Education and Behavioral Sciences at Mary

The mission of the Liffrig Family School of Education and Behavioral Sciences is to develop professionals who have a strong academic foundation that is grounded in Christian, Catholic, and Benedictine values so that they can positively serve the needs of the people in this region and beyond.


The Department of Education undergraduate programs are designed to develop exceptional, ethical, and professional educators and learners who take responsibility for student learning, who demonstrate strong pedagogical content knowledge, and display the characteristics needed to positively impact P-12 students’ learning.

The Liffrig Family School of Education and Behavioral Sciences graduate programs are committed to providing flexible programs of graduate study to teachers, school administrators, or other human service professionals who are pursuing advanced degrees in education or counseling. Programs are designed to help students enrich their professional knowledge and skills for the purpose of achieving higher levels of competence.


Academic Programs: Education and Behavioral Sciences

The tabs below highlight the fields of study offered by the Liffrig Family School of Education and Behavioral Sciences at Mary.


All the University of Mary education programs are fully accredited by the North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board and all CAEP national standards are fully met.


Praxis Pass Rates for 2018-2019: 95%