Advanced level education has become an important factor for teaching professionals seeking to advance in their positions and to increase their level of compensation. The University of Jamestown is striving to meet this need by offering a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction.

This program is designed with the needs of working professionals in mind. The campus classes run eight weeks, meeting once a week in the evening.
  • Receive individual attention and advising.
  • Form supportive, personal relationships with other students as you progress through courses together.
  • Program tuition is $425 per credit hour.


There are separate programs for each the Jamestown and the Fargo locations. View the Fargo location Fact Sheet here.

The program consists of 36 credits of core education courses, curriculum and instruction courses, special topics, and a thesis or project. Learn more...

About the University of Jamestown

The University of Jamestown has a tradition of excellence dating back to 1883 and is North Dakota’s highest ranked college or university in its category as rated by U.S. News & World Report. It has also been named one of America’s 100 Best College Buys by Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc.

The beautiful campus is easily accessible and features a mix of modern and historic buildings.

The University of Jamestown is a private, liberal arts four-year college granting bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, and bachelor of science in nursing degrees as well as a master’s degree in education.

With the University of Jamestown’s Journey to Success, emphasis is placed not only on preparing students academically in their chosen areas of study, but also on preparing students through an experience that is student-centered and integrates the liberal arts with sound professional programs.



Specific coursework for this major is outlined in the downloadable courses and requirements. Admissions Information Courses & Requirements Graduate Program Bulletin

Our Academic Catalogs provide information on policies and procedures, the admissions process, programs of study, and degree requirements.

As course offerings can change from semester to semester, working with the Registrar’s office will ensure that your courses are kept on schedule so that you can graduate in four years.

If you have been thinking about continuing your education, the University of Jamestown Master’s Degree in Education is designed for educators who have a desire to advance in their profession.

Through this master’s program, you will improve your knowledge and skills in a cohort model. You will be part of a group who will progress through the program together, sharing ideas and providing support and encouragement to one another. You will have the choice to be in the classroom on our campus, to take classes online, or a combination of both working with one of our highly qualified professors. The courses have been planned with your schedule in mind. Each course meets only one evening per week for eight weeks. The program consists of 36 credits with a final project or thesis.

MA in Education Admission Requirements

  • All candidates must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
  • Teaching experience preferred

The MA in Education Student Admission Process

To be considered for admission to the MA in Education program, the following documents are required :

  1. Completed MA in Education application – you may complete and submit an online application, print the application and mail it in, or request a paper application. Applications should be mailed to:

Office of Admissions
6081 College Lane
Jamestown, ND 58405

  1. Submit your undergraduate transcript(s) to the above address or fax to 701-253-4318.
  2. Submit a personal essay explaining why you wish to be accepted into this graduate program.
  3. Submit two letters of recommendation.

You will be notified by mail of your acceptance into our MA in Education program.

Caroline Hagen, PhDProfessor

Certifications/Degrees: PhD, University of North Dakota
Teaches: Elementary, Early Childhood Education content and methods courses, and graduate courses
Sarabakhsh-Mort Mort Sarabakhsh, PhD, CHAProfessor of Marketing

Certifications/Degrees: MS, University of Dallas; PhD, Alliant International University
Teaches: Marketing, Global Marketing, Marketing Research, Strategic Marketing, and Hospitality/Tourism Management
Kris_Groff_130 Kristen Crabtree-Groff, Ed.DAssociate Professor of Teacher Education and Director of Master of Arts in Education Program

Certifications/Degrees: Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Drake University, Des Moines, IA Ed.S. in Curriculum, Leadership, and Professional Development from Drake University M.A. in Teacher Leadership from Drake University BA in English and Spanish Secondary Education, Athletic Coaching, from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, IA Iowa Teaching license
Seal-Black-(no-back)_4 Tom Geffre, DMELecturer

Certifications/Degrees: DME, University of Northern Colorado
Teaches: Understanding Diverse Learning

Seal-Black-(no-back)_4 David Harpster, Ed.D.Assistant Professor of Mathematics and GraduateProgram Director

Certifications/Degrees: Doctor of Education, Curriculum & Instruction; Montana State University-Bozeman
Teaches: College Algebra, Precalculus, Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I, II, and III, Applied Calculus, Calculus I, II, and III, Introductory Statistics, College Geometry, History of Mathematics, and Calculus for Teachers
UofJ Seal E. LeAnn Nelson, Ph.DAssistant Professor

Certifications/Degrees: Ph.D in Educational Leadership: University of North Dakota; M.A. in Special Education: University of North Dakota; B.S. in Elementary Education: Mayville State University - Mayville, ND.
Teaches: Introduction to Teaching, Principles/Practices- Middle/Secondary School and Young Adult Literature. She will also head up the Assessment program in Education.

laskowski, dina 2013 Dina Laskowski, M EdAssociate Professor

Certifications/Degrees: M Ed, University of Illinois at Chicago
Teaches: Elementary Curriculum, Language Arts, Reading, Social Studies, and Children’s Literature; Secondary Reading in the Content Areas; Elementary and Secondary Pre-service Practicum students’ placements and student teaching supervision
Rittenbach-Terri Teree Rittenbach, PhD, GNP, BCProfessor of Nursing and Director of RN to BSN Program

Certifications/Degrees: BA, UJ; MS, UP; PhD, U of M; ANCC Certified Geriatric Nurse Practitioner
Teaches: Nutrition, Child/Adult Health II & III, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Pathophysiologic Basis for Pharmacology Online RN to BSN, Professional Character and Ethics
Adjunct Faculty
  • University of Jamestown
    Teacher Education Department
    6081 College Lane
    Jamestown ND, 58405

  • David Harpster, Ed.D. Assistant Professor of Mathematics and GraduateProgram Director

  • Jim Klemann Director of Transfer Admission | PH: (701) 252-3467 ext. 5024


The following rates have been established for the 2014-15 academic year for Master’s in Education students per semester:



6 credits at $425 per credit

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