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On Campus
Est. time to complete:

1-3 years
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Strengthen your skills to best serve students as they transition into young adulthood.
Pursue teaching and leadership in education at a higher level and specialize in a middle school subject that interests you.

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Why Earn a Middle School Education Teaching Master's?

Learn to teach adolescents in a way that creates a positive educational experience. The Master of Education (M. Ed.) with a focus on middle school education can help you to create a curriculum plan that inspires adolescent minds and prepares these students for the next phase of their education.

Marketable Skills
  • Oral and written communication
  • Use data and technology
  • Organize people, materials, and resources
  • Teamwork
  • Think critically to solve problems

Middle School Education Teaching Master's Highlights

How to use technology to stimulate learning
Learn how to work with students with a wide range of learning styles
The College of Education is recognized as one of the top producers of teachers, administrators, counselors and other school professionals in Texas.
The Department of Teacher Education and Administration and the College of Education offer scholarships to help you pursue your education.
Other opportunities include working with professors on grants and projects and serving as an hourly graduate student assistant.
In-depth studies on adolescent behavior, educational assessment for special needs, and instructional strategies for the middle school classroom

Middle School Education Teaching Master's Courses You Could Take

Curriculum Development for Culturally Diverse Learners (3 hrs)
Knowledge and skills required for the development and organization of curriculum and instructional strategies in diverse EC-12 classrooms.
Maintaining Classroom Discipline (3 hrs)
Models and procedures for classroom management and discipline, as well as techniques for motivating and instructing diverse student populations. Human relations strategies are discussed in great detail and methods for increasing parental involvement are also addressed.
Literacy for All (3 hrs)
Provides a brief overview of relevant theory with emphasis on practical applications. Designed to help prospective and practicing middle and secondary school teachers in all content areas increase and enhance students’ learning, especially from printed materials. Also helps secondary teachers recognize and compensate for the variety of students’ ability levels. Includes cognition related to reading, Metacognition, schemata, constructivism, vocabulary learning, writing to learn, literacy strategy instruction, assessment of literacy, text analysis, academic diversity and the use of resources other than textbooks to enhance learning.
Public Education and the Teaching Profession (3 hrs)
Provides an overview of the teaching profession and an understanding of the history, structure, purposes, organization and management of the American education systems.
Instructional Methodologies in Mathematics and Science (3 hrs)
Survey of subject-specific instructional methods and activities in mathematics and science, along with connections to fine arts. Includes subject-specific assessments, subject-specific technology applications and the application of content area reading methods.
Everyone Can Learn: Applying Theory to Teaching Practice
Processes of learning and development related to teaching in diverse EC-12 school settings. Cognitive, social, physical and moral development research is presented, and practical examples applied to teaching practice are demonstrated.

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