If it’s time to think about advancing your career as a professional educator, then it’s time to consider the Clarke University master of arts degree in education (MAE). With Clarke’s program, you’ll work with other career educators who want to become school leaders. Clarke’s graduate education courses are designed to build upon your experience, knowledge, skills and teaching strategies. Moreover, they are based upon new research as well as time-tested teaching and learning principles. The lessons you will learn at Clarke will last you – and your students – a lifetime.
Clarke offers a solid foundation of integrated theory and practice that complements your experience in the classroom. If you hold licensure in elementary or secondary education, our curriculum will help you enhance your knowledge, skills, values and confidence as a professional educator.
There are two instructional tracks:
- Instructional Leadership
The instructional leadership emphasis is designed for teachers who are educational leaders, but do not seek an administrative endorsement. This program integrates knowledge and skills necessary for teachers in today’s technological world. Click here for a list of program courses for Instructional Leadership.
The literacy/reading emphasis focuses on developing professional expertise in the area of reading. Teachers who do not have their reading endorsement may attain most of it through this program. Click here for a list of program courses for Literacy and Reading.
This MAE program primarily serves parochial school teachers. The Archdiocese of Dubuque Office of Education partners with Clarke University to deliver this degree program for teachers in Archdiocesan schools. Blended on-line formats provide coursework that ensures both convenience and collaboration within a community of learners. Coursework is offered during the summer as well as in the academic year.
Adviser: Carolyn Wiezorek
THE PARTNER PROFESSIONALS MASTER'S PROGRAM
CLARKE UNIVERSITY AND THE DUBUQUE COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
This twelve-plus month post-baccalaureate (36 credit hours) program provides students who have completed a BA in education from Clarke University, and acquired teacher licensure, with the opportunity to engage in graduate study while simultaneously working in full-time elementary, middle, or secondary school teaching. Graduate students are supported on a daily basis by an on-site “Experienced Professional.” First-year or transfer students who meet entry-level requirements of a 3.0 GPA or higher and a minimum ACT score of 24 may enter the “Pre-Partner Professional Program,” fully intending to complete a BA and MAE in a 4 + 1 year format. Any education students meeting requirements for admission to the program may apply during their junior year. All students must meet the graduate admission requirements for this program. Tuition approximates the student’s senior year tuition. It is based on a “cohort rate” (36 credit hour degree) and continuous enrollment.
For additional information, please contact the Graduate Studies Office by calling (563)588-6635 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.