Master of Education Program

Dordt College’s M.Ed. program is Christian, high-quality, online, flexible, affordable, collaborative, and practical.

The Dordt College Master of Education degree program offers several specializations in Curriculum and Instruction and in Administration. You can also listen to this podcast detailing the new programs.

Quick facts

  • Cost: Tuition is $315/credit with a one-time Technology Fee of $100.
  • The Curriculum and Instruction specializations are 30 credits, the School Leadership specialization is 36 credits, and the Sport Leadership specialization is 33 credits.
  • A typical plan of study includes one course every fall and spring and three courses every summer for two full years. A slower pace can reduce summer work to two courses in each of three summers.
  • The School Leadership specialization includes 400 hours of State of Iowa required contact/mentoring hours as part of the administrative license. These field hours can be done in the school or district in which one is currently teaching and do not require absence from current teaching assignments.
  • All of our courses are online. One foundation course requires one week on campus in July.

Program Options

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CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION TRACK SPECIALIZATIONS

  • Teacher Leadership (30 credits) - Meets the master’s degree requirements for a master educator license in the State of Iowa.
  • Special Education (30 credits) - Meets the master’s degree requirements for a master educator license in the State of Iowa and may provide completion of a special education endorsement.*
  • Developmental Reading (30 credits) - Meets the master’s degree requirements for a master educator license in the State of Iowa and may provide completion of a reading endorsement.*
  • Early Childhood Education (30 credits) - Meets the master’s degree requirements for a master educator license in the State of Iowa and may provide completion of an early childhood endorsement.*
  • Educational Technology (30 credits) - Meets the master’s degree requirements for a master educator license in the State of Iowa.
  • Instructional Coach (30 credits) - Meets the master’s degree requirements for a master educator license in the State of Iowa.

ADMINISTRATION TRACK SPECIALIZATIONS

  • School Leadership (36 credits) - Meets initial Administrator License requirements in the State of Iowa.
  • Sport Leadership (33 credits) - Meets the master’s degree requirements for a master educator license in the State of Iowa.

Student Testimonials

"Dordt was a great institution to receive my Master's degree from. The course work along with the online format was one of the main reasons I chose to go through Dordt. Because I teach at a public school I felt the course content and Christian perspective challenged me in all aspects to develop all facets of my teaching. Connecting with so many different teachers from across North America allowed us to share our struggles and successes and learn from others about what is effective in their schools. I'd highly recommend this program for someone who wants to be challenged as an educator and to be a part of a progressive learning community."

—Kevin Vanderwal

"Thanks for letting me know I am 'official.' What a great feeling that is! Praise God, and I want you to know that Dordt has been the best education I have ever received. I loved the challenge, growth and the Christian philosophy that fed my heart, mind and soul."

—Alecia Smith

"Thank you for everything you did for me the past few years. I am so thankful for Dordt’s Educational Leadership Program. You are outstanding leaders and it was so great to learn from you as well as my fellow colleagues. The training and education you provided me allowed me to apply for and be chosen for an instructional coach position at our school. Without a doubt, I feel comfortable and excited about this new position because of what Dordt has done for me."

—Dave Vonk

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Dr. Steve Holtrop

Dr. Steve Holtrop
Professor of Education
Department Chair

CL 2244
(712) 722-6214
Steve.Holtrop@dordt.edu

Dr. Pat Kornelis

Dr. Pat Kornelis
Professor of Education

Pat.Kornelis@dordt.edu

Dr. David Mulder

Dr. David Mulder
Associate Professor of Education

CL 2271
(712) 722-6039
David.Mulder@dordt.edu

Pat O'Donnell

Pat O'Donnell
Graduate Education Assistant Adjunct

podonnell@dordt.edu

Dr. Jeff Schouten

Dr. Jeff Schouten
Professor of HHP/Men's Baseball Coach

RC 127G
(712) 722-6232
Jeff.Schouten@dordt.edu

Dr. Ed Starkenburg

Dr. Ed Starkenburg
Professor of Education

CL 2268
(712) 722-6277
Ed.Starkenburg@dordt.edu

Dr. Timothy Van Soelen

Dr. Timothy Van Soelen
Men's and Women's Assistant Golf Coach

CL 2273
(712) 722-6228
Timothy.VanSoelen@dordt.edu

Dr. Kathleen VanTol

Dr. Kathleen VanTol
Associate Professor of Education

CL 2272
(712) 722-6266
Kathleen.VanTol@dordt.edu

Glenn Vos

Glenn Vos
Graduate Education Assistant Adjunct

gvos@dordt.edu