M.Ed. On Campus

Educational Studies

Rockhurst University

24 months
515 USD/credit
515 USD/credit
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The Rockhurst University Master of Education in Educational Studies is designed for educators looking to advance in their current position, improve their educational practice and become leaders in their professional settings.


Students in the Master of Educational Studies degree program at Rockhurst University analyze alternatives in curricula, evaluate teaching methodologies and assessment strategies, as well as consider the implications of such alternatives for a multicultural society. 

Through rigorous coursework, varied field experiences and service learning projects, students acquire a deep understanding of, and special sensitivity to, the challenges and rewards of leading in an educational setting.

Rockhurst accommodates busy schedules with classes offered face-to-face, blended, and online. All courses start at 5 p.m., allowing students to work part-time or full-time day jobs. Field experiences and service learning projects may require some scheduling flexibility, however.

Education Student Learning Outcomes

Missouri Teaching Standards convey the expectations of performance for professional teachers in Missouri. The standards are based on teaching theory indicating that graduates become effective teachers who:

  • Are caring, reflective practitioners and lifelong learners.
  • Continuously develop knowledge and skills.
  • Supply good professional judgment and use the Missouri Standards for the Preparation of Educators to inform and improve their own practice.
  • Mature and strengthen their skills throughout their career.


The Rockhurst University education programs are approved on the state level by the Missouri Department of Education (DESE), and on the national level through the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC). The TEAC accreditation is for a period of ten years, from 2011 through 2021.

Programme Structure

The Master of Education in Educational Studies requires 34-36 credit hours. Students in the program choose one of four concentration areas:

  • Curriculum, Teaching and Assessment
  • STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) with K-8 focus
  • Special Education
  • Teacher Leadership

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The Rockhurst University M.Ed. program welcomes your application at any time during the year. 


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


34 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete a baccalaureate degree at an accredited institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale. You also need to submit one official transcript showing all college-level coursework.
  • Submit your graduate program application, including two letters of professional recommendations addressing your potential to serve as a teacher, along with a written essay describing your academic background, professional goals, and reasons for pursuing your M.Ed.
  • If you are an international student applying from a non-English speaking country, please also submit TOEFL score of at least 79.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    515 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 515 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    515 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 515 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Kansas City

980 - 1596 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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