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Duluth Campus

Education M.Ed.

College of Education and Human Service Professions
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Contact Information
Department of Educastion, 412 Library Drive EduE 150, Duluth, MN 55812 (218-726-7233) Email: educ@d.umn.edu Website: https://cehsp.d.umn.edu/departments-centers/departments/education/programs/master
  • Program Type: Master's
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2021
  • Length of program in credits: 30
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Master of Education
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
The Master of Education (MEd) is a professional development degree for teachers and those who work in the human and social service profession, community education, or post-secondary education. Professional development is achieved through critical reflection, investigation, and application of theory and research to practice in communities. The curriculum is based on the work done as teachers, leaders, and change agents in formal, non-formal, and community-based settings.
Program Delivery
  • primarily online (at least 80% of the instruction for the program is online with short, intensive periods of face-to-face coursework)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 2.80.
A bachelor's degree from an accredited US college or university or equivalent degree from a recognized college or university in another country is required for admissions.
Other requirements to be completed before admission:
Preferred candidates will have a GPA of 2.80 or higher and two years professional experience or demonstrated experience working with learners.
Special Application Requirements:
Please see the MEd application information found at: https://cehsp.d.umn.edu/departments-centers/department-education/programs/master-education-med/application International and domestic applicants whose first language is not English must submit current score(s) from one of the following tests:
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
    • Internet Based - Total Score: 79
    • Internet Based - Writing Score: 21
    • Internet Based - Reading Score: 19
    • Total Score: 6.5
    • Reading Score: 6.5
    • Writing Score: 6.5
Key to test abbreviations (TOEFL, IELTS).
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Plan C: Plan C requires 30 major credits and 0 credits outside the major. There is no final exam.
This program may not be completed with a minor.
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
A minimum GPA of 2.80 is required for students to remain in good standing.
The MEd cohort program has a 9 credit core curriculum. All policies relating to degree requirements are detailed in the student handbook.
Core (9 cr)
EDUC 5230 - Indigenous Peoples and the Environment (3.0 cr)
EDUC 7001 - Foundations of Education and Research (3.0 cr)
EDUC 7002 - Diversity and Social Justice (3.0 cr)
Electives (21 cr)
Electives are determined in consultation with the Director of Graduate Studies and the graduate advisor.
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EDUC 5230 - Indigenous Peoples and the Environment
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
This course will examine the intersection of Indigenous peoples, traditional and contemporary practices of sustainability, planetary ecological issues, the impact on Indigenous peoples and the possibilities provided by Indigenous place-based/environmental education. Indigenous peoples cultural relationship to place will also be explored along with a critical examination of the impact colonization, patriarchy and capitalism has had on Indigenous homelands and centers of power. Attention will be given to Indigenous initiatives that are working toward the healing of their homelands and the planet. pre-req: instructor consent
EDUC 7001 - Foundations of Education and Research
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Expectations of graduate study, scholarly writing and online learning. Develop skills in using the Internet for scholarly research and writing, culminating in writing of a literature review. prereq: MEd candidate or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for EHS 7001
EDUC 7002 - Diversity and Social Justice
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Stresses the importance of diversity and exceptionality in educational settings, and its relevance to teaching and learning strategies, assessment, and professional community building. The concepts of privilege and power will be explored from the standpoint of the educator and his/her role in the educational setting. prereq: MEd candidate or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for EHS 7002