WSU College of Education Graduate degree specializations

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Counseling Psychology and Community Counseling

The counseling psychology program offers a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) and Master of Arts (M.A.) degrees, available in Pullman.

    Cultural Studies & Social Thought in Education

    Ph.D. option that is rigorous, flexible and individually tailored. It focuses on the problems of culture and power in education, both contemporary and historical.

    Curriculum & Instruction

    The M.A. and Ed.M. degree programs are 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.

    Educational Leadership

    Graduate studies at the masters and doctoral levels and administrator certification programs for the superintendent, residency principal, and residency program administrator certificates. The masters (M.A. and Ed.M.) and doctoral (Ed.D. and Ph.D.) degree programs offer specializations in K-12 educational leadership. The Ed.D. also offers a specialization for those interested in higher education administration.

    Educational Psychology

    The college’s program in educational psychology includes three graduate degree programs: M.A. in Education, Master of Education, and Ph.D. in Philosophy of Education.

      English Language Learners

      The English language learner (ELL) courses offered at the Pullman, Vancouver, and Tri-Cities campuses can be used to fulfill a number of professional goals, including ELL endorsement, masters degree credits, PCP credits and personal professional development.

      Language, Literacy and Technology

      The Ph.D. in language, literacy and technology integrates the three focus areas and offers additional coursework in reading and writing, English language learning, and children’s literature.

      Literacy Education

      The non-thesis Ed.M. degree focuses on K-12. Its purpose is to develop teachers’ or other professionals’ knowledge and skills. The M.A. degree is designed for students who wish to focus on educational research in language and literacy and who may pursue a doctoral degree.

      Mathematics and Science Education

      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.

      Special Education

      The College of Education offers two master's degrees and a doctoral degree with specializations in special education.

        Sport Management

        WSU offers a comprehensive masters degree preparation in sport management, which prepares students for a variety of careers in the sport industry, including positions with professional sport organizations and events, university athletic departments, community and recreational sport agencies, amateur sports organizations, sport management firms, and sport media enterprises.

        Teaching, (M.I.T.)


        Teacher Leadership

        As a concentration in a larger Ed.D. Program at Washington State University, the Teacher Leadership Doctorate, which is a multi-campus program, has been designed to prepare K-16 teachers and practitioners for intellectual and practical leadership within classrooms, schools, districts, communities, teaching and/or community colleges, agencies, and the larger educational policy arena.