Stephen F. Austin State University

Masters degrees in Secondary Education

Masters degrees in Secondary Education

The SFA Department of Secondary Education and Educational Leadership offers three unique graduate programs:

The Master of Arts in Teaching (which includes initial teacher certification)

A new Master of Education in Teaching and Learning:

Students in this new 36 hour program will take an 18-hour core, which will provide them with the knowledge and skills to better serve the needs of the diverse EC-12 student population in Texas. All courses for this degree are offered online, with regular virtual class meetings.

The 18-hour core includes the following courses:

Beyond the 18-hour core, students will choose from three tracks (i.e., ESL/Bilingual, Online Teaching, and Gifted/Talented) in which to specialize and will be able to choose 6 hours of electives from inside or outside the College of Education to further expand their knowledge.

The courses for the tracks/specializations are as follows:

ESL/Bilingual:

Online Teaching/Technology:

Gifted and Talented:

A Master of Education (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, for high school teachers who wish to qualify to teach dual-credit courses on their campuses, or for those wanting to pursue a graduate degree for workplace or community education. All education courses for this degree are offered online, with regular virtual class meetings. The 18-hour core includes the following courses:

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.

Students can complete the 18 hours in any of the following areas:

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. Heather Olson Beal, at either (936) 468-2908 or olsonbehk@sfasu.edu.