Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction

Total Graduate Faculty in Program:
Graduate Students in Program:
Students receiving assistantships:
Priority deadline:

  • Fall January 10
  • Spring July 1


  • Pullman
  • Spokane
  • Tri-Cities
  • Vancouver

International Student English Proficiency Exams

International students may need to surpass the Graduate School’s minimum English language proficiency exam scores for this program. If the graduate program has unique score requirements, they will be detailed below. Otherwise, please refer to the Graduate School’s minimum score guidelines.

  • TOEFL – iBT 80
  • IELTS Band 7

Degree Description:

The Curriculum and Instruction specialization offers students rigorous and individually tailored programs of study with two degrees. The non-thesis Master of Education (Ed.M.) 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) and and the thesis Master of Arts (M.A.) focuses on educational research in curriculum and instruction.  The Ed.M. as a specialization is designed especially for teachers who wish to take courses in their teaching field as well as advanced coursework in teaching and learning.  The following is information on the Ed.M. degree.

Admission Requirements:

Students must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA, complete the Washington State University Graduate School’s online application, Official transcripts from colleges/universities, supplemental departmental application (please contact your respective campus for the correct supplemental application), Resume or Vita, three letters of reference and a letter of intent as described on the supplemental application.

Student Opportunities:

The faculty conduct a wide range of research, some of which is integrated into the public school systems (e.g., professional development for teachers, science and math education teacher workshops and programming for students with disabilities). You have access to these faculty and their projects through course work and advising structures. Seek out faculty with whom you want to work with and learn from. We encourage you to take advantage of this invaluable resource to develop your knowledge and theory and apply it to your future practice in the workforce.

Career Opportunities:

Teachers, program coordinators

Career Placements:

US Military


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