Get your master's degree in Curriculum & Instruction

M.Ed. and M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction

Degree Plan 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 area of emphasis, or earn additional graduate certifications such as gifted and talented and bilingual education.  The major in Curriculum and Instruction not only includes competencies in but prepares graduates for one or more of the following careers:

  • Expertise in the content and pedagogy of teaching
  • Leadership as curriculum specialists, mentor teachers, and teacher leaders
  • Initial teaching certification through the TAMUC alternative certification program combined with the master's degree
  • Preparation for doctoral studies and positions as a teacher educator in institutions of higher education

Students may take courses face-to-face at any of five locations in the Dallas and East Texas area, take them 100% online from anywhere in the world, or a combination of the two.

Curriculum and Instruction Faculty

Elton Stetson, Ed.D. (Program Coordinator)

Gilbert Naizer, Ph.D.

Jennifer Sennette, Ph.D.

Becky Sinclair, Ph.D.

Martha M. Foote, Ed.D. (Department Head)

Five 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 degree plan for requirements and steps to apply.  Select MED or MS in Curriculum and Instruction.
Step 3. Select an advisor and send an email to obtain your degree plan.
Step 4. Take your courses in any order.  There are no prerequisites.  All are offered online and most are offered face-to-face as well.
Step 5. During the first week of your final semester, click on the "graduation" and "Comprehensive Exams" links in the menu bar to the left to apply for the comprehensive exams and to graduate.  The comprehensive exam is a take home essay covering courses in Part A and Part B of the degree plan.  See Page 2 of the degree plan for more specific instructions and links to the applications.