North Dakota State University

Education (Teacher)

Address:

1340 Administration Ave

Fargo, ND 58102

United States

Phone:

1-701-231-8651

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Education (Teacher)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The School of Education offers Master of Education (M.Ed.) and Master of Science (M.S.) degrees. Graduate majors are offered in the following areas: Curriculum and Instruction, Agricultural Education, English Education, Family and Consumer Sciences Education, History Education, Mathematics Education, Music Education, Science Education, Social Science Education and Teacher Licensure. Curriculum and Instruction: The program focuses on further development of teacher leaders through study of instructional delivery and enhancement. The program curriculum includes areas of human development, learning, foundations of education, school curriculum, roles of schools and society, and further study in areas of interest. Candidates choosing this option for an M.S. degree must also complete a thesis. Agricultural Education: Agricultural Education offers graduate study leading to the M.Ed. and M.S. degrees. Advanced work may involve specialized training in vocational education, extension education, international extension, and agricultural education. English Education: Content-focused master’s degree program in Teacher Education focus on increasing both pedagogical skills and content expertise. This degree plan does not lead to teacher licensure, and candidates are encouraged to work their advisers if licensure is desired. Family and Consumer Sciences Education: Students have the option of pursuing a Master of Education (M.Ed.) or Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Family and Consumer Sciences Education. Advanced work may be taken in FCSE, Career and Technical Education, Extension, and curriculum design and development. History Education: Content-focused master’s degree program in Teacher Education focus on increasing both pedagogical skills and content expertise. This degree plan does not lead to teacher licensure, and candidates are encouraged to work their advisers if licensure is desired. Mathematics Education: Content-focused master’s degree programs in Teacher Education focus on increasing both pedagogical skills and content expertise. This degree plan does not lead to teacher licensure, and candidates are encouraged to work their advisers if licensure is desired. Music Education: The Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree with a Music Education option is a dual program offered collaboratively by the School of Education and the School of Music. The program is designed to facilitate the needs of currently working music teachers, as well as students who wish to continue their education to the master's level after having completed the baccalaureate degree. It is possible to complete the M.Ed. degree in Music Education by attending three consecutive summer sessions, two years in residence during the academic year, or a combination of both. Most courses in the degree program are offered in the late afternoon or evening. Applied study may be in the areas of vocal, instrumental, or conducting. No thesis is required; rather, students will complete two 3-credit hour practicum experiences: one in education and one in music. The practicums will be agreed upon and planned jointly by the student and his/her adviser(s). Science Education: Content-focused master’s degree programs in Teacher Education focus on increasing both pedagogical skills and content expertise. This degree plan does not lead to teacher licensure, and candidates are encouraged to work their advisers if licensure is desired. Social Science Education: Content-focused master’s degree programs in Teacher Education focus on increasing both pedagogical skills and content expertise. This degree plan does not lead to teacher licensure, and candidates are encouraged to work their advisers if licensure is desired. Programs are aligned with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) to reflect the importance of applied research and content development of educators, and are designed for the practitioner. Students pursuing the M.Ed. will engage in action research as a component of the program. Students are encouraged to work closely with an academic adviser to ensure that personal and professional goals are clear and achievable. Programs are accredited by National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and are approved by the ND Education Standards and Practices Board.

Accreditation:

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

International Student Requirements:

TOEFL ibT 88 or IELTS 6.5; Internation application deadlines: May 1 for fall semester, August 1 for spring semester

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $352.87 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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