The MEd program is designed to assist teachers to become Moral Professionals who provide leadership with a positive influence in their classrooms, schools, and communities. This program is based on the assumption that highly qualified teachers must continue to learn and improve their own practice and that teachers must be active in planning their own development. The MEd degree is offered fully online, which will enable you to maintain your professional responsibilities and keep your personal commitments.
Examples of courses in this major:
This course provides a reflective overview of issues relating to school improvement and professionalism. It also serves as an overview of the master’s degree program requirements with an emphasis on the research for effective school leadership and personal development for school professionals. State and national standards, including the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, are included.
Study of curriculum leadership examines the practical realities of systemic curriculum and teaching reform for increased student achievement.
Based on the current research on effective instruction, candidates design lessons and units that promote learning for all students. Knowledge and skills assessed include use of differentiated instruction, concept attainment, Socratic dialogue, etc.
Teaching occurs in a context. This course helps candidates understand that context and helps them develop strategies to maximize learning for all students. Attention is given to developing attitudes and actions that promote social justice.
In this course candidates examine teaching methods and assessment strategies appropriate for students with diverse learning needs. Topics and assessments focus on making appropriate modifications to ensure the success of all students.
The individuals who will challenge you to learn:
B.S. in Elementary Education, Grace College; M.Ed. in Educational Administration, Ohio University; Ph.D. in Educational Administration, Ohio University
Dr. James Bowling’s multiple roles at Grace College include Professor of Education, Director of Institutional Assessment, and Coordinator of Instructional Design for the institution's faculty. He is an ACSI accreditation team member, as well as an NCATE accreditation team member. Dr. Bowling formerly chaired the Department of Teacher Education at Grace College, now the School of Education. Dr. Bowling has been a regular presenter at the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) conferences in the Midwest Region and has led workshops in and taught at the master’s degree-level in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Dr. Bowling received Grace College's Honorable Mention for the McClain Award for Excellence in Teaching.
B.A. in Elementary Education, Language Arts specialization, Fairmont State University; M.S. in Reading Education, Marshall University; Ed.D. in Reading Education and Educational Administration, Ball State University.
Dr. Curry has taught in elementary/middle school classrooms at both Christian and public schools and served as a reading specialist, K-12. She formerly chaired the Department of Teacher Education at Grace College and taught at Grace College for 23 years before moving to Glenville State College in WV. She served on the executive board of the Indiana Association of Colleges of Teacher Education, as well as an NCATE accreditation team member. Dr. Curry has been a presenter at the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), the College Reading Association, American Reading Forum and the Indiana State Reading Association.
B.A. in German Education, Indiana University; M.S in Education: Secondary Administration, Indiana University; Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction: Instructional Design and Development, Purdue University
Dr. Gaerte has served as teacher and principal at both the elementary and secondary levels in both Christian and public schools. He was the Virginia state representative for ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) and served two years as President of Indiana's ATE-I (Association of Teacher Educators). Dr. Gaerte has also been a presenter at the National ATE Conference workshop regarding Grace's alternative placement program for student teachers.
B.A. in Elementary Education, Indiana University and IPFW
M.S. in Administration and Elementary Education, IPFW
Dan Graney has been involved in public education for over 23 years. He has been a Teacher, Principal, Administrator, Adviser, Coach, Program Creator, Program Director, Program Chairperson, and a leader of staff and students in grades K-12. Dan Currently teaches 6th Grade at Harrison School in Warsaw, Indiana. He has served as a teacher leader in a variety of educational settings. He is also involved in leadership at the State Level through the Indiana Association of Student Councils, an organization to develop and delivers programing for teachers, students, and administrators.
B.S. in Elementary Education, Grace College; M.A. in Christian School Administration, Grace Theological Seminary; Ph.D. in Teacher Education, The Ohio State University
Dr. Jeffrey Peck taught for 13 years in elementary and middle schools in Arkansas and Ohio before earning his doctoral degree in Teacher Education at The Ohio State University. Since 1997, he has taught at the college level in Ohio, North Carolina, and Indiana. He has been at Grace College since 2008.
B.S. in Elementary Education, Grace College; M.A. in Special Education, Indiana University at South Bend
Professor Christina Teevan's experience in the field includes itinerant teacher of students with severe emotional disabilities, shifting to K-6 resource at elementary level, 5th grade general education, and instruction at Grace College about all disability types. She has the most experience with students who have LD, MIMH, MOMH, other health impaired, severe emotional disturbance, and autism spectrum disorder.
Some of the positions you can obtain: