Department of Teacher Education and Administration

Main Office

Matthews Hall, 206

P.O. Box 311337

Denton, TX 76203-1337

(940) 565-2920

John C. Stansell, Chair

Program Offices and Advising:

Curriculum and Instruction, Matthews Hall, 204

(940) 565-2826

Early Childhood Education, Matthews Hall, 204

(940) 565-2826

Educational Administration, Matthews Hall, 218

(940) 565-2175

Elementary Education, Matthews Hall, 204

(940) 565-2826

Reading Education, Matthews Hall, 204

(940) 565-2826

Secondary Education, Matthews Hall, 204

(940) 565-2826

Supervision

(940) 565-2175

Graduate Faculty: Adkison, Allen, Anderson, Ausbrooks, Bane, Bernshausen, Buhler, Camp, Campbell, Cobb, Contreras, Cowart, Craig, Crocker, Day, Fox, Gallian, Greenlaw, Hardy, Hinely, Huffman, Kemerer, Laney, Leavell, Lundsteen, Luttrell, Mathis, Meeks, Morrison, Moseley, Rusher, Sandefur, Simms, Stansell, Teeter, Tipps, Turner, Van Tassell, Wilhelm, Williamson.

The Department of Teacher Education and Administration offers graduate programs to develop highly competent teachers, school administrators and others who wish to provide educational leadership to organizations. Effective instruction, curriculum development and evaluation are emphasized in all programs. Students use current theory and research to make decisions about effective practice. The department also strives to improve practice through generation of new knowledge and through service to educational institutions, governmental agencies, and practitioners at all levels.

Masters degrees in elementary, reading, early childhood, secondary, supervision, and administration (mid-management) allow students to apply for the Texas professional certificates and assume building level leadership and departmental responsibilities in curriculum and instruction. Foundations courses provide philosophical, psychological and sociological backgrounds for educational decisions and practices.

Doctoral programs in curriculum and instruction, reading, early childhood, and educational administration prepare students for advanced positions of educational leadership in schools, school districts and other educational settings.

The programs in this department are accredited by NCATE [2010 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 500, Wahington, D.C. 20036-1023 (202) 466-7496], the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools [1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097; (404) 679-4501] and the Texas Education Agency [1701 North Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701-1494, (512) 463-9734]. Programs are approved by and operate according to the guidelines and policies of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board [P.O. Box 12788, Austin, TX 78711-2788; (512) 483-6101].

Research and Collaboration

Research and professional contributions of faculty are far ranging, from curriculum guides and textbooks in wide use throughout Texas and the United States to intensive training grants for teachers, school evaluation projects and studies of school finance and school choice. Each area represented in the department strives to make contributions to improving instruction for students throughout their school years.

Both research and service goals of the department are served through interdisciplinary efforts with other departments in the College of Education, the university and school districts in the Child Development Laboratory, Child and Family Resource Clinic, Center for the Study of Educational Reform, and Professional Development Schools.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the requirements for admission to the graduate school at the University of North Texas and the College of Education, each degree program may specify additional requirements for acceptance into programs. Please refer to the admission requirements listed for each degree program.

Graduate Scholarships and Assistantships

A limited number of teaching fellowships and assistantships are available for graduate students. These opportunities include working with professors on research grants and projects or serving as a teaching assistant, working with undergraduate students in advising and degree plans, or teaching undergraduate classes and supervising student teaching. Application is made to the department chair by letter of application and a current resume. The letter should address particular strengths and interests.

A limited number of doctoral fellowships are available through the Toulouse School of Graduate Studies. Applications may be obtained through that office.

Degree Programs

The Department of Teacher Education and Administration offers graduate programs leading to the following degrees:

In addition, the department offers support courses in educational foundations.

Doctoral programs in early childhood education and reading education are offered in federation with Texas Woman's University and Texas A&M­Commerce.

Curriculum and Instruction Degree ProgramsDoctor of Education and Doctor of Philosophy

The program offers graduate education leading to the Doctor of Education and Doctor of Philosophy with a major in curriculum and instruction.

The goals of the doctoral program in curriculum and instruction are to prepare professional educators who are skilled and knowledgeable in analyzing and directing curriculum policy, and in developing, implementing and evaluating curriculum products and instructional practices. The program offers a course of study with an interdisciplinary major in curriculum and instruction for grades K-12.

