Online Learning

Online Graduate Programs

For use in applying to the CWU Graduate School, prospective students can use the new on-line application form at http://www.cwu.edu/masters/applying-cwu-graduate-school.

Master of Education: Higher Education

The Master of Education, Higher Education program is designed for candidates with an interest in working in administrative positions in institutions of higher education, civic organizations, non-profit organizations, national government organizations, or the social sector. Program coursework provides students with a strong grounding in leadership / management / organizational development with particular attention to the higher education context.

            Contact: 509-963-1448

Master of Education: Literacy

The Master of Education Literacy (formerly known as MEd. Reading Specialist) program is designed to allow candidates to pursue graduate-level study in the various levels of literacy through an online format. The successful candidate will be able to work as a Reading Specialist or Literacy Coach. 

Contact: Sharryn Walker; 509-963-2133; sharryn.walker@cwu.edu

Master of Education: Master Teacher

The Master Teacher, M.Ed., is a graduate program for classroom teachers intending to advance their careers or assume positions of leadership within their schools.  The program allows current teachers to focus on an area of emphasis in the P-12 classroom setting.  Key components of the program are student choice, allowing you to design your own program, and flexibility. The program can be completed entirely online, depending upon the area of emphasis you select.

                Contact: Kelly Benson; 509-963-1198; kelly.benson@cwu.edu

Master of Education: School Administration

CWU has been approved by the HECB (Higher Education Coordinating Board) to offer, through the Department of Advanced Programs, the School Administration Masters and Residency Certificate Programs in an entirely web-based format. This online program will offer the same quality educators and rigorous coursework Central is known for, now in a convenient online delivery system.

Contact: 509-963-1448

Master of Education: Special Education

The master of education with specialization in special education is designed to allow students to pursue graduate-level study in the various areas of special education. The program is delivered online, with the core courses offered in conjunction with the Master of Education: Literacy.

               Contact: Janet Spybrook; 509-963-1861; janet.spybrook@cwu.edu

Master of Science: Health & Physical Education: Athletic Administration Specialization

The master of science specialization in Athletic Administration is focused on the types of knowledge and skills designed to enhance one's effectiveness as a coach or as a K-12 athletic administrator. It is not a sport marketing or sport management program. Students applying for this program are expected to have an undergraduate degree in health and physical education or extensive related practical experience. Because the requirements to become K-12 athletic directors vary between school districts, students intent on pursuing careers in athletic administration should check into local school district athletic administration requirements.                        

             Contact: Rory Weishaar; 509-963-2265; rory.weishaar@cwu.edu

Master of Science: Health & Physical Education

The master of science in Health and Physical Education is focused on the types of knowledge and skills designed to enhance one's effectiveness as a teacher of health and physical education. Students applying for this program are expected to have teaching certification and either an undergraduate degree in health and physical education or extensive related practical experience. The degree does NOT prepare a student for teaching certification.

            Contact: Mark Perez; 509-963-1919; mark.perez@cwu.edu

Master of Science: Information Technology and Administrative Management

The Information Technology and Administrative Management (ITAM) Master’s of Science (MS) degree provides a one-year degree for post baccalaureate students to develop essential skills to enhance organization competitiveness. This unique degree bridges the gap between information technology and administrative management. The program focuses on leadership, communications, supervision, budget planning, entrepreneurism, and ethics, as well as applied IT management skills in emerging technologies.

The program has a common core curriculum, then students choose between three specialization areas:

  • Administrative Management
  • Cybersecurity Management
  • Information Technology

Contact: Laura Portolese Dias; 963-1019; laura.portolese@cwu.edu or Susie Johnson; 509-963-2620; suzette.johnson@cwu.edu