Having a Master's of Education degree will open many doorways for you in the field of education, and we offer a variety of specializations to meet your needs.
There are 6 specializations that can be obtained under the umbrella of M.Ed.
- EDAD - The Educational Administration specialization will prepare you to enter school administration, to become a school principal or another administrator in your school or district. You will also have the opportunity to be certified in AEL and T-TESS for the purpose of evaluating teachers in the state of Texas.
- INSL - The Instructional Leadership specialization will provide opportunities for you to develop appropriate academic and administrative skills and procedures vital to a successful educational setting in public or private schools. This specialization will prepare you for leadership positions other than campus principal.
- LTC - The Advanced Literacy specialization will prepare you for infinite roles in literacy in your school, and it will prepare you to take the Reading Specialist state exam.
- DIFN - The Differentiated instruction specialization will not only set you on the path to become a master teacher, but also concentrate on educating the exceptional child.
- SPED - The Special Education specialization will prepare candidates for various roles in educating students with special needs.
- SPAD - The Sports Administration specialization is designed for those interested in taking leadership roles in various areas of athletics.
Our M.Ed. programs allow the student to demonstrate content proficiency by means of a "capstone" project. Some of these projects include an internship near the end of the program.
- EDAD - Students are required to complete a practicum under the mentorship of a certified administrator and log observed hours in several state-mandated standards. Students also write a "mini project" which benefits a school in some way.
- LTC - Students do a Case Study near the end of their program which involves an individualized field study of a student using learned diagnostic and evaluative techniques.
- DIFN - Students engage in an Action Research project which includes writing a report on an Action Research topic.
- SPAD - Students complete an Action Research project that will allow them to focus on a particular area of interest, which results in writing an Action Research report.
- SPED - Students are required to complete a practicum under the mentorship of a teacher certified in special education.
As a student here, you'll discover:
- Faculty who combine impressive academic qualifications with extensive professional experience.
- Small, conveniently scheduled classes and a curriculum flexible enough to meet your individual needs.
- A friendly community where you can make lifelong connections with classmates from a wide variety of professional and personal backgrounds.
In the classroom, we offer:
- Guest speakers
- Field activities
- Case studies
- Innovative teaching practices
- And much more!
The College of Education prides itself in the use of practitioners in the M.Ed. program - that is, instructors who have experienced first-hand the things they are teaching their students. This adds authenticity and relevance to all the specialties in the M.Ed. program. In addition, we are continually examining and re-evaluating our program for any adjustments that need to be made.