Master Degrees

  • Comparative and Global Education, M.Ed.
    The Master of Education in Comparative and Global Education is a 30-hour program consisting of 18 hours of core courses through the School of Teaching and Learning and 12 hours of electives in a concentrated field. The core courses, taught online, are designed from an educational policy foundations perspective to help students develop the ability to interpret knowledge within its historical, philosophical, cultural, and social contexts. The concentration fields include curriculum and instruction, higher education, political science, sociology, community health, kinesiology, instructional technology, and teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL). Other concentration fields would be considered in order to meet the needs and interests of students. Most concentration fields are taught online. Learn more about the Master of Education in Comparative and Global Education.
  • Counseling, M.A.
    The Counseling Program has two CACREP-accredited specialties (Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling). This MA program provides students with the necessary academic preparation to pursue licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in Texas. Learn more about the Masters in Counseling. Visit Department of Counselor Education Website.
  • Curriculum and Instruction, M.Ed.
    The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction is designed for educators interested in researching, developing, and implementing curriculum changes to support achievement. This program allows educators to focus on curriculum methodology, pedagogy, and theoretical applications. In addition, the program prepares educators to teach dual credit courses, advanced placement, and/or courses at the community college level. In collaboration with an advisor in the School of Teaching and Learning, the student will develop an individual plan consistent with the student's interest and needs. Learn more about the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction.
  • Higher Education Administration, M.Ed.
    Conducted 100% online, the Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration prepares students for mid-level administrative and leadership positions at higher education institutions and for further doctoral studies. The program is designed to enhance career-related leadership and will focus on student services, academic affairs, and student success, enrollment management, governance and organization of higher education, contemporary issues such as information technology, resource allocation, and other administrative functions. The curriculum includes a 36 hours of graduate credit (non-thesis option). Learn more about the Masters of Higher Education Administration.
  • Instructional Leadership, M.Ed.
    This 100% online degree is designed specifically for the candidate who wishes to work in a teacher leadership position in either public school, private school, or other educational organizations. This degree is not for principal certification candidates. These teacher leadership positions are typically in educational organizations. The non-thesis degree requires 24 hours to be completed in Instructional Leadership coursework and 12 hours to be completed in an elective area outside of Instructional Leadership. Learn more about the Masters of Instructional Leadership.
  • Instructional Systems Design and Technology, M.Ed.
    Conducted 100% online, Master of Education in Instructional Systems Design and Technology program at Sam Houston State University is a combination of courses specially designed to prepare candidates for careers as instructional designers in all areas of instruction and training. With a curriculum that teaches established learning and instructional theories as well as research-based instructional design methodology and best practices, graduates have opportunities for careers as instructional designers and coaches in business and industry, healthcare, military, government, and higher education institutions as well as in the traditional K-12 venue. Learn more about the Masters in Instructional Systems Design and Technology.
  • Library Science, MLS
    Conducted 100% online, the Master of Library Science degree is designed to prepare competent professionals for school librarianship. Our library science courses are founded in a variety of professional library skills and utilize the latest advances in technology and information literacy to prepare students to collaborate with teachers, manage multimedia collections and maintain a successful library. With cutting-edge knowledge of technology and information design, our students graduate as leaders and models, ready to fill any of the many different roles available in a school library. Learn more about the Master of Library Science degree.
  • Reading/Language Arts, M.Ed.
    Conducted 100% online, the Master of Education in Reading/Language Arts is designed for practicing professionals in the field. The program develops reflective practitioners with the knowledge and skills for effective reading/language arts instruction. Candidates will become proactive instructional leaders and literacy advocates of students at all levels of literacy development. Learn more about the Reading/Language Arts, M.Ed.
  • School Counseling, M.Ed.
    The CACREP-accredited Master of Education in School Counseling is designed specifically to prepare teachers for school counseling and with additional course work may also meet academic requirements for licensure as a professional counselor (LPC). The program complies with existing standards for professional certification. Learn more about the Masters in School Counseling.
  • School Leadership, M.Ed.
    Conducted 100% online, the Master of Education in School Leadership is specifically designed for current educators who are seeking a Master’s Degree with Principal Certification. The program curriculum focused on school improvement emphasizes school leadership, effective leadership strategies, data driven instruction, campus business management, as well as federal, state, and local school regulations. Learn more about the Master of Education in School Leadership.
  • Special Education, M.Ed.
    The Master of Education in Special Education is designed to prepare professional educators with advanced competencies related to the field of special education. This program provides students with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to apply research, methods, and recommended practices for the effective assessment and instruction of learners with special needs in diverse school and community settings. Learn more about the Master of Education in Special Education.
  • Special Education (LIDA), M.A.
    The Low Incidence Disabilities and Autism (LIDA) program is a blend of special education and applied behavior analysis coursework. This program has two degree options: Master of Arts (thesis required) and Master of Arts (non-thesis). Both degree types provide the academic foundations for becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). The Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) has approved the LIDA course sequence as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the BCBA Examination. Applicants will have to meet additional requirements to qualify. Learn more about the LIDA program.
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), M.Ed.
    The Master of Education in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) is designed for teachers of English as a Second/Foreign Language. The program addresses the theories of language instruction and incorporates research-based best practices for teaching English language learners. Learn more about the Master of Education in TESOL.