School of Education
M.S. in Education
- 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 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
The Professional Leader model has six program outcomes:
- A Vision of Learning;
- School Culture and Instructional Program;
- 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.