Management of Technical Education (MEd)

M.Ed. Management of Technical Education

Students learn theories and real-world problem-solving skills focused on 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 the skills needed to supervise educators or trainers in junior 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 flexible to accommodate the needs of working professionals, located on campus in San Marcos or Round Rock or online. Many hybrid classes allow students to complete work online and attend face-to-face classes, allowing for personal and professional interaction.

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.

Degree Hours Thesis Option Minor Option
Thesis Option
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 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. These courses include methods of teaching and training, the professions of teaching and training, and human relations. Students have the option to include courses in the area of educational leadership or explore courses in occupational education as part of the program.

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
Avery Building (AVRY), Room 464K

Advisor Support
Sierra King
Pedernales (PED), Room 103

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Application Deadlines

Deadlines U.S. Citizen International
Fall - Priority
U.S. Citizen
February 1
February 1
Fall - Standard
U.S. Citizen
June 15
June 1
U.S. Citizen
October 15
October 1
Summer I
U.S. Citizen
April 15
March 15
Summer II
U.S. Citizen
June 1
No Admission

Application Deadline
This program has a flexible deadline, which means applications received after the posted 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.

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