A research-oriented Doctor of Philosophy and a practitioner-oriented Doctor of Education are offered. Typically, the PhD program is recommended for students whose career ambitions include such activities as (1) researcher in a public or private sector research and development center or (2) professor in a collegiate program of teacher education. The EdD program is recommended for students whose career ambitions include administrative and supervisory positions in school districts.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the doctoral program in curriculum and instruction takes into consideration several critical factors deemed important for success in graduate studies. No single factor determines an individual's eligibility for admission.

Admission to the EdD or PhD program in curriculum and instruction is a two-step process. Each applicant first must apply to and meet the general admission requirements of the Toulouse School of Graduate Studies.

Applications for students who meet initial admission standards are forwarded to the faculty in curriculum and instruction for review. Initial acceptance into the program is contingent upon the applicant meeting the following program admission standards in addition to the general requirements listed in the College of Education section.

1. A minimum grade point average of 3.4 on the master's degree.

2. A combined score of at least 1000 on the verbal and quantitative section of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) with a minimum score of 450 on the verbal section.

3. Three years of successful teaching experience or related, acceptable experience. In the event the student does not meet this requirement, the faculty in curriculum and instruction may recommend the student participate in extensive practicum or internship experiences as part of the doctoral degree requirements. This practicum or internship will be in addition to that required as part of the regular degree program.

4. Applicants must complete an application form which may be obtained from the Department of Teacher Education and Administration. Applicants must submit the following to the curriculum and instruction faculty for review: a letter of intent to pursue doctoral studies in curriculum and instruction, a professional resume, and three letters of recommendation from persons who can testify to the applicant's ability to do advanced work. In addition to the listed criteria, the faculty may consider the applicant's related work experience, publications, presentations to professional organizations, leadership roles, teaching excellence, awards and other activities that might provide evidence of potential success in a doctoral program.

5. Applicants must complete successfully the written and oral admissions examination within their first 12 hours of course work to receive unconditional admission.

Course Requirements

Required common courses for both the PhD and EdD include the curriculum and instruction core courses: EDCI 6110, 6220, 6230, 6340, 6350 and 6460; research courses EDER 6000 and 6010; computer courses CECS 5020 and 5110; 24 hours in a related field of study; and 12 hours of dissertation.

The PhD program also requires the following courses: research courses EDER 6210 and 6280; 3 to 9 hours of mentorship, which may be met by research assistantship; and independent study on a basic research problem or additional course work in research. A 9-hour tool subject also is required. The tool subject may be met through educational research or computer education.

In addition to the common courses, the EdD requires a 6- to 9-hour practicum that may include evaluation studies, action research and supervisory studies.

Additional course work may be required, depending on the candidate's previous experience.

Early Childhood Education Degree ProgramsMaster of Education, Master of Science

Master of Education (non-thesis option): EDEE 5710; EDHD 5200; EDEC 5070, 5570, 5580, 5590 and 5720; and 3 to 9 hours selected from early childhood, special education, human development, reading or elementary education (EDEE 5320 and 5360 should be taken if the professional certificate is desired), plus 6 to 12 hours in resource area. The degree plan is made in EDEE 5710.

Required for Related Fields: 6 to 12 hours selected from areas outside of early childhood education.

Early Childhood Administration Option: Specialization courses in related fields will be specified by the department.

Master of Science (Thesis Option): Degree requires a total of 30 hours including a minimum of 12 hours of early childhood education courses and 6 hours of thesis. The department chair will assign an adviser to develop a degree plan.

Requirements for Experience: One year of successful early childhood administrative experience or appropriate practicum, field experience or internship is required for the Early Childhood Administrative option. It is the prerogative of the early childhood faculty to require additional classroom or administrative experience with young children. Faculty will assess transcripts, prior education and life experiences when developing the degree plan. Based on assessment, requirements for the degree may exceed 36 hours.

Admission Requirements

1. Each applicant first must apply to and meet the general admission requirements of the Toulouse School of Graduate Studies.

2. A combined score of at least 800 on the verbal and quantitative sections of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

3. A minimum of 18 hours of education.

4. A minimum grade point average of 3.0.

5. A portfolio is required for the master's degree in early childhood. Appropriate education and experience.

Doctor of Education

The EdD in early childhood education is offered as a cooperative program between the University of North Texas and Texas Woman's University under guidelines established by the Federation of North Texas Area Universities. The program enables students to utilize the combined faculties, libraries, computer facilities and research opportunities available at both universities in the development of their doctoral studies.

