M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction

https://www.tamuct.edu/degrees/graduate/curriculum-instruction.html

OVERVIEW

A master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction will prepare you to analyze student data, utilize research and employ best practices to improve the quality of teaching and learning in any classroom. The courses are specifically designed to provide you with a wide range of experiences in order to serve as expert teachers and mentors in schools. At A&M-Central Texas, we strive to provide current, relevant and rigorous material in a time frame that meets the needs of working teachers.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

The student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a proficiency in the fundamental concepts in each of the major areas of curriculum and instruction.
  • Illustrate the ability to read, understand, and critically analyze the ideas presented in research-based scholarly works to inform practices.
  • Plan, organize, implement and evaluate instructional materials to improve student achievement.
  • Examine the use of assessments and interpret data to evaluate programmatic effectiveness.
  • Strengthen the profession by presenting educational research in written, oral, and visual formats.

Students who complete the thesis option are not required to take the Comprehensive Exam. 
Students may complete six hours of thesis in lieu of six hours of Graduate content area courses.  

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

1. Successful admission to graduate school.

2. One year creditable service as teacher of record.

3. Attendance at Graduate Student Program Information Meeting.

4. Appointment with Graduate Program Coordinator.

The following is also required for the Reading Specialist Certification major:

1. A minimum 2.75 grade point average (GPA) overall or in the last 60 hours to include semester where 60th hour occurred

2. Graduate School admission

3. Complete Program application packet

  • Interview
  • Valid Teaching Certificate
  • Two years creditable service as a teacher of record or one year creditable service with letter indicating continuing employment at a TEA approved site
  • Letter of Intent to pursue certification.

Master of Education - Secondary Education With Thesis Program Requirements

EDUC 5302Cultural Diversity in Schools and Community3
EDUC 5338Curriculum Design and Implementation3
EDUC 5345Advanced Instructional Strategies for Diverse Learners3
EDUC 5370Techniques of Research3
EDUC 5198Education Thesis6
Graduate-level content area courses 112-18
Total Credit Hours30-36

Master of Education - Secondary Education Without Thesis Program Requirements

EDUC 5302Cultural Diversity in Schools and Community3
EDUC 5338Curriculum Design and Implementation3
EDUC 5345Advanced Instructional Strategies for Diverse Learners3
EDUC 5370Techniques of Research3
EDUC 5090Education Comprehensive Examination0
Graduate-level content area courses 118-24
Total Credit Hours30-36

Master of Education - Elementary Education With Thesis Program Requirements

EDUC 5302Cultural Diversity in Schools and Community3
EDUC 5338Curriculum Design and Implementation3
EDUC 5345Advanced Instructional Strategies for Diverse Learners3
EDUC 5370Techniques of Research3
EDTE 5349Educational Media and Technology3
EDUC 5350Assessment and Interpretation for Education Leaders3
READ 5374Reading Research and Materials3
READ 5375Reading Research and Assessment3
EDUC 5198Education Thesis6
Total Credit Hours30

Master of Education - Elementary Education Without Thesis Program Requirements

EDUC 5302Cultural Diversity in Schools and Community3
EDUC 5338Curriculum Design and Implementation3
EDUC 5345Advanced Instructional Strategies for Diverse Learners3
EDUC 5370Techniques of Research3
EDTE 5349Educational Media and Technology3
EDUC 5350Assessment and Interpretation for Education Leaders3
READ 5374Reading Research and Materials3
READ 5375Reading Research and Assessment3
Approved graduate-level content area courses6
EDUC 5090Education Comprehensive Examination0
Total Credit Hours30

Master of Education - Special Education With Thesis Program Requirements

EDUC 5302Cultural Diversity in Schools and Community3
EDUC 5338Curriculum Design and Implementation3
EDUC 5345Advanced Instructional Strategies for Diverse Learners3
EDUC 5370Techniques of Research3
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 Thesis6
Total Credit Hours36

Master of Education - Special Education Without Thesis Program Requirements

EDUC 5302Cultural Diversity in Schools and Community3
EDUC 5338Curriculum Design and Implementation3
EDUC 5345Advanced Instructional Strategies for Diverse Learners3
EDUC 5370Techniques of Research3
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 Credit Hours36

Master of Education  - Reading Specialist Certification Preparation Program Requirements

EDUC 5302Cultural Diversity in Schools and Community3
EDUC 5338Curriculum Design and Implementation3
EDUC 5370Techniques of Research3
EDTE 5349Educational Media and Technology3
EDUC 5350Assessment and Interpretation for Education Leaders3
ENGL 5321Psycholinguistics3
READ 5373Foundations of Reading3
READ 5371Advanced Strategy for Literacy Development3
READ 5374Reading Research and Materials3
READ 5375Reading Research and Assessment3
READ 5376Organization and Administration of Reading Programs3
READ 5391Reading Practicum3
EDUC 5090Education Comprehensive Examination0
Total Credit Hours36