Education Programs

Education Programs

Teachers change lives. Through their dedication to a career built on learning and instruction they benefit not just their students, but their families and their communities at large. The impact of a high-quality educator can transcend generations. Texas A&M University-Texarkana has established numerous pathways for students interested in a career in education, for current educators to expand their knowledge to take on leadership roles, and for professionals in other fields of study who feel called to the classroom. Using high admissions standards, rigorous academic coursework, and high-quality field experiences Texas A&M University-Texarkana places high-quality educators in classrooms and offices throughout Texas and beyond, ready to help build a better tomorrow for the students of today.

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Elementary Education

A&M-Texarkana believes high admissions standards, rigorous coursework and quality field experiences in conjunction with strong partnerships between the university, school districts, community colleges and other entities best prepare candidates for successful careers in the teaching profession. 

Education Leadership
Master's, Doctorate, Certification

At this time, much attention is given to envisioning the future of education in a post-pandemic world. Graduate faculty provide students the tools to become thought-leaders who can contribute to a vision, with the leadership skills necessary to move a group to action. 

Programs and Certifications offered:

  • Master of Education (MEd) with Principal Certification
  • Principal Certification Only
  • Superintendent Certification Only
  • Doctorate in Education Leadership
Curriculum and Instruction
Master's, Certification

These degrees provide the foundation for the skills and knowledge required to earn professional certifications, teach dual credit courses, or move into an instructional coaching role. For students already holding a master's degree in education (or a related field), A&M-Texarkana offers professional certification programs for Educational Diagnostician or Reading Specialist.


  • English as Second Language
  • Mathematics
  • Special Education
  • Reading Specialist
  • Education Diagnostician Certification
Education Leadership

The Scholars of Practice doctoral program in Education Leadership at Texas A&M University‑Texarkana is a degree designed with a public school and higher education emphasis to meet the demands of education today. Graduates of the doctoral program often pursue leadership positions in public school districts, higher education, state or federal agencies, or the private sector. The Scholars of Practice degree is a web-enhanced doctoral program in which courses are approximately 50% online and 50% face-to-face delivered in a seminar format, providing flexibility for working students as well as the personal interaction for which A&M-Texarkana is known. Typically this translates into three weekends per semester on campus.

Teacher Certifications

The university offers a range of teaching certifications for aspiring educators. Each certification program provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to become effective teachers in their chosen field. Courses cover topics such as teaching strategies, classroom management, assessment techniques, curriculum development, and educational psychology. Upon completion of the program, students will be eligible to apply for teaching certification in their state or region. The university's teaching certification programs are designed to prepare individuals for successful careers in education.

Teacher Certifications Programs