Master of Education in Family Education

Master of Education in Family Education

  • Delivery: 
    Fully Online
  • Cost: 
    $676.67 per credit (MN resident); $1,046.67 per credit (non-resident)
  • Total credits: 
    30-31
  • Credential: 
    Graduate Degree
  • Admission GPA: 
    2.8
  • Application deadlines: 
    March 1 for summer/fall; October 1 for spring
  • Campus: 
    Twin Cities
  • College: 
    College of Education and Human Development

This entirely online, graduate-level master of education (MEd.) is available to students who wish to further their education as practitioners. Students are prepared to design, deliver, and evaluate educational programs in a variety of settings providing support and education to parents and families.

Students may also fulfill requirements for a parent education specialty teaching license as part of this degree (required for teaching ECFE programs in Minnesota). They may also add a Parent Education Certificate to the MEd. Coursework taken for the certificate can be embedded in the 30 credits required for the MEd.

Please note: This program is not offered full time and therefore is not ideal for international students needing a visa to study in the U.S.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for eligible students. Students must fill out the FAFSA form in order to apply for financial aid. Contact One Stop for additional information on financial aid.

Sample Courses

This program requires 30 to 31 major credits. Here is just a sampling of courses you might take.

  • FSOS 5902 Family Education Perspectives (3 cr)
  • FSOS 5942 Everyday Experiences of Families (2 cr)
  • FSOS 5946 Assessment and Evaluation in Parent Education (2 cr)
  • OLPD 5201 Strategies for Teaching Adults (3 cr)
  • CPSY 4302 Infant Development (3 cr)

For more information, visit the University catalog.

Professional Licensing Boards

Requirements for licensure vary from state to state. Check with the appropriate licensing body in the state where you intend to practice.