Graduate Studies

Educational Studies
2020-2021

Please refer to the Educational Studies graduate program section for information including departmental contact information, list of graduate faculty members, program description, and course descriptions.

Bachelor of Arts in General Studies/Master of Science in Education in Educational Studies: Language, Culture & Education Option

Requirements for Enrollment
  • Application to the WIU School of Graduate Studies
  • A minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA
  • A minimum 3.25 major GPA
  • Official transcripts from all institutions previously attended
  • Three letters of recommendation, two of which must come from WIU faculty
  • A one to two-page personal statement that explains their larger personal career goals and how the M.S.Ed. in Educational Studies will further their objectives
  • A personal interview with Graduate Faculty from the program
Integrated Degree Program Description

Students in the integrated program are allowed to use nine semester hours of B-level Educational Studies classes to satisfy either the Bachelor of Arts in General Studies and the Master of Science in Education in Educational Studies: Language, Culture & Education Option. The following bridge courses may count in both the undergraduate degrees and the Master’s degree:  EDS 427G/B, EDS 430G/B, EDS 435G/B, EDS 440G/B, EDS 447G/B, EDS 453G/B, EDS 457G/B, EDS 458G/B.

Integrated Degree Program Requirements

I. Educational Foundation Core: 15 s.h.

EDS 427G/B Foundations of Education for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations (3)
EDS 435G/B Cultural Studies of Second Language Learners in the Classroom (3)
EDS 453G/B Assessment of Bilingual and ESL Students (3)
EDS 501 Educational Philosophy, Ethics, and Policy (3)
EDS 502 Cognition and Instruction (3)

II. Electives: 9 s.h.

Electives to be selected in consultation with the student's advisor.

III. Educational Research Core: 6 s.h.

EDS 500 Methods of Research (3)

EDS 503 Decision Making with Quantitative Data (3)
or
EDS 504 Decision Making with Qualitative Data (3)

IV. Select one of the following exit options: 3 s.h.

EDS 601 Thesis (3)
or
EDS 602 Educational Studies Portfolio (0)
EDS Directed Electives (3)

TOTAL PROGRAM: 33 s.h.