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Developmental Education (Learning Support Concentration)

Texas State University

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Developmental Education (Learning Support Concentration) at Texas State University produces highly-qualified program leaders and practitioners in DE programs. 

Overview

Developmental Education (Learning Support Concentration) at Texas State University  is designed to fill the urgent need for advanced research in an emerging field that serves those who are underprepared for postsecondary education.

Mission Statement

The doctoral program in Developmental Education within the Department of Curriculum and Instruction prepares future scholars, researchers, leaders, administrators, instructors, and practitioners in the field of developmental education. 

Both rigorous and supportive, the program aims to advance theory, research, and practice in multiple areas of developmental education — including developmental literacy, learning support, and developmental mathematics — by actively engaging students in teaching, scholarship, and professional service. As a multidisciplinary program, the faculty, staff, and students work collaboratively across various academic disciplines, diverse communities, and geographic boundaries.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Community College
  • Learning Support Centers in Postsecondary Settings
  • Academic Support for Students with Learning Disabilities
  • Teaching Learning Strategies and Critical Thinking in Postsecondary Contexts
  • Advising, Coaching, and Mentoring Learners in Postsecondary Education
  • Practicum

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Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
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GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
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English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
Start practicing IELTS today!
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • completed online application
  • $55 nonrefundable application fee

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  • $90 nonrefundable application fee for applications with international credentials
  • baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university
  • master's degree in a field relevant to developmental education from a regionally accredited university
  • official transcripts from each institution where course credit was granted
  • minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) in all completed graduate course work
  • official GRE (general test only) with competitive scores in the verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing sections
  • resume/CV
  • statement of purpose (approximately 500-1000 words) demonstrating the student’s research interest and goals as a developmental education professional and potential to contribute to the advancement of scholarly work in the field of developmental education. 

Tuition Fee

Living costs for San Marcos

921 - 1707 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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