The increasing complexity of today’s teaching requires teacher leaders to mentor new teachers, coach veteran teachers, and facilitate school improvement initiatives. A Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Jamestown will give you the knowledge and tools to enhance your instruction and inspire your colleagues as a Master Teacher Leader.

$275 per credit for teachers who hold a current North Dakota teaching license.

Designed for working teachers in mind, this online program offers:

  • Non-thesis program with no entrance exam
  • Five semesters and a summer start
  • Online courses offered one at a time
  • Individual attention and advising
  • Practical application to classroom teaching
  • Active collaboration with a network of peers
  • Learner-centered focus with competency-based grading

The program outcomes are aligned to:

  • InTASC Learning Progressions
  • National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS)
  • Teacher Leader Exploratory Consortium Teacher Leader Standards
  • Learning Forward Standards for Professional Learning

The program consists of 30 credits through 10 online classes offered in sequence over 5 semesters.

Assignments are tailored to individual teaching interests; practicum and action research project are embedded into coursework.

Semester Course Credits
Summer
Year 1
EDUC 523: Art and Science/Educational Leadership

EDUC 526: Introduction to Research and Evaluation in Education
(includes action research project)

3

3
Fall
Year 1
EDUC 522: Principles of Curriculum Development

EDUC 527: 21st Century Curriculum

3

3
Spring
Year 1
EDUC 519: Understanding Diverse Learners

EDUC 521: Integrating Technology into Teaching and Learning

3

3
Summer
Year 2
EDUC 524: Models of Learning and Instruction

EDUC 528: Instructional Coaching and Mentoring
(includes 15 hour practicum completed within and outside of own classroom)

3

3
Fall
Year 2
EDUC 529: Collaboration and Professional Development

EDUC 530: Leading Organizational Change

3

3

About University of Jamestown

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.

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 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.

 

The following are required for admission to the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction program:

  1. Complete the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction application – online application
  2. Applicants must have an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education
  3. It is recommended that applicants have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0.
  4. Applicants will be required to write an essay that addresses their reasons for pursuing a graduate degree and what value they see in further education. The essay should be approximately 500 words.
    Personal Essay
  5. Applicants will be required to provide two recommendations: one recommendation from a professional colleague and one recommendation from a current or previous supervisor.
    Reference Form
  6. Applicants will be required to provide a copy of their teaching license.
    Submit Teaching License
  7. Submit your official transcript(s) to the address below or fax to 701-253-4318.

    Office of Admissions
    6081 College Lane
    Jamestown, ND 58405

  8. Fill out this form indicating who can have access to your student records.
    Student Records Release Form
Program Director
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

Email:Kristen.CrabtreeGro@uj.edu
More information about the program director.

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

Email:hagen@uj.edu

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

Email:dlaskows@uj.edu

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.

Email:LeAnn.Nelson@uj.edu
  • University of Jamestown
    Teacher Education Department
    6081 College Lane
    Jamestown ND, 58405

  • Kristen Crabtree-Groff, Ed.D Associate Professor of Teacher Education and Director of Master of Arts in Education Program

    Kristen.CrabtreeGro@uj.edu | PH: 701-252-3467 ext. 5597

  • Tim “Mic” McCrory Graduate Admission Coordinator

    TMcCrory@uj.edu | PH: 701-499-3983

The following rates have been established for the 2016-17 academic year for Master's in Education students per semester:

Books and Supplies (estimate)

$250

Tuition for teachers
with a ND teaching license


or


$8,250


or


30 credits at $275 per credit

Tuition for students
without a ND teaching license


$13,140

30 credits at $438 per credit

To be eligible, the graduate student must:

  • Not be receiving aid as an undergraduate for the same period of enrollment.
  • Have completed the equivalent of at least three academic years of full time study either before entrance into the program or as part of it.
  • File Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) if “Federal Direct” loan is desired (www.fafsa.ed.gov).

The following types of financial aid are available:

  • Federal Work Study
  • Federal Direct Loans
  • $20,500/year unsubsidized (subject to Cost of Attendance)
  • Graduate PLUS Loan
  • Alternative educational loans
  • Outside scholarships

Alternative / Private Education Loan Program
Private alternative loans should be utilized only after all other financial aid resources have been exhausted. Students have the right to select an eligible lender and the University of Jamestown will process the request in compliance with federal and institutional packaging guidelines. Students are encouraged to check the lender’s value and benefits, fees, interest rates, repayment options, and customer service. The University of Jamestown maintains a list of alternative/private educational loan lenders through which we have processed loans in the past five years and that are currently offering private educational loans. Students are free to select a private loan program that is not on this list. If a student chooses to borrow from a private loan program, the choice of a lender or loan program is entirely the choice of the student.

Questions and Concerns
Our financial aid department is staffed with experts who are eager to answer your questions and help you through the process. They can be reached at (701) 252-3467 ext. 5556.

Judy Hager
Director of Financial Aid

701-252-3467 ext. 5548
jhager@uj.edu

Amy Myers
Assistant Director of Financial Aid

701-252-3467 ext. 5568
amyers@uj.edu

Katie Dunphy
Financial Aid Counselor

701-252-3467 ext. 5556
Katie.Dunphy@uj.edu