Program Overview

Bemidji State University offers a Master of Education program for students and professionals in education who want to be a part of the community which develops educational curriculum, develops programs for learning, and works to create policy towards education.  Students will learn about the psychological, social, familial, and political issues that affect educational institutions and how to develop curriculum and programs in order to best utilize research and development in education to improve student success.

The program consists of classroom courses which emphasize real-world education through examination of cases and education which will be applicable on the job. Those classes include educational research, advanced educational psychology, the learning community, critical and creative thinking, curriculum and instruction, instructional design, and advanced educational research.

Through completion of the program, students will have demonstrated the professionalism and skill necessary to earn the degree. The qualifications demonstrate that the student has been able to apply the principles they have learned in the program into their eventual development as a functional affective professional in their field.  These qualifications include but are not limited to: the ability to apply an understanding of education systems, business principles, and student learning in solving institutional problems to drive institutional and student success, to make effective decisions based on critical evaluation of research and data, to articulate the perspectives and interests of multiple stakeholders, to choose leadership approaches appropriate to the culture of the organization, to demonstrate an ability to deploy resources to achieve intended results, and to evaluate the potential impact of policies and processes on student outcomes.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    Requirements

    Undergraduate degree

    School Overview

    Bemidji State University first opened as the Bemidji Normal School in 1919, preparing teachers for employment in Minnesota’s public school system. By 1921, the school expanded into a four-year program. Likewise, as the curriculum expanded, the school transitioned to Bemidji State College in 1957, and by 1975, gained University status.

    Bemidji State University offers associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees, along with graduate certificate options. Students can pursue more than 65 undergraduate programs of study, and the most popular include fields in education, business, science, technological studies, criminal justice, and psychology. In 1972, BSU created the Center for Extended Learning to provide distance learning programs. Today, the University continues to promote distance learning and students have multiple bachelor’s degree options.

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