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Education Dual Degree

Already working on your education degree? Consider the 5-year option, where you will earn a bachelor's and a master's degree with just one extra year.

With our 5-year program, you can earn a bachelor's and a master's degree in less time. You can begin teaching after you earn your bachelor's degree, so you have the freedom to start your career right away. A year later, you will graduate with a master's degree, which gives you an advantage in the job market.

What are my options?

Degree Options

  • Bachelor of Arts/Master of Education
  • Bachelor of Science/Master of Education

Eligible Bachelor Programs

  • EC-6 Bilingual
  • EC-6 Generalist with ESL
  • Liberal Studies with EC-6 Education Cluster
  • Biology with Secondary Certification
  • English with Secondary Certification
  • History with Secondary Certification
  • Spanish with Secondary Certification

Master Concentrations

  • Reading
  • Gifted and Talented Education
  • Second Language Education and Culture
What are the admission requirements?
  • 90 hours of undergraduate work completed (You can start planning to pursue the 5-year option at any point, but you cannot formally apply until you’ve finished your junior year).
  • 3.0 minimum grade point average or a score of 900 or higher on Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • Two letters of recommendation from educators or employers, showing that the applicant is motivated to achieve, can contribute to the learning process, will bring real-life experience to the program and will enhance the overall experience of other graduate students
  • Two additional letters of recommendation from Texas Wesleyan undergraduate education faculty members
  • Professional resume or curriculum vitae
  • Interview with Graduate Admissions Faculty Committee
  • Writing sample to demonstrate English proficiency, critical thinking and writing skills

Application Deadline:

  • To begin in the spring you must apply by Oct. 1.
  • To begin in the summer or fall you must apply by Feb. 15.
What are the advantages of a dual degree?
  • You will graduate with your bachelor's degree and can start teaching right away.
  • Graduate classes complement a teacher's schedule. Evenings during the school year and daytime during the summer.
  • You can complete your master's degree with only 30 hours rather than the traditional 36 hours.
  • Graduating with a master's degree makes you more competitive in the job market. Plus, you could earn teaching experience while completing graduate work.
What are some potential careers?
  • Community college instructor
  • Gifted and Talented teacher
  • Reading specialist
  • Teacher for English abroad program
  • English instructor for adult learners
What courses would I take?

Gifted and Talented Courses

  • Assessment and Measurement of Gifted Learners
  • Social and Emotional Needs of Gifted Learners
  • Curriculum Development for the Gifted and Talented

Reading Courses

  • Foundations of Reading
  • Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading Difficulties
  • Developing Literacy

Second Language Education and Culture

  • Cross-Cultural Communications
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Language Acquisition