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Equity and Diversity in Education, Master of Science Degree


The master's program in Equity and Diversity in Education (EDE) offers advanced study on use of inclusive methods to serve diverse learners in the classroom and beyond. This program allows educators and those in related fields to enhance their knowledge, skills, and dispositions to work more effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Multiple dimensions of human diversity are addressed through the program's course work, with special attention to gender, race/ethnicity, national origin, language, social class, and exceptionality.

Program course work, which consists of 32 credits, is intended for practicing educators and others who work with diverse learners, especially in education/training-oriented positions. Please note that a teaching license is neither required to enter this program nor granted by earning a degree in this program.

This program is available in a hybrid face-to-face/online version or an online-only version that has more limited course options. Please see the program manual for more information.

Program Faculty

Lynda Wiest, Program Director, Professor of Mathematics Education and Educational Equity
Rod Case, Associate Professor of TESOL
Eleni Oikonomidoy, Program Coordinator of Literacy, Language, and Culture, Associate Professor

Admission Requirements

  • Completion of the program application
  • GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Statement of professional goals
  • 1-2 page resume
  • Two professional letters of recommendation
  • Qualified in the professional judgment of the program faculty

The specific curriculum requirements are adapted to the professional needs of the student. Students should not enroll in any graduate-level course without first securing the approval of the program that such a course is acceptable toward a selected major or minor.

Program Requirements

The MS Degree in Equity and Diversity requires students to develop a program of study in conjunction with their advisor and committee that includes a minimum of 32 graduate credits, at least 15 of which must be at the 700-level.

Completion Requirements for the Master's Degree include:

  1. Filing a program of study, approved by the Graduate School
  2. Maintaining a 3.0 GPA in all graduate work
  3. Successful completion of a culminating comprehensive examination or project.

Program Hours

A minimum of 32 credits are required. All degree candidates are required to complete one or more research courses. In addition, all MEd students are required to take 1 to 3 credits of comprehensive examination. A maximum of six graduate credits of S/U grades may be applied toward a master's degree.

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(775) 784-4298 (Advising Center)
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Location William J Raggio Building

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