M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction

Without Teacher Certification Preparation

Common Courses (12 Credits)

Courses that are common to all emphases may be applied to all. At least 36 hours are required for the degree.

Required Core Courses
EDUC 5302Cultural Diversity in Schools and Community3
EDUC 5338Curriculum Design and Implementation3
EDUC 5345Advanced Instructional Strategies for Diverse Learners3
EDUC 5370Techniques of Research3
Emphasis Requirements (See Below)24
Total Semester Credit Hours36
1

Students who complete the thesis option are not required to take the Comprehensive Exam.

2

Students may complete six hours of thesis in lieu of six hours of Graduate content area courses.

Secondary Education Emphasis with Thesis

Graduate-level content area courses18
EDUC 5198Education Thesis (1)3
EDUC 5198Education Thesis (2)3
Total Semester Credit Hours24

Secondary Education Emphasis without Thesis

Graduate-level content area courses24
EDUC 5090Education Comprehensive Examination0
Total Semester Credit Hours24

Elementary Education Emphasis with Thesis

EDUC 5300Foundations and History of Education3
EDTE 5349Educational Media and Technology3
EDUC 5350Assessment and Interpretation for Education Leaders3
READ 5374Reading Resources and Materials3
READ 5375Reading Research and Assessment3
EDUC 5312Language and Social Studies Seminar3
or EDUC 5322 Teaching Mathematics and Science
EDUC 5198Education Thesis (1)3
EDUC 5198Education Thesis (2)3
Total Semester Credit Hours24

Elementary Education Emphasis without Thesis

EDUC 5300Foundations and History of Education3
EDTE 5349Educational Media and Technology3
EDUC 5350Assessment and Interpretation for Education Leaders3
READ 5374Reading Resources and Materials3
READ 5375Reading Research and Assessment3
EDUC 5312Language and Social Studies Seminar3
or EDUC 5322 Teaching Mathematics and Science
Graduate-level content area courses6
EDUC 5090Education Comprehensive Examination0
Total Semester Credit Hours24

Special Education Emphasis with Thesis

EDUC 5300Foundations and History of Education3
SPED 5305Introduction to Exceptional Learners3
SPED 5311Behavioral Management in Special Education Environment3
SPED 5313Advanced Study of Learning Disabilities3
SPED 5315Advanced Study of Developmental Disabilities3
READ 5375Reading Research and Assessment3
EDUC 5198Education Thesis (1)3
EDUC 5198Education Thesis (2)3
Total Semester Credit Hours24

Special Education Emphasis without Thesis

EDUC 5300Foundations and History of Education3
SPED 5305Introduction to Exceptional Learners3
SPED 5311Behavioral Management in Special Education Environment3
SPED 5313Advanced Study of Learning Disabilities3
SPED 5315Advanced Study of Developmental Disabilities3
READ 5375Reading Research and Assessment3
Graduate-level content area courses6
EDUC 5090Education Comprehensive Examination0
Total Semester Credit Hours24

Student Services Certification Preparation

With Reading Specialist Certification Preparation

Required Core Courses
EDUC 5300Foundations and History of Education3
EDUC 5302Cultural Diversity in Schools and Community3
EDUC 5338Curriculum Design and Implementation3
EDUC 5370Techniques of Research3
EDUC 5090Education Comprehensive Examination0
Emphasis
EDTE 5349Educational Media and Technology3
EDUC 5350Assessment and Interpretation for Education Leaders3
ENGL 5321Psycholinguistics3
READ 5373Foundations of Reading3
READ 5374Reading Resources and Materials3
READ 5375Reading Research and Assessment3
READ 5376Organization and Administration of Reading Programs3
READ 5391Reading Practicum3
Total Semester Credit Hours36

PROGRAM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Students will be admitted into the M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction major by the faculty once the following application criteria are met:

  • Successful admission to graduate studies
  • A minimum 2.75 grade point average (GPA) overall or in the last 60 hours
  • GRE scores if the applicant has a 2.75 – 2.99 GPA. Required Scores:  Verbal Reasoning 157, Quantitative Reasoning 155, and Analytical Writing – 4.5.
  • Completed application packet, to include letter of intent, essay, two letters of reference with checklists, and interview
  • Valid Texas Teaching Certificate
  • Completed a minimum of one year of creditable teaching experience, and be currently working in a creditable teaching placement

Course Information and Schedule

The Course Information page includes a complete list of courses and course descriptions. 

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Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and skills to earn teacher certification in Texas.
  2. Be employable as educators in Texas.
  3. Create effective curriculum.
  4. Provide high-quality instruction.
  5. Conduct research on relevant issues to curriculum and instruction.