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

Continuing and College Education, Thesis, MEd

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Graduate Faculty

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

Graduate Program Advisor: 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, train, and administer education programs targeted to adult populations. The Continuing and College Education curriculum prepares students for competency in the areas of instructional technology, teaching, training, curriculum development, leadership and management, project management, assessment and program planning. Graduates will work in settings such as business and industry, community/technical colleges, universities, government agencies, and not-for-profit organizations.

All course work is offered in hybrid format (some sessions at the main campus in Bellingham) or via distance learning. Refer to the Extended Education Programs section of this catalog.

The program is designed for working adults, therefore the majority of students enroll for part-time study. Completion time for the program is designed for two years.

Students may choose CCE electives or use their elective credits toward a Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

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, trainers, educators, and administrators, particularly in community college and continuing education settings.

Application Information

Admit Quarters: Fall, winter, spring, summer.

Deadline: Application deadlines are June 1, October 1, February 1, May 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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