Graduate Programs

Graduate Programs

SMU's Department of Teaching and Learning offers a variety of degree programs to meet the needs of our students. 


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Master of Education (M.Ed.)

The Master of Education degree is designed for the educator whose interest lies in broadening both academic preparation and classroom skills.



Master of Education with Certification (M.Ed.) 

A 36-credit-hour degree program that allows individuals with baccalaureate degrees who are not certified to teach to earn a Master's degree while completing teacher certification requirements in Early Childhood-6, Middle School, or High School.



Master of Education in Reading and Writing (M.Ed.)

The Master of Education degree in Reading and Writing at Southern Methodist University is a 38-credit program that is uniquely designed to prepare teachers for leadership in the implementation of the multi-tiered model of reading instruction currently being put into effect in schools in Texas and across the country.



Master of Education in Special Education (M.Ed.)

The Master of Education in Special Education degree program offers a rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum that prepares currently certified teachers to be special educators and teacher leaders for school-aged students with special needs.



Master of Bilingual Education (M.B.E.) 

The 36-credit program is intended for Spanish/English bilingual educators who have a near native or native command of Spanish and English. The M.B.E. offers three different specializations: ESL, Gifted and Talented, and Special Education.


Bilingual Education Supplemental Specialization

This 12-credit-hour program prepares teachers to take the TExES supplemental certification exam in bilingual education.



English as a Second Language (ESL) Supplemental Specialization

This 12-credit-hour program prepares teachers to take the TExES English as a Second Language (ESL) supplemental certification exam.



Gifted and Talented Specialization

This 12-credit-hour program prepares teachers to take the TExES supplemental certification exam in gifted education.



Learning Therapy Specialization

A 21-hour professional learning therapy program for individuals interested in working with children or adults who have dyslexia or related language learning disorders.



Master Mathematics Teacher (MMT)

This 12-credit-hour program prepares teachers to earn the MMT certificate administered through the State Board of Educator Certification.



Master Reading Teacher (MRT)

This 12-credit-hour program prepares teachers to earn the MRT certificate administered through the State Board of Educator Certification.



Early Literacy (K-2) Program

This 18-credit hour literacy program provides professional development for K-2 classroom teachers in high need public schools to meet the literacy needs of their students.



Master STEM Teacher

Students in the Master STEM Teacher Program will take a series of four graduate courses focusing on STEM Education. These courses can be used as a specialization within a Masters in Education (M.Ed.) degree, or can be taken standalone as a professional development sequence.