Coursework Guidelines for Master Degree with Thesis

30 Hour Specialization (24 hrs + 6 hrs of Thesis)
M.A. or M.Ed. Student Teaching is a prerequisite for the M.Ed. degree.


  1. Admission to Graduate School.
  2. 12 hours of upper-division education courses.
  3. Evidence of spoken and written proficiency in Spanish (See Bilingual Education Adviser for details.) 

C&I Departmental Requirement—6 hours

EDC 380R Educational Research and Design

ONE additional research methods class, preferably chosen to support thesis project 


Major Area. Bilingual Education—Total of 12 Hours.

  1. Required Courses. Students will select 12 hours with the approval of their advisor from the following lis:
    • EDC 390T Foundations of Bilingual & Dual Language Education
    • EDC 385G Teacher Leadership in Bilingual/ESL
    • EDC 382E Teaching Elementary School Subjects:  Bilingual Education
    • A course in teaching English as a Second Language:  [EDC 382E, 382S]
    • EDC 385G: Sociolinguistics OR Assessment & Evaluation in Language Education OR Second Language Acquisition
    • EDC 385G: Language Policy in Education OR Biliteracy OR Biliteracy and New Literacy Studies
  2. Choose ONE of the following:
    • EDC 385G Seminar: Language Acquisition, or Psycholinguistics
    • EDC 385G Second Language Acquisition, or ALD 325 Second Language Acquisition with consent of adviser
    • EDC 371 Applied Linguistics 

Supporting Work. 6 hours

Two courses outside C&I such as:

  • ANT 388K Anthropology of Education
  • ANT 393 Topics in Anthropology, as appropriate
  • EDP 362T Tests and Measurement
  • EDP 380P Educational Assessment of Minority Students
  • HIS 377L Mexico and Spanish North America since 1810
  • LIN 3805 Sociolinguistics
  • LIN 373 Child Language
  • LIN 350 Bilingualism
  • LIN 350 Linguistics and Education
  • MAS 374 Selected Topics in Mexican American Studies
  • SED 380 Language Acquisition and Assessment for Multicultural Special Education
  • SPN 367K Rhetoric and Composition for Native Speakers
  • SPN 367K Spanish Grammar
  • SPN 383N Topics in Spanish Linguistics, as appropriate
  • OR other courses with the approval of your advisor.  

NOTE: 6 hrs. of coursework must be outside C&I. 

Thesis. Total of 6 hours.

EDC 698A & B Thesis

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