Education MS

We are no longer admitting students into the MS in Education. Please refer to the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) for furthering your education at the graduate level. Students currently admitted into the MSED will have the option to complete this program or switch to the MAT. Please contact Dr. Porter Coggins, Graduate Coordinator, at pcoggins@bemidjistate.edu for more information. 

A Master of Science in Education is a research degree appropriate for practicing pre-K through post-secondary teachers, as well as others interested in a career in education.

Curriculum

The MS in Education at BSU is designed upon a series of core courses that meet national program standards. In addition to 20 credits in core courses, students complete an additional 13 credits in electives. Students must also complete a research paper or a thesis, worth two or four credits respectively.

For complete current program requirements, please go to the current catalog; select Graduate Programs located on the right side.

Admission Requirements

Application Deadlines

Open enrollment; Fall semester and Summer Session applicants should submit their application and additional materials by April 1 for preferred consideration.

Application Requirements
  • Graduate Application for Admission — Apply Here!
  • $20 non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcripts of bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Overall undergraduate GPA: 3.00
  • A copy of current teaching license
  • Two letters of recommendation from a previous employer/professor
  • One-page letter of intent answering the following (limit each response to 50 words):
    • Why do you want to be in the graduate program?
    • Explain your background in education or in your current degree field.
    • What do you plan to use this degree for?

Tuition & Aid

We offer in-state/reciprocity tuition rates to all of our graduate students. Please visit the Financial Aid website for more information on options for funding your education.

Graduate Assistantships

Some students may qualify for a graduate assistantship, which includes a tuition waiver and stipend. GAs, in return, are expected to complete certain teaching and/or research assignments for the department.