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Management of Technical Education

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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.

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

 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 contact the following:

Graduate Advisor
Dr. Shailen Singh
Avery Building (AVRY), Room 464K

Advisor Support
Sierra King
Pedernales (PED), Room 103

“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

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
M.Ed. 36 Non-Thesis No minor
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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.

Online Availability
The majority of this program may be offered online. If you are not a Texas resident and will not relocate, please visit the Office of Distance and Extended Learning. International students, please visit the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) regarding additional considerations in taking online courses.

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.

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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.

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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

Application Process

Step 1

Review Requirements

Application Deadlines

Deadlines U.S. Citizen International
Fall - Priority February 1 February 1
Fall - Standard June 15 June 1
Spring October 15 October 1
Summer I April 15 March 15
Summer II 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.

Application 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.

Application Fee(s)

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

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

GRE Scores

  • GRE not required


  • statement of purpose (one page)

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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

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

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