This specialized M.Ed. program in secondary education provides an accelerated pathway for well-qualified post-baccalaureate individuals seeking initial teacher certification. Students on this path may receive their certification after two semesters of field-based and academic course work and complete their master’s degree while earning a teacher’s salary.
|Degree||Certification Program||Hours||Thesis Option||Minor Option|
|Certification Plan Information
If you are admitted to this program, please contact the Office of Educator Preparation for your certification plan. If you are seeking teacher certification without a master's degree, please review the stand-alone teacher certification information.
|Texas State Round Rock Campus
This program can be completed in Round Rock, though taking courses in both San Marcos and Round Rock will result in quicker degree completion.
|Fall||March 1||March 1|
|Spring||September 1||September 1|
|Summer I||No Admission||No Admission|
|Summer II||No Admission||No Admission|
Transcripts & GPA
- baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university
- a copy of an official transcript from each institution where course credit was granted
- minimum 2.75 GPA in your last 60 hours of undergraduate course work (plus any completed graduate courses)
Review the instructions for submitting your transcripts. Official transcripts will be required if admission is granted.
- GRE scores not required
Documents & Other Requirements
- interview with graduate advisor
- statement of purpose
- three forms of recommendation
Review the instructions for using the Graduate Admissions Document Upload tool (GADU) to submit your documents. You will have access to GADU after you submit your ApplyTexas application and activate your Texas State NetID.
Non-native English speakers who do not qualify for an English proficiency waiver:
- official TOEFL iBT scores with minimum individual scores of
- 19 listening
- 19 reading
- 26 speaking
- 19 writing
This program does not offer admission if the scores above are not met.
Review the instructions for submitting your official test scores.