Lawrenceburg Center

M.S. in Education

The IU East Master of Science in Education program allows you to determine what you want and need to work most effectively with the students in your school. You determine how you can best impact professional development in our schools, while having the readily available support of the highly-qualified IU East faculty.

Program Objectives

To provide elementary and secondary teachers with professional development grounded in educational research directly applicable to learning, student diversity, classroom instruction and maangement. Graduates are qualified to actively research and apply best practices and provide leadership to colleagues and school corporations as professional development leaders and trainers. The program encourages and facilitates participant progress toward National Board Certification.

Program Advantages

  • Earn an IU Graduate degree
  • Conveniently and efficiently scheduled courses
  • Affordable professional development
  • Continued professional support services
  • Collaborative networking
  • Individualized graduate plan
  • One-on-one faculty mentoring
  • Transfer credit from prior graduate work considered.

Program Components

First Semester (15 credits)

Attend the Best Practice Academy, an intensive six-week summer program. Earn 12 credits, followed by a single course during the academic year. You will examine and analyze current prevailing practice regarding what is most effective and efficient in the way of programs, curriculum, strategies and practice.

Summer Learning Environments include:

Second Semester (15-18 credits)

Combine your analysis of professional practice in your classroom and school with courses you select based on your professional development objectives. You will have the opportunity to research and share the practices you find most effective in your classroom.

Third Semester (3-6 credits)

Investigate an area of professional practice you consider to be significant and in which you desire to develop expertise.

Admission Portfolio Components

  • Professional objective statement articulating the applicant's professional objectives and career plan.
  • Your resume
  • Two letters of recommendation - one from your building administrator and one from a teaching colleague
  • Undergraduate and graduate transcripts mailed directly to the IU East Office of Admissions
  • Professional documentation representing the teacher's ability to engage learners and write and assess effective curriculum.
  • A personal interview with the Director of Graduate Studies or designee
  • A non-refundable $50 application fee, made out to IU East

Contact Info

Dr. Dan Doerger
Indiana University East School of Education
500 Industrial Drive
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025
812-537-4010 ext. 7256

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