Wayne State College

Skilled and Technical Sciences Education Online Master's Degree

Courses for the online master's program in Skilled and Technical Science

Degree offered: Master of Science in Education (MSE) - Curriculum & Instruction-Instructional Leadership/Skilled and Technical Sciences
Credit hours: 36

All courses are available online. Students will take a mixture of core education courses, courses for the skilled and technical sciences focus 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)

Industrial technology concentration: 18 credit hours

  • ITE 605 Organization of Technology Education Programs (3)
  • ITE 650 Developments in Technology Education (3)

Plus 12 credit hours from the following:

  • ITE 510 Teaching Techniques: Architecture and Construction (3)
  • ITE 510 Teaching Techniques: Transportation, Distribution and Logistics (3)
  • ITE 510 Teaching Techniques: Manufacturing (3)
  • ITE 510 Teaching Techniques: Energy and Engineering (3)
  • ITE 512 Industrial Prototypes and Manufacturing Design (3)
  • ITE 518 Transportation Systems (3)
  • ITE 608 New Techniques for Your Classroom  (3)
  • ITE 695 Independent Study (3)


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Licensing and Certification: This program is designed for teachers who are already certified in this content area as an opportunity to go deeper into their specialty while simultaneously earning a master’s degree. This program does not meet initial certification/licensure requirements through the Nebraska Department of Education. It has not been determined if this program meets requirements for all other states. 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. Learn more about State Authorization and Reciprocity.