Wayne State College

Business and IT Education Online Master's Degree

Courses for the online master's program in Business and IT Education

Degree offered: Master of Science in Education (MSE) - Curriculum & Instruction-Instructional Leadership/Business & Information Technology Education
Credit hours: 36

All courses are available online. Students in this program must choose either business education or information technology as your area of emphasis. You will take a mixture of core education courses, courses for the business or information technology emphasis area, and electives.

Professional education core: 12 credit hours

  • EDU 603 Introduction to Educational Research and Design (3)
  • EDU 652 Instructional Theory and Practice (3)
  • EDU 658 Fundamentals of Curriculum Development PK-16 (3)
  • EDU 674 History and Philosophy of Education (3)

Business education concentration: 15 credit hours

  • BUS 602 Issues in Business Education (3)
  • BUS 621 Seminar in Business Education Instruction (3)
  • BUS 630 Workshop in Business Education (3)
  • BUS 640 Research in Business & Info Tech Education (3)

Plus one of the following:

  • CED 650 Curriculum Development in Career/Technical Education (3)
  • CIS 575 Topics in CIS: Emerging Technologies (3)
  • CSC 548 Web and Multimedia Content Design (3)
  • EDU 682 Developing & Integrating Technology in the Classroom (3)

Information technology concentration: 18 credit hours

Note: Students who have already completed any of the 400-level course counterparts of the 500-level courses in the Information Technology emphasis will be encouraged by advisement to select the Business Education emphasis instead.

  • BUS 640 Research in Business and Information Technology Education (3)
  • CIS 554 Tech Platforms, Hardware, and Operating Systems (3)
  • CIS 557 Networking and Technology Management (3)
  • CIS 575 Topics in CIS: Emerging Technologies (3)
  • CSC 542 Program Design and Documentation (3)
  • CSC 548 Web and Multimedia Content Design (3)

Note: Students who complete the Information Technology Emphasis AND complete 40 clock hours of documented clinical information technology experience at the elementary and/or secondary levels will have met the requirements for the Information Technology Supplemental Endorsement. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the WSC Department of Computer Technology and Information Systems for the appropriate forms for documenting the clinical experience before starting that experience

Electives: 6-9 credit hours

The Business concentration requires 9 credit hours of electives. The Information Technology concentration requires 6 credit hours of electives. Your academic advisor can help you understand the best options for completing your degree, so obtaining approval before you register for any elective courses/credits that are not preapproved is key. Getting electives pre-approved ensures that the credits you earn will apply to your degree program.  A quick email or phone call to your advisor for pre-approval can save you the time, money, and hassle of taking a course that does not fulfill the credit you’re looking to earn.


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Licensing and Certification: This program is designed to prepare students for licensure or certification in Nebraska. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Nebraska, please check that state's licensing board to determine their licensing requirements. Authorization may be required from them prior to beginning a clinical or field experience in that state. Learn more.