Graduate Programs


The College of Applied Studies offers courses leading to a Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Learning and Instructional Design for educators in teaching and other fields where education is an area of focus.

A Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), for individuals who are seeking an initial license, is offered through the Transition to Teaching program, which is a two-year licensure program that includes the option of completing additional credit hours to earn the MAT.

Learning & Instructional Design (Masters)

The Master of Education in Learning and Instructional Design is ideal for education and professional development career advancement for those who are engaged in the K-12 teaching and workplace training of adult learners. It is a 30 credit hour program. The program is offered for students who meet the admission requirements and are seeking a graduate level degree in curriculum and instructional design leadership. The core curriculum consists of 15 credit hours of work in curriculum and instruction, 3 credit hours of thesis or non-thesis work and 12 credit hours of electives.

Learn more about the Learning & Instruction Design program.

Transition to Teaching (Masters or Alternative Licensure)

The T2T program at WSU is a two-year alternative licensure program that combines graduate coursework (on-campus, hybrid and online) and full-time, paid teaching in an accredited school as the classroom teacher of record. The program is geared toward working professionals looking for a career change and more recent graduates wanting to teach. Teaching candidates fulfill teacher licensure requirements in the first 29 hours (two years). Those who wish to earn the Master's of Art in Teaching degree must complete an additional seven hours of research in the third year.

Learn more about the Transition to Teaching program.