DEGREES & PROGRAMS
Master of Science in Education Degree Programs
WGU Master of Science in Education Programs
Curriculum and Instruction – M.S.
An online master's degree for those who have educational experience and...
An online master's degree for those who have educational experience and are looking to further their careers with a graduate program focused on curriculum development and design.
- Time: 72% of grads earned this degree within 18 months.
- Tuition and fees: $3,635 per 6-month term.
Coursework in this program covers the following areas of study:
- Curriculum theory and development
- Instructional theory
- Research fundamentals
Help schools create engaging, meaningful, and memorable learning experiences to improve learning outcomes for all students with this M.S. degree.
Educational Leadership – M.S.
An online master's degree for current teachers looking to move into a...
An online master's degree for current teachers looking to move into a school or district leadership position, like principal, vice principal, or administrator.
- Time: 73% of grads earned this degree within 24 months.
- Tuition and fees: $3,935 per 6-month term.
Coursework in this program includes:
- Process management
- Strategic planning
- Performance excellence
- Governance, finance, law, and leadership
- Measurement, analysis, and knowledge management
- Workforce focus
- Other courses, including a capstone project and a series of performance tasks to take place under the leadership of a practicing state licensed school principal or assistant principal in a practicum school site (K–12).
Put your leadership skills to good use—in the service of America's children—with this education master's degree.
States that do not accept this program: Alabama, Connecticut, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, and Minnesota.
How Long Does an M.S. in Education Take?
On average, most students take about 24 months to complete a Master of Science in Education program. However, with competency-based education, you can use your experience and time to accelerate your coursework and graduate faster.
How Much Does an M.S. in Education Cost?
At WGU, the Master of Science in Education programs are $3,490 per six-month term. Students can take as many courses as they are able during that term and not pay more. This allows them to save time, and money.
How Do You Abbreviate Master of Science in Education
A Master of Science in Education degree can be abbreviated as an M.S. in Education, an M.S.Ed, Msc(Ed), or an M.S.E. Sometimes you’ll even see it as simply MS in Education.
Accredited and Recognized
The Teachers College at Western Governors University is granted accreditation for its programs from CAEP, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, 1140 19th St NW, Suite 400 Washington, DC 20036 (202) 223-0077.
Every education program offered through the WGU Teachers College has been awarded full accreditation by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP) through 2025.
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