Master of Education

Graduate Program Coordinator: Dr. Sara Young
Phone: 508-929-8246

This flexible program is designed for students with a variety of educational backgrounds who wish to pursue a Master of Education without teacher licensure. The program focuses on curriculum studies and students’ professional interests through a variety of electives in content or pedagogy. Students in this program come from higher education, administration, public and private PK-12 schools, coaching, non formal education, international education, and other fields.  While teacher licensure is not required for admissions, teachers with an initial license may use this degree to meet their own professional goals including career advancement, professional licensure,and professional development.

Admissions Requirements

In addition to the general admission requirements for graduate study at WSU, candidates must:

  • Hold a Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited Institution or from a recognized foreign institution of higher education
  • Have an undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher.

All students in the M.Ed. Program in Education take three required core courses: Advanced Foundations in Education at the beginning of their program and Research in Education and Thesis Seminar in their final two semesters.  Students work closely with the Program Coordinator to select electives in each of the five required areas: Curriculum Development, Diversity, Assessment, Educational Technology, and Leadership/Administration; as well as their open electives which can be in Eduction or in another discipline. Students may complete the 36 credit minimum M.Ed. in Education program with part-time or full-time status.

Program of Study

Core Requirements(9 credits)
ED-981Advanced Foundations of Education3
ED-982Research in Education3
ED-994Thesis Seminar3
Elective Requirements(27 credits)
1 Course in Curriculum Development3
1 Course in Diversity 3
1 Course in Assessment 3
1 Course in Educational Technology 3
1 Course in Educational Administration/Leadership in Curriculum3
4 Elective Courses – either Education or content area courses12
Total Credits36