The Teacher Education program at the College of St. Scholastica is accredited by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP) for a period of 7 years, from July 2019 to July 2026. This accreditation includes the following sites: Duluth, St. Paul, and St. Cloud Minnesota. The accreditation does not include individual education courses that the Educator Preparation Program offers to P-12 educators for professional development, re-licensure, or other purposes.
Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB)
The fully accredited Teacher Education Program is assessed according to the requirements and standards of the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB). The teacher education program has full continuing unit and program approval through June 30, 2024.
FAST FACTS: Master of Education (M.Ed.)
* Tuition rates are for the 2020-21 academic year. Additional fees and costs for course materials may apply. Total program cost and completion time varies depending on transfer credits and individual program plans. Tuition rates are subject to change. View 2019-20 tuition rates.
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 (M.Ed.) degree 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 2018 US News & World Report ranked our online M.Ed. program among the top in the nation and highest of all ranked programs in Minnesota
St. Scholastica's Master of Education (M.Ed.) program offers students six 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.
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"Through the online Culturally Responsive Pedagogy Certificate program, I was able to reflect on my practice, find my voice and be an advocate for my students facing inequities. The flexibility of this online program allowed me to complete meaningful coursework around my busy schedule as a full-time educator."
– Marc Wilson
"The program prepared me for the breadth of topics that I will be covering with my students. It was instrumental in obtaining the Digital Literacy and Computer Science license in Massachusetts. My professors and cohort made learning fun and I am grateful for the resources I can use in my practice."
– Neil Plotnick, '18
"This program has been life changing in a dynamic way. I have made lifelong connections with my cohort and the faculty. I have also gained valuable leadership skills that I can apply in the community and workplace. This path has opened opportunities including an advancement to a leadership role."
– Melissa Cox, ’17
"The online program provides content I need to improve my teaching practice. The flexible format is rigorous, yet tailored for busy educators. My professors are accessible and willing to help with questions. What I have learned about assessment, critical thinking, and computer science has been immediately applicable to my classroom."
– Claudette Guy, '19