The Teacher Education program at the College of St. Scholastica is accredited by both the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) for a period of 7 years, from October 2013 to October 2020.
FAST FACTS: Master of Education
Teaching is one of the most important and most fulfilling careers. But that doesn't mean it's easy! As teaching changes and more technology is used successfully in the classroom, keeping current can be a challenge.
The Master of Education degree (M.Ed.) program at The College of St. Scholastica is a fully online degree program for practicing teachers and other education professionals. The program engages learners to reflect upon their teaching practices to improve student learning and address critical issues in today's schools.
We prepare "21st-century teachers" who are both familiar and comfortable with the technology of the modern classroom. Learners will also acquire new strategies for using data and research to impact their classrooms.
The 2014 U.S. News & World Report ranked our M.Ed. program
as the best of its kind in Minnesota and Wisconsin and among
the best Master of Education programs in the nation.
St. Scholastica's Master of Education program offers students three concentration options to fulfill their elective requirements:
Online learning isn't independent learning at St. Scholastica. We've applied a cohort model to our M.Ed., which means you'll move through the program with the same group of colleagues. We've also implemented a host of technologies to help bridge the gap between the computer and the classroom.
An online adviser is assigned to you at the beginning of the program and stays with you until you graduate. Your online adviser is available to answer questions and offer support.
The U.S. Department of Education offers loan forgiveness programs for teachers. The program requires teachers to work in school districts that serve low-income students for five consecutive academic years and offers up to $17,500 in loan forgiveness for Federal Stafford loans.
"Everything was so impressively well done. I try and tell family and friends about the quality of this program and find I am not able to convey it fully."
– Elizabeth Jorgenson, Master of Education, 2013 alum
"I was thrilled with the program and learned so much that has enhanced my abilities as a teacher. Everyone I dealt with at St. Scholastica was friendly and helpful. I love that all the classes were online because my classwork fit into my life, instead of my life fitting into a class schedule."
– Mandy Huusko, Master of Education, 2011 alum