My teaching philosophy is best summed up by Ernst von Glasersfeld: ‘The art of teaching has little to do with the traffic of knowledge. It’s fundamental purpose must be to foster the art of learning.’
Take your leadership skills to the next level.
You are a leader in your classroom, and now you are ready to be an agent of change and leadership in your local area. Clarke University has developed a quality curriculum for teachers of K-12 students designed to prepare educators to be leaders in their communities, continue as reflective practitioners, and be dedicated to life-long learning. Our commitment is personal instruction and a convenient format in a cost-effective manner through faculty who strive to make your online experience intimate and rewarding.
- Online MAE – available to any licensed teacher
- School District Partnerships – currently available for Dubuque, East Dubuque, and Western Dubuque Community School Districts
- Professional Learning Series of the Archdiocese of Dubuque
- Pathways available only to Clarke University undergraduate education students:
Sessions begin in August, October, January, March, and June.
Summer session: June 13–July 22, 2022
Our graduate education courses are designed to build upon your experience, knowledge, skills, and teaching strategies. Moreover, they are based upon current research as well as time-tested teaching and learning principles. We offer 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.
- 36 credit hours
- Developed for K-12 teachers
- Complete your degree in as few as two years
- Online format
- Faculty has extensive experience in classroom and online education
- Financial aid is available
- For course descriptions and more information, please see the Academic Catalog
Admission to Clarke University
Applicants are considered on an individual basis.
Our education students at Clarke are amazing, inspiring future world changers! Through innovative, flexible and affordable Master of Arts in Education graduate programs, our caring faculty develop tomorrow’s instructional leaders today!
My expectation is to teach with an open heart, an open mind, and a smile every day. My mission is to maintain a humble and reflective disposition as well as applied flexibility enabling me to remain responsive to the needs of my students, teaching partners, and Clarke University.
Our Students & Alumni
I am so glad that I chose Clarke to continue my education for my Master’s degree. The teachers, courses, content, assignments, text, etc. were all so relatable and worthwhile. I truly believe that my learning experiences at Clarke prepared me so well for my current role in teaching Kindergarten and my past role in special education.
Every class that I have taken has provided me with actionable moves within my daily work. I was awarded three grants that I completed within the grant writing course, so the overlap of my work in class and the impact on my work at school has been incredible.
Clarke’s education program gave me a great amount of hands-on experience in the classroom. The education professors truly care about you as an individual, student, and future teacher! The education department was my family away from home.