Master of Education

Department of Teaching and Learning

The Master of Education (Ed.M.) in Curriculum and Instruction places today’s educational challenges in historical and social context. The degree addresses the many needs of, and demands on, today’s classroom teachers, providing the education and support students need to excel in their teaching career.

Program model

  • Cohort model where students take courses together in a set sequence.
  • Two-year program beginning each summer (May).

Class format and schedule

  • Classes are offered in a variety of formats: face-to-face, video conferencing, online.
  • Each class meets one evening per week during fall and spring semesters. Summer session classes are on a condensed schedule and meet more frequently. When public schools are in session, summer classes meet in the evening. When public schools are on break, summer classes meet during the day.

Classes, credits and tuition

  • 10 classes + master’s exam/project = 32 total credits.
  • View current graduate tuition rates.
  • Sample classes:
    • Race, Representation and Identity in Education
    • Integrating Technology into the Curriculum
    • Theoretical Foundations of Bilingual / ESL Education
    • Communicating in a Multilingual Society
    • Literacy Within the Disciplines
    • Learning and Development in Math and Science
    • Assessment for Teaching and Learning
    • Inclusion Strategies for Special Education
    • Teaching Writing
  • File for financial aid beginning Oct. 1 using your previous year’s tax information. For more information call 360-546-9559, send an email to or visit the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships pages.

Application and admission

  • Priority application deadline: March 15, 2018. (Classes begin in May.)
  • Request a departmental application packet before submitting the online Graduate School application, which has a $75 nonrefundable application fee.
  • Contact Jennifer Gallagher, academic coordinator, at or 360-546-9075 to request an application or for more information.