Release Date: Nov. 1, 2010
ASU Teacher Education Department Adds Master’s Programs
Angelo State University’s Department of Teacher Education is offering two new graduate degree programs for elementary and special education teachers, and others interested in teaching.
The master’s degree in special education includes local certificates in dyslexia and behavior management that may also be beneficial in fields outside of education. The master’s degree in professional education offers an advanced degree for current elementary teachers and an optional route to certification for bachelor’s degree holders who wish to teach in early childhood to sixth grade.
The new programs include course work to meet the needs of practicing teachers who wish to extend their skills and knowledge. Both programs are offered through Web-blended courses with online activities and occasional face-to-face meetings, as well as some fully online Web-based courses.
Each degree requires 36 semester credit hours (SCH), including nine SCH of core coursework, 15 SCH in elementary or special education and 12 SCH in an individually selected area of study. During fall and spring semesters, Web-blended courses will be conducted only on Saturdays. Summer sessions will utilize the Web-blended format with occasional meetings on weekdays.
The ASU graduate school application and admission requirements may be found at www.angelo.edu/dept/grad_school/.
For more information on the master’s in special education, contact Dr. Richard Evans at (325) 942-2052, ext. 377, or Richard.Evans@angelo.edu. For information on the master’s in professional education, contact Dr. Donna Gee at (325) 942-2052, ext. 480, or Donna.Gee@angelo.edu.