Starting this fall, EWU will expand access to its MEd degree by offering a fully online program with five concentration areas, as well as a certificate program.
The Early Childhood Education concentration prepares educators for leadership roles in grades P-3, public and private schools, as well as public agencies such as Head Start, or childcare centers.
The Literary concentration prepares graduates for a P-12 reading endorsement, as well as a number of roles, including classroom teacher with enhanced skills in literacy instruction and reading specialist.
The Curriculum and Instruction concentration provides preparation for lead teacher roles as well as building-level positions that involve curriculum planning or instructional design.
The Adult Education concentration readies graduates for post-secondary educational settings, including vocational or GED programs, corporate and nonprofit organizations, or military training programs. Some graduates teach in community colleges or serve as university adjuncts.
The Educational Leadership concentration has two pathways: one to prepare a graduate for certification as a principal and another to prepare for school leadership roles such as department head or curriculum coach.
The Principal Certificate Program prepares educators who already have a master’s degree to become effective school leaders, whether as principal, assistant principal or program administrator. Based on state and national standards, the program satisfies the requirements set by the Washington State Department of Public Instruction.
Working educators can earn a first-rate MEd or Principal Certificate while continuing to work and keep personal commitments.