Secondary Education

MEd-Secondary Education   (MED-SED)
MS-Secondary Education    (MS-SED)

The MEd or MS in Secondary Education is for certified teachers interested in the improvement of education through advanced studies of curriculum and instruction in secondary education. The major in Secondary Education prepares graduates to (1) improve student engagement, classroom management and teaching effectiveness and (2) qualify for leadership positions in settings for which the masters is required. A graduate with a major in secondary education should possess knowledge of the research and literature in secondary education, curriculum and instructional design, effective teaching practices, and equity in excellence in teaching for all students. Individualized degree plans may be designed to prepare teachers for classroom instruction, for educational opportunities beyond the classroom, and for other advanced academic studies.

  • The courses for this program are available only online (no face-to-face courses).  This program is not available to international students. 

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Required Documents for Admission

Admission Consideration Requirements for All Students

  • Application
  • Application fee:  $50 domestic student 
  • All official transcripts - Bachelor's degree, including all transcripts used towards bachelor's degree.  Any master's degree transcript or transcripts with graduate coursework (if applicable).
  • One of the following:

    • Valid teaching certificate
    • Passing PPR, ExCet, or TExES scores or
    • Official General Test GRE scores
  • If you are applying to the program above and are an H1B or H4 applicant, please contact the Graduate School for details at Dayla.Burgin@tamuc.edu.  

    H1B or H4 applicants will be required to submit a passing TOEFL or IELTS in addition to the admission documents listed above.

Application Packet Submission Deadline:

Domestic student applications are accepted throughout the year.