Master of Science in Education

The Master of Science in Education – Curriculum and Instruction* is targeted to individuals who wish to further their knowledge and skills in the field of education. Students can complete the Master of Science in Education in our Cohort or Regular format. Both programs are offered entirely online.

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Tuition Assistance:

$500 tuition waiver to all New Summer 2017 Cohort students, by applying for admission.
Nebraska Enhancing Excellence in Teaching Program (EETP)

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Degree Options:

Cohort format

Complete this 36-credit-hour accelerated online program in as little as 19 months as part of a collaborative and supportive community of learners who are working toward the same goal. The cohort format combines eight-week and four-week courses that are sequenced with a full-time teacher’s schedule in mind. New cohorts form each summer session. Registration is completed by our Graduate Programs Office.

Regular format

This flexible 36-credit-hour online program can be completed at a more leisurely pace by taking the core Curriculum and Instruction courses and selecting program electives that meet your needs and interests. Regular online students can begin taking courses any session offered. Registration is completed by the student.

*Students currently residing in the state of  Florida :  Per these state’s guidelines regarding out-of-state institutions offering programs to residents of the state, students residing in these states may only be admitted to the undergraduate and /or graduate online programs which do not include a field experience or internship that would create a physical presence in the state.  The available fully online programs offered by Peru State College include: Master of Science in Education – Curriculum & Instruction.

Certificate Options:

Certificate of Advanced Studies

A cluster of courses that concentrate on specific knowledge and/or skills aligned to an area of specialization or industry certification.  These courses are available to non-degree seeking students; however, they may also be used toward the completion of a graduate degree.  A grade of ‘C’ or better is required to fulfill the requirements.  A certificate of advanced studies shall include a minimum of 9 credits.

Four 9-hour Certificate of Advanced Studies courses of study are available through Graduate Programs.
Topics include:

  • Classroom Behavior & Management
  • Instructional Mastery
  • Inclusionary Practices and Policies
  • Instructional Technology

Degree-seeking students may elect to use the Certificate of Advanced Studies courses to fulfill the 500-level elective courses required for the degree.

Please note: Graduate Certificate of Advanced Studies are available to graduate-level students only. Certificates of Advanced Studies are not endorsements and do not allow an individual to teach in that specialty. Also, completing these course alone will not grant you a Masters of Science degree.

Certificate Renewal

For assistance with applying to be admitted to Peru State and being registered for Certification Renewal, please contact our School of Education, 402-872-2244.

Re-certification Credit Approval Application and Instructions
Re-certification Student Teaching Application and Information
Re-certification Student Teaching Handbook

For Certification forms and more detailed information:

Nebraska Department of Education
Teacher Certification
301 Centennial Mall South
PO Box 94987
Lincoln, NE 68509-4987
Phone: (402) 471-0739


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