Master of Education


About the Program

The graduate faculty of the School of Education at Park University attempt to bring the best and most current practices to the classroom, in order to enable educators to bring the best to their students. Faculty is committed to the belief that education can improve the lives of students and, in turn, positively impact our society. As practicing educators, the faculty is aware of the demanding schedule that teachers maintain. Therefore, Graduate education programs have been designed to be accessible to the working professional. More Go

Vision and Mission

The School of Education at Park University is to be known as a leader in the preparation of educators who will address the needs, challenges, and possibilities of the 21st century. More Go

Graduate Education Goals

Consistent with the Mission Statement of Park University, Graduate Education programs contain these goals. More Go

Graduate Education Handbook

The School for Education has built programs around a vision of developing competent leaders in education who will be effective school professionals, reflective change agents, and advocates for equity and excellence. Our standards are high and are reflected in the core beliefs of the School for Education’s Conceptual Framework, which are directly aligned to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. We believe in the Servant-Leadership model of administration where service to students is first, and leadership is based on improving our service to students. Download/View the Handbook Go (.pdf format)

Off-Campus Graduate Cohorts

Park University's Education Graduate Programs are also offered in an off-campus cohort format. To learn more about available programs, locations, and how to apply, please contact the Graduate Information Office at (800) 946-9802 or e-mail Brain Johnsen at brainj@graduateprogram.org. More Go

Master's Degree Offerings

M.Ed IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP
Available: Kansas City area and Online
The Master of Education with a specialization in Educational Leadership degree is designed to prepare the student for certification in the principalship.

M.Ed. IN ADULT EDUCATION
Available: Online
This program embodies a progressive and coherent prospectus in the following fundamental areas:
  • The theoretical and philosophical foundations of adult education
  • The underlying implications, characteristics, and broad scope of adult education
  • Critical thinking toward social change in adult education
  • The leadership and facilitation needed for adult learning and development
  • Adult education research

M.Ed IN LANGUAGE AND LITERACY
Available: Kansas City area and Online
The Master of Education in Language and Literacy degree is designed with two tracks, for two types of educators:
  • the special reading teacher/literacy coach track
  • the English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) teacher

M.Ed. IN TEACHER LEADERSHIP
Available: Kansas City area and Online
The degree is designed to meet the practical needs of the classroom teacher, that ties theory and practice together in each course. The program strives to develop reflective educators who can be change agents in the lives of their students, and in their school and communities.

To learn more about Park University's School for Education, call (816) 584-6335 or email education@park.edu.