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About the Program

This department supervises the following degree programs and certificates:

        • Master of Education in Bilingual Education
        • Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction
        • Master of Education in Elementary Education
        • Master of Education in Language Literacy Education
        • Master of Education in Secondary Education
        • Master of Science in Multidisciplinary Science
        • Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction
        • Graduate Certificate in Developmental Literacy
        • Graduate Certificate in Multidisciplinary Science
        • Master Mentor Graduate Certificate

 

Graduate Programs

Master's Program

M.Ed. in Bilingual Education. A master’s degree in bilingual education is available with a concentration in either bilingual education or English as a second language (ESL). Students may choose a 36 semester hour plan that includes core courses and specialty concentrations and features a choice among offerings in language literacy, linguistics, anthropology, and English. The 30-semester-hour plan includes core and specialty courses, electives from a range of selections, and a 6-hour thesis. Students may seek supplemental certificates in bilingual education or English as a second language within requirements for the master’s degree. More information and application forms are available at www.educ.ttu.edu/edbl.

M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction. The program area of curriculum and instruction offers a 36-hour master’s degree that is designed to meet the diverse needs of professional educators in elementary, secondary, and post-secondary education. Thesis and non-thesis options are available. Further information and application forms are available at www.educ.ttu.edu/edci.

M.Ed. in Elementary Education. The 36-hour master’s program in elementary education is designed for students interested in concentrating on the fundamentals of reflective practice with an emphasis in social studies, mathematics, and science education. Thesis and non-thesis options are available. Students enrolled in a post-baccalaureate certification program should meet with a faculty advisor to develop a master’s degree plan that will include certification coursework. Information about the program and application forms can be found at www.educ.ttu.edu/eled.

M.Ed. in Language Literacy Education. The language literacy program area offers a master’s degree in language literacy with two options. The first option addresses many of the requirements of the Master Reading Teacher certificate program. The second option focuses on the Professional Reading Specialist Certification and supplies a strong foundation for later doctoral work. The master’s degree requires 36 hours of graduate work. See www.educ.ttu.edu/edll for additional information and application materials. Thesis and nonthesis options are available.

M.Ed. in Secondary Education. This 36-semester-hour degree includes a 21 semester hour concentration in educational foundations and secondary education as well as 15 hours in a minor concentration. The minor may be taken in a teaching field. Students enrolled in a post-baccalaureate certification program should meet with a faculty advisor to develop a master’s degree plan that will include certification coursework. For more information and application materials, see www.educ.ttu.edu/edse.

M.S. in Multidisciplinary Science. This interdisciplinary program leading to a Master of Science degree with a major in multidisciplinary science is administered by the College of Education with faculty and courses drawn from participating units throughout the university. The program has two tracks, one for secondary science teachers or K-8 teachers with a strong science background and another for middle-level science and math teachers. The program requires completion of a core of nine courses:

  • BIOL 5311 Ecology for Teachers
  • BIOL 5312 Cellular, Molecular Biology for Teachers
  • CHEM 5360 Conceptual Chemistry for Teachers I
  • CHEM 5361 Conceptual Chemistry for Teachers II
  • EDSE 5377 Science Curriculum and Instruction
  • IS 5301 The Nature of Science for Teachers
  • MATH 5360 Advanced Mathematics for Teachers I
  • MATH 5361 Advanced Mathematics for Teachers I
  • PHYS 5371 Conceptual Physics for Teachers

Middle-level students are required to take ECE 5332, PHYS 5300, and EDCI 6306 in addition to the nine core courses.

Secondary-level students are required to take ATMO 5302, GEOL 5340, and PHYS 5372 in addition to the nine core courses.

Doctoral Program

Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction. The Doctor of Philosophy in curriculum and instruction may be completed with 93 semester credit hours. Students may choose a concentration in one of five areas: Bilingual/English as a Second Language Education, Curriculum Studies/Teacher Education, Language and Literacy Education, Physical Education and Sports Science, or Science and Mathematics Education. Courses are taken in curriculum and instruction, the student’s concentration, research methods, diversity, and technology. Contact the department (peggie.price@ttu.edu) for further information.

Online/Blended Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction. This degree is designed to emphasize studies in areas that are crucial to development of existing P-12 teachers, administrators, and curriculum specialists as well as college and university professors and administrators. The program prepares students to apply, synthesize, and evaluate curriculum and instruction theory. Coursework is completed primarily online, but students are required to attend an on-campus orientation and three consecutive annual, two-week intensive summer sessions. The concentration areas available are (1) curriculum studies and teacher education and (2) science education. Language literacy is under development. Contact the department (peggie.price@ttu.edu) for further information.

Graduate Certificate Program

Developmental Literacy. The 15-hour Graduate Certificate in Developmental Literacy fills a need in the community for qualified teachers in developmental reading programs, adult basic education, adult literacy programs, alternative high schools, reading intervention programs in traditional high school settings, and GED programs. Contact: Dr. Mellinee Lesley, 806.834.1186, mellinee.lesley@ttu.edu

Master Mentor. The 12-hour Master Mentor Graduate Certificate is designed to prepare experienced teachers to mentor new teachers in instructional strategies, classroom management strategies, and other aspects of daily classroom life, in addition to the policies and procedures specific to individual campuses. Contact: Dr. Susan Myers, 806.834.0575, susan.myers@ttu.edu

Multidisciplinary Science. The 15-hour Graduate Certificate in Multidisciplinary Science supports on-going and professional development activities that are designed to improve classroom practice for English learners in science and mathematics instruction. Contact: Zenaida Aguirre-Muñoz, 806.834.4949, z.aguirre@ttu.edu

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Faculty

Click here to view alphabetical listing of all TTU faculty and their academic credentials.

Margaret Price, Ph.D., Chairperson

Professors: Benavides, Lesley, Midobuche, Morgan-Fleming, Smith, Wang
Associate Professors: Agnello, Aguirre-Muñoz, Akrofi, Anderson, Janisch, Johnson, Matteson, McMillan, Muñoz, Pratt, Price, Walker
Assistant Professors: Carpenter, Fortney, Greenhalgh-Spencer, Han, Kenna, Patrick
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