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Graceland University's graduate and undergraduate teacher education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).



Our Programs Center Around You.

Welcome to the Edmund J. Gleazer School of Education at Graceland University. Our undergraduate and graduate programs have been uniquely created with our students in mind. With four separate undergraduate sites, three graduate sites and an online graduate program, we make every effort to deliver to both traditional and nontraditional students a quality educational experience in the format they prefer most.

Our faculty are concerned with your learning experience and go the additional lengths to make certain you are being served by our program. In addition, all faculty for our programs have been selected because of the unique contribution they make to the Graceland mission.

Our programs center around you. The undergraduate teacher education programs are taught using progressive methods and a student-centered philosophy. Our Master of Education in Collaborative Learning and Teaching has garnered national praise for its unique design, in which graduate students create their own learning experiences based on the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards propositions. Our online Master of Education was recently honored with the prestigious USDLA Award for Best Practices in Distance Learning Programming. We have some very exciting experiences waiting for you.

Our unique approach allows you to decide how you would most like to learn, while giving you the strong foundation to take your professional development to National Board Certification status and beyond — to lifelong learning and enhancement of the overall quality of your life. Thank you for your interest in our programs.


Lee Bash, PhD
Dean of Edmund J. Gleazer School of Education

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.

Give us a call today so we can help you plan a great future. We also answer the phones from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays!


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