Management of Technical Education (M.Ed.)

M.Ed. Management of Technical Education

Students learn theories and real-world problem-solving skills focused around managing instructional personnel in an educational or training environment.
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Program Overview

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Management of Technical Education program prepares graduates to manage instructional personnel in an educational or training environment. Graduates learn skills needed to supervise educators or trainers in community colleges, businesses, the military, civil service or other education and training sites.

Course Work

In this program, students develop instructional and managerial competencies through various courses in curriculum design and delivery, instructional improvement, human performance technology, class organization, management, teaching/learning styles, diversity, understanding organizations and program evaluation.

Course schedules are created to accommodate the needs of working professionals, this allows for online instruction through Zoom and/or weekly assignments due per the instructor with no meeting dates.

Students provide direct input to create their 36-credit-hour degree plans during meetings with the graduate advisor. Students must pass both the exit written and oral examinations prior to receiving their degrees.

DegreeHoursThesis OptionMinor Option
Degree
M.Ed.
Hours
36
Thesis Option
Non-Thesis
Minor Option
No minor

What Our Alumni Say

“It matters that you have a little bit of this and a little bit of that in order to build your expertise to a higher level. The OWLS department really encourages that customization.ˮ

– Antoine Lane, M.S.I.S. ’08, Austin Police Officer, Corporate Trainer

Program Details

Working professionals are able to customize their degree plans in order to gain practical and theoretical knowledge and take courses to accommodate their schedules.

Program Mission

The Department of Organization, Workforce, and Leadership Studies (OWLS) prepares current and future generations of learners for career/professional success in diverse workplaces.

The management of technical education M.Ed. degree provides the broad skills necessary for an educator or trainer to become a better instructor and manager of instruction in career and technical education or training settings. Students can hone their technical education and administrative skills through courses in career and technical education. Students have the option to include courses in educational leadership or explore courses in occupational education.

Career Options

Upon graduation, students will be prepared for many career fields including:

  • organizational effectiveness
  • organizational development
  • teaching in community colleges
  • teaching in K-12 career and technical education
  • supervision and management of instruction
  • training and development
  • corporate training

Program Faculty

The program faculty include individuals with a variety of backgrounds, specializing in teaching adult students who are working professionals. They are established scholars in leadership, adult learning, organization development and online learning. All are trained in advanced teaching modalities for graduate courses, whether they are online or hybrid. Several have won prestigious awards for their teaching and other faculty work.

Contact The Graduate College for general questions about getting started with your application, funding your degree, and more. If you have program-specific questions after reviewing the program details, we encourage you to contact the following individuals.

Graduate Advisor
Dr. Shailen Singh
s_s980@txstate.edu
512.716.4541
Avery Building (AVRY), Room 464K

Advisor Support
Sierra King
stk1@txstate.edu
512.245.2115
Pedernales (PED), Room 101

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Application Deadlines

DeadlinesU.S. CitizenInternational
Deadlines
Fall - Priority
U.S. Citizen
February 1
International
February 1
Deadlines
Fall - Standard
U.S. Citizen
June 15 (*Flexible)
International
June 1
Deadlines
Spring
U.S. Citizen
October 15 (*Flexible)
International
October 1
Deadlines
Summer I
U.S. Citizen
April 15 (*Flexible)
International
March 15
Deadlines
Summer II
U.S. Citizen
June 1 (*Flexible)
International
No Admission

*This program’s deadline is flexible for those not requiring an F/J visa. A flexible deadline means applications received after the standard deadline may be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis with no guarantees for admission consideration.

Funding Information
Applications must be complete by the priority deadline to be considered for certain types of funding.

Decision Timeline
This program reviews applications on a rolling basis.

Admission Requirements

The items required for admission consideration are listed below. Additional information for applicants with international credentials can be found on our international web pages.

  • Review important information about the online application.

    • $55 nonrefundable application fee
      OR
    • $90 nonrefundable application fee for applications with international credentials

    Review important information about application fees.

    • baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university (Non-U.S. degrees must be equivalent to a four-year U.S. Bachelor’s degree. In most cases, three-year degrees are not considered. Visit our International FAQs for more information.)
    • 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)

    Effective Fall 2024

    • baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university (Non-U.S. degrees must be equivalent to a four-year U.S. Bachelor’s degree. In most cases, three-year degrees are not considered. Visit our International FAQs for more information.)
    • a copy of an official transcript from each institution where course credit was granted
    • a 2.75 overall GPA or a 2.75 GPA in your last 60 hours of undergraduate course work (plus any completed graduate courses)

    Review important information about transcripts. Official transcripts, sent directly from your institution, will be required if admission is granted.

  • GRE

    • GRE not required

    TOEFL, PTE, or IELTS Scores

    Applicants are required to submit TOEFL, PTE, or IELTS scores that meet the minimum program requirements below unless they have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or the equivalent from a country on our exempt countries list.

    • official TOEFL iBT scores required with a 78 overall and minimum individual module scores of
      • 19 listening
      • 19 reading
      • 19 speaking
      • 18 writing
    • official PTE scores required with a 52 overall
    • official IELTS (academic) scores required with a 6.5 overall and
      • minimum individual module scores of 6.0
    • official Duolingo scores with a 110 overall
    • official TOEFL 8.5 overall

    This program does not offer admission if the scores above are not met.

    Review important information about official test scores.

    • statement of purpose (one page)

    Review important information about documents.

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