Online Learning Delivery Option

Fully Online Learning Option

What is Online Learning?

SMSU utilizes D2L (Desire2Learn) which hosts online courses as well as full graduate programs. Through D2L online students can access their courses, view syllabi, assignments, tests, discussion forums, and grades. Through online learning, students are able to acquire a degree without being on campus.

How Will I Learn Through Online Delivery?

The D2L platform hosts SMSU’s online courses/programs. The online platform allows students to complete work at times that are convenient to them. This means that students have flexibility with their schedules but also have due dates for assignments and discussions to keep them on track.

Professors at SMSU utilize a variety of tools for teaching. Many courses require online students to participate in a discussion where they respond to a prompt and then participate in written discourse with their classmates as they respond to their ideas and insights each week. Professors may also utilize blogs, video streaming through sites like Youtube, and others may use virtual learning environments like Moodle, Learn or Adobe Connect. Each professor utilizes tools they find useful for students, but through fully online programs so students are never required to be on-campus or in a classroom.

Is Online Learning for Me?

Online learning is an innovative way of continuing education in the 21st century that offers convenience and flexibility. Online learning requires skills of self-motivation, organization, and time-management.

To view other programs and program delivery options, click one of the following: Graduate Programs. Blended Learning. Learning Communities.


Fully Online Programs from SMSU

Master of Science in Education – English Emphasis

Master of Science in Education – Mathematics Emphasis

Master of Science in Education – Reading Emphasis

Master of Science in Special Education

Master of Business Administration (Cohort)

Master of Science in Physical Education – Coaching of Sport 

Course Schedule

Spring 2018 - Education

Spring 2018 - SPED **Coming soon

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