Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction
The Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction offers three options:
Advanced Instructor (36 semester credit hour program)
- Texas Teacher Certificate (42 semester credit hour program), or
- Professional Education (36 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 Degree Requirements
Master of Arts with Advanced Instructor Courses Hours EDG 6300 Curriculum Development 3 EDG 6301 Social and Cultural Influences 3 EDG 6302 Tests and Measurements 3 EDG 6303 Lifespan Development 3 EDG 6304 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 EDG 6369 Assessment of Student Outcomes 3
Total SCH for Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction, Advanced Instructor
Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction-Texas Teacher Certification Degree Requirements
(Applicants must pass a PACT exam before they are admitted into this program)
Required Courses Courses Hours EDG 6301 Social and Cultural Influences* 3 EDG 6302 Test and Measurements* 3 EDG 6304 Research* 3 EDG 6305 Legal and Ethical Principals 3 EDG 6306 Curriculum and Methodology Trends 3 EDG 6307 Professional Writing for Educators 3 EDG 6310 Behavior Management †† 3 EDG 6313 Foundations of the Public School System†† 3 EDG 6314 Effective Instruction and Assessment †† 3 EDG 6317 Teaching Diverse Populations †† 3 EDG 6318 Role of the Teacher †† 3 EDG 6326 Education of Exceptional Children †† 3
EDG 5361 Internship (taken twice) ††
EDG 5660 Clinical Teaching
Total SCH for Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction- Texas Teacher Certification
* These courses will include evaluations to meet the requirements for the Comprehensive Program Review (CPR) and may not be substituted or transferred. The grade on the identified evaluations in these CPR courses and the course grade must be at least a B.
***A Comprehensive Program Review (CPR) is the comprehensive experience covering the work within the programs in the Curriculum & Instruction Department and is required of all candidates for master’s degrees. Formal submission of the work for the CPR will occur the semester you take the indicated course. An application for CPR completion must be submitted the semester you intend to graduate.
†† These courses must be taken in order to get the Texas Teacher Certification.
Prior to Clinical Teaching or Internship, you must complete 30 clock hours of observations in the field you are seeking certification.
Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction-Professional Education Degree Requirements
All EDG courses are offered in an online format. Content area courses may not be in an online format.
Required Courses Courses Hours EDG 6301 Social and Cultural Influences 3 EDG 6302 Test and Measurements 3 EDG 6304 Research 3 Prescribed Electives (9 SCH)
Choose three (3) of the following courses
Courses Hours EDG 6300 Curriculum Development 3 EDG 6306 Curriculum and Methodology Trends 3 EDG 6312 Learning Theories 3 EDG 6315 Content Area Instruction 3 EDG 6316 Instructional Issues: Theory and Practice 3 EDG 6369 Assessment of Student Outcomes 3 Content Area with Advisor Approval (18 SCH) Hours Content Area* 18
*There are currently four content area programs available; English, Mathematics, History, and Political Science. For additional information on content areas specializations and a degree plan, contact Daniel Martinez, the College of Education Graduate Programs advisor.