Degrees Offered by the College of Education

Bachelor’s Degrees

Master’s Degrees

 

Doctorate Degrees

 

Bachelor’s Degrees

Bachelor’s in Multidisciplinary Studies

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This degree offers five high-need areas of concentration that are being sought in beginning teachers. If you are certified in any of these areas, you will be in great demand, not just in Texas but in the entire United States as well.

Bachelor’s in Multidisciplinary Science

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The multidisciplinary science major is administered in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Individuals completing this major--both the baccalaureate requirements and the certification requirements--are eligible to teach in all science grades eight to twelve in Texas. This major requires 57 to 61 semester hours in science.

Master’s Degrees

Master of Education in Bilingual Education

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The Bilingual Education and Diversity Studies Program is dedicated to preparing current and future educators and leaders who, through a rigorous academic and research-based program of instruction, offer second language learners access to an excellent education.

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction

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The primary goal of this program is to prepare curriculum leaders, researchers, and professors with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to analyze, construct, and evaluate curricula in ways that create optimal learning conditions for all learners.

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction (Peace Corps. Master’s International)

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The College of Education is proud to offer the Peace Corps Master’s International through three tracks in Elementary Education, Secondary Education, and Curriculum and Instruction. The degrees in Elementary Education and Secondary Education include courses and experiences leading to an initial teaching certificate. The degree in Curriculum and Instruction is appropriate for students who hold a teaching certificate and are seeking advanced course work. Students will typically complete two long semesters (spring and/or fall) and a summer of course work prior to the Peace Corps service.

This program is not accepting applications at this time.

Master of Education in Counselor Education: Clinical & Mental Health Counseling

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Counselor Education (EPCE) is an academic program in the Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership. The program prepares Professional School Counselors, Licensed Professional Counselors, Counselor Educators, and Counselor Supervisors who are well prepared in their area of counseling, and who subscribe to the ethical standards and values recognized by the counseling profession, the American Counseling Association (ACA), and the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES).

Master of Education in Counselor Education: School Counseling

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Counselor Education (EPCE) is an academic program in the Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership. The program prepares Professional School Counselors, Licensed Professional Counselors,Counselor Educators, and Counselor Supervisors who are well prepared in their area of counseling, and who subscribe to the ethical standards and values recognized by the counseling profession, the American Counseling Association (ACA), and the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES).

Master of Education in Educational and Instructional Technology

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Instructional Technology is an academic programs in the Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership. The program was established to prepare professionals at the masters (M.Ed.) and doctoral (Ed.D.) levels, and is designed to meet the needs of individuals desiring to become specilists in the field of instructional technology, to obtain public school certification in computing technology, or to obtain specific technology skills.

Master of Education in Educational Leadership

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Educational Leadership (EDLD) is an academic program in the Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership. The Educational Leadership Master’s Degree (M.Ed.) and Principal Certification Program focuses on preparation of entry-level school administrators. The Doctoral Degree (Ed.D) and Superintendent Certification programs prepare and develop key leaders for school districts and college or university faculty. All programs focus on preparing organizational change leaders who can cultivate democratic learning communities that value social justice and equity.

Master of Education in Educational Psychology

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Educational Psychology is an academic program in the Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership. The program equips students with a comprehensive knowledge of learning, motivation, development, and educational foundations. Additionally, students learn to apply quantitative and qualitative research skills in a manner that promotes educational improvement while valuing diversity.

Master of Education in Elementary Education

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Elementary Education (EDEL) is a program in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. The purpose of the program is to prepare educators who are creative, reflective, and ethical professionals. Educators who view themselves as change agents, who are committed to the welfare of all children, who appreciate and foster diversity, who understand and utilize technology, and who have the understanding, attitudes, and skills necessary to be superior teachers and leaders.

This program is not accepting applications at this time.

Master of Education in Elementary Education (Peace Corps. Master’s International)

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The College of Education is proud to offer the Peace Corps Master’s International through three tracks in Elementary Education, Secondary Education, and Curriculum and Instruction. The degrees in Elementary Education and Secondary Education include courses and experiences leading to an initial teaching certificate. The degree in Curriculum and Instruction is appropriate for students who hold a teaching certificate and are seeking advanced course work. Students will typically complete two long semesters (spring and/or fall) and a summer of course work prior to the Peace Corps service.

This program is not accepting applications at this time.

Master of Education in Higher Education

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The Master of Education program in Higher Education offers opportunities for individuals who seek careers in middle management, teaching, and leadership positions at community colleges and universities. A minimum of 39 semester credit hours is required for the Masters program. Students have a thesis and a non-thesis option.

Master of Education in Language & Literacy Education

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The Language & Literacy master’s degree is guided by an understanding of literacy as a developmental process. Coursework in the Language & Literacy degree reflects this view with a P-20 perspective of literacy pedagogy, alignment with college and career readiness standards, and relevant application in a variety of educational settings (e.g., K-12 classrooms, developmental literacy programs). The Language & Literacy master’s degree emphasizes theories of literacy as a socio-cultural practice where student engagement with texts and literacy tasks are central to effective instruction. This philosophy and pedagogical approach translates into learning environments where students are encouraged to take intellectual risks, curriculum is built on student experience, texts are matched to student interests and aptitude, and assessment represents a complex understanding of literacy development. Language & Literacy faculty believe that an environment rich in opportunities to read, write, speak, view, and navigate text fosters lifetime habits of learning, critical thinking, cultural awareness, and global sensitivities.

