Master of Science in Education

Become a Leader in Education

Lifelong Learning for a Lifetime of Success

Earn your Master of Science in Education from a top-ranked university with an exceptional record of preparing highly effective educators.

Program Details: 2-3 years | $510 Cost per Credit | 32 Credit Hours

Drake’s 100% online Master of Science in Education in Effective Teaching is designed to prepare busy, working educators to implement the innovative teaching methods needed to engage learners for academic success. Drake’s education master’s program will develop leadership abilities both inside and outside of the classroom. MSE graduates are prepared to rise to the level of teacher leader or master teacher, as well as take on roles as literacy coaches, reading specialists, or curriculum developers.

The online Master of Science in Education in Effective Teaching consists of 32 credit hours and provides educators with valuable instructional strategies needed to engage learners and become leaders in education. All six-week courses are asynchronous, which means you can study when and where it works best for you. There are no in-person requirements or scheduled online class meetings.

Taught by the same distinguished faculty who teach on Drake University’s campus, courses are research-based and emphasize discussion, allowing students to learn from each other, as well. The MSE curriculum emphasizes contemporary methods in pedagogy that can be immediately applied in the classroom.

The program also allows teachers to gain additional expertise by earning an endorsement. Endorsements available to online MSE students include:

  • Reading Specialist
  • English as a Second Language
  • Talented and Gifted

The periodicity of courses does fluctuate, so please work with your advisor if you are interested in one of these endorsements.

Admission Requirements

  • Complete the online application.
  • Submit your official transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities.
  • Submit electronic copy of your professional résumé.
  • Submit a short statement about your goals for completing this program.
  • Submit contact information for two professional recommendations.

About the School of Education

The School of Education at Drake University is a diverse community of collaborative learners dedicated to the preparation, licensure, advancement, and continuing education of teachers, counselors, school administrators, human resource development professionals, and other educational leaders of learning communities. Drake’s School of Education is one of the largest schools of education in the Midwest and has an exceptional record of preparing highly effective elementary and secondary teachers, school counselors, principals, superintendents, and specialists working in training and organizational development in the corporate and non-profit sectors. The School of Education is guided by principles of academic reflection, collaborative learning, and social justice.

In addition to University accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, all certification and endorsement programs within the School of Education are approved and accredited by the Iowa Department of Education, pursuant of Chapter 79, Code of Iowa.