Wayne State College
Master of Science in Education

Master's 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.

Residency Counseling Cohort

Complete the foundation courses for your master's degree in counseling in only four semesters! Classes meet two weekends per semester. Summer courses are completely online. 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.


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.

Most Affordable Online Master's Degree 2021

No. 3 in the U.S.

Most Affordable Online Master's Programs, 2022


Best Master's in Education Administration

No. 4 in the U.S.

Best Master's in Education Administration, 2022


Best Online Master's in K-12 Education

No. 6 in the U.S.

Best Online Master's in K-12 Education, 2022


Top Master's in Education Administration Online

No. 1 in Nebraska; No. 18 in the U.S.

Top Online Master's in Educational Administration, 2021


Most Affordable College 2020

No. 5 in the U.S.

Most Affordable Online Master's Degrees

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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


Best Online Master's in Special Education

No. 22 in the U.S.

Best Online Master's in Special Education


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


Admission Criteria

See individual program pages for more specifics on admission criteria. If you are applying for the school administration program, you will need to complete only the first two steps.

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


Questions? Contact:

School of Education and Behavioral Sciences
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 402-375-7389

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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