Content Qualification Options and Course Rotations

English              18 Hours Fall Spring Summer
ENGL 650 Studies in British Literature (3) Summer Even
ENGL 653 Language and Culture (3) Summer
ENGL 660 Studies in American Literature Summer Odd
ENGL 664 Literature & Literacy for Children and Young Adults (3) Fall         
ENGL 676 Research in Teaching Writing (3) Summer Even
ENGL 680 Teaching College English (3) Spring       

Communication 18 Hours Fall Spring Summer
COMM 611 Communication Theory (3) Spring Even
COMM 630 Instructional Communication and Technology (3) Fall Even
COMM 645 Media Uses and Effects (3) Spring Odd
COMM 650 Advanced Interpersonal Communication (3) Summer Even
COMM 660 Group Communication, Team Building and Leadership (3) Summer Odd
COMM 655 Advanced Intercultural Communication (3) Fall Odd

The list of courses and rotations below started in the summer of 2019 (check for updates)
History               18 Hours Fall Spring Summer
HIST 610 Thinking Historically:  Skills and Sources (3) Summer  Odd
HIST 620 French Revolution and the Age of Napoleon (3)                 Fall Odd
HIST 630 Democratization in the 20th Century(3) Spring Even
HIST 640 The World Wars (3) Fall Even
HIST 650 American Readings with special topic (3) Summer Even

HIST 660 European Readings with special topic (3) Spring Odd

The proposed list of courses and rotations below would start in the fall 2020 (check for updates)
Physical Education 18 Hours Fall Spring Summer
HPER 610 Motor Learning (3) Fall 2020
HPER 620 Current Literature in Health and Phys. Educ.(3)                
Spring 2021
HPER 630 Advanced Developmental Adapted Phys. Educ.(3)
Summer 2021
HPER 640 Advanced Techniques in Teaching Health and Phys. Educ. (3) Fall 2021
HPER 650 Curriculum Development and Evaluation in Health and Phys. Educ. (3)
Spring 2022
HPER 660Leadership and Supervision in Health and Phys. Educ. (3)
Summer 2022

Students who wish to earn the full Master of Education Degree, must complete the following sequence in addition to the 18 credit content area qualifications.

EDUC 610 Research in Education (3) Fall Spring Summer
EDUC 625 Issues in School, Community, and Family (3) Fall Summer
EDUC 640 Supervision and Assessment of Teachers & Learners (3) Spring Summer
EDUC 657 Exceptionality, Diversity, and Difference (3) Fall Spring
EDUC 685 Action Research (3) Fall Spring

689 (EDUC/ENGL) Research Application (1) Fall Spring Summer
698 (EDUC/ENGL) Capstone (2) Fall Spring Summer

Office Information

Mailing Address:
Office of Graduate Studies
101 College Street SW
Valley City, ND 58072
Phone: 701.845.7303
Fax: 701.845.7190

For more information on:
Library and Information Technologies
concentration contact:
Donna James

For more information on:
Technology Education
concentration contact:
Dr. Peder Gjovik - Department Chair
Phone: 701.845.7448

For more information on:
Teaching & Technology concentration contact:
Dr. Heather Kvilvang
Phone: 701.845.7199

For more information on:
Elementary Education concentration contact:
Dr. Heather Kvilvang
Phone: 701.845.7199

For more information on:
English Language Learners concentration contact:
Dr. Joan Aus  
Phone: 701.845.7187 

For more information on:
English Education concentration contact:
Dr. Greg Brister 
Phone: 701.845.7317 
Contact Information

Questions on Graduate Studies:
Misty Lindgren - Coordinator of Extended Learning
Phone: 701.845.7303

Chasity Lovell- Assistant
Phone: 701.845.7602 

Office of Graduate Studies
Dr. James Boe - Dean 
Phone: 701.845.7304

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