Master of Education

Learn. Investigate. Evaluate. Reflect. Lead. Inspire.

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) is a professional degree for teachers and those who work in the human and social service professions, community education, or post-secondary education.  The curriculum is based on the work done as teachers, leaders, and change agents in formal, non-formal, and community-based settings. Core courses are delivered online making it possible to earn a M.Ed. while maintaining a balance with your professional and personal life.

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Program Information

M.Ed. Mission, Vision, and Student Learning Outcomes 

Student Experiences

James Carlisle

James | M.Ed. | Educator  UMD M.Ed. course work and my cohort peers have challenged my assumptions and expectations about teaching. After 20+ years teaching I had become content, this program invited me to reconsider, rethink, and reframe my work in the light of deep thinking and stimulating dialogues. The scope and pace of work have allowed me to continue to work full time while excelling in an arduous and rigorous M.Ed. program.


Leigh | M.Ed. | 4-H Youth Program Coordinator The M.Ed. program has helped me gain a deeper understanding of learning, educational practices, and synchronously working systems affecting education. I have developed a more comprehensive understanding of why and how pedagogy has developed and how learning and developmental concepts, theories, and practices are interrelated and the relevancy of them. I have been able to expand on my current work incorporating what I have learned, helping me grow as an educator and improve my practice.

Program Contact Information 

M.Ed. Director of Graduate Studies

Alyssa Boardman, PhD  
(218) 726-8172  
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Graduate Program Coordinator

Michelle Toven  
(218) 726-7592  
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