Teaching, Leadership, and Collaboration

You became a teacher to make a difference. You know the importance of the role you fill, but maybe your focus is changing. It’s expanding. Our Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree program in Teaching, Leadership, and Collaboration provides opportunities for career fulfillment (adding certifications or specializations) or career enhancement (specialization in one content area or advanced area that could lead to a career “upgrade” or career change to a curriculum specialist).

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Degree plan

All courses for this program are offered online.

M.Ed. in Teaching, Leadership, and Collaboration Degree Plan

Admission requirements

Admission to the M.Ed. in Teaching, Leadership, & Collaboration

Program Contact

Karen Dunlap, Ed.D.
Program Director
(940) 898-2764

Application Deadlines

Fall – August 1
Spring – December 1
Summer – May 1

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA on the last 60 hours of study
  • Resume/CV (Uploaded to the graduate application)
  • Two letters of recommendation addressing applicant's academic capabilities and suitability for the degree program; (Name, email and phone number of recommenders entered into the graduate application. (Required for Summer and Fall 2024 applicants only.)
  • Statement of Intent (Uploaded to the graduate application)

For additional information about the program, please see the Department of Teacher Education. For additional information about obtaining educator certification for candidates who already have a bachelor’s degree, please contact TWU’s Office of Educator Preparation Services and visit the Master of Arts in Teaching and Post-Baccalaureate Initial Teaching Certification websites.

Graduate Admission

Begin by reviewing your program's website to see if there are additional admission requirements and application deadlines prior to applying.  

  1. Apply online.
    Apply to Graduate Programs  via the TWU Online Graduate Application Portal following instructions below.  
  2. Submit transcripts to TWU.
    • Domestic Applicants must submit official transcripts for each college or university attended, both undergraduate and graduate. See the Information on Transcripts website for more details.
    • International Applicants are now required to provide an evaluation prepared by a NACES or AICE member evaluation service. International transcripts should not be sent directly to TWU. See the International Admissions website for more details.
  3. Submit Recommendation Requests
    If your program requires you to submit names for recommendations you will need to do it in the application.
  4. Pay the application fee.
    The $50 fee ($75 fee for International applicants), which applies to all new and returning applicants, can be paid by:
    1. Credit card - Pay Online through the application as the last step before submitting the application. The second portion of the application will not be available until the application fee has been received.
    2. Certified check or money order by mail or electronically - Payable to TWU, sent by mail to:
      TWU Admissions Processing, 304 Administration Drive, Suite 102, Denton, Texas 76204
      (include your full name and ID number).
    3. Cash (no personal checks) - Pay at the Bursar's Office. After paying, bring the receipt to Admissions Processing (down the hall in ACT).
    4. Fee Waivers - Graduate applicants who are certified McNair Scholars are eligible for a McNair Scholar Application Fee Waiver. TWU Alumni may be eligible for the Alumni Advantage Fee Waiver. Check your eligibility here: https://twu.edu/alumni-advantage/. If eligible submit the request using the Application Fee Waiver Submission
    5. Following fee payment return to the application dashboard where supplemental application documents can be uploaded. The online application will list which documents are needed to fulfill the program admission requirements. You can also check the program's website.

For more information or assistance with the application or graduate admissions, visit the Graduate Admissions website.

Students who wish to apply for a Graduate Assistantship must meet the General Criteria for Appointment of Graduate Assistants

Contact Information

For more information, contact Karen Dunlap, Ed.D., Program Director, M.Ed. in Teaching, Leadership, and Collaboration, by email or by phone at 940-898-2764.

Page last updated 4:44 PM, April 15, 2024