Stephen F. Austin State University

Masters degrees for Secondary Education

SFASU Secondary Education Master's programs

Masters degrees for Secondary Education

The SFASU Department of Secondary Education and Educational Leadership offers two unique Masters degrees for Secondary Education.

M.Ed. in Secondary Education and Pedagogy This 36 hour program is designed primarily for experienced teachers who wish to further their education and improve their teaching practice or for teachers who wish to qualify for leadership positions within their schools or districts (i.e., curriculum/instructional specialist). Students take courses that cover the following topics: 1) educational research and research methodology, 2) cultural foundations of education, 3) curriculum practice and theory, and 4) instruction and learning. Students take 30-36 hours of secondary education coursework and up to 6 hours of graduate coursework in an elective area. This degree includes both on-line and face-to-face coursework. In order to accommodate in-service teachers, courses are typically offered in the evenings, summers, and sometimes on Saturdays. Thesis and non-thesis options are available.

M.Ed. with Content Area Minor This 36 hour program includes 18 hours in secondary education and 18 hours in the student's chosen teaching field. The degree is designed for people who wish to qualify to teach at a community college or for high school teachers who wish to qualify to teach dual-credit courses on their campuses.Students take education courses that cover the following topics: 1) educational research and research methodology, 2) cultural foundations of education, 3) curriculum practice and theory, and 4) instruction and learning. This degree includes both on-line and face-to-face coursework. In order to accommodate in-service teachers, education courses are typically offered in the evenings, summers, and sometimes on Saturdays. Availability of course offerings (including time of day, day of week, and online/face-to-face) in the student's teaching field varies according to the content area. For a list of required classes, refer to the Graduate Bulletin p. 145 at this site: http://www.sfasu.edu/bulletin/docs/graduate/graduate-bulletin.pdf

Interested applicants must meet the following criteria in order to be accepted into either M.Ed. program: Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university Minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.5 and a grade-point average of 2.8 on the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework (on a 4.0 scale) If you are interested in applying to this program, apply to the Graduate School here . You will be charged a $50.00 application fee.

The Graduate School will calculate your GPA to determine eligibility. Choose Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Secondary Education. Do not choose Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT). *Submit all materials by August 1 for full acceptance for Fall semester.*Submit all materials by December 15 for full acceptance for Spring semester.*Submit all materials by May 15 for full acceptance for Summer semester. If you need additional information or are not sure which program is the right one for you, please contact Dr. Scott Slough, at either (936) 468-1865 or sslough@sfasu.edu.