West Virginia University

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Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Elementary Education Special Education - Gifted
Education Leadership Public School Administration Special Education - Multicategorical
Higher Education Administration Special Education - Severe/Multiple Disabilities
Instructional Design and Technology Special Education - Early Childhood Early Intervention
Secondary Education Science Special Education - Autism Spectrum Disorders
Secondary Education Social Studies Special Education - Low Vision/Blindness
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

Advanced MAs in Ed-They are not certification programs; Ed Leadership/Public School Admin-Nationally accredited; Higher Ed Admin-Dedicated to producing leaders in higher ed…designed to enhance leadership skills and prepared for academic admin and student affairs in colleges & universities; Instructional Design & Technology-Out of state students pay in-state tuition, Accepted by SREB, courses year round, 100% online delivery, mix of career paths; Special Ed-Participation in live online classes

School type Public
Grad programs NCATE accredited Yes
Grad programs TEAC accredited No
Terms Semester

Program Offerings

Advanced degree programs offered
Education Specialist N/A
Ph.D. N/A
Ed.D. N/A
Online master's in education degree programs 12
Concentrations offered
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Administration and Supervision
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Special Education and Teaching
Categories of study offered to master's students
Teaching track Yes
Counseling/Psychology track N/A
Administration track Yes
Research/Policy track N/A

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 127


Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 33 full-time; 25 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 94% full-time; 60% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 22
Average experience teaching online courses 5 years
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty 2 full-time; 3 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 18
Maximum class size 30

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Can earn degree entirely abroad Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students No
Collaboration among online and campus students No face-to-face students
Students enroll as online students Online and on-campus students are in separate courses
Credits earned online equal earned on campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus Majority
Same curricula for online and campus students Most


One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates


Graduation rates
Graduation rates
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 2.5 years
Program target time to graduate N/A
Required time to earn degree 8 years

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