Masters in Education

Masters in Education

Whether you want to start a new teaching career or advance in your current position, our M. Ed degree can get you there in-person or online.

Want to Earn your Masters in Education Online?

We can do that! The Masters in Education program accommodates busy schedules with classes offered face-to-face, blended, and online. All courses start at 5 p.m., allowing students to work part-time or full-time day jobs. Field experiences and service-learning projects may require some scheduling flexibility, however.

What Can I Expect from This Program?

Students earning a masters in education will analyze alternatives in curricula, evaluate teaching methodologies and assessment strategies and consider the implications of such alternatives for a multicultural society. This education masters program provides rigorous coursework, varied field experiences, and service-learning projects. It’s more than a teaching degree – students acquire a deep understanding of, and special sensitivity to, the challenges and rewards of leading in an educational setting.

Graduate Education Degree Programs

Master of Education

M.Ed in Educational Studies

Improve competencies and expertise with a concentration area:

Curriculum, Teaching and Assessment

STEAM (K-12)

Special Education

Teacher Leadership

Ed.D. in Education & Leadership

Prepare for a career as faculty and administrators in higher education with the following concentrations:

Health Care Education

Higher Education

Athletic Training

K-12 Leadership

Graduate Certificates

Education In Demand

Skilled educators are needed now more than ever.

Jobs in education expected to grow 10% through 2030.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects nearly 40,000 elementary education jobs to open through 2024.
Overall demand for elementary, middle and high school leaders has already grown 6% nationally.

Statistics from Bureau Labor Statistics and NASSP

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What Can I do with a Masters in Education?

Elementary Education

Our Masters in Elementary Education certification is designed for those interested in teaching in the 1-6 grade levels. You will be well equipped to lead these young learners. Students can pursue certification in elementary education while earning a master’s degree.

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Secondary Education

Our Masters in Secondary Education certification is designed for those interested in teaching at the 9-12 grade levels. Choose from the following certifications: Biology, Business, Chemistry, English, French (K-12), Mathematics, Physics, Social Science, Spanish (K-12).

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Special Education (K-12)

Our Masters in Special Education certification is designed for those interested in working with children in K-12 settings who have mild to moderate cross-categorical special needs. Paired with our M.Ed. curriculum, our special education program will prepare you to: recognize the characteristics of students with disabilities, develop a prescriptive plan for these students, apply research-validated practices to classroom and individual behavior management, diagnose and remediate a student's academic learning needs, and counsel parents, caregivers and families of students with special needs.

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Accreditation

The Rockhurst University educator preparation programs are accredited on the national level through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. We are accredited on the state level by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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