The Master of Education program is designed to enhance the professional educator’s expertise. It offers the student a professional degree that emphasizes preparation for exemplary educational practice and development, especially in leadership, technology and communication. On campus, students can earn the M.Ed. with one of our five specializations, and can also participate in the Teacher Certification program. Our off–site cohort program brings the M.Ed. degree to students throughout the state of Texas. We also offer a fully on-line specialization in Advanced Literacy and Differentiated Instruction.
The off-site program is designed around the cohort system, with cohorts meeting in the Austin, Houston, San Antonio, and Dallas/Fort Worth areas. A cohort is a group of 12 to 22 students who begin and complete the two year M.Ed. program together by following the prescribed course sequence for their specialization. All classes for the cohort are offered at one central location, and are taught by local administrators and professionals experienced in the field. Each 8-week course meets one night per week, at the same time and location throughout the duration of the program, with the exception of the capstone semester, in which two courses meet concurrently for 16 weeks. (The EDAD capstone semester courses do maintain the 8 week schedule.) In addition, the second summer session course meets for four weeks, two nights per week.