The Elementary Education M.Ed. program offers classroom teachers the opportunity to refresh and enhance their knowledge of curriculum, assessment, research, and technology.
Teachers who have completed this degree have become department chairs, trainers of other teachers, strategists, and recognized master teachers. Many districts offer higher salaries for teachers with the M.Ed. degree.
Persons who enroll in this program typically plan to remain in the classroom or, in some cases, become a teacher of teachers within their school or district. Their purpose in acquiring the degree is to improve their skills in delivery of content, add to their knowledge of content, and to improve the level of student achievement in their classes.
There are two options available:
Option One: Master's degree with no specialization. This is for teachers who work in a self-contained class room and select a general, diversified program which best fits their individual needs.
Option Two: Master's degree with a specialization. One or two of the following minors may be selected: Art, biology, chemistry, educational technology, English, French, health and kinesiology, history, mathematics, mathematics education, music, physics, political science ,Reading, science (SCIE), Spanish, theater, science education (EDSC), mathematics education (EDMA).
The University of Texas-Pan American is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters', and doctorate degrees.
International Student Requirements:
Test of English as Foreign language (TOEFL) - A minimum score of 500 (173 for computer based test) is required for all international students from countries whose native language is not English. Test scores must be sent directly to the University of Texas-Pan American from the Testing Agency. Copies of TOEFL scores sent by the applicant are not acceptable.
Additional University Admission Requirements, required supporting materials and application procedure are indicated in the Application form.