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Master Of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction with Texas Teacher Certification

The M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction program provides the student with critical knowledge to connect scholarship, research, and professional practice to teach a diverse student population.

For Texas Teaching Certification, an additional 6 hours of either Teaching internship or Clinical Teaching must be completed along with the necessary certification tests required by the state.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university
  • 2.75 overall undergraduate GPA or 2.75 GPA in the last 60 hours of your undergraduate degree
  • No GRE required
  • No Essay Required
  • Must apply to the College of Graduate Studies and Research

Teacher Certification

Prior to Student Teaching or Internship, you must complete 30 clock hours of observation in the grade level you are seeking certification and pass a Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) (also called the TExES) for the field you are seeking certification.

All certification candidates must pass two certification examinations, one in the content area and one in pedagogy and professional responsibilities.

In order for candidates at Angelo State University to be approved to take the Texas Examinations of Educator Standards (TExES) they must have completed the certification program requirements for each examination.

Degree Requirements

Master of Curriculum and Instruction, Teacher Certification
Course Hours
EDG 6301 Social and Cultural Influences 3
EDG 6302 Tests and Measurements in Education 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
EDG 5360 Teaching Internship (twice)* 6

*EDG 5360 must be taken twice for credit. To be eligible to take EDG 5360, the student must have a passing score on the appropriate TExES subject are test and 30 hours of classroom observation.

For more information, see the course descriptions

For more information about the Advanced Instructor program, please contact the Graduate Advisor.