Earn Your Master of Science in Education

OKWU’s program is designed for teachers and educational professionals who, upon completion of their master of Education courses, will possess the appropriate knowledge, skills, and professional abilities necessary to be a leader in the P-12 arena.  The Administrative or Licensure Track meets Oklahoma requirements for principals and allows candidates who successfully complete the program to sit for the Oklahoma Subject Area Test (OSAT) for principals. The Teaching Track helps classroom teachers become leaders in their schools and around the state.

Our master of education programs are designed with the educator’s demanding schedule in mind. Offered in online or onsite formats, the OKWU program allows educators to earn a master’s degree in as little as 22 months while developing the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of a leader.

Reflection and community are at the heart of OKWU’s Master of Education program. Within cohorts, M.Ed. students are encouraged to share their areas of expertise, professors are supportive and accessible, and university staff members are on call to assist students in reaching their educational goals.

The M.Ed. courses are focused on the application of new knowledge and skills and are designed to equip students to implement positive change in their current schools. It is also designed to prepare candidates for leadership positions in schools, central offices, and ministry organizations. A distinctive of the OKWU graduate experience is to incorporate the study of Christian values and ethics into leadership.

More than a degree!

"The M.Ed program at OKWU is unique in the fact that it offers a true opportunity for significant leadership in the schools through the Action Project. The faculty also have current, real-life teaching experiences, so they know the struggles and joys involved with teaching. I thoroughly enjoyed the networking with other candidates from the area!"

-Keri B., M.Ed. Graduate 2013

Graduation Requirements

In order to graduate with a Master’s of Education in Oklahoma Wesleyan University’s graduate studies program, a student must complete the following criteria:

  • Completion of 33 hours of required curriculum:
    27 hours of Core Curriculum (including Internship/Portfolio)
    6 hours of Licensure or Non-Licensure Tract courses
  • All courses must be completed through OKWU AGS
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0

Program Progression

  • Students must complete each core course with a 2.0 grade or better;
  • Students whose core GPA falls below 2.0 will be place on academic probation for the next term;
  • Students must comply with the program attendance policies to continue the program.

On campus & online

Admissions Requirements

In order to be unconditionally admitted into any graduate-level program, including on-campus or online Education Master’s degree coursework, the applicant must submit the materials listed below:

  1. An official transcript showing a conferred Bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited college or university in the United States or a foreign college or university which is approved by an international transcript evaluation organization recognized by Oklahoma Wesleyan University (see International Student Admissions Criteria).
  2. Any other official transcripts needed to verify undergraduate prerequisite courses or graduate transfer credit. Students may transfer up to 6 semester hours of graduate coursework toward a graduate degree, provided the courses are approved by the Dean of the School.
  3. An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (probationary admission may be granted for GPA’s as low as 2.50).

Once a student has been admitted to graduate study, he/she must begin taking courses within two (2) calendar years.

Students possessing a baccalaureate degree may be granted probationary admission with prescribed deficiencies when undergraduate GPA falls between 2.50 and 2.99 on a 4.0 scale, assuming all other admission criteria is met. Students on probationary status will not be allowed to proceed beyond nine (9) credit hours of work within the degree program unless the student achieves a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the program.