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The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate teacher certification programs. Our BA/BS programs encompass elementary grades EC-6, middle school grades 4-8 and secondary education grades 7-12 in STEM, bilingual and special education. Our online MED/MA/MS degrees in Curriculum & Instruction, Early Childhood Education, Reading, or Secondary Education prepare you to teach in your content area. At the doctoral level, we offer Supervision, Curriculum and Instruction with a multitude of areas to help you 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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Education (BA/BS) Bilingual or ESL Emphasis

Develop in-depth understanding of multicultural learning environments and learn to meet the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse students with our interdisciplinary studies bachelor’s degree program. If you seek to become a bilingual teacher, who provides instruction in both Spanish and English, this program requires Spanish literacy. If you seek to become an ESL teacher, who provides instruction in English, you do not need foreign language literacy.

Where It Is Offered Commerce, Corsicana (Navarro College), McKinney (CHEC), Mesquite, Online
Duration

4 Years

Foreign Language

Foreign Language Required for Bilingual Majors

Delivery 40-50% Online, Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours

120 Hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Education (BA/BS) Middle School Emphasis

Our bachelor’s degree with middle school certification offers a number of specialties, allowing you to concentrate on specific interests. Learn to design engaging lessons, develop curriculum for diverse students and foster an inclusive learning environment.

Where It Is Offered Commerce, Corsicana (Navarro College), McKinney (CHEC), Mesquite, Online
Duration

4 to 4.5 Years

Foreign Language

Foreign language Optional

Delivery 40-50% Online, Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours

120 to 132 Hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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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 Commerce, Online
Duration

1 to 1.5 Years

Foreign Language

No Foreign Language Requirement

Delivery 100% Online
Total Credit Hours

18 Hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Department of C&I:: Graduate

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Early Childhood Education (MED/MS)

The major in early childhood education prepares graduates for careers in both public and private educational settings in which the primary focus is young children. A graduate with a major in early childhood education should possess competencies in the knowledge of physiological and psychological development of children birth through fourth grade, curriculum theory and development, effective instructional strategies for young children, and the administration and management of classrooms and facilities for young children.

Where It Is Offered Online
Duration

1.5 to 2 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery 100% Online
Total Credit Hours

36 hours

Thesis Requirements

MA option only

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Curriculum & Instruction (MED/MS)

This degree involves 18 hours of study in the major and 18 hours of electives which allows students to take additional courses in the major, focus on an area of interest, or qualify to teach high school dual credit classes or at the community college level.

Where It Is Offered Mesquite, Online
Duration

1.5 to 2 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery 86-99% Online
Total Credit Hours

36 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Reading (MA/MED/MS)

The major in reading prepares graduates for careers in both public and private educational settings in which the primary focus is to address the needs of students in the context of reading

Where It Is Offered Online
Duration

1.5 to 2 years

Foreign Language

Yes for MA

Delivery 100% Online
Total Credit Hours

36 hours

Thesis Requirements

Thesis is optional for MA

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Secondary Education (MED/MS)

Students who are interested in developing depth and breadth of expertise in curriculum and instructional leadership at the secondary school level should choose the major in secondary education. The secondary education curriculum will equip graduates with proficiency in designing and conducting action research to improve classroom and school practices, the design, implementation and evaluation of secondary school curriculum, the selection of teaching models to address the learning and achievement of secondary school students, and the selection and design of curriculum and instruction reflecting philosophical systems in the middle school and high school environments.

Where It Is Offered Mesquite, Online
Duration

1.5 to 2 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery 86-99% Online
Total Credit Hours

36 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Supervision, Curriculum & Instruction (EDD)

This degree prepares graduate students for careers in K-12 public and private schools, regional educational training facilities, college and university settings, and research and development centers. A graduate with the Doctor of Education degree should possess competencies in research methods, statistics, curriculum, instructional design, learning, instructional strategies and effective teaching.

Where It Is Offered Mesquite
Duration

4 to 7 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours

72 hours

Thesis Requirements

Yes, dissertation required

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Department of C&I::Graduate Certificate

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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Graduate Certificate

This certificate is ideal for students who either already hold a completed graduate degree or are actively in the process of earning a graduate degree and wish to earn this certificate in conjunction with their degree. In addition to the enhanced professional status that the Certificate in the Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) brings, this Certificate will enable the holder to meet the 18-hour SACS requirement to teach at the College level.

Where It Is Offered Online
Duration

1 year

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery 100% Online, 86-99% Online
Total Credit Hours

18 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Curriculum and Instruction :: Welcome from the Department Head

Laura Isbell

Welcome from the Department Head

Welcome to the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at A&M-Commerce. The department 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.

Dr. Laura Isbell
Department Head and Associate Professor
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Curriculum and Instruction :: Student Organizations and Involvement

Student Organizations

Our faculty are actively involved in several organizations that students in curriculum and instruction are able to part take in.

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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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