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 5370

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.

Additional information: Reference the Program Landing Page for additional information, such as cost, delivery format, contact information, or to schedule a visit.

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. Admission Essay 
  4. Application to the Educator Preparation Program (EPP).
  5. A passing score on the Pre-admission Content (PACT) exam for certification area. 
  6. 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.
  7. Pay the $100 Educator Preparation Program Fee.
  8. Official transcript (indicating an undergraduate degree) from an accredited academic institution.
  9. 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
BESL 5318Sheltered Instruction in Prekindergarten-123
CIED 5301Alternative Teacher Preparation I3
CIED 5302Alternative Teacher Preparation II3
CIED 5370Foundations of Education Research3
CIED 5382Instructional Coaching3
CIED 5383Integrating Current Technologies in Education3
CIED 5390Advanced Methods for Classroom Management and Discipline3
CIED 5393Assessment and Accountability3
CIED 5398Practicum in Classroom Instruction I3
CIED 5399Practicum in Classroom Instruction II3
Total Hours30

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  ​