Curriculum and Instruction MEd

The Master’s of Education (MEd) degree in Curriculum and Instruction is for Texas certified teachers interested in the improvement of classroom teaching through advanced studies in the content and methodology of subjects taught in elementary classrooms. The major in curriculum and instruction, available primarily to experienced teachers, prepares graduates to

  1. improve student engagement and teaching effectiveness and
  2. qualify for leadership positions in settings for which the master’s degree is required, and
  3. teach at the community college or dual credit classes at the high school level.

A graduate with a major in curriculum and instruction should possess knowledge of the research and literature in curriculum and instruction, curriculum and instructional design in subjects taught in elementary schools, effective teaching practices, and the teaching of students who are culturally diverse.

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction - Option II Non-Thesis

Part A. Required Core Courses (9 semester hours).
Must complete Part A before taking comprehensive examination.
EDCI 538Classroom Mgmt for Tchrs3
EDCI 559Diversity & Equity in Edu3
EDCI 595Research Lit Tech (3 semester hours required)3
Part B. Support Courses (9-21 semester hours)
EDCI 500Issues in Education3
EDCI 519Response to Intervention Applied to Exceptional Learners3
EDCI 520Introduction to STEM Education3
EDCI 525Project Based Learning3
EDCI 535Ldrshp & Supv in Sch3
EDCI 540Mathematics Instruction for the 21st Century‐Instruction 3
EDCI 541Science Instruction for 21st Century Learners3
EDCI 575Differentiated Instruction3
ELED 524Lang Arts Curr Grds 1-83
ELED 545Issues in Dev Elem Curriculum3
ELED 530Math Curr Grades 1-83
ELED 557Soc Studies Curr Grds 1-83
ELED 558Sci Curriculum Grades 1-83
Part C. 12 semester hours of electives and/or specialization courses can be used to complete 30 total hours in the degree.
Total Hours30

Approved electives must be sufficient to meet the 30-hour minimum program for the master's degree.  Electives may be taken in studies within the Department of Curriculum and Instruction (early childhood, curriculum & instruction, reading, and secondary education) or in other departments within the College of Education or departments outside the college.  Electives do not need to be concentrated in any particular discipline.  However if the student desires a minor field of study in a specific discipline, at least 12 semester hours must be taken in that declared minor area.  Approved disciplines for minor studies include art, early childhood education, physical sciences, English, history, mathematics, music, foreign languages, health, kinesiology and sports studies, reading, and theatre arts.  Students receiving a minor may be required to satisfy candidacy and are required to meet the comprehensive examination requirements of the minor department.

Note:  Successful completion of the Comprehensive Exam is required of all students.

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