Graduate Areas of Study

Master of Education

The Master of Education Degree (M.Ed.) Program is a fully online degree program for practicing teachers and other education professionals. This program engages learners to reflect deeply upon their teaching practice to improve student learning and address critical issues in today's schools. Program participants will acquire new strategies on how to use data and research to impact and inform their practice.

Graduate Teaching Licensure

The Graduate Teaching Licensure Program (GTL) offers students an initial teaching license that leads to a master of science in teaching degree. It is designed for those who have completed an accredited baccalaureate degree in a field other than education, or for certified teachers who wish to add another endorsement to their license. The program is designed for flexibility and offers a hybrid model of online and on-site learning. 

Educational Technology Certificate

The Educational Technology Certificate is delivered in an online format, and is designed for curriculum directors, practicing teachers, and school leaders who seek to improve student learning with the latest technological innovations. Students will have the opportunity to develop effective strategies for using technology-enhanced learning activities in your classroom.

Certificate in Online Instruction

Candidates who complete this four-course graduate certificate will learn how to design, implement, and teach online using all of the benefits of today's technologies.

Certificate in Literacy Instruction

This 100 percent online program is aligned to the K-12 Teacher of Reading Standards for the state of Minnesota. The courses provide relevant research, learning experiences and hands-on opportunities to gain a greater understanding of how to teach reading skills, strategies, and comprehension to kindergarten through grade 12 students. The courses also prepare individuals to serve in literacy leadership roles.

The Certificate and individual courses are also open to to anyone interested in improving their reading instruction.