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The Master of Education degree at LeTourneau University is designed for current educators who want to further enhance their leadership and teaching skills. The Master of Education includes three areas of concentration.
The Master of Education: Teaching and Learning specialization, offered only in Texas, includes Texas Teacher Certification at the Elementary or Middle School level with the opportunity to pursue earning a Master of Education degree.
The Master of Education: Curriculum and Instruction specialization, provides information that will broaden teaching skills, and enhance instructional effectiveness. Students will complete a practicum or action research project that specifically focuses on theory and practical application. Career opportunities for those who take the Curriculum and Instruction Specialization track include, achievement coordinators, curriculum and instruction specialist, district coaches, research and planning administrators, and others.
Finally, the Master of Education: Educational Administration specialization specifically focuses on school administration. Students must have completed two years of teaching in a TEA approved Pre-K - 12th grade school before applying for the Educational Administration specialization.
Courses required for the Teaching and Learning specialization (totaling 39 credit hours) include Theory and Practice in Classroom Management, Children, Adolescents and Learning, Foundation of Literacy Instruction, Effective Methodologies for Math and Science Instruction, Differentiated Instruction for Individualized Learning, Psychological Frameworks for Educators, Communication and Collaboration, Educational Research for Effective Teaching and Public School Law, and Trends and Issues in Education.
Courses required for the Curriculum and Instruction specialization include Psychological Frameworks for Educators, Communication and Collaboration, Educational Research for Effective Teaching, Public School Law, Administration of Special Programs, Curriculum and Instructional Design, Assessing Student Learning, Curriculum Evaluation, Advanced Methods in Classroom Management, and Management and Delivery of Differentiated Instruction.
Courses required for the Educational Administration specialization include Public School Law, Introduction to Educational Administration, Administration of the EC-12 Curriculum, Leadership at the Campus Level, School Finance, and Administration of Special Programs as well as a few courses that are included in the Teaching and Learning specialization course guide.
All courses are offered online and are designed to fit specifically to each student's personal schedule. Courses are taken one at a time and last anywhere between three to seven weeks. On average, students complete degree requirements in two years. Being as how LeTourneau University is an interdenominational Christian university, all degree programs offered are taught through a Christian perspective and are faith-based.
Students must meet Texas state required proficiencies.
Accreditation & Licensing
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
LeTourneau University's teacher education program underwent its first program review and approval from the State Board for Educator Certification in October, 1993. It is accredited on an annual basis.
The Master of Education:Teaching and Learning specialization is only offered to Texas residents.
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