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Flexible Course Offerings

All courses are offered in a two year rotation. Online courses are offered beginning fall, spring, and summer.

Complete the Program in Two Years
Students who complete two courses each semester can complete the coursework from the M.Ed. in just two years. Courses are offered twice each academic year.
Set up a plan with your adviser to meet your personal schedule.

Other Degree Requirements
Other requirements include an action research report, field experience, and an oral presentation of a comprehensive capstone portfolio. All requirements are initiated in required coursework and completed with the assistance of your adviser.

Complete Online Program

This concentration is an excellent program of study for teachers at all levels!
Master's degree offered completely online and taught by experienced online instructors. Degree requires 34 credits.
The ELL Concentration is designed to provide in-service teachers with the cultural and linguistic pedagogy needed to address the ELL needs of students.

Meets State and National Standards

The curriculum is structured around a set of core values that provide a broad foundation in education, research, and technology.

Concentration Courses

The courses in ELL will support the recognized additional educational needs to teachers across the nation that must comply with No Child Left Behind (NCLB) requirements for Limited English Proficient (LEP) students.

Concentration Requirements

All students in the Master of Education Degree are required to complete four core courses. In addition to the core courses, students in the English Language Learners Concentration must complete eight required courses and two special program requirements.

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
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To pursue state level resolution, contact Lisa Johnson, 701-858-3494.

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