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New Scholarships Available!

Valley City State University has a long history of teacher preparation and we are proud to announce new scholarships available for North Dakota teachers and individuals who would like to enter the teaching profession. The Master of Education and Master of Arts in Teaching programs will have 20 scholarships available to first year graduate students during the 2016 academic year. The Master of Arts in Teaching is designed for individuals who already have a non-teaching Bachelor’s degree and would like to become a teacher. The Master of Education degree is designed for practicing teachers and offers six different concentrations to enhance your skills.


Master of Arts in Teaching
Ten awards are available for $500 each to January 2017-first semester MAT students from North Dakota. All applicants must be enrolled in the VCSU MAT program. Please complete the scholarship application to determine your eligibility. 


Master of Education Students
Ten awards are available for $1,000 each to January 2017-first semester Master of Education students from North Dakota. All Applicants must be enrolled in the VCSU M.Ed. program. Please complete the scholarship application to determine your eligibility. 


Master of Arts in Teaching - Program Description

Master of Arts in Teaching Program Description
The Master of Arts in Teaching parallels the undergraduate Teacher Education program and Master of Education degree by employing a set of core courses required to meet North Dakota teacher certification. This degree will help meet the increasing demand for teachers in shortage areas and also provide graduate credentials for career and salary advancement. The program will provide a more direct path to teacher licensure through an advanced level professional degree.   For more information, go to the MAT page.


Master of Education - Program Description and Concentrations

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree at VCSU is a practitioner-oriented degree, designed for the practicing teachers. The program requires four core courses which provide students with the foundation for educational research and graduate study in education. Six concentrations are available: Library and Information Technologies, Technology Education, Teaching and Technology, Elementary Education, English Education and Teaching English Language Learners.