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Advance your curricular and content knowledge

MA in Educational Studies

About MA in Educational Studies

The MA in Educational Studies is an advanced degree for those looking to further develop their curricular and content knowledge. Currently licensed teachers who graduate from this program can go on to serve as reading specialists, department chairs in a specific content area, academic coaches, learning specialists, curriculum specialists, and to teach College in the Schools (CIS) courses. This flexible master's program provides students with a strong core and specialized instruction in a content area of their choice. The blended delivery model maximizes flexibility by combining online and face-to-face learning models, providing students an innovative learning opportunity that works with even the busiest of schedules.

Where you'll learn:

Online and in-person courses in Minneapolis and St. Paul

When to start:

Year round

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Core Curriculum

Four (4) core 3-credit courses:
CIED 670: Assessment for Learning
CIED 532: Curriculum, P-16
CIED 603: Education Equity & Inclusive Practices
CIED 551: Learning Design with Technology

In addition to the four core courses, students will choose one of the following concentrations.


Designed for in-service P-12 educators who want hands-on experience in STEM education with engineering. Students will receive a rigorous introduction to integrated STEM engineering content, with an emphasis placed on how to apply the material in P-12 STEM classrooms.

Sharpen your skills and increase the effectiveness of your reading instruction as a literacy leader, coach, a reading intervention or remediation provider.

Prepare to advocate for technology innovation and lead equitable learning initiatives as a technology leader in K-12 education. You'll develop and build capacity for leading school or university-wide initiatives that leverage learning technologies to support today's learners in an ever-evolving digital learning environment.

Advance your curricular and content knowledge in math.

Gain a solid foundation in the intellectual and cultural history of Latin America, Spain and the United States while developing your verbal and written abilities in Spanish.

Learn more about the MA in Educational Studies with a concentration in Special Education. This degree is perfect for current teachers looking to earn their MA while learning more about the field of Special Education.

Learn more about the MA in Educational Studies with a concentration in Teaching College English. This degree is perfect for current teachers who want to advance their curricular knowledge in English or plan to teach English at the high school level for college credit.

MA in Educational Studies Alumni Highlight

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Impact in the Classroom

Literacy: MN K-12 Reading Endorsement

Mrs. Betsy Kelly completed her MA in Educational Studies with a concentration in K-12 Reading. Since completing her degree she has held roles as an elementary classroom teacher, instructional coach, reading specialist, and private tutor. Mrs. Kelly currently teaches first grade and has a thriving private practice for reading intervention as well.