The University of Rio Grande Graduate Program offers a Master of Education in Classroom Teaching and seeks to develop educators who will be leaders in the communities that they serve. The program is designed to bridge the gap between theory and practice so that the graduate of the program is able to apply new knowledge and skill to problems confronting educators in the schools. The major goal of the program is to provide additional educational opportunities for teachers so they will be recognized for their knowledge, skills, and demonstration of excellence in classroom teaching. Students may choose from four areas of concentration- Reading Education K-12, Learning Disabilities, Fine Arts (based on Theory of Multiple Intelligence's), Humanities, and Mathematics. Courses are taught mostly during the summer quarters and on the internet and are designed for the working teacher.