Graduate College of Education and Psychology
Dr. William Geiger, Dean
The mission of the College of Education and Psychology is to provide a positive environment that fosters the acquisition of knowledge and skills. The mission is individually and collectively realized through a community of scholars that contributes to knowledge through scholarly inquiry; organizes knowledge for application, understanding and communication; and provides leadership and service.
- Provide candidates with academic programs and study leading to advanced professional certifications in a range of educational fields.
- Provide candidates with academic programs and study leading to licensure and certifications in psychology and related fields.
- Prepare candidates with strong academic and professional graduate level foundations for further study at the doctoral level.
- Prepare graduates who have the ability to play significant roles in their chosen professional field.
The College of Education and Psychology offers graduate course work leading to completion of Master of Arts, Master of Science, and Master of Education degrees. Program options available within each degree are as follows:
Master of Arts
Master of Science
Master of Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education
Post-Baccalaureate Initial Teacher Certification
Initial certification at the EC-6, 4-8, 8-12, and EC-12 levels. (See Initial Teacher Certification in this section of the catalog.)
General Degree Requirements
Prospective graduate degree students in the College of Education and Psychology must meet specific admission requirements of the selected program. Students with inadequate undergraduate preparation in a chosen program may be required to complete deficiencies. The following are the general procedures for fulfilling degree requirements for Master of Arts, Master of Science, and Master of Education degrees. Specific academic requirements are described in program sections on subsequent pages of this catalog.
- Apply for admission to the program of choice at http://www.ApplyTexas.org. Requirements for program admission will be those in effect at the time the application is submitted.
- Gain admission to the selected degree program.
- File a degree plan during the first semester after admission to the degree program. Complete required semester credit hours of approved graduate work.
- Maintain a grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in all courses applied toward the degree, and a grade point average of at least 3.0 in the academic major. No course with a grade below "C" may be applied toward fulfilling degree requirements.
- Complete requirements for comprehensive examinations. Applications for taking comprehensive examinations should be completed and returned to the College of Education and Psychology by October 1, February 1, or July 1 of the appropriate semester.
- Complete thesis requirements (if applicable) by following guidelines available in the Office of Graduate Studies.
- File for graduation prior to the published deadline by completing the procedures in "Filing for Graduation" in the Graduate Policies and Programs section of this catalog.