Master of Education Program Profile

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The Dordt University master of education program prepares graduate students for teaching and administrative service in diverse settings, equipping them with God-centered reflective and transformative skills, knowledge, and dispositions for teaching, learning, and leading.


  • Strong professional and personal relationships between professors and students
  • Faculty who have more than 200 years of combined experience in every grade and subject level from PK - 12
  • A program that combines theory and practice; students produce projects and materials they can immediately apply in their careers
  • The program is very flexible, 100% online, low cost, and provides a variety of licensing and endorsement options


Program objectives vary by track/specialization, depending on state and national standards required for the various educator licensing and endorsement options. Examples:

  • Teacher Leadership Specialization: Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC) standards and indicators
    • E.g., learner development, learner differences, content knowledge, assessment, planning for instruction, ethical practice, and collaboration
  • School Leadership Specialization: National Educational Leadership Program (NELP) standards
    • E.g., culture of learning, leadership and management, ethics, and community context.
  • Special Education Specialization: Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) standards and Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI)
    • E.g., needs assessment, services, treatment plan, measuring progress, research, leadership, ethics, and collaboration.
  • Educational Technology Specialization: International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) standards
    • E.g., learner, leader, citizen, collaborator, designer, analyst, facilitator – with student progress and self-reflection on all standards assessed in the final portfolio.
  • Developmental Reading Specialization: International Literacy Association (ILA) standards
    • E.g., knowledge, curriculum, assessment, diversity, literate environment, and leadership.