Master of Science in Multidisciplinary Sciences: Secondary

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The Master of Science in Multidisciplinary Science (MSCI) degree is designed to meet the professional needs of middle and secondary school science teachers and elementary teachers with a strong science background by expanding their science and math content knowledge.

The curriculum consists of graduate courses in the sciences, mathematics and science education, culminating with the completion of a comprehensive portfolio project. Courses are offered to a cohort of students allowing students opportunities for interaction with their peers and instructors.

This program is not accepting applications at this time.

Master of Education in Special Education

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The general goal of the master’s degree program in special education is to prepare professional educators with advanced competencies related to a field of special education. Students are prepared to practice in accordance with the Code of Ethics adopted by the Council for Exceptional Children.

Specializations

Students may elect to complete a certification or endorsement-only program at the graduate level. Areas of specialization include:

  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • Deafblindness
  • Educational Diagnostician
  • Generic Special Education
  • Orientation and Mobility
  • Visual Impairment
  • Advanced Behavior Analyst
  • Autism
  • Special Education Transition

Doctorate Degrees

Doctor of Education in Educational and Instructional Technology

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Instructional Technology is an academic programs in the Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership. The program was established to prepare professionals at the masters (M.Ed.) and doctoral (Ed.D.) levels, and is designed to meet the needs of individuals desiring to become specilists in the field of instructional technology, to obtain public school certification in computing technology, or to obtain specific technology skills.

Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership

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The Doctoral program in Educational Leadership is designed to prepare key leaders in school districts and college or university faculty. The program’s primary focus is the preparation of leaders who are reflective professionals developing vision and acquiring skills to renew and improve schools and school systems.

Doctor of Education in Higher Education

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Higher Education is one of six academic programs in the Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership. The program is committed to preparing administrative and instructional leaders for service at colleges and universities in both the public and private sectors, generating and supporting research in the field of higher education, and delivering public service to the practice of higher education.

Doctor of Education in Higher Education with emphasis in Community College Administration

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Higher Education is one of six academic programs in the Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership. The program is committed to preparing administrative and instructional leaders for service at colleges and universities in both the public and private sectors, generating and supporting research in the field of higher education, and delivering public service to the practice of higher education.

Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education

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The Higher Education Program is committed to excellence in preparing and supporting administrative and instructional leaders for higher education, generating and supporting research in the field of higher education, and delivering public service to the practice of higher education. The program delivers teaching, research, and professional services to students, institutions of higher education, and other academic disciplines.

Doctor of Philosophy in Special Education

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The goal of the doctoral program in special education at Texas Tech University is to prepare leadership personnel to help shape the future of special education. Graduates are prepared for roles as teachers and researchers in university programs and specialists and consultants in direct-service agencies.

Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education

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The overall goal of the PhD program in Counselor Education is to develop within the student the specific knowledge and experience bases necessary to become effective counselor educators, counselor supervisors, counseling researchers, and/or leaders in counseling-related educational settings.

Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction: Bilingual / ESL Education

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The Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction program is designed to produce advanced practitioners for P-12 settings and faculty members for post-secondary institutions in the U.S. and abroad. Some of our students are full-time; others are part-time. Students come to the program from Texas, other states in the U.S. and countries around the world. The majority of courses are offered face to face but an increasing number of courses are offered at a distance.

Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction: Curriculum Studies/Teacher Education

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The Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction program is designed to produce advanced practitioners for P-12 settings and faculty members for post-secondary institutions in the U.S. and abroad. Some of our students are full-time; others are part-time. Students come to the program from Texas, other states in the U.S. and countries around the world. The majority of courses are offered face to face but an increasing number of courses are offered at a distance.

Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction: Language and Literacy

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The Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction program is designed to produce advanced practitioners for P-12 settings and faculty members for post-secondary institutions in the U.S. and abroad. Some of our students are full-time; others are part-time. Students come to the program from Texas, other states in the U.S. and countries around the world. The majority of courses are offered face to face but an increasing number of courses are offered at a distance.

Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction: Physical Education and Sports Science

The Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction program is designed to produce advanced practitioners for P-12 settings and faculty members for post-secondary institutions in the U.S. and abroad. Some of our students are full-time; others are part-time. Students come to the program from Texas, other states in the U.S. and countries around the world. The majority of courses are offered face to face but an increasing number of courses are offered at a distance.

Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction: Science and Mathematics

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The Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction program is designed to produce advanced practitioners for P-12 settings and faculty members for post-secondary institutions in the U.S. and abroad. Some of our students are full-time; others are part-time. Students come to the program from Texas, other states in the U.S. and countries around the world. The majority of courses are offered face to face but an increasing number of courses are offered at a distance.

Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Psychology

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The program equips students with a comprehensive knowledge of learning, motivation, development, and educational foundations. Additionally, students learn to apply quantitative and qualitative research skills in a manner that promotes educational improvement while valuing diversity.

Specialization: School Psychologist

School psychologists help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. They collaborate with educators, parents, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school, and the community for all students.