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Department of Curriculum and Instruction
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Graduate Degree Programs

Degree Programs

Certification Plans


    Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction, Advanced Instructor

Advisor: Daniel Martinez
daniel.martinez@angelo.edu

Program Manager: Dr. Kim Livengood
kim.livengood@angelo.edu

The Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction, Advanced Instructor degree offers a Graduate-Level degree for those who already hold a teaching certificate. All courses offered in the program are delivered through an online format for the convenience of the candidate.


    Master of Education in Educational Administration
(formally School Administration)

Advisor: Daniel Martinez
daniel.martinez@angelo.edu

Program Manager: Dr. Blake Hightower
blake.hightower@angelo.edu

The Master of Education in School Administration program is designed for candidates interested in careers as public school administrators. Candidates have the option upon completion of this degree to take the Texas Examination of Educator Standards (TExES) for the Professional Certificate for Principals.  Candidates also have the option of completing the degree without certification and must speak to an advisor about the options available.

Candidates must complete a minimum of 36 semester credit hours of graduate work, including all academic requirements, and must submit proof of two years of classroom teaching experience to be eligible for the TExES Principal exam. All courses offered in the program are delivered through an online format for the convenience of the candidate.


    Master of Education in Guidance and Counseling

Advisor: Daniel Martinez
daniel.martinez@angelo.edu

Program Manager: Dr. Mary McGlamery
mary.mcglamery@angelo.edu

The Master of Education in Guidance and Counseling program is designed for candidates interested in careers as public school counselors, college and university counselors, and other positions in counseling..

Candidates have the option upon completion of the degree to take the Texas Examination of Educator Standards (TExES) for the Professional Certificate for School Counselors. Candidates must complete a minimum of 36 semester credit hours of graduate work, including all academic requirements for the Professional Certificate for School Counselors. All courses offered in the program are delivered through an online format for the convenience of the candidate.


    Master of Education in Student Development and Leadership

Advisor: Daniel Martinez
daniel.martinez@angelo.edu

Program Manager: Dr. Alaric Williams
alaric.williams@angelo.edu

This program prepares graduate candidates for work in the non-academic arena of college campuses, which includes leadership positions in such areas as career services, enrollment management, residential programs and candidate development.

Graduates may find employment in a variety of settings, from community colleges to research universities, and they will be prepared to matriculate in a doctoral-level program. Candidates must complete a minimum of 36 semester credit hours of graduate work for this degree. All courses offered in the program are delivered through an online format for the convenience of the candidate.

Candidates may also receive a local Academic Advising Certificate. This is not the same as a certification. Please e-mail Dr. Williams alaric.williams@angelo.edu for more information.


    Local Academic Advising Certificate

Advisor: Daniel Martinez
daniel.martinez@angelo.edu

Program Manager: Dr. Alaric Williams
alaric.williams@angelo.edu

The local Academic Advising Certificate is a graduate-level program for candidates interested in working as Academic Advisors in Institutions of Higher Education.  This 15-hour program is online and is not the same as a certification.


    Texas Principal Certification Plan

Advisor: Daniel Martinez
daniel.martinez@angelo.edu

Program Manager: Dr. Blake Hightower
blake.hightower@angelo.edu

Candidates who already have a master’s degree can be placed in this program to complete the requirements for principal certification. The program plan will list the courses candidates need to complete the certification purposes. Candidates will receive certification after successfully completing the coursework and passing the TExES Principal examination. For more information, contact the program advisor. All courses offered in the program are delivered through an online format for the convenience of the candidate.


    Texas School Counselor Certification Plan

Advisor: Daniel Martinez
daniel.martinez@angelo.edu

Program Manager: Dr. Mary McGlamery
mary.mcglamery@angelo.edu

Candidates who already have a master’s degree can enter this program to complete the requirements for School Counseling Certification. The program plan will list the courses candidates need to complete the certification process. Candidates will receive certification after successfully completing the coursework and passing the TExES Counseling exam. For more information, contact the program advisor. All courses offered in the program are delivered through an online format for the convenience of the candidate. 


     Texas Superintendent Certification Plan

Advisor: Daniel Martinez
daniel.martinez@angelo.edu

Program Manager: Dr. Richard Bain
richard.bain@angelo.edu

In addition to graduate school entrance requirements and department requirements, individuals seeking admission to the Superintendent Certificate Program must hold a Principal Certificate or its equivalent. The Superintendent Certificate Program uses an online format, with the online coursework supplemented by working with a local superintendent in the candidate’s area. A practicum is also required. After completing the required course work, candidates must receive a passing score on the TExES Superintendent exam. For more information, contact the program advisor. All courses offered in the program are delivered through an online format for the convenience of the candidate. 


     Texas Teacher Certification Plan

Advisor: Daniel Martinez
daniel.martinez@angelo.edu

Program Manager: Dr. Amy Williamson
amy.williamson@angelo.edu

Candidates with a bachelor’s degree or higher can enter this program to complete the requirements for Texas Teacher Certification. The program plan will list the courses candidates need to complete the certification process. Candidates will receive certification after successfully completing the coursework and passing the required TExES exams. For more information, contact the program advisor. All courses offered in the program are delivered through an online format for the convenience of the candidate.

New Degree Plans, Certification Plans, and Course Names and Numbers

Effective Fall 2012, degree plans, certification plans, and course numbers and names will change. View our course descriptions and new degree and certification plans for more information.

To be placed on the new degree plans, please contact Daniel Martinez at daniel.martinez@angelo.edu.

Valuable Internship Experiences

Graduate students are required to complete internships in offices similar to where they expect to work after they graduate. The experience not only gives them a taste of the work environment, but also helps them establish contacts.

Upon completing their studies, our graduate students have training in business and budgeting, diversity, computer technology, counseling techniques, education law and research.

Course Descriptions

Read about the graduate-level courses that you will complete.

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