Education, M.Sc. | Online (optional) | Southwest Minnesota State University | Marshall, United States
12 months
442 USD/credit 15028 USD/year
442 USD/credit 15028 USD/year
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The Graduate Education Department from Southwest Minnesota State University offers the Master of Science (MS) with a major in Education and emphasis in Teaching, Learning, and Leadership (TLL); Reading; English; Mathematics; Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), Technology for Training and Learning (TECH) and Sports Leadership.


The National Board of Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) are embedded in the competencies of this program of study. Participants will build knowledge in subject matter, instructional practices, and the learning/teaching process. Participants will integrate current research into effective practices and develop the leadership capacities necessary to implement effective educational practices in local settings.

The Education program from Southwest Minnesota State University is offered in three formats:

  • Blended: Sports Leadership; Teaching English as a Second Language; and Teaching, Learning, and Leadership emphases.
  • Off-campus Learning Community(LC): Teaching, Learning, and Leadership emphasis.
  • (see Learning Community information following course descriptions)
  • Online: Master of Science in Education with an emphasis in English, Math, or Reading.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Research in Education
  • Professional Planning & Assessment
  • Research Project Design
  • 21st Century Based Teaching and Learning
  • Action Research: Project Implementation
  • Critical Theory of Educational Systems

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


34 SCH



On Campus, Blended, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
  • $30 (Non-Refundable) Application Fee
  • Official transcript from an accredited college or university stating a Bachelor's degree (B.S. or B.A.) has been completed. If you attended a Minnesota State College or University, SMSU should be able to view your transcript without you having to request one to be sent.
  • **International Students, please submit an evaluation of your transcripts so we can receive a calculation of your GPA. We currently accept evaluations from SpanTran, WES, and ECE.
  • You are required to have a 3.0 GPA for admission into the program. If your GPA is under the requirement, you may still qualify for provisional admission through demonstrating your skills and abilities within your application. Provisional admission does require students to attain a 3.0 GPA in their first semester.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15028 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 442 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    15028 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 442 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Marshall

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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