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Graduate Degree Programs and Certification Plans

  • Degree Programs

    Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction

    Advising: Educator Preparation Information (EPI) Center
    epicenter@angelo.edu

    Teacher Studies

    This program is designed to offer candidates opportunities to develop expertise in effective pedagogy, curriculum development, instructional strategies, assessment and data analysis, and learner development in preparation for professional teaching positions.

    • 42 total semester credit hours
    • 36 hours of coursework (all online, each of these courses are 8 weeks long)
    • 6 hours of internship or Clinical Teaching experience.
    • 30 hours of classroom observation

    Advanced Instructor

    This program is designed to offer candidates opportunities to develop expertise in curriculum development, instructional leadership, program evaluation, and data analysis in preparation for professional positions in human resources departments, government agencies, non-profit organizations, corporate training, or other adult education or training settings.

    • 36 total semester credit hours
    • All 8-week online courses

    Professional Education

    This program is designed to offer candidates opportunities to develop expertise in curriculum and instruction in addition to a specific content area in preparation for professional positions to teach dual credit high school or college level courses.

    • 36 total semester credit hours
    • 18 Content specific
    • 18 Curriculum and Instruction

    Master of Arts in Administrative Leadership (MA)

    The administrative leadership program consists of diverse learning objectives and engages students in active learning through a variety of activities throughout each course.

    This program develops critical skills for candidates to serve as strong, effective leaders and administrators.

    Students are challenged in active learning through conducting interviews, developing professional development training, preparing budget analyses, and developing virtual leadership models.

    Students are tasked with relevant, applicable assignments to strengthen and prepare them leading today and in the future.


    Master of Arts in Mental Health and Wellness Counseling

    Upon earning a MA in Mental Health and Wellness Counseling, students will have the foundation necessary to apply research, mental health and wellness concepts, and best practices to their role as a utilitarian counselor. Graduates are inspired and prepared to become ethical mental health and wellness counselors in their chosen field.

    This master’s degree in mental health and wellness counseling does not lead to licensure or certification, but places students on track for broad integration of mental health and wellness counseling concepts into their chosen field.


    Master of Science in Professional School Counseling

    The M.S. in Professional School Counseling program is designed for candidates interest in careers as Texas school counselors.

    Candidates may qualify 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 48 semester credit hours of graduate work, including all academic requirements for the Professional Certificate for School Counselors, and must submit proof of two years of classroom teaching experience to be eligible for the TExES school counselor exam. This program is not accredited by CACREP. The College of Education is accredited by CAEP.


    Master of Education in Student Development and Leadership in Higher Education

    Advising: Educator Preparation Information (EPI) Center
     epicenter@angelo.edu

    The M.Ed. in Student Development and Leadership in Higher Education 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 an Academic Advising Certificate. Please email the Graduate Advisor at epicenter@angelo.edu for more information.

    Master of Science in Educational Leadership

    Our online Master of Science (M.S.) in educational leadership with Texas Principal Certification prepares teachers who want to further develop their knowledge, skills and mindset to become instructional leaders in the K-12 educational setting.

  • Certification Plans

    Academic Advising Certificate

    Advising:  Educator Preparation Information (EPI) Center
     epicenter@angelo.edu

    The Academic Advising Certificate is a graduate-level plan for candidates interested in working as Academic Advisors in Institutions of Higher Education.  This is a 15-hour certificate plan.


    Texas Principal Certification Plan

    Advising:  Educator Preparation Information (EPI) Center epicenter@angelo.edu

    For up-to-date information on Texas Certification contact the College of Education EPI Center at 325-942-2209.


    Texas School Counselor Certification Plan

    Advising:  Educator Preparation Information (EPI) Center epicenter@angelo.edu

    For up-to-date information on Texas Certification contact the College of Education EPI Center at 325-942-2209.


    Texas Superintendent Certification Plan

    Advising:  Educator Preparation Information (EPI) Center
     epicenter@angelo.edu

    In addition to graduate school entrance requirements and department requirements, individuals seeking admission to the Superintendent Certificate Plan must hold a Principal Certificate or its equivalent. The Superintendent Certificate Plan 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 Graduate Advisor. 


    Texas Teacher Certification Plan

    Advising:  Educator Preparation Information (EPI) Center
     epicenter@angelo.edu

    Changes are currently being made to this program.  Please contact the EPI Center at epicenter@angelo.edu or call 325-942-2209 for more information.

