Graduate Program - Teacher and Bilingual Education Department

M.A. or M.S. in Bilingual Education
(may include a specialization in English as a Second Language)

The Master's Degree in Bilingual Education is designed to promote the professional development of school personnel involved in meeting the educational needs of Limited English Proficient (LEP) students. The program is open to teachers, administrators, counselors,supervisors, and other professionals interested in the education of language minority students. Courses are conveniently scheduled in the evenings or on Saturdays to accommodate the needs of persons working full-time. The department also offers courses leading to certification.

Contact:

TBA

M.S. in Education

This program is designed to prepare teachers to be instructors in dual enrollment classes in high school. It requires 18 graduate hours in a specific content (ex. Math, English) which will also quality students to teach in community colleges and other areas of high education upon completion of the degree. All education courses and most of the support field classes are online.

Contact:

Dr. Marie Lassmann
Professor
Graduate Coordinator
Rhode Hall 206
361-593-2907
kfmel00@tamuk.edu

M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education

The Department of Teacher and Bilingual Education offers a Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Early Childhood Education. The program is designed to prepare teacher educators for leadership roles with educational institutions, meet the professional development needs of educators, and assist students with meeting teacher certification requirements.

Contact:

Dr. Jack Bradley
Professor
Early Childhood Graduate Coordinator
Rhode Hall 260
361-593-2880
kfjab01@tamuk.edu

M.S. in Reading Specialization

The Reading Specialist program leads to reading certification as a reading specialist in grades 1-12. It is designed to be especially useful in working with students having difficulty in learning to read. The program emphasizes building on student's strengths and on providing instruction appropriate for their individual needs. The program results in a master of science degree and certification as a Reading Specialist by the Texas Education Agency after passing the Texas state certification exam.

Reading Specialist Certification

Courses leading to Reading Specialist certification are offered through the M.S. in Reading Specialization degree program.

       Admission Requirements

       Applicants to the Reading Specialist certificate program must:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education
  • Meet requirements for admission to the College of Graduate Studies at Texas A&M University-Kingsville (www.applytexas.org)

Reading Specialist Program Handbook

Reading Specialist Certification Requirements (state requirements for issuance of the Standard Reading Specialist Certificate)

Contact:

Dr. Karen Sue Bradley
Professor
Reading Specialization Graduate Coordinator

Rhode Hall 262

361-593-2898
kfksb00@tamuk.edu

M.Ed. in Special Education

This degree offers individualized preparation for students who have completed undergraduate programs in special education or related areas.  The program stresses field-based learning and experiences while offering ample opportunities to participate in teaching, research, and service.  Basic requirements include a core of courses common to all areas of special education, including an investigation of best educational practice for high incidence and low incidence disabilities, current legal issues, collaboration models, transition issues, and inclusion.

Educational Diagnostician Certification

Courses leading to Educational Diagnostician certification are offered through the M.Ed. in Special Education degree program.

       Admission Requirements

       Applicants to the Educational Diagnostician certificate program must:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education
  • Hold a valid classroom teaching certificate
  • Meet requirements for admission to the College of Graduate Studies at Texas A&M University-Kingsville (www.applytexas.org)

Educational Diagnostician Program Handbook

Educational Diagnostician Certificate Coursework Plan (link attachment provided)

Click Here to see state requirements for issuance of the Standard Educational Diagnostician Certificate.

Contact:

Dr. Patti Huskin
Assistant Professor
Special Education Graduate Coordinator

Rhode Hall 256
361-593-4912
patricia.huskin@tamuk.edu 

Ed.D in Bilingual Education

The doctorate in Bilingual Education was the first such doctoral program in the nation.  It prepares individuals for administrative careers in education or for roles as leading academicians in higher education, with expertise in Bilingual education. For information on the AY-2016: 18 Characteristics of Texas Public Doctoral Programs: Bilingual Education Doctoral Program click here.

Contact:

Dr. Roberto Torres
Associate Professor
Bilingual Doctoral Coordinator
Office Phone:361-593-2797
Office Location: Rhode Hall #200A
E-mail: kfrlt00@tamuk.edu

This page was last updated on: June 16, 2017