Master of Education

Admission Standards:

  1. Undergraduate requirements:  bachelor's degree in education or related field or present position at education institution or 2 + years experience in education or related field
  2. GPA-cumulative: 2.75 or 3.00 in most recent semesters contributing to 60 semester hours
  3. English Proficiency (Non-Canadian International Applicants Only):  TOEFL:  79;  IELTS:  6; Note, tests expire two years from test date.

Admission Packet Deadlines:

Fall:     International Applicants         May 30
Fall:     Domestic Applicants              July 15

Spring: International Applicants         September 30
Spring: Domestic Applicants              November 15

Summer: Domestic Applicants only    May 15


M.Ed. Core (18 credits)
ED 501 Designing and Interpreting Education Research/Quantitative 2
ED 502 Designing & Interpreting Ed Research/Qualitative 2
ED 519 Diversity in a Global Perspective 3
ED 521 Integrating Technology into Teaching and Learning 3
ED 522 Curriculum Design and Assessment 3
ED 535 Models Of Teaching & Learning 3
ED 550 Dynamics of Managing Learning, Dynamics Of Managing Learning 2
ED 598/599 Project and Report or Thesis 2

Concentrations or Electives (Review concentration for required credits)

  • Art
  • Business
  • Cognitive Science
  • Curriculum and Instruction*
  • English*
  • Reading
  • Secondary Mathematics*
  • Special Education*

Information on full concentrations or specialization electives can be viewed on the programs full website. All options require completion of either a Project and Report or a Thesis, as the capstone assessment for the M.Ed. degree.

*indicates study is only available online

Capstone: Thesis and Project Research Options (minimum 2 credits)
The M. Ed. requires a minimum of 2 SH and maximum of 3 SH in either a ED 598 Project And Report or ED 599 Thesis, as the capstone assessment for the M.Ed. degree. The research sequence begins with ED 501 Designing and Interpreting Education Research/Quantitative and ED 502 Designing & Interpreting Ed Research/Qualitative taken in the first year, continues in the M.Ed. Seminars and work with the Graduate Committee, and finishes with 598/599. Graduate students in the M.Ed. program may elect to complete either a thesis or a project. Those choosing the thesis option (599) must satisfy the general requirements for a thesis outlined in the Minot State University Graduate Catalog.

Graduate students wishing to pursue the project option must register for ED 598 or the appropriate 598 course within their concentration area. The graduate students will learn the techniques of action research and will apply those skills in an action research project. A written report completes the requirement. Project reports have a seven-chapter format; available from the Director of the M.Ed. Program. Both theses and projects will be guided by, and eventually approved by, a graduate committee consisting of one faculty member from the chosen concentration, one faculty member from the M. Ed. Core faculty and one member outside of the Department of Teacher Education and Kinesiology.

All candidates are required to attend the M.Ed. seminars for orientation and project/thesis parameters. Two additional seminar meetings are required in conjunction with the research courses for advising and orientation to graduate study.

Continuing Enrollment
Students who have completed all required M. Ed. coursework, but still continue work on the Project/Thesis, must enroll in 1 SH of ED 589 Continuing Enrollment each subsequent semester, to maintain access to faculty advisors, library, email, and other student support services. Students must be enrolled in the semester in which they intend to graduate.

The Master of Education (MED) program alone does not meet state licensure or certification requirements. 

» Course Descriptions
» MED Program Website

Program Director:
Dr. Daniel Conn