Secondary Education (All) (M.A./M.Ed.)

M.A./M.Ed. Secondary Education

The program develops teacher leaders who will make significant contributions in schools and other educational settings.

Program Overview

Since its inception in 1899 as a teachers college, Texas State University has continuously prepared educators who will bring about positive change in schools. Texas State proudly offers a variety of Master of Arts (M.A.) and Master of Education (M.Ed.) programs in Secondary Education for graduate students who aspire to make significant educational contributions in schools and other educational settings. The program's most famous graduate is Lyndon Baines Johnson, who taught speech in a public school in Texas before becoming President of the United States. 

The course options that are integrated into these degree programs offer valuable opportunities for additional depth or breadth according to students’ goals and interests.

(The various degrees, concentrations, and certifications are listed below. For more information, access the individual program page.)

Master's Degree Programs

DegreeConcentrationHoursThesis OptionMinor Option
M.A.General30ThesisMinor required
M.Ed.General36Non-ThesisMinor required
M.Ed.Educational Technology39Non-ThesisMinor required
M.A.Talent Development30ThesisNo minor
M.Ed.Talent Development30Non-ThesisMinor required
M.Ed.Teaching Advanced Academics36Non-Thesis18-hour cognate required

Master's Degree Programs with Certifications

M.Ed.Secondary EducationStudent-selected36Non-ThesisMinor required
M.Ed.Secondary Education - Teacher Recruitment ProgramStudent-selected36Non-ThesisComposite – Secondary Education TRP Required

What Our Alumni Say

“The secondary education program has made a big impact on my career. The professors have helped me to grow professionally and have ensured that I am on the right path to become a successful educator. I now feel completely ready to meet all my future students’ diverse needs.”

— Jennifer Morrison, M.Ed. ’16

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