Master of Education

Reframe Your Expectations of Education

Advance Your Career While Becoming a More Transformative Educator

Few professions are as profoundly impactful as an educator’s. Teachers spend so much time with students, introducing them to so many lifelong skills and lessons. Educators have an incredible opportunity to make a tremendous impact on their lives. With a Master of Education (MEd) from Wilson College Online, you can maximize your impact on your students all while giving your career a new boost.

This graduate education program embraces a self-paced model using asynchronous course delivery, allowing you to complete the program in a timeframe that meets your professional development needs. This program allows you to put your newfound strategies into practice in your school and classroom as you earn your degree. With online courses taught by real practitioners and educators, our curriculum is constantly updated to reflect best practices, meaning you’ll graduate with cutting-edge skills to make a greater impact on students’ lives.

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Build a Better Education Toolkit

Earning a graduate degree in education will upgrade your teaching skill set, allowing you to learn new strategies, master cutting-edge educational technologies, and better connect with your students. By earning a Master of Education from Wilson College Online, you’ll:

  • Continue teaching in your current district, thanks to our asynchronous self-paced model
  • Get real-time feedback from active practitioners and teachers
  • Prepare yourself for roles outside of teaching

What Will You Do With Your Education Degree?

Earning a graduate education degree doesn’t just give you a whole new set of skills; it prepares you for a variety of possible new career paths within education, like:

Instructional Coordinator
Median annual salary: $63,740

High School Teacher
Median annual salary: $61,820

Child Care Director
Median annual salary: $47,310

Training and Development Specialist
Median annual salary: $61,570

Salaries from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2021

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Curriculum & Courses

The Master of Education degree is designed for individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree and are currently certified to teach in pre-K through 12th grade. The program is based on the premise that successful teachers need an in-depth knowledge of pedagogy, a mastery of current theory, and an understanding of research-based practices and technology to become great educators. The main focus of the Wilson program is to hone teaching skills through research and classroom practices, thereby fostering teaching excellence and teacher leadership.

Required Courses

EDU 531

Contemporary Issues - Edu

3 credit hours

EDU 532

Educational Perspectives - Diverse Society

3 credit hours

EDU 533

Differentiated Instruction

3 credit hours

EDU 548

Reading - Content Area

3 credit hours

EDU 551

Inclusive Education - Special Needs

3 credit hours

Master’s in TESOL (No ESL Certification)

EDU 552

Best Practices/Effective Teaching

3 credit hours

EDU 553

Technology Integration - Classroom

3 credit hours

EDU 554

Formal/Informal Classroom Assessment

3 credit hours

Optional Course

EDU 570

Topics in Education

3 credit hours

Students may replace one of the required master’s-level courses where applicable and as approved by the Graduate Education Programs director.

Completion-Level Courses

EDU 598

Educational Research/Design

3 credit hours

EDU 599

Master's Project

3 credit hours

Exit Assessments

  • Successful defense of master’s thesis (master’s project on action research)
  • Electronic portfolio
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"“For educators looking for balance in a graduate program, Wilson’s MEd program gave me the flexibility I needed to be successful as a teacher, a parent, and a student. While the program was rigorous, I never felt unsupported by faculty.”"
– Kyle Dingle, Master of Education

Tuition and Aid

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$515 per credit hour

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6-14 credits per semester

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Financial assistance and payment plans available

Wilson College Online is committed to making your education as affordable as possible. We’re proud to offer online courses at $515 per credit hour as a private college. Plus, our dedicated financial services team will help you along the way.

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Personal Learning Environment

Our 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio ensures every student gets the individualized attention they deserve.

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Flexible Coursework

Asynchronous coursework allows you to work at your own pace with no set class times—enabling you to earn a degree when and where it makes sense for you.

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Attentive Faculty

Our devoted faculty truly care about your success, both in the classroom and beyond. Their virtual door is always open for mentorship, career advice, and academic support.

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Regional Recognition

Wilson College provides the opportunity for transformative education, which is why U.S. News named the institution among the Top Performers on Social Mobility in the North.

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Ethical Education

Our liberal studies emphasis creates agents of justice who fuel meaningful positive change in society. You’ll learn to put your accounting degree toward social good.

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Sense of Belonging

Our online programs honor Wilson’s rich history of providing accessible and inclusive education. No matter your background, you belong at Wilson.

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Get Your Degree While You Work

We know you’re more than just a student and you have many responsibilities outside of school. That’s why we offer flexible, asynchronous online courses that allow you to study at your own pace, on your own schedule.

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What You Need for Admission

Please submit the following materials:

  • Application
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts from your degree-granting college or university—must be sent directly to Graduate Admissions
  • Copy of teaching certificate

Graduate Education Entrance Requirements

Certified pre-K-12 teachers will meet the entrance requirements as delineated below. Admission is competitive, and space is limited. Interested students should apply early. Degree program admission is based on the following criteria:

  • Completion of a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education
  • A minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
    • Provisional admission can be offered to certain students based on an internal application review by program directors.
  • Submission of required application credentials (See application procedures above.)
  • A current certification for eligibility to teach in pre-K through 12th grade—preferred but not required

About Wilson College

Initially founded as an all-women's college in 1869, Wilson College's mission is to empower students to be confident critical thinkers, creative visionaries, effective communicators, honorable leaders, and agents of justice in their communities. Across all programs and fields of study, the College is fiercely committed to and passionate about providing student-centric education and individualized attention, ensuring all students succeed.

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