Department of Teaching and Learning
Placing today’s educational challenges in historical and social context, the Master of Education (Ed.M.) program offers opportunities for specialization in a growing number of fields. As part of the Ed.M. program, you can pursue endorsements in English Language Learners (E.L.L.), Literacy Education, Special Education (Sp.Ed.) and Middle-Level Math. We also offer Professional Certification within the master's program. A valid teaching credential is not a requirement of the program, but the Master of Education degree is highly focused on K-12 education and enhancing current teachers’ knowledge of best practices and research in the field.
The Ed.M. program emphasizes reflective analysis as well as professional competence. The program requires a minimum of 33 total credits. Courses are offered in the evenings during the public school year and on a variable condensed schedule during the summer, but you cannot complete the program by taking courses during summer semesters only. Students generally complete the program in two and a half years but may take up to six years.
Obtain a Master of Education Departmental Application Portfolio from the academic coordinator, 360-546-9763. Priority application deadlines are:
- January 10: for fall admission; applications accepted until May 1
- July 1: for spring admission; applications accepted until October 1
- February 1: for summer admission
Admission is selective and requires a minimum 3.0 GPA. For details about admission and program requirements, see the following:
Download the Master of Education Handbook (PDF).