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College of Education

Graduate Degrees

We lead the way in graduate degrees

Would it be easier to have just a few degrees and focus on those? Sure. But we’re not into merely doing what is easy. We’re into doing what is in your best interest. That means providing a variety of high-quality graduate-level degrees for you to choose from.

Here are our degrees! Click here to see the degrees we offer by campus.

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 two graduate degree programs: M.A. in 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.

Master in Teaching (MIT)

  • Program summary (Elementary)
  • Program summary (Secondary)
  • M.I.T. handbook
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