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Where Teachers Come to Learn

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate teacher certification programs. Our undergraduate programs encompass elementary grades EC-6, middle school grades 4-8, bilingual and special education. Secondary education (grades 7-12) is a collaboration between our department and the department of your chosen content area. Our fully online MED/MA/MS programs in curriculum and instruction, early childhood education, reading, or secondary education help to prepare you to teach in your content area. We also offer a doctorate in supervision, curriculum and instruction with a multitude of concentrations to help focus your passion.

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Curriculum and Instruction :: Explore Our Programs

Explore Our Programs

Department of C&I:: Undergraduate

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Department of C&I:: Graduate

Bilingual Education/English as a Second Language (ESL) Minor

Become specialized in bilingual education. You’ll the foundation of bilingual/ESL education and how to assess, create and deliver specialized content for bilingual students. It is highly recommended for you to know Spanish.

Where It Is Offered Online
Duration

1 to 1.5 Years

Foreign Language

No Foreign Language Requirement

Delivery Fully Online, Only Offered Online (100% Online)
Total Credit Hours

18 Hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Department of C&I::Graduate Certificate

Reading Specialist Certification

Reading specialists work alongside K-12 educators and often provide one-on-one instruction for students struggling with reading and writing comprehension. You’ll develop individualized plans for addressing students’ reading difficulties. Offered as part of the master’s in reading program, you can earn your certification in no time.

Where It Is Offered Online
Duration

2 Years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Fully Online, Only Offered Online (100% Online)
Total Credit Hours

36 Hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Curriculum and Instruction :: Welcome from the Department Head

Welcome from the Department head

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction at A&M-Commerce offers knowledge of content and pedagogy while motivating our students for complex thinking in the classroom. We provide effective feedback and support student learning in forming relationships with families and communities.

Our faculty is comprised of outstanding educators who have earned their credentials from universities all throughout the US and have an abundance of practical experience teaching in K-12 classrooms. We invite you to explore our exceptional education and research opportunities.

Kathryn Dixon, Ph.D.
Interim Department Head and Associate Professor
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Curriculum and Instruction::Here for You

We’re Here For You

Our faculty and staff are honored and excited to invest in your success as a future educator. We’re here for you each step of the way and encourage you to let us know how we can help you grow as a peer in education.

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Curriculum and Instruction :: Student Organizations and Involvement

Community

We strive to create a community where you feel empowered to learn and grow. Explore personal development opportunities outside of the classroom.

STUDIO 360°

Early Childhood Education Living and Learning Community

  • Live and learn in a community of future early childhood educators.
  • Develop a lifelong network of supportive peers.
  • Work with a professional mentor dedicated to helping you succeed throughout college and beyond.
  • Gain deeper insight and specialized skills for teaching pre-K through third grade.
  • Participate in signature courses available only to first-year students.
  • Attend Texas Association for the Education of Young Children events.
  • Create a personal website
    to highlight your Studio 360° experience for potential employers.
  • Blog personal reflections on your growth as a future teacher.

Contact D[email protected] for more information about Studio 360º or learn more about Living and Learning Communities.

Student Organizations

Our faculty are actively involved in several organizations you can participate in as a curriculum and instruction student.

Delta Kappa GammaBeta Lambda Commerce Collegiate Chapter

Delta Kappa Gamma (DKG) strives to promote professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education. This includes informing future educators of current economic, social, political and educational issues so that they may participate effectively in a world society.

The Beta Lambda Commerce Collegiate Chapter is part of Beta Lambda, the local chapter of DKG. Our collegiate chapter is made up of college students who are in their junior or senior year and are working toward an education degree. The chapter participates in the activities of Beta Lambda and holds special collegiate events. Members are eligible for scholarships at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Membership enables students to network and receive mentoring from local educators who are currently working in local schools or who are retired.

Contact [email protected] for more information.

Kappa Delta Pi

Please contact [email protected] for information about Kappa Delta Pi.

Phi Delta Kappa

Please contact [email protected] for information about Phi Delta Kappa.

Texas Association of Future Educators

As a member of the Texas Association of Future Educators (TAFE), you will learn the importance of service, leadership, and strong character, which will assist you in becoming an effective future educator.

Please contact [email protected] for more information about TAFE.

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Curriculum and Instruction :: Scholarships

SCHOLARSHIPS

As a curriculum and instruction studies student, you have access to a wide range of scholarships specific to your degree.

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Curriculum and Instruction :: Meet our Faculty and Staff

Meet our Department

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Curriculum and Instruction :: Contact

Contact Us

  • P.O. Box 3011
  • Commerce, TX 75429-3011
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