A master’s degree leads to more opportunities in education, from standing out in the applicant pool to having qualifications for leadership positions.
Abilene Christian University offers a Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Teaching and Learning with two different tracks: an Initial Certification track and a Master Reading Teacher track. Both are cohort based, fostering professional learning communities.
The fifth-year Initial Certification track, designed for high-performing teacher candidates, allows you to begin graduate-level courses in your final undergraduate semester at ACU. You will participate in a year-long clinical teaching placement in high-needs schools and classrooms, and you will leave equipped to meet the needs of diverse student populations. Hear from faculty and current and former students in this informational video.
The Master Reading Teacher track is designed for current classroom teachers with at least two years of teaching experience whose teaching assignment includes literacy instruction. This program will prepare teachers for certification as Master Reading Teachers in the state of Texas.
|Degree||Master of Education in Teaching and Learning (M.Ed.)|
|Program length||12-15 months
Master Reading Teacher track: March 1
Initial Certification track: second to last Friday in November
You will take courses such as:
Candidates will begin the process by submitting a Statement of Intent in the EDUC 211 semester and will formally apply to the Fifth-Year Master's in Teaching and Learning Degree Sequence during the fall semester, one year prior to matriculation. Applications will be due on the second to last Friday in November with notification of acceptance prior to the spring semester.
Candidates will then apply to the graduate school in the fall semester of their senior year to begin taking graduate level courses the following spring, while completing their undergraduate coursework for May graduation.
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Candidates’ interviews and purpose statements will be evaluated using rubrics designed by faculty in Teacher Education. Applicants not accepted into the cohort will be retained on a waiting list and encouraged to reapply for the next cohort.
The degree is offered at a reduced cost and each teacher accepted to the program will receive a minimum scholarship of $2,000.00 from the Department of Teacher Education.