center
- Waterloo Center
- Online Program
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Last updated January 30, 2018