Master of Arts in Teaching

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Program Description

The Master of Arts in Teaching is a 30 hour program that includes 24 hours of core course work and 6 hours of field experience.  Six addtional graduate hours are required in place of internship, for those who choose student teaching for their field experience.  A graduate research project must be completed during the research courses, CIED 5370 and CIED 5085.

Applicants interested in pursuing Masters of Arts in Teaching should contact the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at (936) 294-1129 or masterci@shsu.edu for more information.

The Master of Arts in Teaching program at Sam Houston State University is fully accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the State Board of Education Certification through the Texas Accountability System for Educator Preparation Program.


Admissions

  1. The PACT Exam
  2. Graduate Application
  3. Application Fee
  4. Official transcript from the baccalaureate degree granting institution.
  5. An undergraduate degree from an accredited academic institution.
  6. Candidates with a 3.0 GPA undergraduate will have the GRE automatically waived.Candidates with an undergraduate GPA between 2.5 and 2.99 from the baccalaureate-granting institution or between 2.8 and 2.99 in graduate level hours* from the baccalaureate degree-granting institution are required to take the GRE. These candidates must meet the minimum standard with the following formula:

(GPA X 50) + GRE Verbal + GRE Quantitative + GRE Written equal to or greater than 435

GRE TAKEN BEFORE AUGUST 2011

(GPA X 200) + GRE Verbal + GRE Quantitative + GRE Written equal to or greater than 1664 

* If a student has taken graduate level coursework after receiving their Bachelor’s, but has not received a Master’s degree, then those hours become void and are not taken into consideration. 


Degree Requirements

This 30 hour program includes 18 hours credits of course work, 6 credits of field experience and 6 hours of field experience. Six additional graduate hours are required for those who choose student teaching for their field experience. A graduate research project must be completed during the research courses, CIED 5370 and CIED 5085. 

Degree Plan

Master of Arts in Teaching
Course Name Hours
Core Coursework (30 credit hours)
CIED 5397 Human Growth and Development Across the Lifespan 3
CIED 5390 Advanced Methods of Classroom Management and Discipline 3
CIED 5360 Advanced Techniques and Methods of Instruction 3
CIED 5393 Assessment of Learning 3
CIED 5333 Roles and Responsibilities of the Professional Educator 3
READ 5311 Literacy & Learning Grade 8-12 3
CIED 5398 Internship 3
CIED 5399 Internship 3
CIED 5370 Research in Teaching (Research I) 3
CIED 5085 Current Issues in Education 3
Total Credit Hours 30

*Substitute for Student Teaching (if student teaching must take the following courses plus 6 additional credits of field experience in addition to courses listed above):

CIED 5384 Curricular Trends for Classroom Teachers*

CIED 5383 Integrating Current Technologies in Teaching*


Courses

Curriculum and Instruction (CIED)

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