Master of Arts in Teaching

The Master of Arts in Teaching is a 30 hour program that includes 24 hours of core course work and 6 hours of field experience.  Six additional graduate hours are required in place of internship, for those who choose student teaching for their field experience.  A graduate research project must be completed during the research courses, CIED 5370 and CIED 5085.

Applicants interested in pursuing Masters of Arts in Teaching should contact the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at (936) 294-1129 or masterci@shsu.edu for more information.

The Master of Arts in Teaching program at Sam Houston State University is fully accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the State Board of Education Certification through the Texas Accountability System for Educator Preparation Program.

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

  1. The PACT Exam
  2. Graduate Application
  3. Application Fee
  4. Apply to the Teacher Preparation Program if seeking Texas Teacher certification (Instructions)
  5. Pay the $55 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 from the baccalaureate degree granting institution.
  8. An undergraduate degree from an accredited academic institution.
  9. Candidates with a 3.0 GPA from the baccalaureate-granting institution or graduate1 will have the GRE automatically waived.  Candidates with an undergraduate GPA between 2.5 and 2.99 from the baccalaureate-granting institution or between 2.8 and 2.99 in graduate level hours1 from the baccalaureate degree-granting institution are required to take the GRE. These candidates must meet the minimum standard with the following formula:

(GPA X 50) + GRE Verbal + GRE Quantitative + GRE Written equal to or greater than 435

GRE TAKEN BEFORE AUGUST 2011

(GPA X 200) + GRE Verbal + GRE Quantitative + GRE Written equal to or greater than 1664 

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If a student has taken graduate level coursework after receiving their Bachelor’s, but has not received a Master’s degree, then those hours become void and are not taken into consideration.

This 30 hour program includes 18 hours credits of course work, 6 credits of field experience and 6 hours of field experience. Six additional graduate hours are required for those who choose student teaching for their field experience. A graduate research project must be completed during the research courses, CIED 5370 and CIED 5085

Master of Arts in Teaching
Core Coursework
CIED 5085Current Issues in Education3
CIED 5333Professional Educator's Role3
CIED 5360Adv Techniques & Mthds Instr3
CIED 5370Research In Teaching3
CIED 5390Adv Mths Classroom Mgt & Disc3
CIED 5393Assessment Of Learning3
CIED 5397Hum Grwth & Dev Across Lifespn3
CIED 5398Internship In Classroom Instrc3
CIED 5399Internship In Classroom Instrc3
READ 5311Literacy & Learning Grade 8-123
Substitute for Student Teaching
If student teaching, must take the following courses plus 6 addtional credits of field experience are required
Integrating Curnt Tech In Tchg
Curricular Trends For Clss Tch
Total Hours30

Note: The first courses taken in the program must be CIED 5397, CIED 5360, and CIED 5390