M.A. in Education

The Master of Arts degree in Education is a 30 credit hour degree designed for students who wish to pursue advanced studies in education. Students can pursue the MA in Education in any of three academic departments in the College of Education:

  • Educational Leadership and Foundations
  • Educational Psychology and Special Services
  • Teacher Education

Admission Requirements

  • A satisfactory undergraduate grade point average (GPA) 3.0.
  • A current resume.
  • A written statement by the applicant describing personal and professional goals as related to the  M.A. in Education.
  • The admission criteria will be reviewed holistically to assess the potential of the applicant.  The successful applicant would typically have an undergraduate upper division GPA of 3.0 or higher that demonstrates focus on academics, a current resume that demonstrates basic knowledge in education, and a written statement that demonstrates maturity and commitment to Education.

Graduation Requirements

Students may select one of two options to meet graduation requirements: Thesis or Capstone Project.

Thesis - A thesis and an oral defense, both satisfactory to the Graduate Studies Committee of the academic department.

Capstone Project – An applied research project conducted in an educational setting.  The capstone project must meet the standards established by the program in order to satisfy degree requirements.

Plan of Study

The MA is a college-wide degree.  Courses for the MA can be pursued in or across the College of Education’s three departments: Educational Leadership and Foundations, Educational Psychology and Special Services, or Teacher Education.  Sample MA courses in each department are presented in subsequent sections.

Degree Plan

Concentrations

Diversity, Equity and Social Justice in Education

Offered online through UTEP Connect

Core Courses Required:
TED 5301Learning Contexts & Curriculum3
TED 5304Scholarly Writing for Educ3
SCFE 5303Anti-Oppress & Anti-Racist Ed3
SCFE 5305Crit Race & LatCrit Theory3
or SCFE 5307 Lang, Race & Culture in Ed
Discipline Courses Required:
SCFE 5309Crit (Dis)Abilities Studies3
or SCFE 5311 Ed & Environ (In)Justice
SCFE 5313Transnat & Postcol Feminisms3
or SCFE 5315 Queer Theory & Pedagogy
SCFE 5317Border as Place & Space3
or SCFE 5319 Compare & Transnational Ed
SCFE 5321Emancipatory Critical Pedagogy3
or SCFE 5323 Freirean Ped & Soc Justice
or SCFE 5325 Indigenous Knowledge
Thesis Courses Required:
TED 5398Thesis3
TED 5399Thesis3
Total Hours30

Early Childhood/Elementary Education

Core Courses Required:
RED 5341Assessment/Teaching of Reading3
TED 5302Manage Student-centered Clsrm3
TED 5310Instructional Design/Methods3
Residency Courses Required:
TED 5320Teaching Residency I3
TED 5321Teaching Residency II3
Early Childhood Track Required:
BED 5331Found of Bil and Teach Emr Bil3
ECED 5353Early Lit/Multi-Lit Dev & Curr3
or ECED 5355 Jutice/Equity Ed & Multi Lit,
ECED 5354Early STEM/STEAM Dev & Curr3
or ECED 5357 Play, Games & Toys in ED, B-8
ECED 5359Asset & Art-based Teach, B-83
or ECED 5348 Child Dev in Div Ed Contx,Bth8
SPED 5352Behav Inter for Young Ch (B-8)3
or SPED 5353 Earl Interv Strat Spe Pop B-8
or SPED 5354 Atypical Childh Develop (B-8)
Total Hours30

Educational Leadership and Foundations (Thesis)

Select 24 hours of graduate EDAD courses with advisor approval.24
Required:
EDAD 5398Thesis Research3
EDAD 5399Thesis Writing3
Total Hours30

Educational Psychology and Special Services (Thesis)

Complete 30 hours of graduate EDPC or SPED courses, including a thesis or practicum, with advisor approval.30
Total Hours30

Elementary Education  (ACP)

Core Courses Required:
RED 5341Assessment/Teaching of Reading3
RED 5342Content Literacy3
TED 5302Manage Student-centered Clsrm3
TED 5310Instructional Design/Methods3
Residency Courses Required:
TED 5320Teaching Residency I3
TED 5321Teaching Residency II3
Elementary Track Required:
BED 5331Found of Bil and Teach Emr Bil3
BED 5343Sheltered Eng Inst/Educators3
MTED 5322Ped Cntent Knowl in Teach Math3
RED 5340Curr Topics-Reading Education3
SPED 5345Interv Stud w/High Incid Disab3
Total Hours33

Secondary Education-All Levels Education  (ACP)

Core Courses Required:
RED 5341Assessment/Teaching of Reading3
RED 5342Content Literacy3
TED 5302Manage Student-centered Clsrm3
TED 5310Instructional Design/Methods3
Residency Courses Required:
TED 5320Teaching Residency I3
TED 5321Teaching Residency II3
Secondary/All-Levels Track Required:
BED 5331Found of Bil and Teach Emr Bil3
BED 5343Sheltered Eng Inst/Educators3
EDT 5374Pedagogy/Technology-rich Clsrm3
SCED 5326Curriculum in Secondary School3
SPED 5345Interv Stud w/High Incid Disab3
Total Hours33

Special Education  (ACP)

Core Courses Required:
RED 5341Assessment/Teaching of Reading3
TED 5302Manage Student-centered Clsrm3
TED 5310Instructional Design/Methods3
Special Education Track Required:
TED 5320Teaching Residency I3
TED 5321Teaching Residency II3
Select five courses form the list below:15
Spec Ed-Historical Legal Basis
Learning Theories Across Life
Interv Stud w/High Incid Disab
Special Topics-Special Educati
Applied Behavior Analysis
Curr Trnd & Iss Addr Chall Beh
Tch Rdng Wrt Mth/Lrns Hgh Inc
Total Hours30

STEM Education

Offered online through UTEP Connect. 

Core Courses Required:
EDT 5374Pedagogy/Technology-rich Clsrm3
or EDT 5375 Tech Assist Tools/Issue/Access
MTED 5322Ped Cntent Knowl in Teach Math3
SIED 5323Societal Context of Sc Educ3
or SIED 5325 Inquiry Sc Ed in Biling Settng
Elective Courses (Required = Choose FIVE Courses with advisor approval): 15
EDT 5370
Web Tools for Construct Clsrm
Adv Productivity Tech/Clsrm
Assess Plan/Implment Tech Prog
Current Topics in Math Educ.
Rsrch-Based Pract in Math Clas
Authent Assess in Math Classrm
Environmental Education
Sc Tools Stnd Tech Safty/Ethic
Interv Stud w/High Incid Disab
Tch Rdng Wrt Mth/Lrns Hgh Inc
Learning Contexts & Curriculum
Diversity in Educ. Settings
Graduate Workshop In Education
Advisor Approved Graduate Math or Science Content Course(s)
Thesis Courses Required:
TED 5398Thesis3
TED 5399Thesis3
Total Hours30

Teacher Education (Thesis)

Select 24 hours of graduate TED courses with advisor approval.24
TED 5398Thesis3
TED 5399Thesis3
Total Hours30