Graduate Programs

College of Education

Leading the way to innovate education today for the students of tomorrow’s schools

The College of Education at WSU Tri-Cities is committed to doing what is in your best interest. This means providing a variety of high-quality graduate-level degrees for you to choose from.

Whether you are currently working in education or making a career change, you’ll find dynamic and engaging classroom and research experiences with faculty who are invested in your success.

Our programs

Curriculum and Instruction, Ed.M.

The Ed.M. degree program is designed for students with bachelor degrees who have an interest in deepening their knowledge in a specific content area (in or outside the College of Education), as well as educational research in curriculum and instruction.

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Educational Leadership, Ed.M. and Ed.D.

Graduate studies at the masters and doctoral levels and administrator certification programs for the superintendent, residency principal, and residency program administrator certificates. The masters (Ed.M.) and doctoral (Ed.D.) degree programs offer specializations in K-12 educational leadership.

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Literacy Education, Ed.M.

This non-thesis Ed.M. degree is an innovative program for teachers seeking to add a reading endorsement to their certificate or to deepen their research-based knowledge to inform their teaching.

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Mathematics and Science Education, Ph.D.*

The Ph.D. in Mathematics and Science Education is designed to develop scholars capable of making important contributions to the research base, professional context, and learning environments related to mathematics and science education.

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NOTE: The Ph.D. program is officially offered through the Pullman campus, although students may complete all of their degree requirements on the Tri-Cities campus. Students interested must apply to WSU Pullman to be accepted.

Master in Teaching (MIT)

The Master in Teaching (M.I.T.) is a program in which students concurrently pursue a master’s degree and an elementary or secondary teaching certificate. WSU provides certification (endorsements) for individuals to teach either at the elementary level (K-8) or in certain subject areas at the secondary level.

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Certificates and Add-On Endorsements

Add-On Endorsements:

  • Bilingual Education
  • English Language Learners
  • Middle Level Mathematics
  • Special Education


  • Principal and Program Certificate
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