General Information

Master of Education Degree

The Master of Education Degree (M.Ed.) is designed for individuals who have experience in the field of education. Concentrations currently available include Teaching and Technology, Technology Education, Library and Information Technologies, Teaching English Language Learners, Elementary Education and English Education. The concentrations each require a core of four education courses and a varying number of required credits in the concentration.


Accreditation

Valley City State University is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. This accreditation was extended in 2005 to include the Master of Education with concentrations in Teaching and Technology and Technology Education. In 2007 the HLC approved the concentration in Library and Information Technologies, and in 2009 the Teaching English Language Learners concentration was approved. Finally, in 2013 the HLC approved concentrations in Elementary Education and English Education. In 2009 the National Council for the Accreditation for Teacher Education (NCATE) granted its approval to the advanced preparation level. The next NCATE visit will take place in fall 2015.


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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
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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