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.


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

There are separate programs for the Jamestown and the Fargo locations.

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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.
  2. Submit your official transcript(s) to the below address or fax to 701-253-4318.

    Office of Admissions
    6081 College Lane
    Jamestown, ND 58405

  3. Submit a personal essay explaining why you wish to be accepted into this graduate program.
  4. 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
More information about the chair.

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

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.

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

Certifications/Degrees: MS, University of Dallas; PhD, Alliant International University
Teaches: Marketing, Global Marketing, Marketing Research, Strategic Marketing, and Hospitality/Tourism Management

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

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, Professional Character and Ethics
  • University of Jamestown
    Teacher Education Department
    6081 College Lane
    Jamestown ND, 58405

  • David Harpster, Ed.D. Assistant Professor of Mathematics | PH: 701-252-3467 ext. 5419

  • Tim “Mic” McCrory Graduate Admission Coordinator | PH: 701-252-3467 ext. 5904


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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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 (

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

University of Jamestown from time to time will offer payment plans that assist graduate students with the payment of tuition. Please check with the business department in order to receive the most current information about such payment plans.

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

Amy Myers
Assistant Director of Financial Aid

701-252-3467 ext. 5568

Katie Dunphy
Financial Aid Counselor

701-252-3467 ext. 5556