Program Overview

Valley City State University Graduate School offers a unique program in the Master of Education. The vision of this program is to offer preeminent, educational programs to serve professional practitioners. Within this program are four available concentrations: Library and Information Technologies, Technology Education, Teaching and Technology, and Teaching English Language Learners. Each concentration offers a variety of hours necessary to complete the program ranging from 32-37 credit hours.

Upon completion of the Masters of Education program, graduates should be provided with six core values to use in their future professional endeavors. These values include effective use of instructional technologies, expertise in research and particular action research, expertise in assessment, supervisor/leader/coach, expertise in curriculum and instruction, as well as diversity and global awareness. The program's core values and National Board of Professional Teaching Standards lay the broad foundation for the overall program design.

Upon completion of all the requirements that are mandatory to apply to this program, the application will be reviewed by a committee for the Master of Education and a decision will be made within the following months.

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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


    Admission to Graduate Studies at Valley City State University requires a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.

    School Overview

    Valley City State University is a public university located in Valley City, North Dakota. VCSU is situated on a 55 acre campus, and the entire campus is listed as a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places. The university is one of eleven institutions in the North Dakota University System. Valley City State University was established in 1890 as a normal school, which is also known as a teachers college, and for over one hundred years has provided students with an engaging social and academic learning environment. Staying true to its heritage, Valley City University has developed a stellar reputation for educating some of the top teachers in the area.

    VCSU offers bachelor's and master's degrees. The academic departments and divisions at VCSU consist of Communication Arts and Social Science, Business and Information Technology, School of Education and Graduate Studies, Math, Science and Health & Physical Education and Fine Arts. VCSU offers an opportunity for distance learning for students that want to earn a degree from VCSU, but don’t have a schedule that allows them to do so. The online classes are delivered through the internet, which makes students able to participate from any location that has internet access. Students have the choice of either working independently, or together with fellow distance education students.


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