Master of Education in Teaching and Learning

The Master of Education in Teaching and Learning is a 30 hour program that includes 24 hours of core course work and 6 hours of field experience, taken during an internship in a Texas P-12 school. This program of study leads to the Master of Education degree and Texas teacher certification.  A graduate research project must be completed during the research course CIED 5085

Applicants interested in pursuing Masters of Education in Teaching and Learning should contact the School of Teaching and Learning at (936) 294-3956 for more information.

The Master of Education in Teaching and Learning program at Sam Houston State University is fully accredited by the Texas Education Agency through the Texas Accountability System for Educator Preparation Programs.

Applicants seeking admission to the Master of Education in Teaching and Learning program must submit the following directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

  1. Graduate Application
  2. Application Fee
  3. Application to the Educator Preparation Program (EPP)
  4. A passing score on the Pre-admission Content (PACT) exam for certification area 
  5. Pay the $35 Texas Education Accountability System for Educator Preparation Programs Fee (paid to the TEA as required by TAC 229.9.7 ) if seeking Texas Teacher certification
  6. Pay the $100 Educator Preparation Program Fee
  7. Official transcript indication an undergraduate degree form an accredited academic institution.
  8. Candidates must have a minimum 3.0 GPA for the baccalaureate degree or the last 60 hours of coursework.
Master of Education in Teaching and Learning
Core Coursework
CIED 5085Advanced Research in Teaching3
CIED 5333Professional Educator's Role3
CIED 5360Adv Techniques & Mthds Instr3
CIED 5370Research In Teaching3
CIED 5383Integrating Curnt Tech In Tchg3
CIED 5384Curricular Trends For Clss Tch3
CIED 5390Adv Mths Classroom Mgt & Disc3
CIED 5393Assessment Of Learning3
CIED 5398Internship In Classroom Instrc3
CIED 5399Internship In Classroom Instrc3
Total Hours30

 Students admitted to the 4+1 TEACH Program may select a concentration area. If a concentration area is selected, the curriculum below will be followed:

Master of Education in Teaching and Leaning (4+1 TEACH)
CIED 5333Professional Educator's Role3
CIED 5370Research In Teaching3
CIED 5390Adv Mths Classroom Mgt & Disc3
CIED 5393Assessment Of Learning3
CIED 5398Internship In Classroom Instrc3
CIED 5399Internship In Classroom Instrc3
Concentration
5000 or 6000 courses as prescribed in selected concentration below.18-24
Total Hours36-42

Concentration Options 

Principal 

This concentration produces proficient school administrators who are well educated in school leadership and administration; effective leadership strategies; campus business management; and federal, state, and local school regulations.  The coursework provides candidates with the academic foundations for Principal as an Instructional Leader certification in Texas. Coursework alone does not lead to certification.  To be certified in this area, you must have 2 years of teaching experience and pass the state certification examinations.

Principal Concentration
EDAD 5332School Leadership3
EDAD 5372Fed-State-Local Sch Law3
EDAD 5386Spc Populations & Spc Programs3
EDAD 6362Principal Practicum/Internship (taken twice)6
EDAD 6370Campus Business Management3
EDAD 6371Role of Prin in School Admin3
EDAD 6378Instructional Supervision3
Total Hours24

Bilingual (Spanish) Educational Diagnostician 

The Bilingual Educational Diagnostician concentration prepares educational diagnosticians who have Spanish and English language proficiency to evaluate English Learners (ELs) and students who are monolingual. Candidates determine language dominance and proficiency, conduct assessments, interpret results, and make educational recommendations for learners in school settings. The coursework provides candidates with the academic foundations for certification as an Educational Diagnostician in Texas. Coursework alone does not lead to certification.  To be certified in this area, you must have 3 years of teaching experience and pass the state certification examinations.

Bilingual (Spanish) Educational Diagnostician Concentration
BESL 5314Sec Lang Acq for Biling Diag3
SPED 5301Ed Of Indvdls Wth Disabilities3
SPED 6308Practicum 13
SPED 6312Practicum 23
SPED 6319Bilingual Cognitive Assessment3
SPED 6322Bilingual Spec Ed Assessment3
Total Hours18

Educational Diagnostician 

The Educational Diagnostician Certification program is designed for individuals seeking to improve and extend their professional skills in special education. The coursework provides candidates with the academic foundations for certification as an Educational Diagnostician in Texas. Coursework alone does not lead to certification.  To be certified in this area, you must have 3 years of teaching experience and pass the state certification examinations.

Educational Diagnostician Concentration
SPED 5301Ed Of Indvdls Wth Disabilities3
SPED 5302Assessment In Special Edu3
SPED 5305Indiv Assessment of Cog Funct3
SPED 6308Practicum 13
SPED 6310Assmt-Yng Chld/Low Incidnc Pop3
SPED 6312Practicum 23
Total Hours18

Reading Specialist

This concentration helps students become reflective practitioners with the knowledge and skills for effective reading/language arts instruction for Early Childhood through Secondary learners. The coursework provides candidates with the academic foundations for certification as a Reading Specialist in Texas. Coursework alone does not lead to certification.  To be certified in this area, you must have 2 years of teaching experience and pass the state certification examinations.

Reading Specialist Concentration
READ 5304Multisensory Language Learning3
READ 5306Survey Of Reading3
READ 5307Prac-Lit Assmt/Instr Stratgy I3
READ 5312Second Language Literacy3
READ 5335Cognition & Emergent Literacy3
READ 5340Literacy Practicum II- Sec Pop3
READ 6310Admin/Suprvsn Of Literacy Prog3
READ 6320Research and Literacy Leadership3
Total Hours24

Teaching English as a Second or Other Language 

This concentration prepares exemplary educational leaders in the field of second language teaching and learning. This coursework results in receiving the SHSU Graduate Certificate in Second Language Instruction but does not lead to Texas educator certification.

Teaching English as a Second or Other Language
BESL 5302Soc Cult Lang Infl On Learning3
BESL 53042nd Lang Acquisition & Develop3
BESL 5311Applied Linguistics in ESL/EFL Settings3
BESL 5313ESL / EFL Methodology3
BESL 5317Second Language Assessment3
BESL 5318Sheltered Instruction in PK-123
Total Hours18

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) marketable skills initiative is part of the state’s 60x30TX plan and was designed to help students articulate their skills to employers.  Marketable skills are those skills valued by employers and/or graduate programs that can be applied in a variety of work or education settings and may include interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skill areas.

  • The MEd in Teaching and Learning is designed to provide graduates with the following marketable skills:
  • Preparation for Texas Teacher Certification in Prekindergarten through third grade
  • Prepared to teach all content areas necessary for PK – 3rd Grade
  • Prepared to implement evidence-based methods of teaching and learning
  • Fully qualified to teach in Texas Public schools  ​