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Master of Science in Education

Master's Degree in Education (MSE)

Take your career to the next level with our master's in education programs.

Choose a program for your master's in education:

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.

Core Counseling Cohort

Complete the foundation courses for your master's degree in counseling in only four semesters! Classes meet five Saturdays per semester. Summer courses are completely online. Saturday classes are interactive and involve small and large group processes, discussions, and experiential skills building activities.

Special Education

Wayne State's fully online master’s degree in special education is designed to help professionals and districts meet the needs of students with exceptionalities, and their families. The program offers four unique pathways for special education professionals or for anyone with a bachelor's and/or teaching degree.

Curriculum and Instruction

Enhance your teaching, leadership, and classroom instruction skills with a master's degree in curriculum and instruction - instructional leadership. In this master’s degree program, you will explore instructional theory and new approaches to curriculum design that meet the needs of today’s elementary and secondary schools.

Counseling

After taking the foundation of courses for you master's in counseling, choose from three content areas - clinical mental health counseling, school counseling, and student affairs and college counseling. Take your foundation courses through our core counseling cohort, or via the hybrid format.

School Administration

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. With an online master's degree in school administration from Wayne State, you'll be well prepared for an administrative position in an elementary or secondary school setting. 

Best Master's in Education Programs

Wayne State's education master's degrees are nationally ranked and continually recognized for incredible value, successful graduates, and innovative learning.

Best College for Educational Leadership Degree Programs, 2018-19 - Schools.com

No. 1 in the U.S.

Best College for Educational Leadership Degree Programs, 2018-19

Schools.com

Most Affordable Online Masters Degrees, 2018 - Edsmart. Cheapest online masters degrees award.

No. 3 in the U.S.

Most Affordable Online Master's Degrees, 2018

EDsmart

Most Affordable Online Graduate School, 2018 - College Choice. Cheapest online graduate school. Most affordable masters degrees award.

No. 1 in Nebraska;
No. 6 in the U.S.

Most Affordable Online Graduate School, 2018

College Choice

Best College for K-12 Education, 2018 - Schools.com

No. 1 in Nebraska; No. 9 in the U.S.

Best College for K-12 Education, 2018

Schools.com

Most Affordable Counseling Master's Degrees, 2017 - Best Counseling Degrees. Cheapest counseling masters degrees award.

No. 1 in Nebraska;
No. 5 in the Midwest

Most Affordable Counseling Master's Degree, 2017-18

Best Counseling Degrees

Best Master's of Educational Administration Online 2019 - OnlineMasters.com. Top educational administration masters program.

No. 15 in the U.S.

Best Online Master's in Educational Administration, 2019

OnlineMasters.com

Most Affordable in Educational Administration Masters Online, 2018 - Grad School Hub. Least expensive education masters degree award.

No. 1 in Nebraska;
No. 3 in the U.S.

Most Affordable Master's in Educational Administration Online, 2018

Grad School Hub

Most Affordable Online College for a Masters in Education. Cheapest education masters degree. Most affordable teaching masters degree award.

No. 20 in the U.S.

Most Affordable Education Master's Degree Online, 2018

SR Education Group

Best Online Colleges in Nebraska, 2018 - Affordable Colleges

No. 10 in Nebraska

Best Online College in Nebraska, 2018

Affordable Colleges Online (AC Online)

Most Affordable Online Master's Degrees, 2018 - Great Value Colleges

No. 5 in the U.S.

Most Affordable Online Master's Degrees, 2018

Great Value Colleges

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

Affordable Master's in Education

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

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