Feb 02, 2023  
NSU Catalog 2020-2021 
NSU Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Teaching and Learning (MSEd)

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The Master of Science in Education degree in Teaching and Learning is designed for educators who are interested in the science of pedagogy. Students study learner development, current pedagogy, curriculum models, instructional resources and methodologies, and strategies for diverse learners with applications at elementary or secondary levels and in a variety of program areas.

Career directions: professional education, graduate study.

In addition to being offered on Northern State University’s main campus (Aberdeen, SD), this program is also available online and at Huron Community Campus.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Graduate students will recognize the individual differences that distinguish their students from one another and they take account for these differences in their practice.
  • Graduate students will use diverse instructional strategies to teach for understanding.
  • Graduate students will know how to engage students to ensure a disciplined learning environment, and how to organize instruction to meet instructional goals.
  • Graduate students will use multiple methods for measuring student growth and understanding, and they can clearly explain student performance to parents.
  • Graduate students will critically examine their practice on a regular basis to deepen knowledge, expand their repertoire of skills, and incorporate new findings into their practice.
  • Graduate students will work with other professionals on instructional policy, curriculum development and staff development.
  • Graduate students will actively seek and build partnerships with community groups, families, and businesses to engage them productively in the work of the school.

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