Western Michigan University

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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Educational Technology, MA
Art Education, MA
Science Education, MA
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

The same instructors teach face-to-face. There is no distinction between online and face-to-face programs.

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 3
Concentrations offered
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas
Categories of study offered to master's students
Teaching track Yes
Counseling/Psychology track N/A
Administration track N/A
Research/Policy track N/A

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 19

Faculty

Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 13 full-time; 11 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 77% full-time; 27% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 13
Average experience teaching online courses N/A
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty 5 full-time; 4 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 12
Maximum class size 18

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 Yes
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 All
Same curricula for online and campus students All

Retention

One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates

Graduation

Graduation rates
Graduation rates
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate N/A
Program target time to graduate 3 years
Required time to earn degree 6 years

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