Education with Concentrations in:
- Curriculum and Instruction
- Pre K-12 Principal Certification and Degree
- Secondary Certification and Degree
- Educational Policy and Administration
- History Curriculum and Instruction
The Master of Arts program is designed to serve the region’s educational communities. Students complete the required coursework credit hours and a capstone. For their capstone, students may choose to write a research thesis and defend it, take a comprehensive examination, or prepare a rigorous proposal. The DWU Master of Arts is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Accreditation Association and is affirmed by the South Dakota Department of Education.
An undergraduate cumulative GPA of a 2.7 meets minimum acceptance standards. Applicants who are below that minimum may be denied admission. An appeal process is in place in which a written appeal should be sent to the office of admissions within a reasonable amount of time for review by the Graduate Studies Committee.
The program objectives are to:
- amplify and refresh instructional pedagogy of area educators, which will reinvigorate area school environments;
- provide a setting for professional growth for area educators; and
- encourage exploration of contemporary instructional practice and investigate application of identified practices.
Accepted students may register at any time to begin a program of study. Students should refer to the DWU Graduate Program Handbook, which is available online and in the graduate studies office.