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Master of Education – Education (M.Ed.)

Bemidji State University’s Department of Professional Education is committed to high-quality graduate education for P-12 through post-secondary teachers and other interested educators. To achieve this goal, an applied degree program, the Master of Education (M.Ed.), includes core (required) courses designed to meet the six program standards adapted from the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). Seven core courses in the program address the NBPTS as well as additional program standards, which provide a sound foundation for advanced study and application of skills.

The remainder of the program is devoted to advanced study in the graduate student’s discipline, area of interest, or expertise. A Capstone Experience, required of all M.Ed. degree program students, is offered in lieu of a research paper or thesis, and allows students several options for a capstone project and presentation.

The seven core courses required for the M.Ed. degree are offered on-line year-round or on-campus during the summer. Consult the BSU class schedule for when and where courses are offered.

Please note that international students studying on the BSU campus must complete a face-to-face component for all on-line courses taken. Please contact the director of the International Program Center or the coordinator of On-Line Graduate Education Programs for more information.

The Department of Professional Education advises graduate students to register early to reduce the risk that a course will be canceled due to inadequate enrollment.

Core Courses

ED 6100 Educational Research I (3 credits)
ED 6107 Advanced Educational Psychology (3 credits)
ED 6108 The Learning Community (3 credits)
ED 6117 Critical and Creative Thinking (3 credits)
ED 6334 Curriculum and Instruction (3 credits)
ED 6336 Instructional Design (3 credits)
ED 6750 Educational Research II (2 credits)

Subtotal 20 Credits

Elective Courses

Graduate students have three options for their 16 credits of elective courses:

Subtotal 16 Credits

Additional Coursework

Students opting to complete the M.Ed. degree must take additional coursework in lieu of the research paper or thesis.

ED 6850 M.Ed. Capstone Experience (2 credits)

Subtotal 2 Credits

Total Semester Credits Required for Degree 38 Credits

Competency Requirement
Instructional Technologies: This requirement may be satisfied by successfully completing ED 6336, Instructional Design.

Written Requirement
This requirement may be satisfied by successfully completing ED 6750, Educational Research II.


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