Degree Requirements

An online Master of Education degree program is offered to those who hold or are eligible for teaching licensure. The following courses make up the 30 credit hours required for the degree.

Courses: Credits:
Integrative Studies Core — 9 required credits  
EDUC 600 Introduction to Graduate Research 3
EDUC 601 History and Philosophy of Education 3
EDUC 610 Issues in Education 3
Education Studies Core - 12 required credits  
EDUC 607 Foundations and Principles of Curriculum 3
EDUC 611 Differentiation and Diversity 3
EDUC 615 Technology in Education 3
EDUC 695 Research Synthesis Project 3
Concentration Courses - 9 required credits  
Electives in EDUC: Concentration Courses 9
Total 30

Learner-Designed Option (new for Summer 2020)

Pre-approved certificates from Learners Edge.

Pre-approved courses from Continuing Education partners.

Applicants will identify courses completed and must provide official transcripts and a justifcation for the self-designed area to be approved by the program director.

Getting started:

Already completed a certificate through Learners Edge and Augustana? Select this pre-approved area on your application.

Already completed 9 graduate credits in a single area through another partner of Augustana? These pre-approved courses can be included in a self-designed area of concentration. You must:

  • Provide transcripts with your application
  • Indicate courses completed for graduate credit on your application

Not yet completed 9 credits in a content area to date? We recommend:

  • Completing an approved certificate through Learners Edge
  • Completing other pre-approved courses through one of Augustana's continuing education partners

Areas of Concentration (through Spring 2020):

(Courses included in these options will not be available after Spring 2020 Cohorts)

  • Instructional Strategies: a focus on practical applications to support student achievement and engagement
  • Reading: a focus on teaching strategies, assessment, and instruction that facilitates deeper comprehension of fiction and nonfiction texts
  • Special Populations: a focus on how to support and teach at-risk students, with an emphasis on autism, response to intervention (RTI) and emotional/behavioral issues
  • STEM: a focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics
  • Technology: a focus on utilizing and implementing technology to enhance student learning