The M.Ed. program curriculum is divided into two major components: a professional core of 7 courses (21 credits) and a 12-credit elective focus.
Core courses provide a solid framework in the following:
The program also offers 3 concentration options:
The cohort model allows you to start the program with a group of other teachers. You'll take all of your core classes with this same group, and your fellow students will be able to serve as a resource for you as you progress through the program. You'll also be building important connections with teachers from varied backgrounds and a variety of different school districts.
Our online advisors know the unique challenges online learners face, and they are available to help you at all stages of the program. You will be assigned an online advisor when you start the program, and the same advisor will stay with you until you graduate.
As governments at the state and national level focus on student outcomes and standardized testing, teacher salaries and evaluations will also depend more on student outcomes. St. Scholastica's M.Ed. is focused on teaching you how to increase student achievement by utilizing the latest research and best practices.
In Minnesota, master's prepared teachers earn an average salary increase of $6,995 (your actual salary increase will depend on the district you work in). In addition, less than 50% of Minnesota teachers hold master's degrees. Statistics are similar across the upper Midwest (see table below).
|State||Average Annual Salary Increase with M.Ed.|
Recruitment Counselor, Graduate & Extended Studies
Amy Bergstrom, Ed.D.
Master of Education Degree Program Director
School of Education
College of St. Scholastica
1200 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, MN 55811
(218) 723-6709 (fax)