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2014-2015 Catalog 
2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Continuing and College Education, Non-Thesis, MEd

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Graduate Faculty

Cuban, Sondra, PhD.
Goto, Stanford, PhD.
Dagnon, Paula, PhD.

Program Director: Dr. Sondra Cuban, Miller Hall 417D, 360-650-3190, Sondra.Cuban@wwu.edu

Program Information

The Master’s in Continuing and College Education program is designed for those who desire to teach, consult or administer education programs, materials and policies targeted to adult populations. The Continuing and College Education curriculum links theories to practice, policies, research and evaluation. It prepares graduates for competency and knowledge in the areas of instructional technology, e-learning, research methods, teaching, methodologies, adult literacy, diversity issues, curriculum development, leadership and management, policy issues, assessment and evaluation, adult learning, and program development. Graduates will work in settings such as community/technical colleges, universities, government agencies, non-profit organizations and business and industry.

The 52 credit course work is offered in hybrid format (some sessions at the main campus in Bellingham).

The program is designed for working adults. Completion time for the program is designed for two years on a part-time basis.

Students may choose all of their elective credits from the program or apply up to ten credits of 400 level TESOL coursework toward the degree.

For more information, see the Continuing and College Education website at wce.wwu.edu/ahe/adult-and-higher-education.


The program prepares both entry-level and advanced practitioners as teachers, educators, policy-makers, consultants, administrators in diverse educational, human resource, business, and healthcare settings for adults. The approach emphasizes: a social justice and a progressive approach to the adult and higher education field; academic, critical, and digital literacies; inquiry-based learning with action research; and issues of identity, reflection, and diversity.

Application Information

Admit Quarters: Fall and spring.

Deadline: Application deadlines are June 1, February 1.

Supporting Materials:

  • A completed application and fee
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university — one set of official transcripts from each school attended. (3.0 GPA in the last 90 quarter or 60 semester hours of study is required)
  • Three current references
  • A current résumé
  • Miller Analogies Test (preferred) or the Graduate Record Exam, General Test or REVISED General Test beginning August 2011; test scores are not required if an applicant holds an advanced degree
  • A two-page statement which addresses relevant experiences, interests, learning objectives, and career goals
  • Computer competence is expected

Please forward all application materials directly to the Graduate School, Old Main 530 or gradschool@wwu.edu.

Additional Information

Competency in Instructional Technology

Students admitted to programs in the Woodring College of Education are required to possess competence in the use of instructional technology in education prior to completion of their program and, when applicable, prior to being recommended for certification. Procedures for demonstrating or developing competence are available in Miller Hall 417A.

Comprehensive Assessment

Woodring College of Education students in Option II are required to complete a comprehensive assessment. The format, timeline and criteria are defined by specific departments. For procedures, students should see their graduate advisors.

Second Master’s Degree

Enrollment must be for a single MEd, MA or MIT program. Students who have earned an MEd or MIT may apply for admission to another MEd program but all requirements of the second program must be met (with possible allowance for some course work taken in the first program). However, all programs must be completed with the minimum number of required credits.

NOTE: Due to a review and revision process which may affect Woodring College of Education programs and courses, the information contained in the Education section of this catalog is subject to change.

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