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M.Ed. Instructional Leadership Current Students

Program Handbook
Registering for Classes
Ordering Textbooks
Online Coursework
Completing a Course of Study
Completing the Masters Degree


Program Handbook

It is student responsibility to read and understand the program handbook. The handbook provides and overview of the program faculty and staff, coursework requirements, and information on the Administrator C.

Click here to access the School Administration Handbook

Registering For Classes

Each quarter, you will self-enroll into classes through MyCWU.

To browse available courses, login to MyCWU and navigate to the Academic Toolbox section. In this section, select Class Search. Once in the Class Search section: 1) change the drop down menus so that the Term box lists the term you are searching for, 2) change the Course Subject to the correct subject (i.e. Education: Administration to search for the core classes), 3) change the Course Career to Graduate, 4) select Search and see the available courses.

To enroll into courses, login to MyCWU and navigate to the Academic Toolbox section. In this section, select My Enrollment. Once in the My Enrollment section: 1) select the "add" tab, 2) search for the classes you would like to add, 3) select each class you would like to enroll in to register.

For more assistance on how to self-enroll into classes, please feel free to watch the Enrollment Tutorial. For additional assistance with enrolling for classes, please contact Jeremy Wintringer, Department Secretary, at wintringej@cwu.edu or 509-963-1751.

Ordering Textbooks

Each course will have one or more required texts. The texts can be purchases or rented through CWU's Wildcat Shop or through other textbook sites/stores.

To find out what text(s) are required for your courses follow these steps: 1) visit the CWU Wildcat Shop,  2) scroll to the bottom of the page and select Click Here to Find Your Course Textbooks, 3) select the term,  4) scroll to find the Course Subject that matches the course you are enrolled in,  5) select the course you are enrolled in and click Find Books to view the required textbooks.

Online Coursework

Each course is offered fully online and features a blend of lectures, readings, assignment submissions, and collaborative sessions. Some courses will include synchronous meeting times (example: 'meeting' online at 6:00pm every Wednesday). For information about specific online meeting times per course, please contact Jeremy Wintringer at wintringej@cwu.edu or 509-963-1751.

If you have not done so already, please take a moment to take the online readiness survey Is Online Learning Right For Me? The drop down information in this survey will provide you with an overview of what online coursework entails.

Completing a Course of Study

A Course of Study lists the courses you will take toward your master's degree. You are required to submit a Course of Study before you have accumulated 25 credits towards your degree.

To complete your Course of Study, use the Course Schedule on the Curriculum page as a reference and fill in the term and year that you plan to take each required course and the elective courses. A blank Course of Study can be accessed on the Grad Studies Forms page. Please keep in mind that if you intend to receive Financial Aid you must be enrolled in at least 5 graduate level credits per quarter.

Completing the Masters Degree

A final requirement of the program is to complete the 3 credit thesis, project or examination. All three credits can be completed in one quarter, or you may complete the three credits over two consecutive quarters.

There is a set process for completing these credits and several graduation deadlines that you must be aware of and meet to have your degree conferred. To view the list of dates and deadlines, please visit the Office of Graduate Studies and Research. For assistance with any of this information, please feel free to contact Dawn Anderson, Program Coordinator for Graduate Students, at 509-963-3108.