We offer graduate degrees through our Curriculum and Instruction Department and our Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Department.
The Ph.D. in Educational Leadership 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.
The Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies was collaboratively developed by The University of Texas at 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 both 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.
The higher education emphasis prepares students to pursue a career in colleges and universities or the many organizations that study, support, or address higher education-related issues. The ELPS department works collaboratively with campus administrative offices. Students may also seek graduate assistant opportunities in areas such as student affairs and housing.
Students take courses in higher education administration, law, and history and become informed consumers of research. Graduates find employment in many areas of higher education, including but not limited to student affairs, housing, financial aid and institutional research and technology.
The Master of Education in Teaching (M.Ed.T.), is a 30 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 30 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.
The M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction is designed to provide practicing teachers with current findings in education research and best instructional practices. The 30-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.
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) and Reading Specialist (RS).
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 30-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.
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 30-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.
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.