Master in Education
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: One is for those who desire to specialize and select a minor, and one is for those who specialize and also write a thesis. One or two of the following specialization areas may be selected: Art, biology, chemistry, Educational Technology, English, French, health and kinesiology, history, mathematics, Mathematics Education, music, Physics, political science, Reading, science (SCIS), Spanish, Theater, Science Education (EDSC), Mathematics Education (EDMA), chemistry.
Note that in most specialization areas you must have either a minor or a major in your undergraduate degree or permission of the specific UTPA department to enroll in graduate classes in that department. You must have permission to enroll in Chemistry courses. There are a few exceptions. Please discuss your planned program with the Graduate Advisor before enrolling in a specialization area.
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:
TOEFL (500 for paper/pencil tests; 173 for computer based-tests; 61 for internet-based tests) or IELTS (5.5 or above) scores,
Evaluation of Educational Records through FCSA,
English Translation of Educational Records,
Copy of Teaching Certificate.
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
# of Credits Required: 36
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $393.79 USD
In State Tuition (per year): 4968 USD
Out State Tuition (per year): 11340 USD
Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Small City
Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999