An online Master of Education in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment with a licensure track will prepare you to become a licensed teacher and excel in a secondary education classroom.

Designing curriculum, instructing students, and assessing student work are three of the most fundamental tasks of teaching. Through our online MEd program focused on curriculum, instruction, and assessment, you’ll gain advanced skills in these key areas while also preparing to become a licensed secondary education teacher in the state of North Dakota. Start your teaching career now.

At a Glance

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Program Length

 2 Years


  • Online
  • Blended with optional summer classes at our main campus in Bismarck, ND

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Is This the Degree For Me?

Who It’s For

  • Those with a bachelor's degree in a teaching content area (specifically Biology, Business, English, History, Social Studies, Math, Music, or Physical Education) who wish to seek licensure and become a secondary education teacher

Career Paths

  • Secondary Education Teacher

What You’ll Learn

Designed to help you become a licensed—and successful—secondary teacher in North Dakota, our Master of Education, Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment program with the licensure track component will provide you with hands-on experience while working with expert faculty and experienced practicing teachers and administrators. When you graduate, you’ll be prepared to:

  • Seek and secure teacher licensure in the state of North Dakota.
  • Improve student achievement using the best teaching strategies.
  • Provide the highest quality education to a diverse classroom.
  • Demonstrate ethical decision-making throughout your professional career.


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    The graduate programs in Education at the University of Mary are accredited by the state of North Dakota’s Education Standards and Practices Board (ESPB; 2013). The graduate Education programs are slated to meet all Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Advanced standards newly adopted by ND ESPB by our next accreditation visit in Spring 2021.

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Program Details

Your first step is to apply for candidacy by submitting the application for admission. Candidacy means you are on your way to completing the admissions process! You will need to be accepted into your program before you can enroll in classes.

Upon receiving candidacy, you will need to submit the following to be considered for admissions into a graduate program: 

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Official transcripts -  Your official transcripts and any test scores that may be required by your program to be sent to the university. Attended the University of Mary before? Then we’ll get your transcripts for you! At most other schools, you can request transcripts by going to the National Student Clearinghouse or by contacting the registrar’s office. You can send transcripts to:
    Office of Admissions
    University of Mary
    7500 University Drive
    Bismarck, ND 58504
  • Application/enrollment fee - This will be collected at the time you fill out the online application.
    • Professional goal statement
    • Current teacher education licensure (unless seeking licensure)
    • Two letters of reference
    • Resume identifying applicable professional education experience

Students interested in obtaining an education licensure or endorsement should check with their own state Department of Education for information about licensure and/or endorsement requirements before contacting the university in order to determine what additional coursework may be needed.

For a list of courses for this program, visit the catalog.


Blended with optional summer classes at our main campus in Bismarck, ND

  • Tuition: $540/credit
  • Application fee: $45
  • Technology/Safety fee: $35 per credit
  • Parking fee (summer-class participants only): $25 per semester

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