The federation doctoral program provides opportunities for formal course work, seminars, independent study, participation in regional and national conferences, and dissertation research. The program also includes federation-sponsored seminars featuring outstanding nationally and internationally recognized educators.

The mission of the doctoral program in early childhood education is to develop professionals who are leaders and agents of social change for children and their families. This mission is accomplished through:

Graduates are prepared to assume diverse roles including teaching, research and administrative responsibilities.

Students initially apply for admission to the graduate school of one of the participating universities. After meeting the general university admission standards, each student's application is then reviewed by the Early Childhood Education Federation Admissions Committee, made up of faculty from both TWU and UNT. Students who graduate from the federation program will receive the EdD from the university through which they entered the program.

Program Faculty

The doctoral program is staffed by faculty from both the University of North Texas and Texas Woman's University.

The policies of the doctoral program are guided by committees made up of faculty from the participating institutions. The policies must be consistent with the policies of both participating universities.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the federation doctoral program in early childhood education is a two-step process. Each applicant first must apply to and meet the general admission requirements of either the Toulouse School of Graduate Studies at UNT or the Graduate School at TWU.

Applications for students who meet initial admission standards are forwarded to the Early Childhood Education Federation Admissions Committee for review. Initial acceptance into the federation doctoral program is contingent upon the applicant meeting the following program admission standards.

1. A combined score of at least 1000 on the verbal and quantitative sections of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). If the applicant does not meet this standard, the GRE must be repeated. If an accept
able score is not achieved the second time, the student may appeal. Students who have not satisfied the GRE requirement nor presented a successful appeal by the end of their first semester of graduate work will not be eligible to take further course work until this requirement is satisfied.

2. Experience with young children and families. In the event the student does not meet this requirement, the federation admissions committee may recommend the student participate in practicum or internship experiences as part of the doctoral degree requirements.

3. Approval of the federation admissions committee.

If the applicant is deficient in any of the above areas, an appeal may be made to the federation admissions committee. In addition to the listed criteria, the committee may consider the applicant's related work experience, publications, presentations to professional organizations, leadership roles, teaching excellence, awards and other factors that might provide evidence of potential success in the doctoral program.

Degree Requirements

For students holding the master's degree in early childhood education, a minimum of 60 hours beyond the master's is required, plus satisfaction of the tool subject requirement. For those holding a master's degree in a related field and based upon a review of the preparation of each entering student, additional deficiency courses may be required. The following specific degree requirements must be completed. In fulfillment of these requirements, students will select the most appropriate courses from the offerings of both participating universities.

1. Each student must complete an 18 semester credit hour core. The student must complete one each of the following pairs of courses.

In addition, the student must complete each of the following courses.

2. Each student must complete a 12-hour minor.

3. Additional courses will be selected based on discussions with the student's major professor and doctoral advisory committee.

4. The student must complete a written qualifying exam.

5. The student must successfully develop a dissertation proposal, defend the proposal, and complete and defend the proposed research. The research project should add substantive confirmation or understanding of the principles, theories and practices of early childhood education.

Doctoral Committee

Each student's program will be guided by a doctoral committee. The committee will be composed of at least one member from TWU and one from UNT. The chair of the committee usually will be a professor from the university through which the student will receive the degree. The committee actively participates in (a) drawing up the student's degree plan, (b) evaluating the written and oral qualifying exams and (c) evaluating the dissertation proposal and final defense.

Educational Administration and Supervision Degree Programs

Certification

The Texas mid-management school administrator's certificate requires a master's degree with 45 semester hours of graduate credit. The superintendent's certificate requires an additional 15 hours. Supervisor's certificate requirements may vary according to the master's degree. It is recommended that individuals contact the program certification adviser for specific requirements for the supervisory certificate. Requirements are listed in the College of Education section.

Master of Education

Major in Educational Administration and Supervision

Master of Education degree programs within educational administration and in elementary, secondary and special subject supervision are available. A minor field is not required, but students must take courses outside the program area.

Admission Requirements

Admission to graduate study is described in the College of Education section. Applicants must submit satisfactory Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores prior to or during the first semester of study in the program. A combined score of at least 800 on the verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE with a minimum score of 350 on both sections is required.

