Master of Science in Education (MSED)

The Master of Science in Education (MSED) program is a hybrid program that allows P-12 teachers and educational professionals to advance in their careers. The MSED program is comprised of an Education Core of 16 graduate credits paired with graduate credits from an emphasis or certificate described below:

Curriculum & Instruction Emphasis (enrolling August 2019)

The 15 graduate credit Curriculum & Instruction (C & I) Emphasis will prepare professionals to address complex problems in teaching and learning, and engage participants in innovative strategies for increased student learning. The C & I Emphasis is aligned to the National Board of Teaching Standards, and is designed to engage participants in an analysis of impactful teaching strategies of personalized learning, social-emotional learning, anti-bias and equity pedagogy, and assessment for learning. View the program schedule for course information.

STEM Certification (anticipated enrollment of May 2019)

The 13 graduate credit STEM Certificate prepares teachers with the knowledge and skills necessary to facilitate integrated STEM learning in their classrooms that will meet the needs of all the diverse learners in schools today.

Secondary Licensure Certificate (anticipated enrollment of June 2019)

    Formerly known as the Teacher Preparation Collaborative program, the Secondary Licensure Certificate (SLC) is a two-year program for individuals who hold a bachelor's degree to become middle school and high school teachers in one of the following licensure areas: Business, Chemistry, Communication Arts & Literature, Earth Science, Life Science, Mathematics, Physics, or Social Studies.

    Students selected to participate in the SLC program will complete a year of teaching pedagogy coursework during the first year and a full-time teaching internship the second year.

    Program Highlights

    • Earn your MS degree in 6 semesters (includes summer session).
    • Courses blend online and face-to-face learning to accommodate working professionals.
    • Online learning is synchronous (together, in real time) and asynchronous (time and place are irrelevant).
    • Face-to-face learning is offered weekends and daytime during the summer in Rochester at WSU-Rochester’s Broadway location.
    • Faculty members are accomplished professionals with experience in the field.

    Admission Requirements

    • Baccalaureate degree with a 2.75 GPA from an accredited institution.
    • Application form, two letters of reference, current resume, and a written personal statement.
    • The GRE is not required.