Master of Education

The Master of Education program is designed to meet the needs of teachers and students looking to enter the teaching field. The program emphasizes curriculum, instruction, and educational leadership and offers individual tracks that lead to teacher certification, school administration, and professional studies.


Residence Requirement
Candidates for all graduate degrees must complete a minimum of 24 graduate hours at Wayland Baptist University.

Requirements for the Master's Degree

General university requirements for the master's degree include:

  1. A minimum of 36 semester hours of approved graduate credit,
  2. A minimum of 24 graduate semester hours at Wayland Baptist University
  3. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale computed on all graduate work taken at Wayland. No grade of less than C and no more than four semester hours with the letter grade of C earned at Wayland will be accepted as credit for any master's degree. No course with the grade of less than B will be accepted as graduate transfer credit.
  4. Successful completion of a comprehensive examination or integrative capstone course, depending on the degree program.
  5. A minimum of 12 semester hours must be earned in the classroom at Wayland Baptist university for all Master's students.

Admission Requirements

Undergraduates in the final regular term of their senior year of study and graduates of regionally accredited colleges or universities are eligible to apply for admission to a graduate degree program. Prospective students should file their applications at least four weeks prior to the date of anticipated enrollment. Applications for financial assistance or graduate assistantships should be made to the Office of Financial Aid at least 90 days prior to enrollment.

Students desiring to enter the graduate program must submit the following documents:

  1. A Completed graduate application for admission.
  2. An application fee of $50 (non-refundable). Current and past Wayland students are excused from this fee.
  3. Official transcripts from each institution attended. A transcript is official if received directly by the Office of Graduate Studies or the external campus office directly from the issuing institution. It must bear the college seal, date and appropriate signature. Hand-carried transcripts are considered official only if they are presented to Wayland in a sealed letterhead envelope from the issuing institution. If the bachelor's degree has not been conferred at the time the transcript is sent, an official transcript indicating the completion of the baccalaureate degree must be forwarded after graduation.
  4. Application files will not be evaluated until all of the above requirements have been met.

More information can be found on our Graduate Programs section of the web.