School of Education

About the School

DSU's School of Education helps you develop the critical thinking skills, patience, and caring common to all successful educators. When you graduate from one of our programs, you will be able to help improve the education for students in our region and enhance the quality of life for all its inhabitants. Originally founded in 1918 as a teaching college, Dickinson State University has built a reputation of training teachers who are well equipped for the classroom.

The School of Education, in cooperation with academic departments across the campus, offers high quality undergraduate teacher education programs in elementary education and in numerous secondary education subject areas.

The profession of teaching is a most noble one, touching lives far into the future. We are excited to have been approved to offer an online Master of Art in Teaching and campus based graduate courses that can be used for continuing teacher education or transfer to other institutions.

Master of Arts in Teaching

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) prepares highly qualified mid-career professionals and recent higher ed. graduates as secondary school teachers. The program is designed for individuals without teaching credentials but who have successfully completed a bachelor's degree and wish to become a teacher in an expeditious fashion. The MAT is not an advanced credential for practicing teachers but rather a graduate pathway to teacher licensure.

Learn more about our Master of Arts in Teaching program and how to apply.

Graduate Degree Option

Our Graduate Studies courses include educational research, technology, educational foundations, curriculum development and design, and cultural diversity. These courses are accepted in transfer by many graduate programs at universities across the state and nation. 

For more information on the M.Ed. degree option, please see the flyer below. You will find descriptions of our graduate courses by clicking the “Graduate Courses” link below.

Graduate Courses at Dickinson State University

EDUC 2000 - Supervision of Student Teachers

The state of North Dakota requires that pre-service teachers (student teachers) be placed with cooperating teachers who have completed a course in Supervision of Student Teachers. DSU offers this self-paced course online on a semester schedule. To check course availability, visit the registration page

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