Master of Arts in Education

Iowa Course Schedule

Iowa Core (Required) Course Schedule: Master of Arts in Education

Online Classes:

EDUC 600:  Ethical Issues in School and Society, Aug. 27 - Oct. 19, 2018
Instructor:  Darren Hanna

EDUC 623:  Teacher Leadership & Professional Learning, Oct. 22 - Dec. 14, 2018
Instructor:  Susan Pecinovsky

EDUC 600:  Ethical Issues in School and Society, March 18 - May 11, 2019
Instructor:  TBA

EDUC 623:  Teacher Leadership and Professional Learning, Jan. 14 - March 9, 2019
Instructor:  TBA

West Des Moines (Viterbo Iowa Center, 4949 Westown Pkwy., Suite 195, WDM)

EDUC 602:  Action Research in Education -- Intermediate (1 cr.), Aug. 27 - Dec. 14, 2018 (partial online, mtg. face-to-face Sat., Oct. 27, 2018, 8am - 5pm)

EDUC 606:  Action Research in Education -- Advanced (2 cr.), Jan. 14 - May 11, 2019 (partial online, mtg. face-to-face Jan. 26 & March 30, 8am - 5pm)

Cedar Falls, Central Rivers Area Education Agency, 3712 Cedar Heights Dr., Cedar Falls, IA)

EDUC 602:  Action Research in Education -- Intermediate (1 cr.), Aug. 27 - Dec. 14, 2018 (partial online, mtg. face-to-face Sat., Oct. 27, 2018, 8am - 5pm)

EDUC 606:  Action Research in Education -- Advanced (2 cr.), Jan. 14 - May 11, 2019 (partial online, mtg. face-to-face Jan. 26 & March 30, 8am - 5pm)


Approved Elective Online Courses for Master of Arts in Education
Online courses are delivered via the web-based Moodle learning platform. Students must have regular access to the internet to take online courses.

Reading Area Electives (Choose total of 15 credits):
EDUC 529:  Assessment and Treatment of Reading Difficulties (3 cr.):  Oct. 22 - Dec. 14, 2018 
EDUC 580:  Children's & Adolescent Literature in the Reading Program (3 cr.):  
EDUC 605:  Teaching Reading to Student w/Dyslexia and Other Reading Difficulties (3 cr.):  Oct. 22 - Dec. 14, 2018
EDUC 640:  K-12 Reading Curriculum and Balanced Literacy (3 cr.):  
EDUC 650:  Content Reading and Study Strategies (3 cr.):  
EDUC 681:  Emergent Reading, Writing, and Language Development (3 cr.):  Aug. 27 - Oct. 19, 2018

Reading Specialist Electives (12 credits plus choose another 3-cr. elective)
EDUC 590:  Supervision and Staff Development (3 cr.):  Oct. 22 - Dec. 14, 2018
EDUC 596:  Practicum in Reading Leadership (3 cr.):  Aug. 27 - Oct. 19, 2018
EDUC 597:  Seminar in Reading Research (if MA research was not in area of literacy) (3 cr.):  Aug. 27 - Oct. 19, 2018
EDUC 639:  Administration and Supervision of K-12 Reading Programs (3 cr.):  

Cross-Categorical Special Education Electives (Choose total of 15 credits):
EDUC 613:  Introduction to Individual Education Assessment (3 cr.):  Aug. 27 - Oct. 19, 2018
EDUC 614:  Advanced Individual Education Assessment (3 cr.): Oct. 22 - Dec. 14, 2018
EDUC 619:  Collaboration and Transition:  The School and Community (3 cr.):  Oct. 22 - Dec. 14, 2018
EDUC 621:  Classroom Management and Positive Behavior Practices (3 cr.):  Aug. 27 - Oct. 19, 2018
EDUC 626:  Inclusive Classroom Strategies (3 cr.):  
EDUC 627:  Teaching Students with Cognitive Disabilities (3 cr.):  
EDUC 629:  Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities (3 cr.):  
EDUC 631:  Teaching Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities (3 cr.):  

Innovative Teacher Leadership and Instructional Coaching
EDUC 505:  Leading with Integrity (3 cr.):  Aug. 27 - Oct. 19, 2018
EDUC 506:  Best Practices in High-Impact Coaching (3 cr.):  
EDUC 507:  Leadership and Institutional Change (3 cr.):  Aug. 27 - Oct. 19, 2018
EDUC 508:  Job Embedded Field Experience (1 cr.):  Oct. 22 - Dec. 14, 2018 

Elective Course Options that can be applied as electives toward the Master of Arts in Education Program:
EDEL 500:  Quality Questioning for Rigor and Student Engagement (3 cr.):  
EDEL 501:  Standards-Based Teaching, Assessment, and Grading (3 cr.):  
EDEL 502:  Implementing Positive Behavior Supports within the MtSS/FtI Framework (3 cr.):  
EDEL 503:  Formative Assessment:  Using Data for Instructional Planning and Intervention (3 cr.):  Aug. 20 - Oct. 19, 2018
EDEL 504:  Active Engagement and Brain-Compatible Learning (3 cr.):  Jan. 14 - March 9, 2019

** All Other Elective Online Professional Development or AEA Courses Cannot Be Applied Toward the Master of Arts in Education Programs.


Graduate Tuition: $380 per credit tuition plus $10 per credit resource fee for the 2018-2019 academic year. 

Financial Aid Information: Financial aid is available for the MAE program. Contact the Financial Aid Office for additional information.

Apply to the Master of Arts in Education program: click on the "Apply Now" tab on the left of this page. All students who intend to register for courses must be accepted into the program prior to registering for courses.

Register for Courses: New students will be assisted with registration for the first semester by the Off-Campus Office.  Returning students should register online via VitNet. Courses with less than a minimum of 10 students registered are subject to cancellation.


Iowa Contact Information:

Michael Gonzalez,
 Iowa Off-campus Coordinator/Marketing Specialist, 4949 Westown Prkwy Suite 195, West Des Moines, IA 50266  Phone: 515-224-4811 or 1-888-235-2200  Email: mrgonzalez@viterbo.edu

Carol Page, Iowa Educational Leadership Program Specialist/Iowa Student Advisor, cdpage@viterbo.edu or 515-224-4811 or 1-888-235-2200