School of Education

Dr. Frank Dykes, Director

The School of Education offers the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, the Master of Education in Reading, the Master of Education in Special Education, the Master of Education in Educational Leadership, and the Doctor of Education in School Improvement. In addition, the School of Education also offers coursework required for Superintendent certification. These programs are designed to offer teachers or those affiliated with education an opportunity to become proficient in implementing the latest strategies for effective teaching and learning. Opportunities and instruction are provided at all levels as student needs dictate. The programs described here involve analysis of current research and practice.

NOTE: For candidates interested in earning degrees leading toward certification: 

As required by Texas HB 1508, applicants need to be aware of the following:

  1. In order to receive certification in the desired area, you must pass a criminal history background check.
  2. If you have been convicted of an offense that is considered not appropriate for the certification being sought, you could be ineligible to earn this certification from the state of Texas.
  3. You have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the Texas Education Agency. The Texas Education Agency currently charges a $50 fee for this criminal history evaluation. For more information, see the Preliminary Criminal History Evaluation webpage from the Texas Education Agency at