Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction
The Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction offers two options:
- Advanced Instructor (36 semester credit hour program) -or-
- Texas Teacher Certificate (42 semester credit hour program)
Students may take courses to earn their Teacher Certificate without completing a degree program. Please visit our Texas Teacher Certificate page for more information.
All our courses are offered in online format. Fieldwork is required for internships and clinical teaching.
Master of Arts with Advanced Instructor Courses Hours EDG 6301 Social and Cultural Influences 3 EDG 6302 Tests and Measurements 3 EDG 6303 Lifespan Development 3 EDG 6304 Applied Research 3 EDG 6305 Legal and Ethical Principles 3 EDG 6306 Curriculum and Methodology Trends 3 EDG 6311 Instructional Supervision 3 EDG 6312 Learning Theories 3 EDG 6315 Content Area instruction 3 EDG 6316 Instructional Issues: Theory and Practice 3 6 Hours of Electives or Completion of Certification Plan with Advisor Approval 6
Total SCH for Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction, Advanced Instructor
Master of Arts with Teaching Certification Courses Hours
EDG 6300 Curriculum Development
3 *EDG 6301 Social and Cultural Influences 3 EDG 6302 Test and Measurements 3 EDG 6303 Lifespan Development 3 EDG 6304 Applied Research 3 EDG 6305 Legal and Ethical Principals 3 *EDG 6310 Behavior Management 3 *EDG 6311 Instructional Supervision 3 *EDG 6312 Learning Theories 3 *EDG 6313 Foundations of the Public School 3 *EDG 6314 Effective instruction and Assessment 3 EDG 6315 Content Area Instruction 3
*EDG 5360 Teaching Internship (taken twice) -or-
*EDG 5660 Clinical Teaching
Total SCH for Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction, Texas Teaching Certification
*Required for Texas Teacher Certification
***In addition to coursework, you must complete a Comprehensive Program Review (CPR). You must apply for the Comprehensive Program Review (CPR) no later than the first day of the last semester of coursework.***
Courses/Hours same as the Advanced Instructor Option, with the addition of EDG 5360 Teaching Internship (must take twice for credit) or EDG 5660 Clinical Teaching.
- To be eligible to take EDG 5660 Clinical Teaching, you must be hired by a school district as teacher of record, and you must have completed and passed the appropriate TExES Pre-Admission Content Exam (PACT).
- To be eligible to take EDG 5360 Teaching Internship, you must have completed and passed the appropriate TExES Pre-Admission Content Exam (PACT).
Troops to Teachers
Troops to Teachers (TTT) is a federally funded program to assist military personnel and veterans transtition to a new career as public school teachers in “high-needs” schools and districts. Counseling, referral, and placement assistance is provided through a network of state offices. In some cases TTT provides financial assistance to eligible veterans. For more information, please visit the TTT website at http://www.texastroopstoteachers.org/index.html.