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Master’s in Education Programs in Iowa

The average Iowa teacher makes just under $50,000 a year. However, salaries vary quite a bit from district to district, with teachers averaging $60,000 or more in some districts and as little as $30,000 in others, according to the Iowa Association of School Boards. Generally, teachers who hold a master’s degree make more than those who don’t. In Des Moines, for example, a master’s degree nets a beginning teacher more than $3,000 extra dollars per year, as reported by Des Moines Public Schools.

The cost of living in Iowa is low. While the state doesn’t have a lot of ethnic diversity, teachers have a lot of choices when it comes to what type of school system to teach in, from consolidated rural districts to urban Des Moines.

Iowa is currently experiencing a shortage of teachers in early childhood education, English as a second language, family and consumer sciences, foreign language, guidance, health, industrial technology, math, music, science, gifted and talented education, and special education.

Master’s degree programs in Iowa

Buena Vista University. Buena Vista offers online Master of Education degree programs in curriculum and instruction. The degrees are designed for practicing teachers who have at least three years of experience.

Drake University. Drake offers master’s degrees in special education, leadership, and counseling, as well as master’s degrees that lead specifically to teacher certification at both the elementary and secondary level.

University of Iowa. The University of Iowa offers Master of Arts and Master of Science degrees in education, both of which can be completed either with or without a thesis. The school also offers a Master of Arts in teaching degree.

Below is a list of Masters of Education programs in Iowa. Use the links to request information from schools that you are interested in, or use the nearby state links below to find additional Masters of Education programs in states near you.

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