M.Ed. Curriculum 

Concentrations within the Master of Education program require students to earn a minimum of 36 credits.  These credits are earned through completion of professional seminar courses, core courses, an elective course, and a completion dossier.  See below for curriculum information for each concentration.  (Courses are subject to change). 

Course descriptions and sample schedules

Students can expect a hybrid course structure model, with attendance on campus 1-2 nights per week and remaining course participation online. 

M.Ed. Program Outline & Course Requirements (37 credits)

Professional Seminars (10 credits)

These foundational courses are required for each of the concentration areas; 5 creadits each.

  • B EDUC 501 Inquiry in Education
  • B EDUC 502 Identity and Reflective Practice

Core Area (Concentration) Courses (20 credits)

Each course is 5 credits.

Critical Educational Change and Leadership
  • B EDUC 512 Social Justice Education: Opression, Resistance, and Liberation
  • B EDUC 550 Critical Pedagogy in Education
  • B EDUC 580 Critical Policy
  • B EDUC 504 Enacting Agency for Social Justice
English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Endoresement
  • B EDUC 541 Second Language Acquisition, Bilingual Ed., & Structure of English
  • B EDUC 542 Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment in ESOL
  • B EDUC 543 Practicum in ESOL
  • B EDUC 544 Leadership, Advocacy, & Program Assessment

Electives (5 credits)

One 5-credit elective or two 3-credit electives (400 or 500 level course) from other core areas in the M.ED Program, classes offered by the School of Educational studies or other UWB Schools, or from the UW Seattle or UW Tacoma campuses.

Dossier (2 credits)

  • B EDUC 594 M.Ed. Dossier