MEd in Management in a Quality Classroom:
A Quality Schools Approach

Graceland's accredited online university is very pleased to offer new online education degrees, including a Master of Education specifically designed to address the importance of the quality schools concepts. When we survey teachers about the most pressing problems they face, class management is always at or near the top of the list. This is no surprise, as class sizes get bigger and class populations become more diverse.


This 30-hour, online Master of Education focuses on best practices of effective classroom management in the context of a responsive approach to instruction. Program topics, learning experiences and outcomes are based on the class management strategies of Jonathan Erwin, the differentiated instructional approaches of Dr. Carol Ann Tomlinson, and the quality schools concepts of Dr. William Glasser.

Through our online classroom management program, you will learn preventative strategies to minimize classroom and behavior management problems, and remedial strategies to deal effectively with discipline incidents. You will also increase your knowledge in establishing productive classroom climates, applying management techniques, and fostering student learning and behavioral accountability.

This online classroom management program is open to all licensed K-12 teachers who are currently teaching in a classroom. It is entirely online with no residency requirements.

Program Benefits

  • Practical – Learn quality teaching techniques you can use immediately.
  • Convenient – Study at home or school.
  • Affordable – Priced to fit an educator's budget.
  • Valuable – Use this fully-accredited degree for career advancement.
  • Enjoyable – View video (DVD) of master teachers applying course content in real classrooms.
  • Rewarding – Apply what you have learned to help all your students succeed.
  • Collaborative – Share the excitement of learning with your faculty mentor and colleagues.

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Unique Features

  • A collaborative cohort, field-based learning application.
  • Connections between coursework and classroom practice.
  • Opportunities to align classroom practice with national standards.

Program Delivery

Course content is presented in an online format through multi-learning modalities that includes viewing video of master teachers demonstrating course concepts and techniques, collaborating with your graduate faculty mentor and colleagues, and applying course content in your own teaching situation. This online Master of Education program culminates in the creation of a professional portfolio that showcases your accomplishments and documents your proficiency in utilizing quality school strategies. There are six start dates per year.

Courses in our online classroom management program are listed below. Choose the Course Descriptions link in the right column to view complete descriptions for all courses

Management in a Quality Classroom

EDUC5130 Introduction to Choice Theory: Teaching Students Responsible Behavior 3 s.h.
EDUC5160 Enhancing Instruction: Teaching in the Quality Classroom 3 s.h.
EDUC5270 Classroom Management: Dealing with Discipline Problems 3 s.h.
EDUC5300 Gaining Parental Support: Building Home-School Relationships 3 s.h.
EDUC5380 Classroom of Choice - Managing the Learning Environment 3 s.h.
EDUC5390 Choice and Responsibility - Managing Student Behavior 3 s.h.
EDUC5660 An Introduction to Differentiation: Applying Learner-Centered Instruction 3 s.h.
EDUC5670 Differentiated Instructional Strategies: meeting the Diverse Needs of Learners 3 s.h.
EDUC6100 Classroom Inquiry and Action Research 3 s.h.
EDUC6110 Classroom Inquiry and Action Research Practicum 3 s.h.

  • Questions? Please contact us: 816-423-4716

    Jeanette Calipetro, MEd, Admissions Representative
    Graceland University, 1401 W. Truman Rd.
    Independence, MO 64050