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Transfer Credit Policy

A total of 36 semester credits are needed to complete the Master of Education in Teaching and Learning program. Thirty (30) semester hours are completed in the 20 required program weekends. The additional 6 elective/ transfer credits may be transferred into the program prior to starting the program or completed during enrollment in the M.Ed. Program.

Elective/transfer credits taken prior to starting the M.Ed. program will be considered for transfer if they meet the following criteria:

  • they were taken from an accredited college or university;
  • they were completed within five years from the time participation began in the learning community;
  • they were taken for a grade (B- or higher is accepted);and
  • they were graduate level.

Once official transcripts of these courses are received and approved by the program, an unofficial transcript from the M.Ed. program will be sent directly to you. This transcript will list the course(s) accepted and the total number of credits applied toward your 6 elective/transfer credits. Credits taken after the start of the program must be taken only through Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. If you enter the program needing 3 or more elective/transfer credits, you will need to enroll in a Core GPDE course.