Major in Educational Administration

Required for major: EDAD 5200, 5330, 5390, 5450, 5520, 5710 and 5720; EDAD 5540 or 5560; EDAD 5600 or EDEE/EDSE/EDUC 5130 or another course related to multicultural populations as approved by the student's adviser; EDEE 5320, EDSE 5440 or EDEE/EDSE 5400, depending on the undergraduate major; and one course selected from EDER 5050, 5210, 5220 and 5350; CECS 5010 or, if the student has basic computer proficiencies, another computing or technology-related course approved by the adviser.

Prerequisite(s): provisional teaching certificate and three years of teaching experience in an accredited school.

Major in Supervision

Required for major: EDAD 5330, 5540, 5560, 5710 and 5720; EDAD 5600 or EDEE/EDSE/EDUC 5130 or another course related to multicultural populations as approved by the student's adviser, EDEE 5320 or EDEE/EDSE 5400 or EDSE 5440; EDEE 5360, or EDSE 5460; and 12 semester hours to be selected in consultation with an adviser to meet requirements for certification in elementary supervision, secondary supervision, or special subject supervision.

Prerequisite(s): provisional teaching certificate and three years of teaching experience in an accredited school.

Doctor of Education, Doctor of Philosophy

Doctor of Education and Doctor of Philosophy degrees are offered with a major in educational administration. For the Doctor of Education, a minor field may be selected from any other discipline at the university. For the Doctor of Philosophy, a minor field must be selected from a discipline outside the field of education.

The PhD program prepares individuals to conduct and evaluate research that will expand knowledge in educational administration. Typically, the PhD student plans a career as a university professor, as a policy analyst, or a research director in a state or local education agency.

The EdD program is designed for students who plan careers as school administrators. This degree emphasizes the application of educational research and accepted management practice to educational administration. The aim of this program is to assist students to prepare for leadership roles in education.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must apply for admission to either the EdD or PhD program in educational administration. Students applying for the PhD program will be expected to declare as an objective a career as a university professor or a research position within a state or federal agency or school district. Students applying for the EdD program will be expected to declare as an objective a career as a school administrator.

Applicants must meet requirements for admission to the Toulouse School of Graduate Studies, general education requirements (as listed in the College of Education section of this catalog) and the departmental requirements for admission to doctoral study. The faculty may consider additional factors that in their professional judgment may impinge on the performance and competencies of the applicant.

A candidate for admission to either doctoral program must have completed 24 hours in education at the undergraduate or master's level. Students who do not have a master's degree in school administration must complete a minimum of 15 hours of deficiency courses in educational administration. These courses, generally taken prior to or concurrent with the doctoral requirements, are specified by the student's major professor.

It is expected that applicants will have had experience as public or private school teachers and will hold a teacher's certificate.

All applicants are expected to submit at least three letters of reference. Applicants to the PhD program must submit at least two letters from professors familiar with their ability to deal with abstract concepts, conduct research and communicate orally and in writing. At least one letter must address their teaching ability, professionalism and potential for success as a member of an organization. Applicants to the EdD program must submit at least two letters from administrators familiar with their work performance and potential success as a school administrator. One letter must be from an individual who can address the applicant's ability to do doctoral-level work.

Applicants for both the EdD and PhD programs must submit a paper, article or report that shows their ability to do graduate-level work. Applicants must also complete an admissions examination as the last step for meeting admission requirements.

Residency Requirement

To meet the residency requirement for the EdD program, students are required to enroll in a minimum of 18 semester hours during a calendar year. For the PhD program, students must enroll full-time (a minimum of 9 semester hours) during both fall and spring semesters.

Doctor of Education Degree Requirements

The following are minimum degree requirements for students in the EdD program.

1. Core courses: EDAD 6100, 6510, 6520, 6530, 6570, 6580.

2. Research and statistics: EDER 6000, 6010.

3. Educational administration electives: 9 hours selected based on the student's career focus.

4. Minor field: 15 hours selected from a single field based on the student's career focus.

5. Dissertation: 12 hours minimum.

Doctor of Philosophy Degree Requirements

The following are minimum degree requirements for students in the PhD program.

