Helping Teachers Advance Their OWN Education

BlueContract LogoThe motto at Des Moines Public Schools is Come Here, Become Here. For teachers, that can means becoming the very best in your career. DMPS is here to support you in that goal.

That is exemplified thanks to our partnership with Drake University. Together, DMPS and Drake developed a Masters of Science in Education degree in Culturally Responsive Leadership and Instruction. This degree is specifically designed for educators in urban school environments, such as Des Moines, to support both your students and your work in the classroom.

The MSE in Culturally Responsive Leadership is available in one of two ways. First, new teachers who join DMPS on our BLUE contract are eligible to earn the degree – free of charge – through the additional professional development and training they will receive. Second, veteran teachers may also earn the degree through Drake at a greatly reduced tuition rate.

Finally, for school leaders and administrator who have already have a Masters degree, DMPS and Drake have partnered to help you earn your Specialist degree, also at a greatly reduced tuition.

The ability of DMPS to realize our vision of becoming the model for urban education rests in our success in the classroom. The opportunity for teachers to advance their own education will help that vision become a reality.

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