SMU M.Ed in Higher Education Program



Master of Education

Higher Education

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The SMU M.Ed. Program in Higher Education gives students the foundation and resources necessary to understand and analyze how universities and colleges work through small cohort-style courses. Graduates of our program are prepared to participate in a wide range of higher educational settings and assume many key roles in activities such as admissions, advising, student activities, administration, and policy analysis. We offer part-time and full-time options for students that allow the application of academic work to a real world professional environment. This 36 hour program offers evening coursework, and can be completed in as little as 2 years. Our part-time track is designed for working professionals, while our full-time track is ideal for students to hold graduate assistantships on campus. Graduate assistant opportunities include positions in student affairs, academic affairs, administration, educational policy and research. We offer reduced tuition rates and scholarships are available.


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2017 Scholarships Still Available

Many Scholarships Available


Don’t wait to reserve your spot at the 6th annual RME Research-to-Practice Conference! This year’s theme is Conceptual Understanding in the Mathematics Classroom: Why It Matters. Thanks to our generous sponsors, we have many scholarship opportunities still available. The form is simple, and guarantees you a spot at this year’s conference. Last year we filled all seats in just four days, so hold your spot before we officially open registration on 12/12/16. See you in February!

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Classroom Teacher Job Opportunity

Classroom Teacher


Reports to:  Director of Education

Momentous Institute is a not-for-profit organization with a ninety year history of serving children and families. Momentous School is an accredited laboratory school educating

248 inner city children from three years of age through fifth grade. The school has a proven track record of excellence, demonstrating that children living in urban and low income settings are capable of remarkable achievements when participating in a true community school.



  • Create and maintain a classroom environment attending to the social and emotional health of all students with high expectations for rigorous academics
  • Collaboratively develop, implement and assess curriculum using the Texas Essential

Skills and Knowledge as Standards

  • Participate in ongoing research
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with families
  • Continually pursue avenues for personal and professional growth

Actions and Responsibilities: Social and Emotional Development

  • Create a safe, social and emotional healthy environment
  • Teach social and emotional skills
  • Model and illustrate the use of Momentous School core values in everyday situations
  • Maintain an awareness of any personal and/or family issues that could have an effect on student learning
  • Collaborate with administration and other colleagues as concerns arise



  • Continuously assess students’ needs and apply to curriculum
  • Recognize and build upon student’s strengths
  • Collaboratively plan and implement active, meaningful lessons
  • Incorporate appropriate field trips
  • Integrate technology in meaningful ways
  • Access the help and expertise of administration and other colleagues



  • Collaborate with research team on grade-level and school-wide projects



  • Communicate regularly with families through telephone calls, conferences, informal meetings and letters
  • Keep families informed of student progress
  • Encourage participation in school-related activities
  • Develop an open-door policy for family classroom visitation


Personal and Professional Growth

  • Participate in all informal and formal vertical and horizontal collaboration
  • Build and maintain a reflective practice



  • Bachelor’s degree or higher, in education, from an accredited university
  • Texas Teacher Certificate
  • Technology competency
  • Bilingual for Early Childhood grade levels
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Advanced knowledge/ability to easily learn Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and to develop creative ways to integrate technology into daily curriculum
  • Knowledge of brain-compatible curriculum, instruction, and assessment
  • Demonstrated commitment to improving urban education
  • Minimum three years classroom teaching experience
  • Documented commitment to pursuing personal, professional growth
  • Responsive to needs of diverse students, teachers, and parents
  • High standards of personal integrity and initiative



Momentous Institute maintains a policy of non-discrimination for all employees and applicants in every facet of the organization’s operations. Momentous Institute hires, trains, and promotes all qualified employees without discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, military status, disability, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation.


All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background investigation, including a check of the National Sex Offender Registry.



Applications are currently being accepted. The position will remain open until filled. Please send a letter of interest addressing fit with the qualifications and responsibilities along with a current vita or resume to:

Sandra Nobles

Director of Education

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Substitute Teacher Job Opportunity

Substitute Teacher

Momentous School


Momentous School exists to develop and operate a transforming learning community for urban children and their families who value education, and promotes academic excellence and social competence.

Founded in 1997, this unique Dallas laboratory school is one where students, ages 3 years old through 5th grade are engaged with a rigorous curriculum, woven with rich experiences on social emotional health — a key predictor for a child’s academic achievement and lifelong success.

For more information:


Reports to:  Assistant Principal



  • Maintain a classroom environment attending to the social and emotional health of all students with high expectations for rigorous academics


Actions and Responsibilities:


Social and Emotional Development

  • Learn our social emotional health model used in our classrooms
  • Work with all children in a positive manner
  • Collaborate with other teachers and administration as concerns arise



  • Teach lessons designed by the classroom teachers


Work schedule:

  • Schedule teaching assignments with Operations Administrator and Assistant Principal
  • Arrive on scheduled days at 7:30 AM to review substitute plans for the day and meet with grade level partner
  • Pick up students in the cafeteria at 7:50 AM
  • Follow the teacher’s schedule throughout the day and leave a summary of work completed prior to leaving for the day
  • Leave at 3:30



  • Bachelor’s degree
  • State Teacher Certificate preferred



  • $150.00 per day


If interested, please submit your resume to:


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Job Openings for the Spring Semester

Garland ISD
Lyles Middle School
Positions available: Science, English
Start date: January, 2017
Contact: Dr. Lisa Olsen
972-240-3720 (school)
972-978-3861 (cell)

Irving ISD
Irving MacArthur High School
Position available: Chemistry
Start date: January, 2017
Contact: Ms. Ashley Wong
972-600-7384 (school)

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