5-Year BA/M.Ed. or BS/M.Ed.

Already working on your education degree? Consider the 5-year option, where you will earn a bachelor's and a master's degree with just one extra year.

With our 5-year program, you can earn a bachelor's and a master's degree in less time. You can begin teaching after you earn your bachelor's degree, so you have the freedom to start your career right away. A year later, you will graduate with a master's degree, which gives you an advantage in the job market.

Our 5-Year Degree Options

  • Bachelor of Arts/Master of Education
  • Bachelor of Science/Master of Education

Eligible Bachelor Programs

Possible Master Concentrations

  • Reading
  • Gifted and Talented Education
  • Second Language Education and Culture

Dual Degree Advantages

  • You will graduate with your bachelor's degree and can start teaching right away.
  • Graduate classes complement a teacher's schedule. Evenings during the school year and daytime during the summer.
  • You can complete your master's degree with only 30 hours rather than the traditional 36 hours.
  • Graduating with a master's degree makes you more competitive in the job market. Plus, you could earn teaching experience while completing graduate work.

Potential Careers

  • Community college instructor
  • Gifted and Talented teacher
  • Reading specialist
  • Teacher for English abroad program
  • English instructor for adult learners

Gifted and Talented Courses

  • Assessment and Measurement of Gifted Learners
  • Social and Emotional Needs of Gifted Learners
  • Curriculum Development for the Gifted and Talented

Reading Courses

  • Foundations of Reading
  • Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading Difficulties
  • Developing Literacy

Second Language Education and Culture

  • Cross-Cultural Communications
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Language Acquisition


  • You may choose to seek additional certificates to increase your marketability in school districts and overseas.
  • If your concentration area is in gifted and talented, you may complete the state exam to receive certification in this discipline.
  • For a reading concentration, you can choose to take additional courses to be eligible for the state reading specialist certificate.
  • In the second language education and culture concentration, you will be awarded the TESOL certificate, which you can use for teaching overseas.

Master Admissions Requirements

  • 3.0 minimum grade point average or a score of 900 or higher on Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • 90 hours of undergraduate work completed (You can start planning to pursue the 5-year option at any point, but you cannot formally apply until you’ve finished your junior year.)
  • Two letters of recommendation from educators or employers, showing that the applicant is motivated to achieve, can contribute to the learning process, will bring real-life experience to the program and will enhance the overall experience of other graduate students
  • Two additional letters of recommendation from Texas Wesleyan undergraduate education faculty members
  • Professional resume or curriculum vita
  • Interview with Graduate Admissions Faculty Committee
  • Writing sample to demonstrate English proficiency, critical thinking and writing skills

Application Deadlines:

  • Oct. 1 to begin in spring
  • Feb. 15 to begin in summer or fall
Contact Us
Graduate Admissions

Phone: 817-531-4930
Toll Free: 800-580-8980
Fax: 817-531-4261
Email: graduate@txwes.edu

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Or by appointment

Contact Us:
1201 Wesleyan Street
Fort Worth, TX 76105

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