1. Core courses: EDAD 6100, 6400, 6510, 6570; plus two courses selected from EDAD 6110, 6310, 6900.

2. Research and statistics: EDER 6000, 6010; plus one from EDER 6210, 6220, 6230 and 6280.

3. Philosophy: Either EDUC 6150 or PHIL 5110 or 5260 or equivalent approved by major professor.

4. Educational administration electives: 9 hours selected from a list established by the department.

5. Minor field: 15 hours outside the college in a field related to the student's area of research interest.

6. Dissertation: 12 hours minimum.

7. Tool subject: Competency in a tool subject must be demonstrated by completing either 9 hours of computer sciences or equivalent courses (over and above other computer-related courses listed on the degree plan) or 9 hours of research courses (over and above other research courses listed on the degree plan). Proficiency in a foreign language also can be used to satisfy this requirement if knowledge of the language is necessary for completing the student's dissertation research. Possible use of native language to meet this requirement will be determined by the doctoral committee of the student. Such students may either be allowed to take and pass a proficiency exam in native language or complete nine hours of foreign language.

Elementary Education Degree ProgramMaster of Education

The master's degree (36 hours) may include the professional certificate.

Required for major: EDEE 5320, 5360, 5710 and 5720; 12 hours in elementary education including three of the following courses: EDEE 5020, 5040, 5050 and 5060.

Required for minor: 12 to 15 hours in a resource area meets requirements for the professional certificate (in a content area or teaching specialty directly related to classroom teaching).

A portfolio is required for the master's in elementary education.

Admission Requirements

1. Each applicant first must apply to and meet the general admission requirements of the Toulouse School of Graduate Studies.

2. A combined score of at least 800 on the verbal and quantitative sections of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

3. A minimum of 18 hours of education.

4. A minimum grade point average of 3.0.

5. Must have teacher certification.

Reading Education Degree ProgramsMaster of Education

The master's degree includes the all-level reading specialist certificate.

Required for major: EDEE or EDSE 5710; EDEE or EDSE 5720; EDRE 5170, 5180, 5190, 5200 and 5370; EDEE 5060; 3 hours from SPHS 5820, 5835, ENGL 5040, 5060, 5080 or 5330; EDUC 5130; students holding a provisional elementary certificate must take EDSE 5400 or 5440; students holding a provisional secondary or junior high certificate must take EDEE 5320; 3 hours of electives are chosen from any 5000 level course.

Three years of successful teaching in an accredited school and passing the state required examination for the certification of educators in Texas are required for certification.

A written comprehensive examination is required for the master's degree in reading.

Admission Requirements

1. Each applicant first must apply to and meet the general admission requirements of the Toulouse School of Graduate Studies.

2. A combined score of at least 800 on the verbal and quantitative sections of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) with a minimum score of 400 on the verbal section.

3. A minimum of 18 hours of education.

4. A minimum grade point average of 3.0.

Doctor of Education, Doctor of Philosophy

The doctoral program in reading education is a cooperative effort between the University of North Texas and Texas Woman's University under guidelines established by the Federation of North Texas Area Universities. Both the Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Education degrees are offered. The federated approach enables students to utilize the combined faculties, libraries, computer facilities and research opportunities available at both universities in pursuit of their doctoral studies.

The federation doctoral program provides opportunities for formal course work, independent study, participation in regional and national conferences, and dissertation research. The program also includes federation-sponsored seminars featuring outstanding nationally and internationally recognized scholars.

The doctoral program in reading education prepares educators and researchers for specialized work in reading at all levels of education. The program responds to the recognition of the value of literacy and contributes to its development in diverse social contexts, from local school districts to universities in the United States and abroad. At all levels of study, the interrelationships of theory and practice are valued, as students are led to develop theory and new knowledge leading to integrations of research and teaching.

The policies of the doctoral program are guided by committees made up of faculty from the participating institutions. The policies must be consistent with the policies of the participating universities.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the federation doctoral program in reading education is a two-step process. Each applicant first must apply to and meet the general admission requirements of the graduate school at one of the participating universities.

Applications of students who meet initial graduate school admission standards are forwarded to the Reading Education Federation Admissions Committee for review. The committee consists of one member from each institution. The admissions committee admits qualified students into either the PhD or EdD program. That decision is based on the applicants' career goals, work experience and other pertinent factors. Students who graduate from the federation program will receive their degree from the university through which they entered the program.

The applicant must meet the following program admission standards.

1. A minimum grade point average of 3.5 on the master's degree.

2. A combined score of at least 1000 on the verbal and quantitative sections of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). If the applicant scores 900 or above, the student may appeal to the federation admissions committee. The committee may use a sliding scale that uses both the GRE and GPA. The student must obtain two letters of recommendation from faculty, each stating that the faculty member has had this student in a graduate course and attesting that the student's level of scholarly performance is of doctoral quality.

