Academic Catalog 2022-2023

College of Education

The mission of the College of Education is to provide competent professionals for effective service in urban schools, agencies and other entities using research and collaboration in seeking solutions to teaching, learning, and behavioral challenges facing urban schools, agencies and other entities using research and collaboration in seeking solutions to teaching, learning, and behavioral challenges facing urban populations. The College of Education is committed to preparing candidates to become effective professionals who will be caring, competent, committed, and culturally responsive, with a focus on the preparation of educators for urban school settings.

The College of Education offers:

  • the Master of Education (M.Ed.),
  • the Master of Science (M.S.), 
  • the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degrees,
  • the Executive Doctoral Certificate in Athletic Administration, and
  • the Executive Doctoral Certificate in Sport Leadership.

The Master of Education is offered in the Departments of:

  • Counseling,
  • Curriculum and Instruction, and
  • Educational Administration and Foundations.

The Master of Science degree and the Executive Doctoral Certificate is offered in the Department of:

  • Health, Kinesiology and Sport Studies.

The Doctor of Education degree (Ed.D.) is offered through:

  • the Department of Counseling,
  • the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and
  • the Department of Educational Administration and Foundations.

Master's Degree Programs

Master of Education in Counseling

The program of study leading to the Master of Education in Counseling is designed to prepare prospective counselors with the tools and techniques essential for an understanding of the individual’s educational, vocational, health, and social problems. The degree requires sixty (60) semester hours for clinical mental health counseling, sixty (60) semester hours for rehabilitation counseling and sixty (60) semester hours for school counseling; which includes a practicum in a school and/or social agency setting.

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction

The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction is designed to strengthen professional competence of what and how to teach for both certified and non-certified candidates. The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers six (6) different concentrations:

  • Early Childhood Education,
  • Bilingual Education,
  • Instructional Technology,
  • Reading Education,
  • Special Education and
  • Secondary Education.

The choice of specialization at the secondary level (8-12) is limited to subjects taught in secondary schools (English, Mathematics, Science, etc.). The program consists of 36 semester credit hours. The M.Ed. is a non- thesis program.

Master of Education in Educational Administration

The Master of Education in Educational Administration is designed to prepare individuals for the role of principal and other administrative positions. The program focuses on helping potential administrators become  more humanistic in their approach to the solution  of problems.  Special attention is given to the  decision-making process and to stressing the worth of the individuals who make up student groups, teaching staffs and the school community. The traditional M.Ed. in Educational Administration program consists of 36 semester credit hours. However, the M.Ed. in Educational Administration with Principal Certification consists of 42 semester credit hours. The M.Ed. is a non- thesis program.

Master of Science in Health and Kinesiology

The Master of Science in Health and Kinesiology is to prepare students for the fields of Health, Physical Education, and Sport through integrating theoretical and applied practice to promote active learning and career preparation. The program consists of 36 semester credit hours. The M.S. in Health and Kinesiology is a non- thesis program.

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN SPORT STUDIES AND SPORT LEADERSHIP

The Master of Science in Sport Studies and Sport Leadership is to prepare students for the fields of Athletics and Sport through integrating theoretical and applied practice to promote active learning and career preparation. The program consists of 36 semester credit hours. The M.S. in Sport Studies and Sport Leadership offers both a thesis and a non-thesis option.

DoCTOR OF EDUCATION DEGREE PROGRAMS

DOCTOR OF EDUCATION IN COUNSELING

The program of study leading to the Doctor of Education in Counseling is designed to prepare prospective counselors with the tools and techniques essential for an understanding of the individual’s educational, vocational, health, and social problems. The degree requires sixty (60) semester hours; which includes a dissertation.

DOCTOR OF EDUCATION IN CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

The Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction is designed to strengthen professional competence of what and how to teach for both certified and non-certified candidates. The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers four (4) different concentrations:

  • Curriculum Studies,
  • Reading Education,
  • Special Education and
  • Sport Education (In collaboration with the Department of Health, Kinesiology and Sport Studies).

The program consists of 60 semester credit hours. The Doctor of Education requires a dissertation.

DOCTOR OF EDUCATION IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION

The Doctor of Education in Educational Administration is designed to prepare individuals for the role of principal and other administrative positions. The program focuses on helping potential administrators become  more humanistic in their approach to the solution  of problems.  Special attention is given to the  decision-making process and to stressing the worth of the individuals who make up student groups, teaching staffs and the school community. The traditional Doctor of Education in Educational Administration program consists of 60 semester credit hours. The Doctor of Education requires a dissertation.

Criteria for Admission

For admission to the Graduate School as a degree applicant, all of the following conditions must be met:

  1. Undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or better; or 3.0 on last 60 hours
  2. If required by the graduate degree program, GRE (General) or GMAT for Business programs (must be within five (5) years of your application date).
  3. 3 letters of recommendation
  4. Resume or Curriculum Vitae (current)
  5. Personal Essay (300 – 500 words)
  6. Application fee ($75): Your application will not be processed until the fee is received.
  7. Transcript (s): 2 copies sent directly to TSU from the institutions.

 In addition to Items 1 through 7, International Students need to also supply the following information:

  1. Affidavit of Support
  2. Transcript Evaluation
  3. TOEFL = 79 or IELTS (iBT) = 6.0 (if not from an English speaking country)

Successful applications who do not score 3.5 on the analytical writing portion of the GRE or GMAT will be required to demonstrate English proficiency by successfully completing the course English 501 Graduate Professional Writing.

Transcripts, payment if not paying online, and test scores should be mailed to:
The Graduate School
Texas Southern University
TSU Box #1254
3100 Cleburne
Houston, TX 77004

Additional documents can also be emailed to our graduate admissions email address at: graduateadmissions@tsu.edu. Please be sure to mail the application fee of $50 ($75 for international applicants), check or money order payable to Texas Southern University, to the address above. No applications will be processed without payment of the application fee.

*English Proficiency Requirement: Each graduate student who is admitted as a degree or certificate applicant must have an Analytical Writing score of 3.5 or above on GRE or GMAT exam. If the student does not score that high or does not take the exam during the first semester of enrollment, he or she must enroll in English 501.

Applications for admission to all graduate degree programs of the University are processed through the Graduate School of the University. All applications for admission to a major program are reviewed by a designated representative of the academic department and recommendations are submitted to the Dean of the Graduate School. Persons interested in applying for admission to the Graduate School should write directly to the office of the Graduate School.

Types of Admission

Unconditional - An applicant who is unconditionally admitted to the Graduate School is immediately eligible to pursue a program of study leading to the Master's degree or the Professional Certificate. Each applicant should choose a concentration as subfield of study and work out a degree plan in consultation with his advisor.

Transient Students - Students who are enrolled in the graduate school of another university may take up to six (6) graduate credit hours at Texas Southern University upon the recommendation of an appropriate official of the student's home institution.

Criteria for Admission to the College of Education

Applicants for admission to the College of Education as a degree applicant, must meet all of the above conditions.  Successful applicants who do not score 3.5 on the analytical writing portion of the GRE will be required to demonstrate English proficiency by successfully completing the course English 501 Graduate Professional Writing.

Note: Dissertation or thesis research courses receive grades of satisfactory or unsatisfactory (no other letter grades will be awarded for these courses/credit-hours).


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