Master's of Education

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Master's of Education

 

Overview

Having a Master's of Education degree will open a number of doorways for you in the field of education, and we offer a variety of specializations to meet your needs.

 

Specializations

There are 5 that can be obtained under the umbrella of M.Ed.

  • EDAD - The most popular, the Educational Administration specialization will prepare you to enter school administration, to become a school principal or another administrator in your school or district. Upon completion, you will also be certified in ILD and PDAS for the purpose of evaluating teachers in the state of Texas.
  • LTC - A 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 M.Ed. with a specialization in differentiated instruction will not only set you on the path to become a master teacher, but also concentrate on educating the exceptional child.
  • The Initial Teacher Certification program is designed for students who have undergraduate degrees to obtain their M.Ed. while becoming certified in a teaching field. This program includes field work and a full-time student-teaching experience, which helps fully prepare students for a career in education. Upon completion, students will be recommended for the state teacher certification exam.
  • SPAD - Our newest M.Ed. specialization is in Sports Administration. This program is designed for those interested in taking leadership roles in various areas of athletics.

 

Capstone Projects

Most of 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 diagonistic and evaluative techniques.
  • DIFN - Students engage in an Action Research project which includes writing a report on an Action Research topic.
  • TC - Students complete a full day, 12-week student teaching experience in order to gain their teaching credentials.
  • SPAD - Students will do an Action Research project that will allow them to focus on a particular area of interest to them, which results in writing an Action Research report.

 

Learning Environment

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 person backgrounds.


In the classroom, we offer:

  • Guest speakers
  • Field activities
  • Case studies
  • Innovative teaching practices
  • And much more!

 

Faculty

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 tall 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.

This page was last updated on Nov. 13, 2014.
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