Master of Education Degrees

Ninety-seven percent of our graduates would recommend our online programs to a friend.

Located in the Kansas City area, Graceland University's School of Education is proud to be a leader in online education. We understand that teachers lead extremely busy lives and do everything they can to create a positive experience for their students. Our Master of Education courses are carefully designed to provide relevant content that can often be immediately used in a teacher's classroom. Our online master's degree in education format allows teachers the flexibility to learn when it is convenient. In addition, we understand that teachers need access to affordable education, which is why we strive to keep our tuition costs competitive. We offer our education graduate programs in Missouri, Iowa and online.

A Couple Things to Keep in Mind

Our School of Education was awarded the United States Distance Learning Association's (USDLA) Platinum Award for Best Practices. We have also chosen to be accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

The 2015 Princeton Review had recognized Graceland University as one of the best colleges and universities in the Midwest.

At Graceland, we offer six Master of Education programs to meet the various needs and interests of teachers. We welcome you to explore each of our graduate programs in education to see which would be most applicable to you.

Online Master of Education Programs

Differentiated Instruction starts in June, October and March.
The online MEd program is based on the works of Dr. Carol Ann Tomlinson, who is one of the leading authorities within the differentiated instruction movement. This program is ideal for teachers interested in "Response to Intervention" initiatives.

Literacy Instruction starts in January, March and June.
This MEd program investigates the key issues of literacy practices and teachers’ roles regarding reflective, instructional decisions based on an evolving view and understanding of the literacy process.

Management in a Quality Classroom starts in June, October and March.
This master's degree in education online program 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 classroom management strategies of Jonathan Erwin, the differentiated instructional approaches of Dr. Carol Ann Tomlinson, and the Quality Schools concepts of Dr. William Glasser.

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Mild/Moderate Special Education starts in March and June.
This master's degree in education leads to Iowa or Missouri licensure (which is often accepted in other states) and is aligned with the Council of Exceptional Children content standards.

Technology Integration starts in March and June.
This Master in Education online program helps teachers learn how to use technology to motivate today's students and improve test scores.

Curriculum and Instruction in a Quality Classroom starts in March and June. This well-rounded online program enables teachers to take the essence of Graceland’s various master's programs and improve their skills and student outcomes. We have brought together theories and content in differentiated instruction, literacy, special education, classroom management and technology to help you enhance every aspect of your teaching. Because our program is “practice based,” you will be able to immediately use what you learn in your own classroom.

If you want to know what you can do with a Master of Education, contact Graceland University today and one of our admissions representatives can answer any questions you might have.

About Your Location (online students only):

Every state in the U.S. creates its own specific regulations about online enrollment of the students who live within the state. Some states require fees and/or application efforts that require a considerable investment of university resources.

Due to this, we have elected to not accept students from Maryland.


Graceland accepts students from Texas, but is not regulated in Texas under Chapter 132 of the Texas Higher Education Code.

Continuing Education

Ed4Teachers is a new, fully-accredited, online course option for PreK-12 teachers seeking salary advancement and license renewal.

Campus Based

Curriculum and Instruction: Collaborative Learning and Teaching
This curriculum and instruction-based degree is the only one of its kind to be based on the five core propositions of the NBPTS, and is perfect for teachers considering national board certification.

Continuing Education
Earn graduate credits by taking courses designed to enhance what you do in the classroom. Choices include: Classroom Management with Harry and Rosemary Wong; Russ Pieken; and Science Safety.