Oct 19, 2017
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.
The student must meet the requirements of the Toulouse Graduate School and a specific set of department requirements when applying to the master’s program. For graduate school requirements, go to the Admission section of this catalog or visit the Toulouse Graduate School web site at graduateschool.unt.edu.
The department’s requirements are:
- minimum GPA of 2.88, or 3.0 on the last 60 semester credit hours at the bachelor’s level;
- valid Texas teaching certification or the equivalent;
- three- to four- page essay on your personal philosophy of teaching with concrete examples of that philosophy applied to your own teaching practices;
- letter of intent for pursuing a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction; and
- current curriculum vitae or resume.
This degree requires a minimum of 30 semester credit hours.
Specialization 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
- ESL and bilingual education
- 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.