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Graduate Degrees

We offer graduate degrees through our Curriculum and Instruction Department and our Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Department.

Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

The Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies is designed for candidates who seek to enter careers in research, institutional assessment, policy analysis, institutional leadership, or the professoriate. The program challenges the conventional wisdom that K-12 and post-secondary education are different worlds by bringing together scholars and students from all levels of education to work and study together. Particularly, the program will focus on narrowing achievement gaps by studying factors and creating more efficacious transitions within the educational experience. Working from the premise that all people can learn at high levels, the program will study the systemic barriers that prevent so many children, adolescents, and young adults from achieving their fullest potential.

Masters Degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

The Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies was collaboratively developed by UT Arlington and area school districts to instill the skills and background needed to become a campus principal or an assistant principal. This non-thesis principal certification program is fully aligned with the Educational Leadership Constituent Council standards and designed for classroom teachers who want to advance in K-12 education. In our face-to-face and unique online delivery method, you can discover how you can build upon your existing expertise with progressive skills that can improve teacher retention and increase student achievement. Learn more about your leadership style and lead with greater confidence in your classroom and learning community.

Master of Education in Teaching (M.Ed.T) with Teacher Certification

The Master of Education in Teaching (M.Ed.T.), is a 36 hour non-thesis degree, it is a unique and specialized degree that enables a student holding a baccalaureate degree to pursue initial teacher certification and use those hours toward requirements of a master's degree.  In addition to being accepted by the Office of Graduate Studies, students must also be admitted into the Teacher Certification program (consult a teacher certification advisor for current admittance requirements).  For teacher certification, students must meet state requirements for their teaching field(s) or specialization and complete the graduate-level coursework for early childhood - grade 6, middle level, secondary, or early childhood - grade 6 bilingual certification.  They must also fulfill the student teaching requirements and pass the appropriate certification exams (consult a teacher certification advisor for current certification information.  Up to 18 hours of teacher certification coursework may be applied to the total 36 hours required for completion of the M.Ed.T; however, students must complete teacher certification courses and pass the appropriate certification exams before proceeding to courses that apply to the master's degree.  Students may earn teacher certification without completing a master's degree.  See the College of Education website at www.uta.edu/coed for more details on all programs.

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction

The M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction is designed to provide practicing teachers with current findings in education research and best instructional practices. The 36-hour degree includes core courses in curriculum design, instructional strategies, and diversity in education. Also included are courses in education research methods and a concentration of curriculum courses chosen by the candidate and approved by the advisor.

Masters Degree in Literacy Studies

The M.Ed. in Literacy Studies is a fully-online non-thesis degree that includes endorsements or certifications in English as a Second Language (ESL), Master Reading Teacher (MRT), and Reading Specialist (RS). The Triple Literacy option provides coursework to qualify candidates to receive all three ESL, MRT, and RS endorsements and certification.

Masters Degree in Mathematics Education

The M.Ed. in Mathematics Education is designed to provide practicing teachers with current findings in research and best instructional practices in mathematics education. The 36-hour degree includes core courses in curriculum design, instructional strategies, and diversity in education. Also included are courses in education research methods and a concentration in mathematics or mathematics education courses.

Masters Degree in Science Education

The M.Ed. in Science Education is designed to provide practicing teachers with current findings in research and best instructional practices in science education. The 36-hour degree includes core courses in curriculum design, instructional strategies, and diversity in education. Also included are courses in education research methods and a concentration in science or science education courses.

Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction - Social Studies Education
Masters Degree in Mind, Brain, and Education

The M.Ed. in Mind, Brain, and Education is designed for practicing teachers and people in education-related fields to study the physiology of the brain, the cognitive function in the brain, and their implications for instruction and assessment. Coursework includes the study of neuroscience, epistemology, emotion and learning, complex systems in education, research methods in mind, brain, and education, and contemporary models of assessment.