3. Completion of three years of successful teaching experience. In the event the student does not have the full three years of experience, the federation admissions committee may recommend that the student participate in extensive practicum or internship work as part of the doctoral degree requirements.

4. Initial acceptance into the federation doctoral reading education program also is based on the applicant (a) participating in an interview, (b) submitting three letters of recommendation, (c) providing a goals statement for doctoral studies, and (d) completing an on-site writing sample.

5. Successful completion of common admission examinations developed by the admissions committee.

Degree Requirements

A minimum of 60 hours beyond the master's is required, plus satisfaction of the tool subject requirement for the PhD. Based upon a review of the preparation of each entering student, additional deficiency courses may be required.

1. The following specific degree requirements must be completed for the PhD or EdD.

2. For PhD students, the tool subject requirement can be met by taking 9 hours of advanced research, or 6 hours of advanced research and 3 hours of computer sciences. The courses must include advanced quantitative research and advanced qualitative research.

3. PhD students are expected to take a minimum of 12 hours outside the College of Education.

4. For both PhD and EdD students, a minimum of 12 hours must be taken at a federation institution other than the student's home institution.

5. To complete the integrated core curriculum of the federated doctoral program in reading education, the student must complete each of the following courses. Each course will be taught at the indicated campus.

6. The selected courses in reading education requirement can be satisfied by completing two courses from the following lists.

UNT

TWU

7. Residency requirement:

Doctoral students must complete two consecutive semesters with a minimum of 9 hours taken each semester. Consecutive semesters may include summer, and employment is not restricted.

8. Students have 10 years to complete the program. No course work beyond the master's degree that is more than 10 years old at the time the doctoral degree is conferred can be used toward the doctoral degree.

9. The student must complete successfully the common exit examinations (written qualifying examinations) prepared by the Federation Doctoral Committee which consists of one member from each institution. The examination will consist of one and a half days of written work in the major and a half day in the minor.

10. The student must successfully develop a dissertation proposal, defend the proposal, and complete and defend the proposed research.

Doctoral Committee

Each student's program will be guided by a doctoral committee. Each committee must have a representative from the alternate federation institution who actively participates in (a) drawing up the student's degree plan, (b) evaluating the written and oral qualifying exams, (c) evaluating the dissertation proposal and final defense and (d) attending the dissertation defense.

Secondary Education Degree Programs

The department offers graduate programs leading to the following degrees:

Department faculty also participate in the doctoral program in curriculum and instruction.

The major emphasis for the master's is in secondary curriculum and instruction. The minor field must be 12 to 18 hours in one or more state-approved teaching fields or endorsement areas.

A written comprehensive examination is required for the master's degree in secondary education.

Admission Requirements

1. Each applicant first must apply to and meet the general admission requirements of the Toulouse School of Graduate Studies.

2. A combined score of at least 800 on the verbal and quantitative sections of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

3. A minimum of 18 hours of education.

4. A minimum grade point average of 3.0.

5. Must have teacher certification.

Master of Education

Required for major: EDSE 5130, 5710, 5400 or 5440, 5460 and 5720; plus 3 to 9 semester hours of electives.

Required for minor: 12 to 18 hours in one or more approved teaching fields or endorsement areas.

A thesis is not required. Final comprehensive examinations required in the major field are administered in EDSE 5720.

Master of Science

Required for major: EDSE 5400 or 5440, and 5460; EDUC 5010 or 5130; 9 semester hours in education approved by the major professor; and EDSE 5950 (6 hours of thesis).

Required for minor: 6 hours in a state-approved teaching field.

A thesis is required. A final oral examination over the thesis and course content also is required.

Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification/Master's Degree

This program is designed for students who have a bachelor's degree and want to earn initial teacher certification at the graduate level.

Required course work includes EDSE 5001, 5002, 5003, 5004, and EDSE 4108 and 4118.

Students seeking a 36 hour master of education degree must complete an additional 3 graduate hours in teacher education and a minimum of 12 graduate hours in their teaching field(s).

Doctoral Programs

Students wishing to pursue further advanced work in curriculum and instruction at the doctoral level should refer to "Curriculum and Instruction" in this section of the catalog.

Courses of Instruction

All Courses of Instruction are located in one section at the back of this catalog.

Course and Subject Guide

The "Course and Subject Guide," found in the Courses of Instruction section of this book, serves as a table of contents and provides quick access to subject areas and prefixes.

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