May 29, 2022  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Rochester Education

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WSU Rochester campus - H1408 Heintz Center
507.285.7488, Fax: 507.285.7170
Rochester Education website

Graduate Faculty

Carrie Beth Brouse, Professor; BS, MS, PhD, University of North Dakota; 2009 -
Bryan Matera, Assistant Professor; BAE, Arizona State University; MEd, Northern Arizona University; EdD, Walden University; 2017 - 
Debra Mishak, Assistant Professor; BA, MA, PhD, University of Iowa; 2016 -
Joel Traver, Associate Professor; BA, Buena Vista University; MS, EdS, Winona State University; EdD, St. Cloud University; 2017 -


The Education Department offers two distinct graduate program options leading to the Master of Science in Education or to Teacher Licensure. Candidates who elect the MS in Education must have or be currently eligible for a Minnesota teacher’s license. NOTE: Persons pursuing admission to the MS Education programs must follow the application procedures for admission to graduate study

Master’s in Education Admission Criteria (including alternate admission):

  1. Candidates with a composite undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or better will be admitted without being required to take the Graduate Record Exam. Students applying for the Graduate Induction Program must meet the minimum 2.75 GPA requirement.
  2. If the composite GPA is less than 2.75, the candidate must earn a combined GRE score of 900 or better on the verbal and quantitative tests, and an analytical writing score of 4.0 or better, in order to be admitted.
  3. If a candidate does not meet criteria of either 1 or 2 above, and intends to apply to a graduate program in the education department, the candidate may enroll as a special graduate student. After completion of 69 semester credits, the student must reapply for admission through submission of a professional portfolio. (See graduate advisor for portfolio guidelines.) Reapplication for admission will be reviewed by the graduate committee of the Education Department. NOTE: Students who have completed a baccalaureate degree in a field of education and do not intend to apply credits toward a graduate degree in education at WSU may register for an unlimited number of credits with special graduate student status.


    Graduate CertificateMaster of Science (MS)

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