M.Ed 4+1 Program

Earn a Master's degree in Education in 5 years with Grand View's 4+1 program

Beginning Fall 2021, Grand View University is offering a 4+1 program to earn a Master's of Education in just five total years of schooling. Program participants begin taking graduate level courses while still working on their undergraduate degree. After obtaining a bachelor's degree, 4+1 program participants will complete five more courses within a year - each course running eight weeks. Participants are encouraged to begin teaching during this time. The five graduate courses are structured to cater to a teacher's schedule - including having the summer off!

Program Timeline

Freshman & Sophomore year Take undergraduate classes as normal
Junior year Apply to 4+1 program
Junior year Begin taking graduate courses alongside undergraduate classes
End of senior year Graduate with bachelor's degree
End of senior year Begin regular teaching job
First year of teaching Complete five courses, obtain master's degree


4+1 Program Advantages

  • Receive a higher salary in most cases
  • Obtain a second endorsement
  • Develop school leadership skills
  • Opportunity to become an instructional coach, mentor or lead teacher
  • Be more knowledgeable about education issues
  • One step closer to earning a doctorate in the future