What can I do with a concentration in Secondary Education?
The M.Ed. in C&I with a concentration in Secondary Education is designed for professionals seeking expertise in effective, research-based instructional techniques that increase student knowledge and performance at the secondary or post-secondary (college) level.
This concentration will allow you to expand your knowledge of research-based instruction practices to increase student achievement in a content area. Furthermore, eighteen hours in your content area will provide you with opportunities to teach Advanced Placement and/or Dual Credit courses at the secondary level, or to teach at the community college level.
What are some interesting courses I’ll be taking while in the program?
- Foundations of Curriculum – In this course, you’ll study the philosophical, historical, psychological and social foundations of curriculum, and analyze and discuss the significance of various philosophies in the formulation of curriculum.
- Techniques of Research – In this course, you’ll explore the major steps involved in conducting a scientific research study, and develop an understanding of the purpose of and procedure for selecting quantitative and qualitative sampling techniques, methods of collecting data, and methods for controlling validity, reliability and generalizability.
- 18 Hours of Content Area Courses – You will have 18 hours that are content specific (ex. Math, History, Political Science, etc.).
*See the C&I Graduate Handbook for complete course requirements.
How much will it cost?
Students at Tarleton enjoy one of the lowest tuition and fee rates in the state of Texas. A 3-hour graduate course costs approximately $873*.
*Cost is subject to change, and varies by location and modality. For example, a 3-hour course in Fort Worth costs approximately $731. A 3-hour online course costs approximately $851.
How long will it take?
Students have the flexibility to finish the degree in as little as 18 months, or as long as six years.
What are the course formats?
In an effort to provide flexibility for our students, we have designed online, hybrid, and face-to-face course offerings for you to choose from while in the program.
- Fully online courses do not have face-to-face meetings, and instead all course work is completed in the Blackboard learning management system.
- Hybrid courses may have anywhere from four to eight face-to-face meetings, with online content provided in Blackboard in between. All face-to-face sessions are offered on nights and/or weekends for convenience.
- Finally, traditional face-to-face courses meet every week, and may or may not have online components.
How will advising work while I’m in the program?
Once you’ve applied to graduate school and are admitted, your concentration advisor will mentor you through your course work, and answer questions you may have about course options, locations, and modalities (online, hybrid, or face-to-face), and assist you in developing a committee to guide you through your capstone project.
Why choose Tarleton?
Earning your graduate degree from Tarleton means you will have engaged with knowledgeable and respected faculty who present meaningful and relevant content, and formed long-lasting relationships with peers to broaden your skill-sets and expand opportunities in your career. Simply put, a degree from Tarleton is not just a piece of paper; it means you’ve expanded your horizons to become a leader in the field of Education.
What other resources can I use to get started and find out more?
- Our C&I Graduate Handbook will provide you with information about specific program requirements, advisement, research or capstone project requirements, etc. Click on your concentration area at the top to ‘jump to’ specific information.
- For planning purposes, see our tentative course rotations, locations, and modalities.
- For advising/concentration specific questions, see a list and contact info of our faculty and the concentrations for which they advise.
- The Graduate Studies website provides all the information you need to apply for admission.
- Once you’ve been admitted, you can use the myGateway system to register for classes, check your financial aid status, and view your unofficial transcript.
- Finally, you’re likely to utilize the Blackboard learning management system during the program, so be sure to check it out for training and support information.