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Master of Education

For educators planning to take the next step in their careers, the Master of Education program is an excellent choice.

At Grand View we offer you the flexibility to design a program that best fits your interests and career goals. You’ll select one concentration and one area of specialization, or you can earn the degree by taking both concentrations. If you choose, you can complete an endorsement and then return at a later time for the concentration. The degree requires a minimum of 33 graduate credit hours.

Why Grand View?

  • Courses are hands-on, project based and use technology.
  • Emphasis on collaboration between students and faculty.
  • Develop close relationships with faculty members and other students in their classes.

Rasmussen Center

Dedicated in 2008, the 42,851 square-foot $8.5 million building houses the departments of art, education, history, criminal justice, political studies, psychology and sociology, as well as general-purpose classrooms, art studios, computer labs, the ALT Center, faculty offices, and various student amenities.

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Jacobson Fellowship

Graduate students in Education may be eligible for the Jacobson Fellowship, a scholarship award of $3,000 per year which is renewable. Recipients must be accepted to the program, have earned an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 and must be nominated/recommended by a school administrator. Renewal for a second year requires a 3.25 GPA in the program. The nomination deadline is May 1. 

The Jacobson Institute for Innovation in Education was established in 2008 by a gift from Richard O. Jacobson. A significant portion of this gift has been designated to support graduate students in education. Mr. Jacobson joined the Grand View Board of Trustees in 1997 and supported Grand View in a variety of capacities. His leadership and philanthropy at Grand View, and throughout and beyond Iowa, has helped numerous organizations improve education, build community and prepare for a better future. The vision of the Jacobson Institute for Innovation in Education is to identify innovative strategies that improve the quality of teaching and learning and to put them into practice.

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Endorsements for Graduate Credit

These endorsements can be paired with the concentrations or taken for stand-alone graduate credit.

Reading (17 credits)
  • Language Acquisition and Learning (3)
  • Writing Across the Curriculum (3)
  • Content Area Reading  (3)
  • Assessing and Instructing Struggling Readers (3)
  • Teaching Individualized Reading (3)
  • Education Practicum: Reading K-8/5-12 (2)

The endorsement requirements vary slightly for elementary and secondary levels. Transcripts must be analyzed to identify the specific requirements needed to complete any endorsement.

Instructional Strategist (19 credits)
  • Instructional Strat I Methods K-8/5-12 (4)
  • Education Practicum: Instructional Strategist 1 K-8/5-12 (3)
  • Working with Families, Teachers, and Community Agencies (3)
  • Assessing and Instructing Struggling Readers (3)
  • Diagnosis and Evaluation of Special Education Students (3)
  • Individual Behavior Management (3)

The endorsement requirements vary slightly for elementary and secondary levels. Transcripts must be analyzed to identify the specific requirements needed to complete any endorsement.

STEM (15 credits)
  • Inquiry, Problem Solving, and the Nature of STEM (2)
  • Models and Methods of Teaching STEM (2)
  • Engineering, Programming, and Design for Educators (2)
  • Experiential STEM (1)
  • STEM electives -- selected with your advisor (7)

State endorsement also requires: 12 hrs. of Science, 12 hrs. of Math, elementary or secondary math methods course and an elementary or secondary science methods course.

ESL (17 credits)
  • ELL Methods and Assessment (4)
  • Intro to Linguistics (3)
  • Teaching English Grammar (1)
  • Language Acquisition (3)
  • Serving Immigrant and Multilingual Students (3)
  • Global Perspectives (3)

State endorsement also requires: Choice of foreign language course (4). Transcripts must be analyzed to identify the specific requirements needed to complete any endorsement.

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