School of Education

Master of Education – Teacher Leadership, Curriculum, and Instruction

Education Graduate Degree Program

The online Master of Education – Teacher Leadership, Curriculum, and Instruction program provides four tracks designed for working teachers seeking to advance their career in the classroom. Because classes are available online for added convenience, now is the perfect time to complete your master's in teaching.

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Why Should I Earn a Master’s Degree in Teacher Leadership, Curriculum, and Instruction?

Our online Master of Education program can equip students with the skills and knowledge needed to take the next step in academia, in Iowa and beyond, with four emphasis choices:
   •  Effective teaching and instructional leadership
   •  Talented and gifted education
   •  Teaching English as a second language
   •  Teacher technology integrationist 

BVU is a leader both in the number of education students who complete programs each year and in the success of our alumni. Our alumni are making a difference in classrooms across the state and the world.

All endorsements are designed for Iowa Board Of Educational Examiners approval. Please check with your state for acknowledgment or acceptance of endorsements.

#1 Most Affordable Online Education Graduate Courses

According to OnlineU, BVU’s teacher leadership, curriculum, and instruction program is tied for the #1 most affordable online education master’s in the nation! That means, in two years –and for less than $8,000 – you can earn your master’s in education and advance your career.

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Made for Working Teachers

The master’s in teacher leadership, curriculum, and instruction is designed to be completed in less than two years alongside your current teaching career. With dynamic online courses, you will have the flexibility you need to invest in your students as you invest in yourself.

Learn Completely Online

Earn your degree at your convenience with our easy-to-access, fully online curriculum. With one click, you can view assignments and grades, set up appointments with specialized tutors around the clock, access the student lounge, engage in group discussions, or contact professors. Get the BVU experience on your schedule, wherever you are. 

The classes are challenging, but not to the level of daunting. What I like is that, so far, all of my coursework has been actionable, almost immediately in my classroom. It’s very relevant, and the research I’m doing enhances my teaching and definitely offers me different perspectives and approaches.

Kelly Connerton

Tracks, Courses, & Application Requirements

Focus your graduate studies on an area of concentration tailored to your career goals:

Effective Teaching and Instructional Leadership | Teaching English as a Second Language

Talented and Gifted Education | Teacher Technology Integrationist

  • Program Tracks and Courses (30 Credit Hours)

    Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction Core (12 credit hours)

    • GEDU 510 Introduction to Graduate Study & Research
    • GEDU 512 Learning, Development & Motivation
    • GEDU 517 Leadership in a Changing Society and Culture
    • GEDU 518 Assessment & Evaluation of Classroom Learning

    Effective Teaching and Instructional Leadership Track

    • Equips you with the skills necessary to serve as an instructional leader among your peers
    • Gives you the knowledge necessary for data driven leadership
    • Enables you to put your learning into practice in the classroom right away
    • Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction Core
    • GECI 501 Effective Coaching and Instructional Design
    • GECI 502 Cognition and Instruction: Research Based Instructional Strategies
    • GECI 503 Differentiating Instruction for Diverse Learners
    • GECI 504 Instructional Leadership and Professional Development
    • GECI 505 Collaborating with Home, School & Community Partners
    • GEDU 591 Capstone Portfolio: Effective Teaching and Instructional Leadership

    Teaching English as a Second Language Track

    • Prepares you to teach English as a second language in both public and private K-12 educational settings
    • Gives you knowledge of second language acquisition, assessment procedures, and techniques
    • Designed to allow you to effectively address the academic and social challenges presented by an increasingly diverse population of students.
    • Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction Core
    • GECI 503 Differentiating Instruction for Diverse Learners
    • GECI 505 Collaborating with Home, School & Community Partners
    • GECI 541 Introduction to Second Language Acquisition
    • GECI 542 Applied Linguistics
    • GECI 543 Methods for Teaching English as a Second Language
    • GECI 544 Curriculum Development and Assessment in ESL
    • GECI 558/9 Practicum in Teaching ESL (K-6) or (7-12)

    Talented and Gifted Education Track

    • Equips you with the knowledge base for effectively serving learners who have been identified as talented and gifted
    • Prepares you with best practice models of teaching talented and gifted learners
    • Gives you the knowledge and skills to serve, administrate, and supervise talented and gifted programs.
    • Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction Core
    • GECI 503 Differentiating Instruction for Diverse Learners
    • GECI 506 Psychology of the Gifted
    • GECI 507 Gifted Education Programming and Administration
    • GECI 508 Action Research and Practicum in Gifted Education
    • GECI 512 Promoting Creativity and Thinking Skills for Gifted Learners
    • GEDU 591 Capstone Portfolio Talented and Gifted Teacher

    Teacher Technology Integrationist Track

    • Provides a greater understanding of leadership in the digital age, focusing on trends and issues related to technology
    • Focus on the skills to support you while introducing digital learning into the classroom
    • Graduates of this program will become leaders in technology integration within their schools
    • Core courses are embedded in this track.
    • DISC 500 Re-imagining Learning with Digital Content
    • DISC 501 Empowering Students for a Technology-Rich Future
    • DISC 502 School Leadership in the Digital Age
    • DISC 503 Technology Integration Coaching
    • GEDU 510 Introduction to Graduate Study & Research
    • GEDU 591 Capstone Portfolio: Effective Teaching and Instructional Leadership

    Student may select four courses from any of the following offerings:

    • GECI 501 Effective Coaching and Instructional Design
    • GECI 502 Cognition and Instruction: Research Based Instructional Strategies
    • GECI 503 Differentiating Instruction for Diverse Learners
    • GECI 504 Instructional Leadership and Professional Development
    • GECI 505 Collaborating with Home, School & Community Partners
    • GEDU 512 Learning, Development and Motivation
    • GEDU 517 Leadership in a Changing Society and Culture
    • GEDU 518 Assessment and Evaluation of Classroom Learning
    • GRED 550 Topics in Graduate Education- Digital Teaching in the Online Environment
  • Application Requirements
    • Official transcripts
    • Two (2) letters of recommendation
    • Autobiographical questions
      • Why are you applying to this program at this time?
      • How do you plan to contribute to this program?
      • What do you expect to take from it?
      • How will you support your own success in this program? That is, what steps will you take to ensure your success in this academically rigorous endeavor?
    • Valid teaching license

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No GRE Required

BVU does not require students to take the GRE for admission — saving you time and money. 

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