Master of Education coursework is delivered primarily online. Students meet face to face one weekend per semester. Students must complete a minimum of 30 semester credits.  Please see below for a sample student schedule.

Sample Schedule

Semester One (Fall)

Educ 7001, Introduction to Graduate Study (3cr)
Educ 7008, Foundations of Teaching and Learning: Curriculum Theory and Design (3cr) 

Semester Two (Spring)

Educ 7004, Foundations of Educational Research (3cr)
Educ 7002, Human Diversity and Exceptionality (3cr)

Semester Three (Fall)

Educ 7009, Assessment of Learning (3cr)
Educ 7011, Integrated Research in Practice (3cr)

Semester Four  (Spring)

Educ 7006, Ethics and Professionalism in Education (2cr)
Educ 5990, Research Project (1cr) 
Educ 7018 Statistics for Educational Research (3cr) Note: This course is designed for research assistance and does not have additional coursework.
Semester Five Elective Credits (6cr)
Note: These credits can be moved to any semester, including summer, or taken as an additional 5th semester.


Elective Courses

The Masters of Education program requires students to register for 6 elective credits over the course of their program. Elective courses support individual goal statements of the applicant and must be approved by the Director of Graduate Studies.  These credits must be taken for Graduate Credit and courses must be at a 5000 level or higher.  The Education Department offers courses at the 5000 level under the following prefixes: EDUC, EDAD, SPED, and EDSE.  Elective credits should be related to the final project topic. Electives can be taken during any summer, fall, or spring term, dependent on availability and student schedule. All policies relating to degree requirements are detailed in the Student Handbook found under the Resources page.  

If a student has taken a course for graduate credit outside of the University of Minnesota system, credits can be transferred in to satisfy the elective credit requirements.  Credits taken before the award of a baccalaureate degree cannot be applied toward M.Ed. requirements. Please contact the Graduate Program Coordinator for further guidelines. 

Students Admitted Fall 2019 Schedule (Cohort 30)

Student Experience

Tony | M.Ed. | Collegiate Athletic Coach 

Initially when I was identifying which master's program I wanted to undertake, I thought what I need was something very specific to my work as a collegiate coach. Upon entering the M.Ed. offered through UMD, I was pleasantly surprised to find how easy it was to tailor the education and curriculum to my profession. Everything learned through the M.Ed. program has immediate applicability to many professions, not just teaching.  Read More