Wayne State University

Masters 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 to graduate programs in the Teacher Education Division is contingent upon admission to the Graduate School; for requirements, see Admission to the Graduate School.

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