Master of Education in teaching and learning

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Teaching and Learning is for teachers and other professionals who wish to enhance their content and pedagogical knowledge, as well as research skills in teaching and learning. Program activities engage students in the study of teaching and learning using current theoretical developments in order to:

  • Develop curriculum illustrating best practices.
  • Research inquiries in areas of their interest. 


Elementary Education

Admission  Requirements

Admission to this program is contingent upon admission to the WSU Graduate School (admission requirements). A GPA of 2.75 is required for regular admission and 2.5 for qualified admission. In addition, applicants must satisfy the following criteria:

  • An earned bachelor's from an accredited institution of higher education.
  • A satisfactory content background in some of the concentrations not leading to a teaching endorsement (e.g. science; mathematics). 


The Master of Education requires a minimum of 30 credits, at least 24 of which much be taken at Wayne State University. The program is offered under master's plan "B," which includes completion of a terminal seminar and essay or project. Students in this program complete an individualized plan of work with their advisor.

Plans of Work


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The College of Education educator preparation programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).  


Christine Hancock, Ph.D.
Assistant professor

Teacher Education Division
Phone: 313-577-0902

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