Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction

The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction is designed for educators interested in researching, developing and implementing curriculum changes to support achievement. This program allows educators to focus on curriculum methodology, pedagogy, and theoretical applications.

In addition, the program prepares educators to teach dual credit courses and/or courses at the community college level. In collaboration with an advisor in the School of Teaching and Learning, the student will develop an individual plan consistent with the student's interest and needs.

Applicants seeking admission to the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction must submit the following directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

  1. Graduate Application
  2. Application Fee
  3. Official transcript from the baccalaureate degree granting institution.
  4. Candidates with a 3.0 GPA1 from the baccalaureate-granting institution or graduate2will have the GRE automatically waived.
  5. Candidates with an undergrad GPA between 2.5 and 2.99 from the baccalaureate-granting institution or between 2.8 and 2.99 in graduate level hours* from the baccalaureate degree-granting institution are required to take the GRE. These candidates must meet the minimum standard with the following formula: 
    1. (GPA X 50) + GRE Verbal + GRE Quantitative + GRE Written equal to or greater than 435.

GRE TAKEN BEFORE AUGUST 2011

(GPA X 200) + GRE Verbal + GRE Quantitative + GRE Written equal to or greater than 1664 

This 30 hour program includes 12 core C&I hours plus 12-18 hours in an area of concentration. The concentration hours may be taken in Curriculum and Instruction (see below) or another interest field.

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with Related Concentration
CIED 5085Advanced Research in Teaching3
CIED 5370Research In Teaching3
CIED 5383Integrating Curnt Tech In Tchg3
CIED 5384Curricular Trends For Clss Tch3
C & I Concentration Hours
Select six of the following:18
Professional Educator's Role
Adv Techniques & Mthds Instr
Instructional Coaching
Adv Mths Classroom Mgt & Disc
Assessment Of Learning
Hum Grwth & Dev Across Lifespn
Developing Curriculum for Adults
Total Hours30

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) marketable skills initiative is part of the state’s 60x30TX plan and was designed to help students articulate their skills to employers.  Marketable skills are those skills valued by employers and/or graduate programs that can be applied in a variety of work or education settings and may include interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skill areas.

The MEd in Curriculum and Instruction is designed to provide graduates with the following marketable skills:

  • Prepares educators in researching, developing, and implementing curriculum changes to support student achievement. 
  • Prepares educators in curriculum methodology, pedagogy, and theoretical applications. 
  • Prepares educators to teach dual credit courses and/or courses at the community college level.