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 and Iowa will work collaboratively in cohort groups to improve their classroom practice.
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 uses technology to bring people together in an educational environment. It is offered as a campus-based teacher training program in Missouri and Iowa. A list of courses is provided below, and you can view a complete description of our Master of Education courses by choosing the Course Descriptions list in the right column.
Curriculum and Instruction: Collaborative Learning and Teaching is offered as a campus-based program. Campus locations include: Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Des Moines, Iowa; Shenandoah, Iowa , Centerville, Iowa and Independence, Missouri. During a two-year period, a cohort of teachers participate in 30 term hours of continuously sequenced course work. Of the 30 hours of course work, 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.
Courses are listed below. Choose the Course Descriptions link in the right column to view complete descriptions of all courses.
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.