Teaching and Learning (M.Ed.)

This program follows the general admission and degree requirements for the Master of Education. Additional tabs enumerate the specific amendments/variations to generic requirements, as well as program options.

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 and
  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:

  • Bilingual/Bicultural (BBE), which may lead to a teaching endorsement
  • Early Childhood Education (ECE)
  • Elementary Education (ELE)
  • Foreign Language (LED):
  • Mathematics Education (MAE)
  • Science Education (SCE)
  • Social Studies Education (SSED)
  • Special Education (SED), which can lead to a teaching endorsements in one of two areas:
    • Cognitive Impairment
    • Learning Disabilities

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet requirements for admission to the Graduate School (a minimum undergraduate degree GPA of 2.75 for regular admission and a GPA of 2.50 for qualified admission). In addition, prior coursework or a teaching endorsement in the field of study is required for admission to the following concentrations:

  • Elementary Education
  • Foreign Language Education
  • Mathematics Education
  • Science Education
  • Social Studies Education
  • Special Education
 

The Master of Education degree requires a minimum of thirty credits, at least twenty-four of which must be taken at Wayne State University. The program is offered under master's degree plan 'B,' which includes completion of a terminal seminar and essay or project.

The following courses are required of all students in the program (12 credit hours): The remaining credit hours will come from the area of the concentration (18 to 24 credits). The total number of credit hours for the degree will vary from 30 to 36 depending on the area of the concentration.

TED 7000Introductory Master's Seminar3
ED 7999Terminal Master's Seminar and Essay or Project3
TED 7030Foundations of Teaching and Learning3
TED 7060Inclusive Education, Curriculum and Pedagogy3
Total Credits12