• Master of Education

    The Master of Education program at Worcester State University is designed for U.S. and international students with diverse academic backgrounds who are pursuing careers in education, but are not seeking licensure in Massachusetts as public school teachers. Our program focuses on curriculum studies and your professional interests through a variety of electives in content or pedagogy.

    In fact, our program offers you the flexibility to design your own personalized course of study that meets your unique needs and goals. What’s more, you’ll be able to advance your career at your own pace: You can complete the program as a part-time student, taking 1 or 2 courses a semester, or as a full-time student, with the option to complete your master’s degree in 1 year. Courses are offered in a range of formats, including in person, online, and hybrid (a mixture of both). You’ll also conduct research on a topic of interest to you, creating the proposal yourself and carrying out the project under the guidance of a faculty member.

    Graduates of our program go on to rewarding teaching and leadership positions in private, public, and international schools. While many pursue careers in K-12 teaching, administration, and finance, others find success in higher education as well as in training, program administration, and supervision.

  • Admissions Requirements

    In addition to the general admission requirements for graduate study at WSU, candidates must possess the following:

    • Hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited Institution or from a recognized foreign institution of higher education
    • Have an undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher
    Program of Study

    Core Requirements

    • ED 981 Advanced Foundations of Education (3 credits)
    • ED 982 Research Methods in Education (3 credits)
    • ED 994 Thesis Seminar** (3 credits)

    Elective Requirements

    • 1 Course in Educational Administration/Leadership in Curriculum (3 credits)
    • 1 Course in Curriculum Development (3 credits)
    • 1 Course in Educational Technology (3 credits)
    • 1 Course in Assessment (3 credits)
    • 1 Course in Diversity (3 credits)
    • 4 Elective Courses – either Education or content area courses (12 credits)

    Total Credits: 36

    **Students have the option of choosing a thesis research topic in education or in a related area.