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    Dec 09, 2019  
2014-2015 Graduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Curriculum and Instruction, MEd

The Master of Education with a major in curriculum and instruction is designed to enhance the knowledge and expertise of practicing teachers, combining theoretical perspectives and research-based practice with multiple opportunities for field-based projects and action research. Its goal is to support teachers as they assume leadership roles at the campus and district levels.

The program includes course work related to curriculum and instruction in one or more academic resource areas, such as mathematics education, content area teaching, literacy education, early childhood studies, school administration, gifted and talented education, technology, diversity, English as a second language, bilingual education, counseling, and special education.

Admission requirements

  1. A valid Texas teaching certificate or equivalent.
  2. Admission to the Toulouse Graduate School as a degree-seeking candidate with a major in curriculum and instruction.
  3. Submission of GRE scores, essay, letter of intent and resume. Contact the academic program for information concerning additional admission requirements.

Degree requirements

This degree requires a minimum of 30 semester credit hours.

Academic resource areas, 12 hours

An additional 12 hours are selected by the candidate from one of the resource areas with the approval of the departmental advisor and program coordinator.

  • Mathematics education at middle school and high school levels
  • Literacy education
  • Early childhood education
  • School administration
  • Gifted/talented education
  • Technology
  • Diversity
  • ESL and bilingual education
  • Counseling
  • Special education


Electives, 6 hours

In addition, 6 hours of electives are selected from courses in curriculum and instruction, early childhood studies, literacy, bilingual education, or ESL, but students whose resource areas are in these fields may choose electives from other programs.


Students will satisfactorily complete an oral comprehensive capstone presentation at the end of the program. The official degree plan is filed in the first core course, EDCI 5710 .