Purpose of this degree:
For Career Fulfillment: To update and expand current knowledge to deliver more effective instruction to a school age population.
For Career Enhancement: To offer the classroom teacher opportunities to explore new options that may lead to additional opportunities within a school district or in the community.
Application for Admission:
1. Statement of Intent (no more than one page in length)
The statement of intent should describe: (a) reasons for pursuing a graduate degree or advanced study program, (b) goals to be accomplished through the program, (c) personal and professional qualities that will contribute to the applicant’s success in the program and as a professional educator, and (d) perspectives about education as a profession, teaching, learning, leading, or other aspects related to the education of children and youth.
2. Letters of Reference
Two (2) letters of reference from individuals who can attest to the student’s (a) experience with children and youth, (b) leadership and collaborative skills, and (c) prospects of success in graduate programs.
3. Vita or Resume
A vita or resume that includes (a) applicant’s name, addresses, phone numbers, and email address(es), (b) degrees earned, institution, and date, and (c) professional experiences and related activities.
4. Copy of Professional Certification(s) or Other Related Credentials or Licenses
5. Teacher Service Record (For those applying to programs in Educational Leadership, preference is given to those with at least three years of teaching experience, and two years are required).
Please send the aforementioned information to:
Department of Teacher Education
Application Materials for (indicate program area) Texas Woman’s University
P.O. Box 425769, TWU Sta
Denton, TX 76204-5769
Minimum of 36 graduate semester hours
6 semester hour research core (see below for M.Ed. and M.A.)
12 semester hour education core
18 semester hours from one or more specializations
ResumeStatement of Intent2 letters of referenceTeacher Service RecordCopy of professional certificationsGPA of 3.0 on 4.0 scale for last 60 undergraduate hours