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2021-2022 Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Curriculum and Instruction, M.Ed.


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Mission: The Curriculum and Instruction programs provide the master classroom teachers with knowledge of the latest research and skills to continue seeking new information. Due to their pursuit of knowledge, graduates of these programs shall be recognized as experts in their chosen field of study as well as outstanding classroom teachers.

Candidates must pass a comprehensive examination on the content of one course from their plan advisor, another from the core and one from a supporting area. Candidates are eligible to take the comprehensive exam either the semester before or during the semester they intend to graduate. Candidates who fail one part of the exam may re-take the exam within the same semester in which it was first attempted. Candidates who fail more than one part of the comprehensive examination must wait until the next semester before they may re-take the examination. A subsequent failure will result in required remedial work and may delay graduation. After three failures, candidates will be withdrawn from the program and, therefore, be deemed ineligible for graduation.

Curriculum & Instruction (Early Childhood)


Curriculum and Instruction (Elementary Education- Early Childhood-8)


Plan - 15 semester hours


15 semester hours selected from the following, but with no more than six hours from any one concentration.

Additional Coursework - 3 semester hours


Total: 30 semester hours


Additional Requirements:


Official degree plan will need to be completed with your Faculty Advisor and Educator Preparation Office (EPO) staff.  All required signatures must be recorded before it is official.

Curriculum & Instruction (Elementary Education [EC-8] with Teacher Certification)


Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, Elementary Education (EC-8) Concentration with Teacher Certification

Pior admittance into this program is required.  For specifics, see Teacher Certification | Accelerated

AND

Applying to the School of Education, Health Professions & Human Development CUIN graduate program

 

Student Teaching or Internship: 6 semester hours**


OR

*These masters courses are currently offered at $3750 for tuition and fees.  Course materials extra.

**The two additional courses for either option do not count towards master’s degree requirements.

Total: 30 semester hours


Additional Requirements:


  • Take Masters Comprehensive Exam.
     
  • Certification requirements must be completed before taking the master comprehensive exam.

Curriculum and Instruction (Elementary Mathematics Education)


Additional Requirements:


  • Master’s Comprehension Exam

Official degree plan will need to be completed with your Faculty Advisor and Educator Preparation Office (EPO) staff.  All required signatures must be recorded before it is official. 

Total: 30 semester hours


Curriculum and Instruction (Elementary Science Education)


Total: 30 semester hours


Additional Requirements:


  • Master’s Comprehension Exam

Official degree plan will need to be completed with your Faculty Advisor and Educator Preparation Office (EPO) staff.  All required signatures must be recorded before it is official. 

Curriculum and Instruction (Elementary Science and Math Education)


Major Concentration: 21 semester hours


Total: 30 semester hours


Additional Requirements:


Official degree plan will need to be completed with your Faculty Advisor and Educator Preparation Office (EPO) staff.  All required signatures must be recorded before it is official.

Curriculum & Instruction (Elementary with ESL Certification)


Curriculum and Instruction (ESL/Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)


Curriculum & Instruction (ESL/TESOL w/ Teacher Certification)


Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, English as a Second Language/Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESL/TESOL) Concentration with Teacher Certification

Pior admittance into this program is required.  For specifics, see Teacher Certification | Accelerated

AND

Applying to the School of Education, Health Professions & Human Development CUIN graduate program

Student Teaching or Internship: 6 s.h.**


​OR


*These masters courses are currently offered at $3750 for tuition and fees.  Course materials extra.


**The two additional courses for either option do not count towards master’s degree requirements.

Total: 30 semester hours


Additional Requirements:


  • Take Master Comprehensive Exam
  • Certification requirements must be completed before taking the master comprehensive exam.

Official degree plan will need to be completed with your Faculty Advisor and Educator Preparation Office (EPO) staff.  All required signtures must be recorded before it is official.

Curriculum and Instruction (Higher Education & Secondary Education)


This degree is available for those seeking the following:

  • Increased competence in teaching at the secondary school level and college level,
  • Accreditation for teaching dual credit courses in high school programs, or
  • Credentials for teaching at the community college level.
  • Mathematics, Science, English, History and Business

Plan - 15-18 semester credit hours*


Selected by advisement from the teaching discipline of the student. These will be courses outside the School of Education, Health Professions & Human Development. (Courses valid for dual credit teaching and community college instruction must be at the graduate level, 6300 or above.)

*If student completes 15 hours in teaching discipline area rather than 18 hours, he/she must take CUIN 6305 Professional Research .

Total: 30 semester hours


Curriculum and Instruction (Literacy Studies)


Total: 30 semester hours


Additional Requirements:


  • Master’s Comprehension Exam

Official degree plan will need to be completed with your Faculty Advisor and Educator Preparation Office (EPO) staff.  All required signatures must be recorded before it is official. 

Curriculum and Instruction (Literacy Studies - Reading Specialist Certification)


Core - 12 semester hours


Additional Requirements for the Reading Specialist Certification


  • Hold a valid Texas teacher certificate.
  • Master’s degree.
  • A minimum of two years of teaching experience in an accredited school
  • Admission to graduate study within the School of Education, Health Professions & Human Development must precede the completion of applicable course work
  • The program for the certificate includes:
    1. Twelve semester hours of graduate work in reading including the following suggested areas: foundations of reading; diagnosis and correction of reading disabilities; and clinical or laboratory practicum in reading.
    2. A resource area of at least six semester hours, including multicultural concepts and linguistics.
  • Pass the TExES #151.

Total: 36 semester hours


Curriculum & Instruction (Secondary Education Concentration w/Teacher Certification)


Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, Secondary Education Concentration with Teacher Certification

Pior admittance into this program is required.  For specifics, see Teacher Certification | Accelerated

AND

Applying to the School of Education, Health Professions & Human Development CUIN graduate program

Major Concentration: 18 s.h. (recommended)


Student Teaching Practicum or Internship: 6 s.h.**


OR

*These masters courses are currently offered at $3750 for tuition and fees.  Course materials extra.

**The two additional courses for either option do not count towards master’s degree requirements.

Total: 30 semester hours


Additional Requirements:


  • Take Master Comprehensive Exam
     
  • Certification requirements must be completed before taking the master comprehensive exam.

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