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Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction

The Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction offers three options:

  1. Advanced Instructor (36 semester credit hour program)
  2. Teacher Studies (42 semester credit hour program), or
  3. 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
    Required Courses Hours
    EDG 6300 Curriculum Development 3
    EDG 6301 Social and Cultural Influences  3
    EDG 6302 Tests and Measurements 3
    EDG 6304 Research 3
    EDG 6305 Legal and Ethical Principles 3
    EDG 6307 Professional Writing for Educators 3
    EDG 6312 Learning Theories 3
    EDG 6316 Instructional Issues: Theory and Practice 3
    EDG 6369 Assessment of Student Outcomes 3
    EDG 6395 Capstone in Curriculum and Instruction 3
    EDCI 6301 Instructional Coaching 3
    EDCI 6302 Curriculum Evaluation 3
    • Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction-Teacher Studies Degree Requirements

      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 Principles 3
      EDG 6307 Professional Writing for Educators 3
      EDG 6310 Behavior and  Classroom Management 3
      EDG 6313 Foundations of School Systems 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 6395 Capstone in Curriculum and Instruction

      3

      EDG 5361 Internship (taken twice)

      -or-

      EDG 5660 Clinical Teaching

      6

      EDG 5361 must be taken twice for credit. To be eligible to take EDG 5361, the student must have a passing score on the appropriate TExES subject area test and 30 hours of classroom observation.

      As a summative requirement for the degree, the candidate must successfully complete a comprehensive program review (CPR) with a committee of Graduate Faculty.

      Courses in this program are offered through an online format.


    • Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction-Professional Education Degree Requirements

      The M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction, Professional Education, allows certified teachers to earn a Master’s degree and combine the necessary content hours required to teach High School Dual-Credit courses. This degree also prepares individuals to teach courses at the two-year or community college level.

      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

       

  • Student Learning Outcomes

    • Curriculum: Evaluate and modify appropriate curricula and resources to meet student, client, and program needs for content area.
    • Instruction: Evaluate student abilities and modify instruction within the content area to meet the needs of a diverse student population.
    • Practical Experience: Apply creative thinking and utilize new technologies to the solution of practical educational/training problems.

Admission requirements for Advanced Instructor:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.
  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or better
  • GRE scores are not required

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Admission Requirements For Teacher Studies

  • Pass a PACT or TExES exam prior to acceptance.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.
  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or better
  • GRE scores also not required

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*When applying, use the           5X8 DG Degree Seeking application.

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