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 (M.Ed.)
* Tuition rates are for the 2016-17 academic year and are subject to change. Additional fees and costs for course materials may apply. Total program cost and completion time varies depending on transfer credits and individual program plans.
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 2016 US News & World Report ranked our online M.Ed. program among the top 50 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.
"The M.Ed. program has completely exceeded my expectations. I'd been searching for a master’s program for a few years that would fit my lifestyle as a working mom, while still providing a quality education. When I came across the online program I knew my search was over."
– Lindsey Nagorski, '15
"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, '13
"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, '11