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Advance your career in education with an online Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree in Technology and Customized Learning from the University of Sioux Falls (USF) in South Dakota. Increasingly, school districts look to teachers with master’s degrees in education to take on new and greater leadership roles. Your next big step in professional development starts here.

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Best Reasons to Earn Your M.Ed. in Technology and Customized Learning at USF

Accreditation. The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, the Fredrikson School of Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), and the M.Ed. and Ed.S. education degree programs are approved by the South Dakota Department of Education.

Technology and Customized Learning Concentration. The M.Ed. in Technology and Customized Learning online degree program, in collaboration with SD Technology & Innovation in Education (TIE), prepares educators for teaching in customized/personalized learning settings with effective and innovative technology to meet the learning needs of every learner. Graduates of this program qualify for the SD K-12 classroom technology endorsement.

Higher Salary. Many school districts offer teachers with master’s degrees an increase in pay.

Flexibility. USF gives you the option of completing your Master in Technology and Customized Learning degree in either two or three years – through online classes.

Christian University. USF is a private, Christian university. For many of our students at the associate, bachelor and master level, that’s an important factor in their graduate school decision because we believe teachers are called to serve. We welcome teachers of all faiths into this degree program.

Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Technology and Customized Learning Admission Requirements

You’re eligible for USF’s Master of Education in Technology and Customized Learning degree program if you meet the following criteria:

  • You already hold a valid teaching certificate
  • You have a 3.0 grade point average shown through prior degree and professional development transcripts
  • You have at least one year of teaching experience or direct services to students
  • You have two references, using UFS’s recommendation forms, which detail your potential as a Master of Education in Technology candidate

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Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Technology and Customized Learning Degree Program Overview


Summer Year 1

Credit Hours

EDU 507 The Changing Role of the Teacher


EDU 504 Telecommunications in Education


EDU 514 Teaching and Learning with Technology


Fall Year 1

EDU 520 Instructional Approaches to Customized Learning


EDU 535 Applying Educational Technology


Spring Year 1

EDU 585 Research Methods


EDU 559 Learner Agency


Summer Year 2

EDU 501 Professional and Ethical Leadership


EDU 565 Competency-Based Curriculum and Assessment


EDU 570 Digital Literacy


Fall Year 2

EDU 587 Practicum: Technology Planning and Implementation


Spring Year 2

EDU 587 Practicum: Technology Planning and Implementation




When can I start?

This program is designed to begin in the summer (late May or early June) because this is when most pre-requisite courses are offered. Depending on exact dates and circumstances, the program can offer extra flexibility, so please contact USF to discuss the next starting opportunity. We are here to help!

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