Feb 27, 2021  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Secondary Education (MAC), MS

Program Description

This degree is appropriate for persons seeking Grades 7-12 or EC-Grade 12 initial Teacher Certification. The competencies required for this program are in the area of “Graduate Level Initial Certification .” This program is usually referred to as the Masters and Certification (MAC) program.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • Design instruction and assessment to promote student learning.
  • Provide examples of a positive classroom climate.
  • Determine effective, responsive instruction and assessment as teachers.
  • Articulate and fulfill professional roles and responsibilities as teachers.
  • Design and implement an action research project that utilizes knowledge of the content and pedagogy acquired in the program to inform their teaching.

Admission Requirements

Students are eligible to pursue graduate-level course work in Secondary Education if they meet COEHD graduate admission requirements as specified in the COEHD’s Graduate Policies and Regulations  section of this catalog and have a bachelor’s degree.

Prior to full or conditional acceptance into the College of Education and Human Development Graduate Program, students seeking initial certification and a Master of Science degree in Elementary Education or in Secondary Education must 1) meet all requirements of the College of Graduate Studies; 2) Complete a screening essay to be read by a faculty member of the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Learning Sciences; and 3) Agree to and sign the Code of Ethics and Standards of the College of Education and Human Development’s Educator Preparation Program before being fully, or conditionally, admitted into the program. Certification and degree plans that involve TEA/State Board for Educator Certification rules also require approval of the Certification Officer prior to becoming certified to teach. Students desiring to change from their initial choice of certification plan or degree plan must apply to, and be accepted by, the Program Area in which the new plan is offered. Any course waivers within the student’s plan must be filed in the COEHD Certification Office.

Degree Requirements

Students seeking the Master of Science in Secondary Education and EC-12 or 7-12 Certification must complete all requirements for both prior to certification and/or graduation.  Students must complete two semesters of Internship or one semester of Clinical Teaching, along with the required courses, in order to graduate.

3. Clinical Teaching or Internship Track Option (6 or 12 semester hours)

Students must complete two semesters of Internship or one semester of Clinical Teaching with required electives.

Clinical Teaching Track:

  • 6 hours of clinical teaching.  These student teaching hours are not accepted for graduate credit.  To make up the 6 hrs you must choose from
  • BIEM 5346  or BIEM 5347  
  • SPED 5315  


Internship Track (if eligible):

4. Institutional Requirements (3 semester hours)

For Additional Information



Campus Address:

Faculty Center, Room 239; Phone (361) 825-5581

Mailing Address:

Department of Teacher Education, Unit 5818
College of Education and Human Development
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
6300 Ocean Drive
Corpus Christi, Texas 78412-5818