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

  • Course Offerings

    Courses Offered in all Degree Programs and Certification Plans

    Fall A Courses
    Eight Week Courses Hours
    EDG 6301 Social and Cultural Influences  3
    EDG 6302 Tests and Measurements 3
    EDG 6303 Lifespan Development  3
    EDG 6304 Research 3
    EDG 6305 Legal and Ethical Principles 3
    EDG 6306 Curriculum and Methodology Trends 3
    EDG 6310 Behavior Management 3
    EDG 6316 Instructional Issues 3
    EDG 6320 Individual Counseling 3
    EDG 6331 Role of the School Counselor 3
    EDG 6341 Role of the Principal 3
    EDG 6342 Personnel and Fiscal Management 3
    EDG 6361 American Higher Education 3
    EDG 6362 College Student Development 3
    Fall B Courses
     Eight Week Courses Hours
    EDG 6301 Social and Cultural Influences 3
    EDG 6302 Tests and Measurements 3
    EDG 6303 Lifespan Development  3
    EDG 6304 Research 3
    EDG 6305 Legal and Ethical Principles 3
    EDG 6306 Curriculum and Methodology Trends 3
    EDG 6300 Curriculum Development 3
    EDG 6313 Foundations of the Public School System 3
    EDG 6323 Theories of Counseling 3
    EDG 6321 Group Counseling 3
    EDG 6340 Structure and Organization of the Public School System 3
    EDG 6345 Human Relationships 3
    EDG 6363 Leadership 3
    EDG 6367 Academic Advising 3
    Fall Semester Courses
    Sixteen Week Courses (Practicums and Internships) Hours
    EDG 6325 Practicum in Counseling 3
    EDG 6347 Practicum in School Administration 3
    EDG 6348 Superintendent Internship in Education 3
    EDG 6365 Internship in Higher Education 3
    EDG 6399 Professional Practice
    Spring A Courses
    Eight Week Courses Hours
    EDG 6301 Social and Cultural Influences 3
    EDG 6302 Tests and Measurements 3
    EDG 6303 Lifespan Development  3
    EDG 6304 Research 3
    EDG 6305 Legal and Ethical Principles 3
    EDG 6306 Curriculum and Methodology Trends 3
    EDG 6312 Learning Theories 3
    EDG 6317 Teaching Diverse Populations 3
    EDG 6321 Group Counseling 3
    EDG 6323 Theories of Counseling 3
    EDG 6331 Role of the School Counselor 3
    EDG 6341 Role of the Principal 3
    EDG 6343 School-Community Relationships 3
    EDG 6362 College Student Development 3
    Spring B Courses
     Eight Week Courses Hours
    EDG 6301 Social and Cultural Influences 3
    EDG 6302 Tests and Measurements 3
    EDG 6303 Lifespan Development  3
    EDG 6304 Research 3
    EDG 6305 Legal and Ethical Principles 3
    EDG 6306 Curriculum and Methodology Trends 3
    EDG 6311 Instructional Supervision 3
    EDG 6320 Individual Counseling 3
    EDG 6324 Career and Occupational Counseling 3
    EDG 6326 Education of Exceptional Children 3
    EDG 6344 School District Resource Management 3
    EDG 6346 School Plant Planning and Maintenance 3
    EDG 6363 Leadership 3
    EDG 6369 Assessment of Student Outcomes 3
    Spring Semester Courses
    Sixteen Week Courses (Practicums and Internships) Hours
    EDG 6325 Practicum in Counseling 3
    EDG 6347 Practicum in School Administration 3
    EDG 6948 Role of the Superintendent 3
    EDG 6365 Internship in Higher Education 3
    EDG 6399 Professional Practice 3
    Summer Courses
    Eight Week Courses Hours
    EDG 6301 Social and Cultural Influences  3
    EDG 6302 Tests and Measurements 3
    EDG 6303 Lifespan Development  3
    EDG 6304 Research 3
    EDG 6305 Legal and Ethical Principles 3
    EDG 6306 Curriculum and Methodology Trends 3
    EDG 6311 Instructional Supervision 3
    EDG 6314 Effective Instruction and Assessment 3
    EDG 6315 Content Area Instruction 3
    EDG 6318 Role of the Teacher 3
    EDG 6324 Career and Occupational Counseling 3
    EDG 6327 Dysfunctional Behavior 3
    EDG 6331 Role of the School Counselor 3
    EDG 6341 Role of the Principal 3
    EDG 6366 Student Affairs 3
    Summer Semester Courses
    Sixteen Week Courses (Practicums and Internships) Hours
    EDG 6325 Practicum in Counseling 3
    EDG 6347 Practicum in School Administration 3
    EDG 6948 Role of the Superintendent 3
    EDG 6365 Internship in Higher Education 3
    EDG 6399 Professional Practice 3

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Need more information?

Daniel O. Martinez, M.Ed.
Graduate Programs Advisor
Daniel.Martinez@angelo.edu
325-942-2209