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About this Program

The Education Department offers the Master of Science (MS) with a major in education and a specialization in Teaching, Learning & Leadership. This off-campus, graduate program provides Midwest educators an opportunity to pursue graduate study while building valuable professional relationships with fellow educators. The faculty at Southwest Minnesota State University collaborates with regional educator practitioners to establish learning communities throughout the Midwest region. Learning Communities are conveniently located at off-campus sites in locations close to where educators live and work. Each Learning Community studies together for two academic years, meeting an equivalent of twenty times, or ten weekend meetings each year. The curriculum of the program provides educators with an in-depth understanding of educational issues pertinent to quality instruction and school renewal. Collaborative study and research, reflective teaching, action-based research projects, and active leadership provide the foundation for professional growth. The learning community environment encourages the application of current research in both pedagogy and content areas into effective school practice.

Classroom Location(s)

  • Brainerd 56401
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Granite Falls 56241
  • Southwest Minnesota State University 56258
  • Wadena 56482
  • Ridgewater College, Willmar 56201
  • Albert Lea 56007
  • Austin 55912
  • Owatonna 55060
  • Century Elementary 56470
  • Sauk Rapids 56379
  • Sioux Falls 57106
  • Dakota Valley School 57049
  • Rapid City 57701
  • Lac Qui Parle Valley School District 56256
  • Mason City 50401
  • Alexandria 56308
  • Waconia 55387
  • Belgrade 56312
  • Delano 55328
Southwest Minnesota State University
Southwest Minnesota State University
1501 State St. Marshall, MN 56258
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