MEd in Curriculum and Instruction:
Collaborative Learning and Teaching
Designed to promote the professional development of practicing teachers at all grade levels and in all subject areas, teachers enrolled in this teacher training program in Missouri and Iowa will work collaboratively in cohort groups to improve their classroom practice.
Program topics, learning experiences and outcomes are based on the five core propositions of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS).This unique Master of Education program focuses on using technology, curriculum and instruction strategies, and collaborative learning experiences to bring people together in an educational environment. It is offered as a campus-based curriculum instruction degree program in Missouri and Iowa. A list of courses is provided below, and you can view a complete description of our Master of Education courses by choosing the Course Descriptions list in the right column.
- Relevant: Practice research-based strategies designed for your students
- Convenient: Study at home or school
- Timely: Focus on authentic and educative assessment
- Valuable: Use this fully accredited teaching degree for career advancement
- Rewarding: Apply what you have learned to help all your students succeed
- Collaborative: Share the excitement of learning with your faculty mentor and colleagues
- A collaborative cohort field-based learning application
- Connections between coursework and classroom practice
- Opportunities to align classroom practice with national standards
Curriculum and Instruction: Collaborative Learning and Teaching is offered as a campus-based program. Campus locations include: Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Des Moines, Iowa; Shenandoah, Iowa; Centerville, Iowa; and Independence, Missouri. During a two-year period, a cohort of teachers participate in 30 term hours of continuously sequenced coursework to complete the master's in curriculum and instruction. Of the 30 hours of coursework, six hours are special topic courses, 15 hours are study seminars based on the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Core Propositions, and six hours focus on action research. Students will present an action research project and a presentation to their peers.
Courses are listed below. Choose the Course Descriptions link in the right column to view complete descriptions of all courses.
EDUC5100 Strategies for Collaboration 3 s.h.
EDUC5310 Core Proposition I 3 s.h.
EDUC5320 Core Proposition II 3 s.h.
EDUC5330 Core Proposition III 3 s.h.
EDUC5340 Core Proposition IV 3 s.h.
EDUC5350 Core Proposition V 3 s.h.
Graduate-level Education Electives 6 s.h.
EDUC6100 Classroom Inquiry and Action Research 3 s.h.
EDUC6110 Classroom Inquiry and Action Research Practicum 3 s.h.
In concurrence with the American Council on Education (ACE), candidates may be awarded up to six credit hours for completing the NBPTS certification process (3 s.h.) and 3 s.h. for obtaining licensure. After documented verification, these hours will be substituted for Graduate-level Education Electives 6 s.h.