Be the teacher you want to be
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.
In addition to the general admission requirements for graduate study at WSU, candidates must:
- 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
All students in the M.Ed. Program in Education take three required core courses: Advanced Foundations in Education at the beginning of their program and Research in Education and Thesis Seminar in their final two semesters. Students work closely with the Program Coordinator to select electives in each of the five required areas: Curriculum Development, Diversity, Assessment, Educational Technology, and Leadership/Administration; as well as their open electives which can be in Eduction or in another discipline. Students may complete the 36 credit minimum M.Ed. in Education program with part-time or full-time status.