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College of Education and Human Service Professions
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Department of Education, 412 Library Drive EduE 150, Duluth, MN 55812
  • Program Type: Master's
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2022
  • 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.
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:
  • TOEFL
    • Internet Based - Total Score: 79
    • Internet Based - Writing Score: 21
    • Internet Based - Reading Score: 19
  • IELTS
    • 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.
Courses offered on both the A-F and S/N grading basis must be taken A-F.
Core Coursework (9 credits)
Take the following courses:
EDUC 7001 - Foundations of Education and Research (3.0 cr)
EDUC 7002 - Diversity and Social Justice (3.0 cr)
EDUC 7019 - Educational Policy and Issues (3.0 cr)
Electives (21 credits)
Select electives from the following in consultation with the advisor and director of graduate studies. Other courses can be chosen with advisor and director of graduate studies approval.
Take 21 or more credit(s) from the following:
· EDSE 5000 - Introduction to Post-Secondary Teaching (2.0 cr)
· EDSE 5214 - Teaching Content-Area Reading (3.0 cr)
· EDUC 5081 - American Indian Education: History, Policy and Decolonization (3.0 cr)
· EDUC 5230 - Indigenous Peoples and the Environment (3.0 cr)
· EDUC 5411 - Teaching Online (3.0 cr)
· EDUC 5911 - Educational Organization and Leadership (3.0 cr)
· EDUC 7006 - Ethics and Professionalism in Education (3.0 cr)
· EDUC 7008 - Curriculum Theory and Design (3.0 cr)
· EDUC 7009 - Assessment of Learning (3.0 cr)
· SPED 5433 - Foundations in Special Education (3.0 cr)
 
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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
EDUC 7019 - Educational Policy and Issues
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This course is designed to build a rich framework for analyzing educational policies of various types and introduce a variety of policy strategies that are aimed at improving educational institutions from the context of critical issues that are directly related to the graduate students? professional focus or work. Further, it aims to help students as the leaders in their professions to critically reflect on and analyze educational policies at their work to plan an initiative for organizational change. pre-req: EDUC 7001, EDUC 7002 or department consent.
EDSE 5000 - Introduction to Post-Secondary Teaching
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to Teaching will provide a brief overview of learning theory, student and teacher expectations, development of a syllabus, lesson planning goals, rubrics, assignments, student evaluation/assessment, how to submit grades, online teaching using electronic course platforms, classroom management and other topics pertinent to teaching adult learners. This class will provide support for new graduate teaching assistants and new faculty at community colleges. prereq: grad student or community college faculty
EDSE 5214 - Teaching Content-Area Reading
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Teaching reading within 5-12 content-area courses as pedagogy for improving literacy. Developing an understanding of the brain, cognition, and reading. Exploration of stages of literacy, methods for promoting reading, and strategies for improving comprehension. Lesson planning for content-area reading. Diverse learners and critical literacy in the content-area classroom. pre-req: M.Ed. student or instructor consent
EDUC 5081 - American Indian Education: History, Policy and Decolonization
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: AMIN 5081/EDUC 5081
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Focus on the development of educational policies for American Indian people through the 20th Century. Examines shifts in educational policy the impact of such policy and how American Indians reacted to the nature of education programs and sought to reform schools to better meet tribal and community needs.Features of American Indian education policy development, relationship and role of research and science, public perceptions of American Indians, Indian activism, and tribal and community involvement in educational policy will be discussed and analyzed.A number of policy themes will be explored such as language and culture, self- determination and control, expansion of education opportunities and the well being of American Indian children and youth through the statutory and programmatic iterations of these themes. The focus will be on cultural pluralism and the importance of education today that support American Indian/Alaska Native self- determination, identity and cultural integrity. prereq: Graduate student; credit will not be granted if already received for EDUC 4081
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 5411 - Teaching Online
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd, Spr & Summer Even Yr
Designing completely online courses. Instructional design, methods of teaching, creating learning activities, technology tools, social dimensions, assessment of student learning. pre-req: minimum of 60 credits or graduate student or instructor consent
EDUC 5911 - Educational Organization and Leadership
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
An overview of leadership from a theoretical perspective. Learners will begin to see the role and styles of leadership in relationship to the culture of schools and communities. prereq: EdAd lic program or collegiate grad program admission or instructor consent
EDUC 7006 - Ethics and Professionalism in Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Offers a synthesis of previous courses, reviewed from the context of ethics and ethical dilemmas that touch on diversity, systems change, educators' roles, professional competencies, and leadership roles. prereq: MEd cand or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for EHS 7006
EDUC 7008 - Curriculum Theory and Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Broad-based foundational course designed to study advanced learning theory and curriculum design, and develop skills in critical analysis of teaching application and student outcomes. Focuses on the importance of working in the context of a professional community. prereq: MEd student or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for EHS 7008
EDUC 7009 - Assessment of Learning
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Focuses on the design and application of appropriate learning assessment strategies that consider the pedagogical intent, state, federal, and subject standards, and the diversity for all learners. Teaching theory and practice will be viewed in the context of learning assessment. prereq: MEd candidate; credit will not be granted if already received for EHS 7009
SPED 5433 - Foundations in Special Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: SpEd 4433/5433
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This is a foundational course in special education focusing on history, philosophy, theories, and issues of special education. Topics include: overview of special education rules and processes, and survey of exceptionalities, including disability perspectives. Because this course is taught concurrently with 4433, it will require one or more of the following: paper or project. prereq: Postbac or grad student