Department of Teacher Education - Graduate
TED Graduate Programs
The Teacher Education Department offers graduate programs that provide advanced professional education knowledge and skills for application in school and non-school settings. Students who wish to pursue graduate degrees in Teacher Education may select from three programs: 1 the Master of Arts in Education; 2 the Master of Education Instructional Specialist; 3 the Master of Education in Reading Education; and 4 Master Teacher Certification.
1.Master of Arts in Education
A college-wide degree, the Master of Arts is designed for students wishing to pursue research and continue studies beyond the master's degree level. Students in the Master of Arts in Education work with their Graduate Advisor to develop the plan of study and develop and submit a thesis. 30 credits in Course work and 6 credits in thesis research.
2. Master of Education Instructional Specialist
The Master of Education degree is directed toward mastery of professional education practice. Students pursuing the Master of Education may choose a concentration in Instructional Specialist or Reading Education. Under the Instructional Specialist students may choose to concentrate course work in the areas of bilingual education, early childhood education, educational technology, math education, science education, reading education, health education or interdisciplinary studies. All Master of Education Instructional Specialist plans include the following:
- Professional Development Core 12 credits :
- Specialization Area 12 credits Graduate level courses in a subject area for which the candidate has prior certification or in a subject area approved by the Graduate Faculty Advisor.
- Resource Area 6 credits Courses approved for graduate credit, which provide support for the academic specialization area or for professional development.
- Electives 6 credits Courses approved for graduate credit
3. Master of Education in Reading Education
This program major leads to the Professional All-Levels Reading Specialist Certificate.
- Professional Development: TED 5300, 5301, 5302, and 5303;
- Reading Specialization: At least 12 credits of graduate level courses in reading which must include RED 5341 or RED 5346 and RED 5347;
- Resource Area: 3 credits of Linguistics and 3 credits of Multicultural Concepts at the graduate level.
4. Master Teacher Certification
The Teacher Education Department provides preparation course work for four Texas Master Teacher Certification programs. These certification programs were developed as part of the Texas Master Teacher Initiatives TEXMAT , which offer educators assistance to improve student performance in the discipline. The certificates were designed to prepare teachers to teach in four critical areas at the elementary, middle, or high school level and to mentor, coach, and consult with other teachers in these areas as well. Courses included in these programs for advanced certificates may be applied toward a graduate degree, and/or combined with a graduate degree program. The Master Certification programs are:
- Master Mathematics Teacher MMT
- Master Reading Teacher MRT
- Master Science Teacher MST
- Master Technology Teacher MTT
We also provide Certification programs for Career and Technology Education (CATE) and Alternative Certification (ATCP). Both programs allow for certification with coursework counting towards a graduate degree.
To view all graduate degree plans and more detailed information about the programs, please visit the website.
UTEP is the first institution in the state to host all four Master Teacher Programs. All of the certifications can stand alone or count towards a Master of Education Degree in Teacher Education. Coursework taken in any of these programs will count toward a Master of Education Instructional Specialist in Interdisciplinary Studies currently available in the Teacher Education Department.