College of Education and Professional Development

Instructional Processes & Strategies

Do you have

A four-year degree? and

An undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or higher?

If you answered yes to both questions, you may be eligible for the Marshall University’s MA in Education, majoring in Instructional Processes and Strategies.

Marshall University’s M.A. Degree in Education with an Instructional Processes and Strategies emphasis is offered 100% online.

This advanced degree is perfect for teachers with a Bachelor degree in an educational field who want a Masters’ degree, but are not looking for state certification in a particular area.

Those with a four-year degree in a non-educational field are also invited to apply.


Instructional Processes & Strategies is available as an area of emphasis within the Master of Arts in Education. Consider this specialization if you are interested in enriching your general knowledge of education, curriculum, and instruction at the graduate level.

Admission Requirements:

Transcripts verifying Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university

Undergraduate GPA of 2.5

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of this program?

This specialization is designed for qualifying individuals seeking an advanced degree. Completion of graduate-level courses may lead to licensure renewal or pay increases for teachers in some states. Whether your interest is in improving as a professional or advancing in your profession, our mission is to empower you with advanced knowledge, skills, and dispositions as you explore your interest in Instructional Processes & Strategies.

Do I need to take the GRE or MAT in order to apply to this degree program?

No.  As of Spring 2017, there is no test that needs to be taken for admission into this program.

Is this program offered online?

Yes.  Graduate courses in Instructional Processes & Strategies are available 100% online, enabling you to complete your studies wherever you are.

Does this program lead to initial teacher licensure?

No. This program does not lead to initial teacher licensure or added endorsement.

Will I be required to complete a thesis in order to graduate?

No.  Instructional Processes and Strategies’ students complete a course – CI 690: Capstone Experience.

Classes are starting soon!  Apply Online Today!


For more information contact us by calling us or emailing us (your choice):

Dr. Elbert Davis (Program Coordinator)
Assistant Professor
Marshall University
College of Education and Professional Development
100 Angus E. Peyton Drive, South Charleston, WV  25303-1600
304-746-2024 or 1-800-642-9842 ext. 62024

Mrs. Carolyn Schwarz (Program Secretary)
Phone: 304-746-1996 or 1-800-642-9842 ext. 61996