Educational Studies (MSEd)

The masters of science in educational studies allows you the flexibility to design a program focusing on areas of unique interest and need.

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Educational Studies (MSEd)

Our MSEd program alows you to work closely with faculty to choose coursework to customize areas of emphasis to match your career needs.  With the exception of the secondary education teaching emphasis, you can choose two areas emphasis to further enhance your skills and abilities.



Areas of emphasis include:

  • Instruction of the Blind and Visually Impaired
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Special Education
  • Sport Performance and Leadership
  • Educational Technology
  • Music
  • Secondary Education Teaching*

*The Secondary Education Teaching emphasis is designed for people with a four-year degree who would like to complete a teaching degree to be eligible for S.D. teacher certification. These courses will be offered in online and hybrid formats for students who are working. This emphasis is designed to address the secondary-level high-needs teacher shortage.

Admission to the Educational Studies program requirements include:

  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.75
  • Completed application form available on the Graduate School website
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • $35 application fee
  • An official transcript



Because you will customize your program to fit your unique needs, the sky is the limit in terms of career options. 


Your emphasis will guide your internship options.  You will work closely with your faculty advisor to coordinate internships that will best fit with your future career goals.

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