School of Education

M.S. in Education

The Graduate Program is divided into the following categories:
  • Advanced Programs:
    • Master of Science in Elementary Education
    • Master of Science in Secondary Education
    • Master of Science in Educational Leadership
  • Graduate Licensure Programs:
    • UTEP-Option I: Elementary Education
    • UTEP—Option II:  Secondary Education majors
    • Special Education:  Mild Intervention (P-12)

Graduate students who are working toward a master's degree must maintain at least a 3.0 (B) cumulative grade point average. Students who are working toward an initial teaching license must maintain at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average.

Graduate Study—General Information

The advanced programs at the School of Education are built on two models: The Lead Teacher and the Professional Leader. Both models have research-based conceptual frameworks.

The Lead Teacher model has five program outcomes:

  • Teacher effectiveness
  • Information technologies
  • Curriculum design and delivery
  • Education equity
  • Leadership

The Professional Leader model has six program outcomes:

  • A Vision of Learning;
  • School Culture and Instructional Program;
  • Management;
  • Collaboration with Families and Community;
  • Integrity, Fairness, and Ethical Behavior;
  • Political, Social, Economic, Legal, and Cultural Context

Before completing either program, each student shall complete a portfolio demonstrating mastery of the program outcomes.

Portfolios consist of required artifacts. In order to successfully complete portfolio requirements, each artifact must have received a passing score.

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