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Why Pursue an MS in Engineering Education?

Engineering Education is an emerging field ideal for engineering/science undergraduates, STEM teachers, community college or university instructors, and professional engineers who want to become effective teachers. This program allows students to advance their technical, professional, and pedagogical skills without disrupting their careers or current studies. Students who lack the proper background for pursuing this degree (e.g. non-engineering/science graduates) may take leveling courses provided by the college.

About the Program

The master’s program in Engineering Education focuses on developing innovative methods for teaching engineering subjects. This program is a collaborative effort between the Klesse College of Engineering and Integrated Design and the College of Education and Human Development. With distinguished professors and mentors from both colleges, students have the opportunity to pursue advanced course work and hands-on training in education and engineering research.

Admission & Application Requirements

Applications are submitted through the UTSA Graduate Application. Please upload all required documents (listed below) on your UTSA Graduate Application. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure completion and submission of the application, a nonrefundable application fee, and all required supporting documents are on file with UTSA by the appropriate application deadline.

Engineering Education (MS)
  Required Degree Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States or have proof of equivalent training at a foreign institution
  Minimum GPA 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) Departments may consider GPA of last 60 semester credit hours
  Coursework 18 credit hours in an area related to this graduate degree and at least 12 hours must be at the upper-division level.
  Transcripts* Required from all institutions attended; international transcripts must be recorded/translated to English
  Credential Evaluation Required if you have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions. Submit an evaluation of your transcripts from Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) directly from the graduate admission application platform
  TOEFL/IELTS Score 550 TOEFL Paper / 79 TOEFL Internet / 6.5 IELTS scores for International applicants (exempt countries).
  Letters of Recommendation 2 demonstrating your academic and personal attributes for success in this program (you will request these through the Graduate Admissions Application; let your recommenders know of your deadline to ensure submissions are on time)
  Purpose Statement Required between 500 - 1000 words. Please describe yourself and your academic/professional interests as well as discuss what you expect to gain from the MS in Engineering Education program. How will you add value to the graduate program community? Please also discuss your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in engineering classrooms and learning environments.
*Unofficial transcripts will be taken into consideration for admissions; however, if admitted into the program, you must submit official transcripts to the University.
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Admission Deadlines

Applicants are encouraged to have their admission file completed as early as possible. All applications, required documents and letters of recommendation, if applicable, must be submitted by 5:00 PM U.S. Central Time on the day of the deadline. Deadlines are subject to change.

Engineering Education (MS)
Completed applications will be reviewed for admission on a rolling basis. Decisions generally will be made and sent to applicants within 4 to 6 weeks of receiving the application.
  Fall Spring Summer
Priority April 1 October 1 March 1
International June 1 November 1 April 1
Domestic July 15 December 1 April 15

Funding Opportunities

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Career Options

UTSA prepares you for future careers that are in demand. The possible careers below is data pulled by a third-party tool called Emsi, which pulls information from sources like the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau, online job postings, other government databases and more to give you regional and national career outlook related to this academic program.

  • Mentored Teaching in Engineering
  • Professional Development in Engineering Education
  • Teaching Engineering through Visualization
  • Engineering for Inclusiveness and Social Justice
  • Engineering Social Responsibility and Ethics
  • Human Centered Design and the Impact of Modern Technologies
  • Foundations of Engineering Education Research Methodologies
  • Advanced Engineering Education Research and Assessment Methodologies
  • Nature and Meaning of Interdisciplinary STEM Education
  • Inquiry in Interdisciplinary STEM Education
  • Equity, Agency, and Participation in Interdisciplinary STEM Education
  • Assessment in Interdisciplinary STEM Education

Graduate Advisor of Record

Mehdi Shadaram, PhD