Non-Illinois Students | Workforce Education and Development | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Education and Human Services

Non-Illinois Students

Two, Two-Week Summer Option

This information pertains to graduate students who plan to use concentrated summer courses to complete partial requirements for the Master of Science in Education Degree with a major in Workforce Education and Development.

  • Interested students must apply and be accepted into the Graduate School. Requirements are a 2.7 GPA and a career goal congruent with WED’s program purposes. Relevant professional or technical experience (at least two years) is recommended. Bachelor’s degree must be listed on student’s transcript the term prior to admission. 
  • Non-thesis option: 36 semester hours for students with bachelor’s degrees in education/training.
  • Thesis option: 32 semester hours for students with bachelor’s degrees in education/training.
  • Applicants with bachelor’s degrees in fields other than education/training must complete two foundation courses: WED 466, WED 486. 
  • Class attendance during at least two summer sessions at SIUC is required. Courses are scheduled for eight weeks; however, class attendance time is limited to two weeks. These two-week courses are taught the first two weeks of the summer semester. The morning class meets from 7:30 AM-11:50 AM; the afternoon class meets from 1:20 PM-5:50 PM