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Master of Education in Secondary

A 36 hour, non-thesis program with a major in Secondary Education for individuals already holding a teaching certificate. Students must complete the following thirty-six graduate hours or approved substitutions and pass the comprehensive examination to receive the Master of Education in Secondary Education.

  • EDU 5301 Action Research
  • EDU 5302 Advanced Learning Theory
  • EDU 5303 Educational Technology
  • EDU 5313 Classroom Management
  • EDU 5315 Instructional Leadership
  • EDU 5316 Ethics for the Leader
  • EDU 5320 Educational Law
  • EDU 5323 Administrative/Leadership Theory
  • EDU 5325 Advanced Curriculum Design
  • EDU 5329 Content Area Literacy
  • EDU 5350 Models of Teaching
  • Electives 3 hours
  • Comprehensive Examination

Master of Education in Special Education

A 36 hour, non-thesis program with a major in Special Education for individuals already holding a teaching certificate. Students must complete the following thirty-six graduate hours or approved substitutions and pass the comprehensive examination to receive the Master of Education degree in Special Education.

  • EDU 5301 Action Research for the Educator
  • EDU 5302 Advanced Learning Theory
  • EDU 5303 Educational Technology or EDU 5332 Teaching with Merging Technologies
  • EDU 5312 Exceptionalities
  • EDU 5316 Ethics for the Leader
  • EDU 5320 Educational Law
  • EDU 5344 Working with Parents and Families of Children with Special Needs
  • EDU 5345 Language Development in Children
  • EDU 5346 Behavior Management of Children with Special Needs
  • EDU 5347 Assessing Children with Special Needs
  • EDU 5348 Adapting the Curriculum for Children with Special Needs
  • EDU 5349 Internship
  • Comprehensive Examination

Master of Education In Educational Diagnostics

A 36 hour, non-thesis degree program with an emphasis in special education and diagnostic assessment and services for individuals already holding a teaching certificate.

  • EDU 5301 Action Research for the Educator
  • EDU 5302 Advanced Learning Theory and Human Development
  • EDU 5312 Exceptionality
  • EDU 5316 Ethics for the Leader
  • EDU 5320 Education Law
  • EDU 5340 Achievement Testing/Authentic Assessment
  • EDU 5342 Intelligence Testing/Authentic Assessment
  • EDU 5343 Cross Battery Assessment for Learning Disabilities
  • EDU 5344 Working with Parents and Families of Children with Special Needs
  • EDU 5346 Behavior Management of Children with Special Needs
  • EDU 5348 Adapting the Curriculum for Children with Special Needs
  • EDU 5360 Seminar/Internship for the Educational Diagnostician
  • EDU 6062 Comprehensive Examination

Master of Education in Educational Administration/Leadership

A 36 hour, non-thesis program with a major in Educational Administration for individuals already holding a teaching certificate. To receive the Master of Education degree in Educational Administration, which includes the Principal's Certificate, students must complete the following thirty-six graduate hours or approved substitutions and pass the comprehensive examination. 

Educational Leadership Strand, campus-based or web-enhanced:

  • EDU 5101 Action Research-A
  • EDU 5102 Action Research-B
  • EDU 5103 Action Research-C
  • EDU 5303 Educational Technology
  • EDU 5315 Instructional Leadership
  • EDU 5316 Ethics for the Leader
  • EDU 5320 Educational Law
  • EDU 5323 Administrative Theory and Educational Leadership
  • EDU 5324 Administration of Special Programs
  • EDU 5325 Advanced Curriculum Design and Development
  • EDU 5326 The Principalship
  • EDU 5327 Administrative Internship
  • EDU 5331 Budgeting and Personnel Management
  • EDU 5333 School Community Leadership
  • Comprehensive Examination 

Educational Technology Strand:

  • EDU 5101 Action Research-A
  • EDU 5102 Action Research-B
  • EDU 5103 Action Research-C
  • EDU 5315 Instructional Leadership
  • EDU 5316 Ethics for the Leader
  • EDU 5320 Educational Law
  • EDU 5323 Administrative Theory and Education Leadership
  • EDU 5324 Administration of Special Programs
  • EDU 5326 The Principalship
  • EDU 5327 Administrative Internship
  • EDU 5331 Budgeting and Personnel Management
  • EDU 5335 Educational Tech Resource Management
  • 6 hours from the following
  • EDU 5303 Education Technology
  • EDU 5334 Internet Curriculum Integration
  • EDU 5336 Tech Tools-Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Comprehensive Examination

Students must also complete the following:

  • Pass the appropriate TExES Test
  • Hold valid Texas provisional teaching certificate
  • Have taught two years in a TEA accredited school
  • Meet other requirements as listed by TEA

Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary Education

A 36 hour, non-thesis degree program with a major in Secondary Education with 6 hours student teaching for teaching certificate. For individuals who desire a teaching certificate. Students must complete the following thirty-six graduate hours or approved substitutions and pass the comprehensive examination to receive the Master of Arts in Teaching degree in Secondary Education (M.A.T.)

