The WSU College of Education offers graduate degrees in educational leadership and teaching and learning, with coursework substantially available on the Spokane campus.
Leadership for school improvement: A statewide doctor of education (Ed.D.) program offered by WSU's College of Education Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling Psychology features coursework that is primarily available on the Spokane campus. This is a cohort-based program focusing on the themes of collaborative leadership and school improvement.
The Ed.D. in educational leadership is designed to prepare students whose primary interest is in the practice of education as K-12 administrators and is typically taken by those who will occupy positions of leadership and applied specialties in public or private educational organizations or related fields. Program delivery requires that students attend two summer institutes on the Pullman campus.
Many students completing the field-based principal's and superintendent's certification programs go on to apply credits earned in those programs to this Ed.D.
The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) with a specialization in teacher leadership offered by the WSU College of Education Department of Teaching and Learning features coursework that is primarily available on the Spokane campus. This statewide teacher leadership program prepares K-12 teachers and teacher leaders for intellectual and practical leadership within classrooms, schools, districts, and the larger educational policy arena.
Students begin the program with an initiation of two complementary summer courses taken on the Pullman campus in July.
The MIT program is for an individual who holds a baccalaureate degree in a field other than education and who wants to become a teacher. Students are selected through a careful screening process that seeks those who are not only academically capable but who are especially devoted to the education of children.
WSU Spokane, in collaboration with WSU Pullman, is pleased to offer two master's degrees in Educational Leadership designed for current educators who wish to pursue careers in leadership positions in the field of education. The programs provide a balance of practical experience, research, and theory to prepare practitioner-scholars for leadership positions in K-12 school settings or for continued study and research in the field of Educational Leadership. WSU’s Educational Leadership programs focus on the theme of leadership for school improvement. The Ed.M. degree fits nicely with the WSU field-based principal and program administrator certification programs, allowing students both the degree and the certification simultaneously, maximizing their courses of study with courses that meet the requirements of both programs.
WSU Spokane, in collaboration with WSU Pullman, is pleased to offer two master's degrees with specialization in Curriculum and Instruction. The specialization offers students rigorous and highly individually tailored programs of study. The degree programs are designed for students with bachelor degrees who have an interest in deepening their knowledge in a specific content area (in or outside the College of Education) as well as educational research in curriculum and instruction. The specialization emphasizes applying research, theory, and evidence-based practices to improve education. The Ed.M. degree in Curriculum and Instruction works nicely with the WSU Professional Certification Program for teachers, and offers several avenues for study on the Spokane campus including online coursework in the areas of literacy and special education.