School and Ranking Information
Of the nine schools that offer programs in continuing teacher education in the San Antonio, TX, area, five are public institutions and four are private universities. We picked one of the public schools as our top choice because it offers students several relevant degree programs, is highly ranked and boasts pertinent research centers.
- Winner The University of Texas at San Antonio offers certificate programs as well as master's and doctoral degree programs in continuing teacher education. These programs prepare graduates for administrative or research positions in elementary or high schools, colleges, universities or government agencies.
School Info Chart
|Category||University of Texas at San Antonio|
|Rankings||#143 in Best Education Graduate Schools (2014)*|
|Location||San Antonio, TX|
|School Type||4-year; public|
|Tuition & Fees (2014-2015)||Graduate: $260 per credit (in-state); $968 per credit (out-of-state)*|
|Educational Administration Degrees Offered||Master's; Doctorate|
|Educational Administration Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013||111**|
|Most Popular Educational Administration Degree Level Awarded in 2013||Master's (101 awarded)**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||30%**|
|Noteworthy||Students can conduct research at the Center for Educational Leadership, Policy and Professional Development or The Center for Research and Policy in Education***|
Sources: *U.S. News and World Report, **NCES College Navigator, ***University of Texas at San Antonio
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The University of Texas at San Antonio
- Graduates of the educational leadership program are eligible to sit for the Texas principal exam
- Students in the certificate programs and the master's programs have the opportunity to complete internships
- Students can participate in the Higher Education Administration Student Association, which offers relevant activities and networking events
A member of the University of Texas System, The University of Texas at San Antonio operates three campuses located throughout downtown and northern San Antonio. It enrolls approximately 29,000 students and offers 68 bachelor's, 66 master's and 24 doctoral degrees through its nine colleges.
The graduate certificate programs consist of an average of 15 credit hours and are only offered to licensed teachers with at least two years of teaching experience. Certificates are available in English as a second language, principalship, superintendency, reading and school counseling.
The Master of Arts in Education program includes courses in theories of curriculum and instruction, language development and the psychology of learning. Students concentrate on one of five topics, the options of which include early childhood and elementary education, curriculum and instruction, special education, literary education and instructional technology.
The Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies program with an education leadership concentration focuses on the fundamentals necessary to work in administrative or other leadership positions in an elementary or high school. Classes focus on human resources in education, legal aspects of education, supervision techniques and school finance.
Students in the interdisciplinary learning and teaching doctorate program learn the technical, research and development aspects of education. Classes cover curriculum and instruction creation, early childhood education and literacy. There is also a dissertation requirement.