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The Master of Arts program at Dakota Wesleyan University is designed to serve the region’s educational communities.

Concentrations are offered in:

  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Pre K-12 Principal Certification and Degree
  • Secondary Certification and Degree
  • Educational Policy and Administration

We strive to promote excellence in teaching, learning, scholarship and research.  The program objectives are to:

  • amplify and refresh instructional pedagogy of area educators, which will reinvigorate area school environments;
  • provide a setting for professional growth for area educators; and
  • encourage exploration of contemporary instructional practice and investigate application of identified practices.

Why the Master of Arts at Dakota Wesleyan University?

  • Complete the program within two years while you continue to work.
  • Courses are offered at convenient times for working teachers: evenings, weekends and online.
  • Class sizes are small so you can get one-on-one attention.
  • Faculty have earned doctorates or other appropriate terminal degrees.
  • This program is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and affirmed by the South Dakota Department of Education.

Candidates may register at any time to begin a program of study.

What our graduates say …

“The program is a mixture of face-to-face and online classes, and I really enjoyed the diversity of the classes.” – Sheri Hardman, CEO/K-6 Principal, Kimball School District

“The program is designed to make better educators for the benefit of the students in the classroom.” – Larry Nebelsick, 7-12 Principal, Canistota School District

Program requirements and curriculum 



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