MEd Degree in Curriculum and Instruction: Collaborative Learning and Teaching (campus-based)

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 will work collaboratively in cohort groups to improve their classroom practice.

MEd 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 MEd degree program in Missouri. 

Unique Features

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

MEd Program Benefits

  • 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.

MEd Program Delivery

MEd Curriculum and Instruction – Collaborative Learning and Teaching is offered as a campus-based program in January and June. The campus location is Independence, Missouri (Kansas City Metro Area). During a two-year period, a cohort of teachers participate in 30 credit 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. An accelerated option is available.

Courses are listed below. Choose the Course Descriptions link in the left column to view complete descriptions of all courses.

MEd Program Coursework

Curriculum and Instruction in a Quality Classroom

EDUC5107 Strategies for Reading Instruction
EDUC5120 Best Practices with Technology 3 s.h.
EDUC5130 Introduction to Choice Theory: Teaching Students Responsible Behavior 3 s.h.
EDUC5270 Classroom Management: Dealing with Discipline Problems 3 s.h.
EDUC5410 Collaborative Study of the Mild/Moderate Disabilities 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.
EDUC5700 Differentiation and Literacy 3 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.

Our MEd program has multiple start dates per year. Please contact our School of Education Admissions Representative for tuition and application deadline dates. Group rates are also available.

Questions? Please contact us: 

Admissions Team
Graceland University
1401 W. Truman Rd.
Independence, MO 64050

800.833.0524, ext. 4716