Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction

Program Coordinator: Dr. Tori Hollas, torihollas@shsu.edu 

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 

1

If a student has taken graduate level coursework after receiving their Bachelors, but has not received a Masters degree, then those hours become void and are not taken into consideration

2

If a numerical GPA is not available, then the department reserves the right to require the GRE.

This program ranges from 30-36 hours.  The number of hours varies based on the concentration area selected.  Concentration hours may be taken in Curriculum & Instruction or another interest field.  Students wishing to teach dual credit courses and/or courses at the Community College level will need an 18 hour Area of Concentration, for example, English, History, and Math. 

Other Areas of Concentration may be selected, and will have a requirement of 12-18 hours, depending on departmental requirements.

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction
Major: Foundation (18 SCH)
CIED 5344Theoretical Foundations for Curriculum3
CIED 5384Curricular Trends For Clss Tch 13
or CIED 6394 Developing Curriculum for Adults
CIED 5382Instructional Coaching3
CIED 5393Assessment Of Learning3
CIED 5370Research In Teaching3
CIED 5085Advanced Research in Teaching3
Major: Prescribed Electives 2
Either select four CIED elective courses OR four-six 5000-7000 level elective courses from an approved field12-18
CIED Electives (12 SCH)
Professional Educator's Role
Integrating Curnt Tech In Tchg
Adv Mths Classroom Mgt & Disc
Hum Grwth & Dev Across Lifespn
Developing Curriculum for Adults 1
Approved Field (12-18 SCH)
5000-7000 Level Courses
Total Hours:30-36
1

CIED 6394 can only be taken once to fulfill either the program core requirement OR the C&I elective coursework requirement. 

2

If your approved outside field area is 12 hours, no C&I Electives are needed. If you have chosen not to have an outside field area (Only field C&I), choose 4 C&I electives. courses. 

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.