Wayne State University

Master of Education in Teaching and Learning

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Teaching and Learning is for teachers and other professionals who wish to enhance their content and pedagogical knowledge, as well as research skills in teaching and learning. Program activities engage students in the study of teaching and learning using current theoretical developments in order to:

  1. Develop curriculum illustrating best practices.
  2. Research inquiries in areas of their interest.

The theoretical knowledge and research skills acquired in this program are an important aspect of an educator's professional growth and essential to those interested in taking on leadership roles and/or pursuing another advanced degree in the future.

Program applicants may choose to concentrate in one of eight specialty areas, some of which can lead to a teaching endorsement:

  • Bilingual/Bicultural (BBE), which may lead to a teaching endorsement
  • Early Childhood Education (ECE)
  • Elementary Education (ELE)
  • Foreign Language (LED) with focus on:
    • Foreign Language Education allowing for a K-12 Foreign Language Teaching Endorsement, or 
    • Foreign Language Education with concentration in English as a Second Language
  • Mathematics Education (MAE)
  • Science Education (SCE)
  • Social Studies Education (SSE)
  • Special Education (SED), which can lead to a teaching endorsement in one of the areas below:
    • Autism Spectrum Disorders
    • Cognitive Impairment
    • Learning Disabilities

Admission  Requirements

Admission to this program is contingent upon admission to the WSU Graduate School (admission requirements). A GPA of 2.75 is required for regular admission and 2.5 for qualified admission. In addition, applicants must satisfy the following criteria:

  • An earned Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
  • A satisfactory content background in some of the concentrations not leading to a teaching endorsement (e.g. science; math).

Additional Admission Requirements

  • Statement of objectives related to the area of specialization
  • A personal interview may be required

Application

Students who have not been formally admitted to the Graduate School file initial applications online. Official transcripts of all college-level work, undergraduate and grad­uate, are to be mailed to the Academic Services Office, 489 Education Building. When all transcripts, and other cre­dentials, including Statement of Objectives related to the area of specialization, have been received and any prerequisites satisfied, the student will be notified of the admission decision by the College graduate officer in the Education graduate office.

Plan of Work

After you have been admitted to the Master of Education in Teaching and Learning, you should meet with an advisor to complete your Plan of Work.

For more information, please contact: Dr. Maria M. Ferreira, M.Ed. Program Coordinator m.ferreira@wayne.edu (313) 577-6370.