Master of Education

College of Education

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Pursuing a Master’s Degree in Education (Ed.M.) at WSU Tri-Cities allows you to:

  • Specialize in your area of interest
  • Participate in educational research
  • Increase your employability and salary level
  • Work with world-renowned faculty in small seminar-style classes
  • Become a teacher leader
  • Improve and focus your instructional practices

About our programs

The Ed.M. degree can be pursued in either the Curriculum and Instruction program or in the Language, Literacy, and Technology program. Below is a description of each program, admission requirements and the application process.

CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

The non-thesis Ed.M. degree with a specialization in Curriculum and Instruction (C&I) focuses on advancing teachers’ or other professionals’ depth of knowledge in K-12 education. Candidates can opt for either a general emphasis encompassing core curricular areas or choose to focus on a specific area such as Science and Mathematics Education, Instructional Leaders, Diverse Leaners, or Program Development and Design. The required coursework for the C&I degree emphasizes both theoretical and practical issues in K-12 curriculum and instruction.

The degree in Curriculum and Instruction does not lead to a teaching endorsement.

Ed.M. Admission Requirements

Admission to the Teaching and Learning Masters programs at Washington State University involves application and acceptance into both the WSU Graduate School and the Department of Teaching and Learning.

Apply online through the WSU Graduate School and include the following information:

  • $75 application fee
  • Official transcripts showing all previous college or university coursework
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A letter of intent stating the reason for pursing a graduate degree
  • Current résumé or vita

The following items must be submitted directly to Niamh O’Leary at niamh.oleary@wsu.edu:

LANGUAGE, LITERACY, AND TECHNOLOGY (LLT)

We are experts in the field – both as practitioners and as researchers.

The Language, Literacy, and Technology graduate program prepares graduates for academic and leadership positions in teaching, research, and service with a focus on equity and social justice. The graduate program in Language, Literacy, and Technology includes a broad curriculum of study, including foundational courses in: literacy within the disciplines, the study of computer-assisted language and literacy development, and communicating in a multilingual and multiliterate society.

Ed.M. Admission Requirements

Admission to the Teaching and Learning Masters programs at Washington State University involves application and acceptance into both the WSU Graduate School and the Department of Teaching and Learning.

Apply online through the WSU Graduate School and include the following information:

  • $75 application fee
  • Official transcripts showing all previous college or university coursework
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A letter of intent stating the reason for pursing a graduate degree
  • Current résumé or vita

The following items must be submitted directly to Niamh O’Leary at niamh.oleary@wsu.edu:

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