School of Education & Graduate Studies

Dean: Gary Thompson, Ed.D.
Director, Office of Graduate Studies and Research: James Boe, Ph.D.

Committed to learner-centered education and effective use of instructional technology, the Valley City State University Teacher Education program prepares exemplary teachers who are knowledge based decision makers.

Our mission is reflected in preservice teacher education, advanced studies at the graduate level, and in our professional development workshops. The VCSU proud tradition of preparing quality teachers since 1890 continues today on campus and online!

Online Master of Education

VCSU offers a practitioner-oriented Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree program designed for working education professionals who wish to further their career by achieving graduate-level credentials. Since the program is completely online, students can complete coursework anytime from anywhere an internet connection is available. Six concentrations are available in Library and Information Technologies, Teaching English Language Learners, Teaching and Technology, Technology Education, Elementary Education and English Education. Graduate certificate programs are also available in STEM Education, Library and Information Technology, English Language Learners and Career and Technical Education.

Undergraduate Licensure Programs

A wide variety of Bachelor's programs (B.S. in Ed.) qualify our graduates to teach subjects in their major field of study in the state of North Dakota (licensure is typically comparable with and transferable to other states, though other requirements may apply). Minor degree programs and endorsements give students options to add specialized credentials. Many field experiences are available culminating in the student teaching assignment during the senior year. Other unique opportunities are also available such as our Cultural Diversity Practicum, Clinical Practice, and studies in the field of English Language Learners.