Curriculum and Instruction

MEd-Curriculum and Instruction  (MED-CINS)
MS-Curriculum and Instruction   (MS-CINS)

MEd-Curriculum and Instruction with English as a Second Language (ESL) Specialization

MS-Curriculum and Instruction with Bilingual Education Specialization

The Master's of Education degree (MEd) in Curriculum & Instruction is for certified teachers interested in the improvement of classroom teaching through advanced studies in the content and methodology of subjects taught in elementary classrooms. The major in curriculum and instruction, available primarily to experienced classroom teachers, prepares graduates to (1) improve student engagement and teaching effectiveness and (2) qualify for leadership positions in settings for which the master's degree is required.

A graduate with a major in curriculum and instruction should possess knowledge of the research and literature in elementary education, curriculum and instructional design in subjects taught in elementary schools, effective teaching practices, and the teaching of students who are culturally diverse.

  • The courses for this program are available only online (no face-to-face courses).  This program is not available to international students. 

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Required Documents for Admission

Admission Consideration Requirements for All Students

  • Apply Texas Application
  • Application fee:  $50 domestic student 
  • All official transcripts - Bachelor's degree, including all transcripts used towards bachelor's degree.  Any master's degree transcript or transcripts with graduate coursework (if applicable).
  • One of the following:

    • Valid teaching certificate
    • Passing PPR, ExCet, or TExES scores or
    • Official General Test GRE scores
  • If you are applying to the program above and are an H1B or H4 applicant, please contact the Graduate School for details at  

    H1B or H4 applicants will be required to submit a passing TOEFL or IELTS in addition to the admission documents listed above.

Application Packet Submission Deadline:

Domestic student applications are accepted throughout the year.