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Advance your career in education with an online Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree in Technology & Personalized 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 & Personalized Learning at USF

Accreditation. The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and the Fredrikson School of Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

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 & Personalized 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 & Personalized Learning Admission Requirements

You’re eligible for USF’s Master of Education in Technology & Personalized 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 submit an application. Applications include a personal statement. Using your best writing skills, you will explain in 250-500 words your long-term education and career goals, stating any areas of specific interest and experience that may be relevant to your graduate program.

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Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Technology & Personalized Learning Degree Program Overview

To earn your M.Ed. in Technology & Personalized Learning, you will complete a total of 33 credits.

Summer Year 1Credit HoursModality
EDU 507 The Evolving Roles of Teachers and Learners3Online

EDU 504 Digital Communication and Collaboration in Education

EDU 514 Teaching and Learning with Technology3Online
Fall Year 1  
EDU 520 Instructional Approaches to Personalized Learning3Online
EDU 535 Practicum: Applying Educational Technology3Online
Spring Year 1  
EDU 585 Research Methods3Online
Summer Year 2  
EDU 501 Professional and Ethical Leadership3Online
EDU 565 Competency-Based Curriculum and Assessment3Online
EDU 570 Digital Literacy2Online
Fall Year 2  
EDU 587 Practicum: Technology and Personalized Learning Design and Implementation2Online
Spring Year 2  
EDU 587 Practicum: Technology and Personalized Learning Design and Implementation2Online
Other Requirements to be completed during the 2-year format:  
Three elective graduate credits focused on technology, personalized learning and/or innovation and problem-solving3Online

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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