Master of Arts in Education

Earn your master's degree.

Earn your Master of Arts in education at DWU.

  • 100% online

    Complete your coursework anywhere, anytime without ever having to come to campus.

  • 8-week courses

    There are three start points each year. See the academic calendar for the next start date.

  • 15 months

    Attend full time and complete the program in just under two years. You may also choose to attend part-time.

Get the Administrative Edge 

Endorsements Available:

  • Educational Policy and Administration
  • K-12 Principal – NEW*
  • English as a New Language – NEW*
    *Accreditation pending approval from the SD Department of Education.

The Master of Arts in Education degree is ideal for those who wish to pursue coaching or teaching at the college level, college administration, or working in student support or residence life. This program is also suitable for those seeking administrative positions in a K-12 education system. 

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"I would highly suggest attending DWU.  If you want to take classes in a friendly, caring environment, this is the place to go.  Talking with other teachers that graduated elsewhere, I feel DWU does the best job in preparing their teachers." – Tara Ronke ’19 

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"The amount of opportunities you’ll be able to get and learn from this program is definitely going to make you grow not only as an educator and coach but as a person in general. This program gives you a bunch of tools and resources that you’ll use for the rest of your life." – Bobby Beach-Pattison, current student

The DWU Master of Arts in education is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Accreditation Association and is affirmed by the South Dakota Department of Education.

 

 

 

 

Ranked as one of the Best Master’s In Education Administration Programs and Best For Educational Policy Analysts by OnlineMasters.com.

 

 

A top-ranked institution offering the best online Master's in Education Administration Degree Programs by Intelligent.com.

 

Program Requirements & Course Details

Educational Policy and Administration

  • 36 total credit hours
  • Capstone

Any Questions?

We are here to help! Call us at 605-995-2650 or email us at admissions@dwu.edu.

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Melissa Weber

Melissa Weber

Assistant Professor of Education | Master of Arts in Education Coordinator


Phone: (605) 995-2835

Missy Leuthold

Missy Leuthold

Adult & Online Enrollment Coordinator


Phone: (605) 995-2688