MEd and MS in Curriculum and Instruction

Advising Guide for Masters in Curriculum & Instruction  (PDF)

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers the MEd and MS degree in Curriculum and Instruction. The degree involves 18 hours of study in the major and 18 hours of electives which allow students to take additional courses in the major, complete a second major, or qualify to teach high school dual credit classes or at the community college level.  Electives may also be used to earn graduate certifications such as gifted and talented, bilingual/ESL education, master reading teacher, school librarian, and principal certification.  Additional information is available by contacting a faculty member in the list below. The major in Curriculum and Instruction not only includes competencies in but prepares graduates for one or more of the following careers:

  • Content and pedagogy specialist
  • Curriculum specialist, mentor teacher, and teacher leader
  • Teach at community colleges and dual credit classes in high schools
  • Texas certified teacher through the alternative certification program at TAMUC
  • Preparation for doctoral studies leading to positions as teacher educator and researcher in colleges and universities

The program is 100% online so students can participate from anywhere in the world. However, some face-to-face classes are offered at one of five locations in the Dallas and East Texas area giving students the option to combine online with some face-to-face classes.

Curriculum and Instruction Faculty

Gilbert Naizer, Ph.D.   (Program Coordinator)

Jennifer Sennette, Ph.D.

Becky Sinclair, Ph.D.

Laura Isbell, Ph.D.

Martha M. Foote, Ed.D. 

Six Steps from Admission to Graduation

Step 1. Click on the link at the top of the page to review the degree plan.

Step 2. Apply for Admissions.  See Page 2 of the advising guide for requirements and steps to apply.  Select MEd or MS in Curriculum and Instruction as your desired program.

Step 3. Select an advisor of your choice and send an email requesting an advising guide.

Step 4.Take courses in any order as there are no prerequisites. However, the core classes listed in Part A of the advising guide must be completed prior to taking the comprehensive exam.

Step 5. Register for the comprehensive exam at least one month prior to the semester you plan to take the exam.  It is a take-home exam covering Part A and Part B of the advising guide.

Step 6. Apply for graduation the first week of the semester you plan to graduate. See the advising guide for information and links to the exam registration and graduation application.