Texas Tech University

Coming Soon! Joint Degree, M.A./M.Ed.

Fast-track your career with a joint degree (M.A./M.Ed.) at Texas Tech University!

Earn your M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction and M.A. in Languages & Cultures or Romance Languages with only 60 credit hours (two graduate degrees would normally take 72 hours). Choose your concentration (Applied Linguistics, Classics, French, German, or Spanish) and a Master's degree in Education to take the next step in your career in K-12 education, instructional coaching, curriculum coordination, human resources, higher education, and more!

Competitive scholarships are available. 

Apply online at https://ttugradschool.force.com/admissions/ApplicationLogin

Questions? Contact:

M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction
Dr. Greenhalgh-Spencer

M.A. in Applied Linguistics, Classics, French, or German
Carla Burrus

M.A. in Spanish
Stephanie Santos

Program requirements:

The joint degree consists of 60 hours (36 credit hours for each program, with 12 credit hours mutually recognized toward each program's requirement and 24 credit hours that are unique to each program). The lists below outline the required and elective courses that count toward the joint degree; the final list identifies those courses that are eligible for mutual recognition.

M.Ed. Core Courses (Required 9 hours; take all 3 courses.)

  • EDCI 5320 Curriculum Theory and Foundations
  • EDCI 5335 Models of Teaching
  • EDCI 5380 Action Research 1

M.Ed. Core Electives (Required 15 hours; take 5 of these courses.)

  • EDCI 5310: Instructional Theory and Design
  • EDCI 5333: Improving the Teaching of Thinking
  • ECTE 5335: Emerging Pedagogies and Designs
  • ECTE 5381: Action Research 2
  • EDCI 5330: Ethics and Education
  • EDCI 5321: Curriculum Theory: Design and Development
  • EDCI 5362: Curriculum and the Media
  • EDCI 5375: Creativity in the Curriculum
  • ECTE 5318: Authentic Curriculum Assessment

Applied Linguistics Core Electives (Required 15 hours; take 5 of these courses. LING 5382 and LING 5383 can be repeated, as topic varies.)

  • LING 5320: Second Language Writing
  • LING 5325: Technology in Teaching Second Languages
  • LING 5327: Second Language Curriculum Design
  • LING 5332: Instructed Second Language Acquisition
  • LING 5340: Second Language Testing
  • LING 5382: Seminar in Second Language Instruction (excluded from 3 peat rules)
  • LING 5383: Seminar in Second Language Acquisition (excluded from 3 peat rules)

Classics Core Electives (Required 24 hours; take 8 of these courses. LAT 5304 and LAT 5310 can be repeated, as topic varies.)

  • CMLL 5305: Survey of Latin Prose
  • CMLL 5305: Survey of Latin Poetry
  • LAT 5304: Latin Poetry: Epic, Lyric, Elegiac, and Pastoral
  • LAT 5310: Seminar in Latin Literature
  • LAT 5360: Latin Prose
  • CMLL 5305: Survey of Greek Prose
  • CMLL 5305: Survey of Greek Poetry
  • CMLL 5309: Survey of Greek and Roman Culture
  • CLAS 5311: Classical Art & Archaeology
  • LING 5322: Classical Cultural Pedagogy

French Core Electives (Required 24 hours; take 8 of these courses.)

  • FREN 5301: Practicum in Language Teaching: Teaching Methods
  • FREN 5310: Medieval and Renaissance Literature
  • FREN 5311: From the Baroque to the Revolution
  • FREN 5315: Studies in French Language and Literature
  • FREN 5319: Nineteenth-Century Literature
  • FREN 5320: Twentieth-Century Literature
  • FREN 5321: French Cinema
  • FREN 5327: French Civilization
  • FREN 5328: Francophone Literature and Culture
  • FREN 5330: Advanced French Translation

German Core Electives (Required 24 hours; take 8 of these courses. GERM 5321 can be repeated, as topic varies.)

  • GERM 5311: German Literature of the Nineteenth Century
  • GERM 5312: Moments of Crisis in German-Language Culture 1890-1945
  • GERM 5313: Germany and the European Union
  • GERM 5314: History of the German Language
  • GERM 5315: Literature of Divided Germany
  • GERM 5316: Literature of the New Germany
  • GERM 5318: German Romanticism
  • GERM 5319: The German “Klassik”
  • GERM 5321: Seminar in Modern German Literature
  • GERM 5322: German Business Culture
  • GERM 5324: German Literature of the Enlightenment

Spanish Core Courses (1 required course.)

  • SPAN 5322: Foundations for Spanish Language Teaching

Spanish Core Electives (Required 21 hours; take 7 of these courses.)

  • SPAN 5340: Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics
  • SPAN 5343: Introduction to Second Language Acquisition
  • SPAN 5355: Seminar in Hispanic Literature
  • SPAN 5361: Medieval Literature
  • SPAN 5362: Golden Age
  • SPAN 5364: 18th and 19th Century Literature
  • SPAN 5366: 20th and 21st Century Spanish Prose
  • SPAN 5368: 20th and 21st Century Spanish Theater and Poetry
  • SPAN 5369: Spanish Narrative Since 1898
  • SPAN 5370: Colonial Spanish American Literature
  • SPAN 5374: 19th Century Spanish American Literature
  • SPAN 5375: Modernismo
  • SPAN 5376: 20th & 21st Century Spanish American Prose
  • SPAN 5378: 20th & 21st Century Spanish American Theater & Poetry
  • SPAN 5381: Hispanic Literature of the Southwest
  • SPAN 5383: Spanish Language with Other Languages
  • SPAN 5385: Seminar in Hispanic Linguistics
  • SPAN 5386: Seminar in the Acquisition of Spanish as a 2nd Language
  • SPAN 5388: Spanish Phonetics and Phonology
  • SPAN 5389: Spanish Quantitative Sociology

12 hours of the courses in this list will count toward both degrees. Take 4 of these courses.
At least 2 courses must come from C&I; at least 2 courses must come from your concentration area in CMLL.

From the Department of Curriculum & Instruction:

  • EDLL 5344: Content Area and Disciplinary Literacy
  • EDLL 5350: Developing Traditional and New Literacies
  • EDBL 5337: Teaching Strategies for ESL and Content-Area Teachers of Limited English Proficient Students

From the Department of Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures:

For the Applied Linguistics concentration:

  • LING 5382: Seminar in Second Language Instruction (excluded from 3 peat rules; this course must be a different topic than if taken as part of the Applied Linguistics Elective courses)
  • LING 5383: Seminar in Second Language Acquisition (excluded from 3 peat rules; this course must be a different topic than if taken as part of the Applied Linguistics Elective courses)
  • LING 5336: Corpus Linguistics for Second Language Researchers and Teachers

For the German concentration:

  • GERM 5314: History of the German Language
  • GERM 5316: Literature of the New Germany
  • GERM 5321: Moments of Crisis in German-Language Culture 1850-1945

For the French concentration:

  • FREN 5321: French Cinema
  • FREN 5315: Studies in French Language and Literature
  • FREN 5328: Francophone Literature and Culture

For the Classics concentration:

  • CMLL 5305: Survey of Latin Prose
  • CMLL 5305: Survey of Latin Poetry
  • LING 5322: Classical Cultural Pedagogy

For the Spanish concentration:

  • SPAN 5382: Spanish in the USA
  • SPAN 5356: Seminar in Hispanic Culture
  • SPAN 5384: Acquisition and Development in Skills in Spanish as Second Language

Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures

  • Address

    CMLL Building, 2906 18th St, Lubbock, TX 79409
  • Phone

    806.742.3145