Degree and Certificate Programs

  • Bachelor's Degrees - Elementary and Middle Level Education

    Interdisciplinary Studies
    Teacher candidates major in Interdisciplinary Studies and choose areas in which to concentrate.

    Early Childhood - 6th Grade Certifications

    • B.S. and EC-6 Generalist Certification
    • B.S. or B.A. and EC-6 Bilingual Generalist Certification
    • B.S. and EC-6 Generalist and EC-12 Special Education Certifications

    Middle Level Education - 4th - 8th Grade Certifications

    • B.S. and 4-8 English Language Arts-Reading/Social Studies Certification
    • B.S. and 4-8 Mathematics/Science Certification
    • B.S. and 4-8 Mathematics Certification

  • Bachelor's Degree - Early Childhood Education

    Interdisciplinary Studies Major with Early Childhood Education minor.
    This program does not lead to teacher certification.

  • Bachelor's Degrees - Secondary Education Minor

    Teacher candidates should choose a major to serve as a teaching content area and a minor in secondary education that includes 24 semester hours including six hours of student teaching.

    Teacher candidates should complete a majority of their content area courses before beginning certification course work. Students seeking secondary education certification are encouraged to contact the department of Curriculum and Instruction at 936-294-3896.

    SHSU can prepare and recommend individuals for the following Secondary Standard certificates:

    • Agricultural Science & Technology 6-12
    • Art EC-12
    • Business Education 6-12
    • Computer Science 8-12
    • Dance 8-12
    • English Language Arts and Reading 7-12
    • Health EC-12
    • History 7-12
    • Journalism 7-12
    • Languages Other Than English (LOTE) Spanish EC-12
    • Life Science 7-12
    • Mathematics 7-12
    • Music EC–12
    • Physical Education EC-12
    • Physical Science 6-12
    • Science 7-12
    • Social Studies 7-12
    • Speech 7-12
    • Technology Applications EC-12
    • Technology Education 6-12
    • Theatre EC-12

 

  • Master's Degrees

    Med in Reading/Language Arts with Reading Specialist Certification (36 hours)

    This fully online degree is designed for teacher practitioners who are interested in obtaining a Texas Reading Specialist Certification to strengthen their understanding of literacy for application in their classroom or other school settings. Candidates for the Texas Reading Specialist Certification must have a valid elementary or secondary Texas teaching certification along with two years of successful teaching experience before taking the Reading Specialist exam (Two years can be concurrent with the program). 160 hours of practicum/field experience with diverse learner population are embedded in the program. Field experience hours must be completed at a TEA approved location.

    Med in Reading/Language Arts (36 hours)

    This fully online degree is designed for practitioners both in and out of the classroom who want to strengthen their understanding of literacy for application in their classroom or other learning settings. 160 hours of practicum/field experience with diverse learner population are embedded in the program. While both programs follow the same degree plans, this route will not lead to obtaining a Texas Reading Specialist Certification.

    Catalog | Quick Look | Program Information

    Special Education (Educational Diagnostician), M.Ed.
    Catalog | Quick Look

    Special Education (Bilingual Diagnostician), M.Ed.
    Catalog | Quick Look

    Special Education (Low Incidence Disabilities and Autism), M.A. or M.Ed.
    Catalog | Quick Look

    International Literacy, M.Ed. in TESOL
    Catalog | Quick Look

    Ready to Apply? Get Started as a Student

  • Doctorate Degree

    Literacy, Ed.D.
    Catalog | Quick Look

    Ready to Apply? Get Started as a Student

  • Professional Certifications

    Behavior Analyst Certification
    Catalog | Quick Look

    Educational Diagnostician Certification
    Catalog | Quick Look

    Reading Specialist Certification
    Catalog | Quick Look

    Ready to Apply? Get Started as a Student

  • Graduate Certificates

    Early Childhood Education Graduate Certificate
    Catalog | Quick Look

    Early Childhood Special Education Graduate Certificate
    Catalog | Quick Look

    Bilingual (Spanish) Educational Diagnostician Graduate Certificate
    Catalog | Quick Look

    Second Language Instruction Graduate Certificate
    Catalog | Quick Look

    Dyslexia Certificate
    Catalog | Quick Look

    Developmental Reading Certificate
    Catalog | Quick Look

    Digital Literacies Certificate
    Catalog | Quick Look

    Ready to Apply? Get Started as a Student