University of North Dakota’s Full Skate of Education Programs
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Education and teaching degrees are popular at the University of North Dakota. Programs range from undergraduate degrees to doctoral programs, minors, and certificates. There are six Bachelor of Science in Education degrees, including the BSED in Early Childhood Education, the BSED in Elementary Education, the BSED in Middle -Level Education, The BSED in Secondary Education, The BSED in Secondary Education with Composite Major in Science and the BSED with Composite Major in Social Studies.
The BSED in Early Childhood Education is a traditional program offered on campus. It contains 125-to-128 credit hours, and is completed in four years of study. Sample classes in the program are Language Development and Elementary Literacy and Social Emotional Development and Guidance of Children. The BSED in Middle Level Education is also offered only on campus. It contains 125 credit hours. Sample courses include Foundations of Middle-Level Education and Middle-Level Education Curriculum and Methods. The BSED in Secondary Education, Composite Major in Social Studies is an on-campus program that contains 125 credit hours. It includes a broad spectrum of subjects including courses in American history, American government, economics, psychology and other areas.
There are also Bachelor of Arts, Secondary Education degrees in English, French, German and Spanish and a BA or BS in Mathematics. The difference between the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science designation is that the BA degree offers a more comprehensive, well-rounded view of the subject, while a BS degree is more structured and studies the subject in-depth, offering fewer electives. The University of North Dakota offers a Bachelor of Science, Secondary Education degree in Biology, a BS in Chemistry, BS in Geology, BS in Geography, BS in Physics and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts.
Graduate education programs include the Master of Arts in Counseling, K-12 School Counseling Emphasis. This is an online degree program that is held “live” in the evenings. It contains 60 credit hours and can be completed in two-and-a-half years. Required courses included in the program are School Counseling and Program Management; Educational Collaboration; Child and Adolescent Counseling; School-Based Practicum and Internship; Multicultural Counseling and Career Counseling.
The Master of Science in Educational Studies is taught on-campus. It contains 32-34 credit hours and can be earned in two-to-three years. It includes courses that give a broad view of the theories and foundations of education, current educational issues, research and social justice themes. Students complete a scholarly project, do independent research or write a thesis at the culmination of the program.
Students may also earn a Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction, an MS in Early Childhood Education, MS in Elementary Education, MS in Reading Education and an MS in Special Education. All of these offerings are online programs.
About the University of North Dakota
The University of North Dakota is a public research school in Grand Forks North Dakota. It was founded in 1883 and is the only university in North Dakota to have a school of medicine and a school of law.
The John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences has another first: it is the only school in the country to have a degree program in unmanned aircraft systems operations.
There are 224 fields of study at UND that include 90 undergraduate majors, 73 undergraduate minors, 54 master’s programs and 27 doctoral programs. Additionally, there are professional programs in medicine and in law. The school has ten academic divisions and a student body of more than 14,000. The student-to-faculty ratio is 17:1.
University of North Dakota Accreditation Details
- The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
- The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
University of North Dakota Application Requirements
Students applying as freshmen must create an account on the school network, then apply online using the Undergraduate Admission Application. There is a non-refundable application fee of $35. Students must arrange for their official high school transcripts as well as the official scores of either the SAT or the ACT (whichever they took) to be submitted to the university by the respective agencies. Applicants should note that some programs have additional requisites. If that is the case, they will be asked to complete an additional application with the requested information.
Graduate students apply to the programs housing their degrees. They must also submit the $35 application fee. In general, graduate applications must include transcripts of undergraduate work, statements of purpose, required graduate entry test scores and other documents as required by the degree program.
Tuition and Financial Aid
Undergraduate programs at UND cost $399 per credit hour, plus fees. Estimated annual tuition and fees is $9,737. Room and meal plans add $9,544 to that amount, and the school estimates students will spend $1,000 on books and supplies. Additionally, students should budget for personal expenses and unexpected emergency funds.
Graduate students pay $439 per credit hour and another $57 in fees per credit, bring that total to $496 per credit hour. However, tuition for graduate students is capped at 12 credit hours.
Students applying to this school should complete the FAFSA form as soon as possible. In addition to federal aid, other assistance is available from the state. North Dakota funds student loans with zero fees if applicants study in North Dakota. They also fund the North Dakota Academic Scholarship, the North Dakota Career and Technical Education Scholarship, The North Dakota Indian Scholarship, other scholarships, and state grants. These, as well as school-sponsored aid, can be found by searching the school website.
Outside scholarships funded by private individuals, religious and service organizations and corporations can be found by an Internet search.
Student loans are another source of assistance to pay for school debt, but part-time jobs and work-study opportunities should be considered because they supply work experience and flesh out resumes for students earning their education degrees at the University of North Dakota.