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Master's Degree in Education (MSE)

Take your career to the next level with our graduate programs in education and counseling.


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Community of Learning

This 30-hour program is an innovative way to earn your master's degree in education - curriculum and instruction.

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Community of Learning

Earn your master's degree in curriculum and instruction in just two years! This hybrid program is affordable and convenient. You’ll spend five Saturdays per semester collaborating and learning with other members in a classroom setting. Through the Community of Learning, you'll drive your own professional development.

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Curriculum and Instruction

This 36-hour program is offered through the Community of Learning model, or through a mix of online and traditional classes.

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School Administration (Online)

This fully online 36- to 48-hour program offers different options to help prepare you for school leadership roles and includes a focus area in athletic administration.

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Special Education (Online)

Available in Summer 2018, this fully online program will offer four unique pathways to help you meet the needs of students with exceptionalities.

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Clinical Mental Health Counseling

A 60-hour program that will prepare you for the first step in becoming a licensed counselor and provide services in a private or public practice.

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School Counseling

This 48- to 60-hour program offers you a pathway to become a become a counselor in an elementary or secondary school setting, even if you don't already have a teaching certificate.

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Student Affairs / College Counseling

This 48-hour program will prepare you to serve as a counselor or advisor in a technical school, college, or university setting.

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Admission Criteria

See individual program pages for more specifics on admission criteria.

  1. Apply for graduate study
  2. Submit official transcripts
  3. Send references (download reference form)
  4. Submit a writing sample (topic depends on program of study)


Questions? Contact:

Brook Jech
School of Education and Counseling
Email: brjech1@wsc.edu
Phone: 402-375-7164


Whether you take online or face-to-face classes, master’s degrees at Wayne State College are among the lowest priced in the nation. 


Recognized for Excellence

Wayne State College is continually recognized for incredible value, successful graduates, and innovative learning.

Best College for Educational Leadership Degree - Schools.com
Ranked #1 in the nation for best educational leadership programs




Most Affordable Online College for Master's in Education 2018 - SR Education Group
Rated in the top 20 of affordable online colleges for a master's degree in education for 2018

Best Online College in Nebraska Award, 2018 - Affordable colleges online
Ranked as one of the best online colleges in Nebraska for 2018



College of Distinction Award for Education Degrees, 2017-18
The only public college in Nebraska to receive the College of Distinction award

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