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: 61% of grads earned this degree within 13 months.
- Tuition: $3,490 per 6-month term.
- Courses: 10 total courses in this program.
Graduates of this program are prepared for a variety of careers including:
- Private Learning Center Instructor
- Instructional Coach
- Area Superintendent
- Curriculum Director
- Academic Advisor
- Learning and Development Coordinator
- Private Tutor
- Corporate Trainer
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: 61% of grads earned this degree within 21 months.
- Tuition: $3,490 per 6-month term.
- Courses: 13 total courses in this program.
This program is for licensed teachers who are ready to take the next step in their education career.
Graduates of this program are prepared for careers in a variety of places, including:
- Elementary schools
- Middle schools
- Junior high schools
- High schools
- Private and charter schools
- District-level positions
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.
Learning Experience Design and Educational Technology– M.S.
The M.S. in Learning Experience Design and Educational Technology from WGU...
The M.S. in Learning Experience Design and Educational Technology from WGU is for instructional designers tasked with creating engaging and immersive virtual learning experiences that can substitute for on-ground instruction.
No teaching license required.
- Time: 73% of grads finish similar programs in 18 months
- Tuition: $3,490 per 6-month term
- Courses: 12 total courses in this program.
This program includes two tracks for students to choose from:
- The K-12 Learning Designer pathway
- The Adult Learning Designer pathway
Careers you will be prepared for after earning this degree include:
- Instructional coordinator
- Instructional designer
- Curriculum developer
- Instructional technologist
- Learning engineer
- Learning architect
- Instructional design coordinator
- Academic technologist
- Learning experience designer
- Distance education administrator
- Director of instructional design
- Online course designer
- Online course developer
- Corporate training
Develop training and instruction expertise to help you in the classroom, in educational settings, or in corporate world.
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
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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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