Msc in Teaching, Learning & Leadership

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Program Description

Teaching, Learning & Leadership Courses

The Graduate Education Department offers the Master of Science (MS) in education and a specialization in Teaching, Learning, and Leadership. This emphasis is offered in a learning community format or on-campus/blended format. It provides educators with an opportunity to pursue graduate study while building valuable professional relationships with fellow educators.

Earn a Master of Science in Education with an emphasis in Teaching, Learning, and Leadership either going through a learning community near you or through the on-campus/blended delivery method. Find the delivery method that will work for you. Take the following classes to earn your degree in less than two years.

Blended Learning Option (On-campus & Online)

Blended learning combines the online learning and on-campus learning experiences. Blended programs utilize classroom environments and online technology. On-campus students are in the classroom with a professor and students engaging in verbal discourse and student-instructor communication. The online portion functions the same as fully online programs. The courses are fully online, offering students access to the same things (syllabi, discussion, grades), and being on campus is not required for these courses.

*When registering for classes the delivery option is available for students to see which classes are fully online (Asynchronous) and which are on-campus. Please refer to the program listing to see which programs are fully online, blended, and which are available through learning communities.

MASTER IN TEACHING LEARNING LEADERSHIP CURRICULUM (34 Credits)

ED 621: Critical Theory of Educational Systems - 3cr.
ED 622: Research in Education - 3cr.
ED 623: Professional Planning & Assessment - 2cr.
ED 624: Research Project Design - 3cr.
ED 625: 21st Century Based Teaching & Learning - 3cr.
ED 626: Democracy, Diversity & Leadership - 3cr.
ED 627: Action Research: Project Implement - 2cr.
ED 631: Professional Learning Communities - 3cr.
ED 632: Linking Pedagogy & Content - 3cr.
ED 633: Trends & Issues in Education - 3cr.
ED 634: Educators as Change Agents - 3cr.
ED 635: Content & Curriculum Development - 3cr.

For more information on the curriculum please check out the course descriptions located in the academic catalog.

For further insight into when courses are offered and suggested to be taken please check the following Teaching, Learning, and Leadership academic advising sheet.

To learn more about the application and financial aid process visit frequently asked questions.

Last updated Mar 2019

About the School

Southwest Minnesota State University is a four-year public university offering a high-quality education in the liberal arts and professions to prepare you for a life that is successful both personally ... Read More

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