Undergraduate & Graduate Degree Programs

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The Andrews Institute does not confer degrees. However, through the work of the faculty of the Andrews Institute, the mathematics and science education programs at all levels are enhanced.

Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Science in Education – Middle School Education (4-8)

The middle school experience is one of transition and growth, mentally and physically.
Middle school students need teachers who can help them meet these challenges, find their strengths, and open up possibilities. If you believe that teaching middle school (4th – 8th grades) is right for you, we have programs that will help you achieve your goal.

  • Middle School Mathematics
  • Middle School Science

Bachelor of Science in Education – Secondary School Education (7-12)

Teaching high school students is exciting – you and your students explore the intricacies of learning academic subjects. You can learn to teach English/Language Arts and Reading,
Social Studies, Life Science, or Physical Science.

  • Secondary Life Science
  • Secondary Physical Science

The Andrews Institute has a competitive scholarship program for students who are majoring in any of the above disciplines.

Graduate Programs

In addition, the College of Education offers a M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction with an
emphasis in mathematics education and science education and a Ph.D. in Science Education. Competitive scholarships are available through the Andrews Institute for these programs. At the doctoral level, three students are admitted each year with one student getting an Andrews
Institute Scholarship. This is tuition for 63 hours and a stipend for living expenses for four years. One other student is awarded tuition and stipend through the College of Education.

The M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction with Mathematics Education Specialization is a 36 credit-hour program that includes courses in mathematics education, general education and educational research. Students will conclude the program of study by conducting original research. By completing the program, students will enhance their mathematical knowledge for teaching and pedagogical content knowledge, understand the vertical alignment of the mathematics content areas in the Pre-K through 12 curriculum, and link research by practice by understanding how to use and conduct research to enhance teacher practice. With this knowledge, students will be able to establish themselves as teacher-leaders in their respective schools and districts

Note: This program does not meet the requirements for mathematics teacher certification.

The M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction with Science Education Specialization is designed to prepare students to teach science in the K-12 arena and to assume leadership roles in science education. Therefore, applicants should hold a teaching certificate in a science field from the state of Texas or the equivalent. Applicants who do not hold a teaching certificate in a science field will have to complete a total of 24 hours of science content as required by the state of Texas for a teaching certificate.

The Ph.D. in Educational Studies: Science Education prepares students who are qualified to engage in high quality original scholarship and therefore has a strong research orientation. Recipients will have the knowledge and skills to assume (a) college faculty positions with responsibility in conducting educational research and in teaching undergraduate/graduate science education courses and community college level science courses or (b) district and state-level leadership positions in science education.

For questions regarding specific degree programs, admission to the College of Education or
financial assistance, please contact the following staff members:

Lori Kimball
Academic Program Specialist – Graduate
817.257.7661
l.kimball@tcu.edu

Shannon Cooper
Academic Program Specialist – Undergraduate
817.257.7660
s.m.cooper@tcu.edu