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Online M.A.Geo. in Geography (Geographic Education Concentration)

The Master of Applied Geography (M.A.Geo.) with Geographic Education Concentration degree is totally online and offers an outstanding opportunity for current and future teachers of geography, AP Human Geography, social studies, and earth and environmental science to advance their knowledge, effectiveness, and career as an educator.

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Taylor Loux

"The Texas State University Master of Applied Geography with Geographic Education Concentration program provides the exceptional opportunity to work with experienced professors and leading researchers in geographic education through distance learning. The faculty offers engaging curriculum focused on building inquiry-based lessons using data driven approaches, weekly opportunities for peer discussion and networking, and a genuine excitement for advancing the field of geography. I highly recommend the program to all educators interested in building invaluable tools and skills that can be easily incorporated into the classroom."   Taylor Loux 

Greg Simmons

"MAGeo in Geographic Education program, I have been pleased to see that the coursework is relevant and directly applicable to my career today, as well as to my future research goals. The emphasis on engaging students with rigorous and challenging work is meaningful and satisfying. I have been impressed with how responsive the faculty is and how the program encourages students from many different states and countries to collaborate. Before selecting this program, I investigated many other master's degree options, but I am so glad that I ended up here."    Greg Simmons

Allison M Smith

"As a nontraditional student, I wasn’t sure if pursuing a master’s degree in Geography Education was the best use of my time and resources. What more can I learn above and beyond what I have learned over many years in the classroom? Could I find relevance? Could professors relate to me? Could I relate to them? No need to have been concerned. Although some professors are my children's age, some are my father’s age. There is a culture of respect and support among the faculty that trickles down to the students. One semester in, I am delighted with the individual support and holistic learning atmosphere of the geography department at Texas State."    Allison M. Smith

"Only a few classes in, and I've already increased my knowledge about geography education and learned many active learning strategies that I am incorporating in my classes. The faculty in this department truly care about the graduate students and will do anything to help us succeed. I am very happy with my decision to join this program!"    Mara Leane

Dean Haakenson

"This program has enabled me to pursue my degree in geography while strengthening my craft as an AP Human Geography teacher. The program has a top-notch geography faculty and is one of the best programs in the nation focused on geography education. The classes are challenging, thought provoking, and valuable. The flexibility and quality of the program stands out because of the personalized attention and interaction with professors and colleagues. I can wholeheartedly recommend this program to anyone who loves teaching geography or wants to improve their knowledge of this rich discipline."    Dean Haakenson

April Bannert

"The Texas State University online master's program with a concentration in geographic education was just what I was looking for. I teach AP Human Geography and have wanted to get my master’s degree for years but due to time constraints. This program meets the needs of teachers like me who want to obtain a master’s degree while also continuing to work with our students each day. The professors are very amazing, responsive and flexible, too."    April Bannert

Kenny Martin

"The Texas State Online Master of Applied Geography program provides high quality instructional strategies and subject matter content that I immediately implemented in my AP Human Geography class. Our professors are extremely knowledgeable and provide me with thought provoking, practical assignments that translate into highly impactful lessons for my high school students. The online-only format allows me to complete classes at a convenient pace and provides flexibility that I have not seen in other Geography Education graduate programs. I am proud to be a Texas State geographer!"    Kenny Martin