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Why Texas State?

Texas State University, a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and doctoral-granting Emerging Research institution, is located in San Marcos, the jewel of Central Texas nestled between Austin and San Antonio.  We have a diverse campus community and student body.  Our student enrollment is over 36,000; and 42% of students are ethnic minorities.  Texas State ranks among the top 20 universities in the nation for the retention and graduation of both African American and Hispanic students.  Our international students come from 72 different countries.  Texas State offers 98 baccalaureate degrees, 90 master’s degrees, and 12 doctoral degrees.

Texas State University is situated at the eastern edge of the Texas Hill Country and the Edwards Plateau, a location that offers outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities.  The natural springs that form the San Marcos River are located within the Texas State campus.  The constant 72 degree Fahrenheit waters of the San Marcos River provide opportunities for swimming, tubing (rafting), and kayaking.

The EC-4 Masters Math Program is unique in that it allows practicing teacher a flexible program to obtain a Masters Degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in EC-4 Elementary Master Math Teacher (mathematics for elementary school teacher). We offer both on-line and on-campus courses geared to the schedule of the practicing teacher. Texas State University offers a Texas master mathematics teaching credential EC-4as part of the master of education in elementary education. Graduates of the program become teachers, teacher-leaders or coaches who support effective mathematics instruction and student learning at the classroom, school, district or state levels. The specific roles and responsibilities of an elementary mathematics specialist/elementary master mathematics teacher vary according to the needs of each setting.