Curriculum and Instruction MEd Degree

Graduate Admissions


School of Education Graduate Admissions
Phone 903.566.7361

Degree Information
Dr. Yanira Oliveras Ortiz
Phone: 903.565.5639

Graduate Admission Information
The University of Texas at Tyler
Office of Graduate Admissions
Office: STE 345
Phone: 903.566.7457
Fax: 903.566.7492

Program Information

Delivery Methods: Online and on campus (depending on cognate)

Hours: 30

Time to Degree: Can be completed in 2 years

College: Education and Psychology

Cost: Approximately $7,630 for Texas residents based on the 2020-2021 academic year

Scholarships/Financial Support Available:  Yes; Teacher-in-Excellence Scholarship Available

Application Instructions

Admission Requirements

Test Score Required: Satisfactory GRE score obtained within the past five years may be requested of applicants with a GPA below 3.25. GPAs will be evaluated once the official transcript arrives.

GPA: Admission is determined based on undergraduate GPA and, if necessary, satisfactory scores on the GRE in combination with the undergraduate GPA, and the applicant's demonstrated commitment to his or her chosen field of study. See website for additional information.

Certification: Must be a certified teacher or be currently seeking certification.

Letters of Recommendation: No

Resume/Curriculum Vitae: No

Admissions Essay: No

Deadlines:  Graduate School Calendar

NOTE: In accordance with Texas Administrative Code, all applicants must be fully admitted prior to taking any coursework in the area in which they are seeking certification. Therefore, no provisional admission is allowed.

Additional requirements:

  • A student seeking a specialization in STEM Education, Instructional Coaching, Educational Technology or in a single content area must be a certified teacher with at least two years of teaching experience.

Additional requirements for GradTeach:

  • Have an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.25 in last 60 hours of coursework. Students may be accepted into the post-baccalaureate initial certification with a GPA of 2.5 with an acceptable Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score.
  • Provide evidence of satisfactory scores on one of the acceptable basic skills test such as the Texas Success Initiative, GRE, Accuplacer, and others. See the School of Education website for specific information regarding appropriate tests and scores.
  • Have a minimum number of hours in the content area where applicant is seeking certification.
  • Pass the content area in the Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) or indicate mastery of 85% on a content TExES practice exam if applicant has achieved 12-15 hours in the content area.
  • Complete the admission screening survey.

Upon admission (GradTeach only):

  • Sign and submit through a provided survey link an acknowledgement of admission, the Handbook Agreement Form, degree plan, and FERPA Agreement Form within five (5) business days.
  • Complete background check documents.
  • Pay admission fee to the School of Education. This fee is separate from The University of Texas at Tyler’s Graduate School application.

Career Outlook: According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job opportunities for secondary teachers are expected to increase by 6% through 2028. Opportunities for community college or junior college educators are expected to increase by 11% over the same period. For more information, visit The Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Salary Information: See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Texas teachers’ salary information is also available at the Texas Education Agency. Another great resource is O*Net.

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School of Education
BEP 247A
3900 University Blvd.
Tyler, Tx 75799

Office Hours:
M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Ph: 903.566.7361
Fx: 903.565.5996