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Master of Education

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Welcome, Educators!

Start Something BIG with EWU's Education Department Master's Degree!

Start any quarter!  

Evening courses at Riverpoint and Cheney!     Summer courses, too!

No GRE or any other entrance exam required!


If you are a teacher, it is important for you to know that our programs are designed for working teachers and classes are conveniently available on the Riverpoint and Cheney campuses in the evening.  We invite you to check out our areas of emphasis and talk to us about your future!

If you are not currently a certified teacher, we have areas of emphases designed for you, too!

Our Master of Education degrees are 48-49 credits.  Our Master of Education has a 25 credit common core of courses and your area of emphasis will be the remaining credits.  You will work closely with your advisor in course selection.

 What are my choices?

Areas of Emphases that do NOT require prior teaching certification:

     Educational Foundations- Allows the flexibility to choose courses tailored to your interests.   A good choice for international students who want to learn about the foundations of our education system while allowing room to take classes in a personal area of educational interest.

     Adult Education - Contains a strong College Instruction core of courses.  Support courses chosen with your

          advisor and considering your interests.

Areas of Emphases that REQUIRE prior teaching certification in Washington State or equivalent:

     Curriculum & Instruction - A strong choice for teachers who are active in curriculum choices in their schools or

          for completing Principal Certification prerequisites if you do not already have a Master's degree.

      Literacy - Designed for classroom and reading coaches.  

Area of Emphasis where prior teaching certification is OPTIONAL:

Please be advised that the Early Childhood Education Master's Program is on hiatus until Fall 2016.  No new GRADUATE admissions until then.  If you would like to be on our list for program notifications, please submit your resume to  

     Early Childhood Education - Designed to provide candidates with or without certification advanced study in area of Early Childhood Education.

To download application procedures, click here    Document will be placed in your download folder.



For more information, contact Robin Showalter, Graduate Programs


What will I study?

Emphases / Concentrations:

  • Curriculum and Instruction - Teaching Certification Required
  • Literacy - Teaching Certification Required
  • Early Childhood Education - Teaching Certification Optional
  • Adult Education - Teaching Certification Not Required
  • Educational Foundations/Interdisciplinary - Teaching Certification Not Required
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