36 hours for degree/6 additional hours for certification:

  • EDU 5301 Action Research
  • EDU 5302 Advanced Learning Theory
  • EDU 5303 Educational Technology
  • EDU 5313 Classroom Management
  • EDU 5315 Instructional Leadership
  • EDU 5316 Ethics for the Leader
  • EDU 5320 Educational Law
  • EDU 5323 Administrative Theory
  • EDU 5325 Advanced Curriculum Design
  • EDU 5329 Content Area Literacy
  • EDU 5350 Instructional Design and Assessment
  • Elective 3 hours
  • Comprehensive examination must be completed prior to enrolling in EDS 4660

In addition to holding the appropriate master's degree, the candidate must have completed the baccalaureate degree in a content field according to Texas requirements. Students must pass the appropriate content TExES exam prior to enrolling in EDS 4660. The candidate must seek advisement from the chair of the academic area for the content area to check for possible leveling courses. The academic adviser must complete the appropriate form. Th e following 6 hours must be completed for a Texas teaching certificate.

  • EDS 4660 Student Teaching

Master of Arts in Teaching Special Education

A non-thesis degree program with a major in Special Education for individuals who desire a teaching certificate.

  • EDU 5302 Advanced Learning Theory
  • EDU 5310 Elementary School Math and Science
  • EDU 5311 Elementary School Language Arts and Social Studies
  • EDU 5312 Exceptionalities
  • EDU 5313 Classroom Management
  • EDU 5316 Ethics for the Leader
  • EDU 5335 Educational Technology Resource Management
  • EDU 5344 Working with Parents and Families of Children with Special Needs
  • EDU 5345 Language Development in Children
  • EDU 5346 Behavior Management of Children with Special Needs
  • EDU 5347 Assessing Children with Special Needs
  • EDU 5348 Adapting the Curriculum for children with Special Needs
  • Comprehensive Examination must be completed prior to enrolling in ESP 4660

Students must pass the appropriate content TExES exam prior to enrolling in ESP 4660. The following additional 12 hours must also be completed for a Texas teaching certificate

  • REA 3330 Literacy and the Young Child
  • REA 3340 The Reading/Writing Connection
  • ESP 4660 Student Teaching

Certification Only Programs

Students seeking admission into the certification programs must meet the general admission requirements for graduate admission.

Secondary Education

A certification only post-baccalaureate program in Secondary Education. Students must possess at least 24 hours in a teaching field, with a minimum of 12 upper level hours.

21 hours:

  • EDU 5304 Instructional Design and Assessment
  • EDU 5313 Classroom Management
  • EDU 5316 Ethics for the Educator
  • EDU 5325 Advanced Curriculum Design
  • EDU 5329 Content Area Literacy
  • EDS 4660 Student Teaching

Special Education

A certification only post-baccalaureate program in Special Education is for individuals already certified to teach.

21 hours:

  • EDU 5312 Exceptionalities
  • EDU 5344 Working with Parents and Families of Children with Special Needs
  • EDU 5345 Language Development in Children
  • EDU 5346 Behavior Management of Children with Special Needs
  • EDU 5347 Assessing Children with Special Needs
  • EDU 5348 Adapting the Curriculum for Children with Special Needs
  • EDU 5349 Internship

Educational Diagnostics

A certification only post-baccalaureate program in Diagnostics. Students must possess a Master's Degree and 2 years of creditable teaching experience to be certified. They must also pass the appropriate TExES test to be certified. The following courses are required for the Diagnostic Certification:

  • EDU 5312 Exceptionality
  • EDU 5340 Achievement Testing/Authentic Assessment
  • EDU 5342 Cross-Battery Assessment for Learning Disabilities
  • EDU 5344 Working with Parents and Families of Children with Special Needs
  • EDU 5346 Behavior Management of Children with Special Needs
  • EDU 5348 Adapting the Curriculum for Children with Special Needs
  • EDU 5360 Seminar/Internship for the Educational Diagnostician

Principal's Certificate

A 24 hour program leading to the Principal's Certificate. Students must possess a Master's Degree and 2 years of creditable teaching experience to be admitted. They must also pass the appropriate TExES test to be certified. The following courses are required for the Principal's Certificate.

24 hours:

  • EDU 5315 Instructional Leadership
  • EDU 5320 School Law
  • EDU 5323 Administrative/Leadership Theory
  • EDU 5324 Administration of Special Programs
  • EDU 5326 The Principalship
  • EDU 5327 Administrative Internship
  • EDU 5331 Business and Personnel Management
  • EDU 5333 School Community Leadership

Superintendent's Certificate

A 15 hour program leading to the Superintendent's Certificate. Standards for admission to the Superintendent Certification program that are more restrictive than general admission standards are as follows.

  • Must have completed graduate application process
  • Must have completed a master's degree
  • Must submit a completed program application form and applicant statement

*To obtain the standard Superintendent Certificate, the candidate must have completed two years of creditable teaching experience and hold a valid Principal Certificate.

 

Candidate applications will be reviewed by the program. An official letter of acceptance or rejection will be sent by the Office of Graduate Education prior to the beginning of the cohort. The following courses are required for the Superintendent's Certificate.

15 hours:

  • EDU 6101 Superintendency Internship A
  • EDU 6102 Superintendency Internship B
  • EDU 6103 Superintendency Internship C
  • EDU 6301 School Finance
  • EDU 6302 School District Policy and Politics
  • EDU 6303 School District Evaluation
  • EDU 6304 The Superintendency
Last Updated: Dec 04, 2013