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MSEd Teaching and Learning

Program Details

Northern State University offers an MSEd degree in Teaching and Learning for individuals, specifically educators, who are interested in the science of pedagogy. This program is designed for students looking to study learner development, current pedagogy, various curriculum models, instructional resources, and strategies for diverse learners at the elementary

This program requires students to complete a total of 35 credits, which includes courses, a thesis or elective(s), and an internship. Some of the courses students will take include: Legal Issues for School Leaders, Graduate Research and Design, Writing for learning, Teaching and Learning with Digital Technology, and Psychology of Learning. Each course offered is worth 3 credits. Throughout these courses, students should learn the legal foundations of the P-12 education in America, methods and skills important for conducting research, the instructional uses and issues revolving around current technology in academic settings, and human learning based on current learning theories, including the information processing theory.

Students will be able to choose between pursuing a thesis (6 credits) or taking 6 credits worth of electives. The thesis process requires extensive and intense one-on-one collaboration between the student and professor. Students may also have limited interaction with other members of the committee assigned to their thesis. To complete the program, students will fulfill a 2-credit internship (ELED 794 or SEED 794). The internship will be supervised field-based learning experience that allows the student to follow a directed plan of study. It is important to note that the internship may or may not be paid.

Accreditation & Licensing

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