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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 2017-18 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 2018-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 2018-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.


Office Information

Mailing Address:
Office of Graduate Studies and Research
101 College Street SW
Valley City, ND 58072
Phone: 701.845.7303
Fax: 701.845.7190
Email: graduate@vcsu.edu

For more information on:
Library and Information Technologies
concentration contact:
Donna James - Library Director
Phone: 701.845.7275
Email: donna.james@vcsu.edu

For more information on:
Technology Education
concentration contact:
Dr. Peder Gjovik - Department Chair
Phone: 701.845.7448
Email: peder.gjovik@vcsu.edu

For more information on:
Teaching & Technology concentration contact:
Dr. Heather Kvilvang
Phone: 701.845.7199
Email: heather.kvilvang@vcsu.edu

For more information on:
Elementary Education concentration contact:
Dr. Heather Kvilvang
Phone: 701.845.7199
Email: heather.kvilvang@vcsu.edu

For more information on:
English Language Learners concentration contact:
Dr. Joan Aus  
Phone: 701.845.7187 
Email: joan.aus@vcsu.edu

For more information on:
English Education concentration contact:
Dr. Greg Brister 
Phone: 701.845.7317 
Email:  greg.brister@vcsu.edu
Contact Information

Questions on Graduate Studies:
Misty Lindgren
Phone: 701.845.7303
Email: graduate@vcsu.edu

Office of Graduate Studies
Dr. James Boe - Director
Phone: 701.845.7304
Email: jim.boe@vcsu.edu

Complaint Compliance
Valley City State University is committed to providing a high quality educational experience, fully supported by a range of academic and administrative services. It is our intention to meet the student's educational goals through a positive and rigorous academic experience. In an instance where the student has a concern, information is available on this website.
To pursue state level resolution, contact Lisa Johnson, 701-858-3494.

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