Advance Your Career in Education
Enroll in the Master of Arts in Education—Wisconsin program at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and you’ll find a learning environment that blends classroom experiences with independent study.
The Saint Mary’s M.A. in Education—Wisconsin program is designed specifically for licensed Wisconsin educators who want to advance their careers and build their skills. In the past, students’ independent studies have included themes around curriculum design, special education, National Boards, technology, and administration. This program is approved by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
If you are a student at eduCATE-WI it’s important to know that some of the credits you’ve earned through eduCATE-WI can be applied toward obtaining your degree from the Saint Mary’s M.A. in Education program. We encourage you to contact our admission team to learn more.
Upon completion of the Masters of Arts in Education—Wisconsin program, the graduate is expected to be able to do the following:
- Use relevant, current educational effectiveness research to design and implement coherent instruction and learning activities
- Align content, pedagogy, and knowledge of students to engage diverse learners in achieving developmentally appropriate learning objectives
- Assess student learning progress and performance compared to education standards, using appropriate measurement tools and methods
- Promote recognition of bias, fairness, and equity to create an environment of respect and rapport
- Use technology and information systems in communication, instructional design, and lesson delivery to enhance student achievement
- Demonstrate proficient levels of written, verbal, and non-verbal communication skills in a variety of situations
- Model professionalism through ethical, reflective practice and documented service, leadership, and positive collaboration
From Start to Finish
- You can earn your M.A. in Education degree in as few as five semesters.
- A cohort model allows for a small team of students to collaborate in convenient locations across the state. The program is offered in a blended delivery format. Online instruction and activities supplement face-to-face interactions.
Applicants must submit the following:
- Completed application form with the nonrefundable application fee (fee not required for alumni or students seeking readmission or veterans and active military personnel), and
- An official transcript issued to Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota from the institution posting the applicant’s completed bachelor degree and other relevant transcripts documenting program prerequisites and potential transfer credits.(An official transcript is one that is sent to the university by the credit-granting institution. Transcripts from countries other than the U.S. must be evaluated by a university accepted evaluation source, such as World Education Services, Educational Credential Evaluators, Educational Perspectives, or One Earth International Credential Evaluators and be deemed equivalent to accredited U.S. university standards).
A reflective essay which includes the following:
- brief description of the applicant’s background, training, and experience; and
- statement indicating the career goals of the applicant and his or her reasons for seeking admission to the program; and
- description of the areas the applicant considers to be his or her strengths and areas in which the applicant wishes to develop greater strengths and abilities; and
- personal information the applicant wishes to share.
- Two letters of recommendation that verify professional and/or volunteer experience and academic ability; and
- A current résumé listing educational background and work experience.
- Applicants with international transcripts may require an English language proficiency exam (TOEFL, IELTS, PTE or MELAB accepted.)
Please Note: Application materials should be sent to the attention of the Office of Admission on the Twin Cities campus.
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
Office of Admission
2500 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404
This program is offered at regional cohorts in Wisconsin.