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Announcement – Program Change:

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) Curriculum and lnstruction program (all options) is being phased out and will end on August 15, 2021. In its place, WTAMU will offer a Master of Education (M.Ed.) Leadership in Curriculum and Instruction degree program.

The new program will offer a non-certification route for individuals who are interested in earning the M.Ed. degree only or provide an opportunity for candidates to earn a TExES Principal certification if that is the route they choose. 

The new program will have five different emphasis areas:

  1. Curriculum and Instruction
  2. Literacy Education
  3. Special Education
  4. Early Childhood Education
  5. Content Area

Anyone in the current Curriculum and Instruction graduate program should work with their advisor towards finishing their current degree or transitioning to the new program.

Curriculum and Instruction, M.Ed.

Curriculum and Instruction (36 hours)

Admission Requirements

An applicant must meet the following requirements:

  • Meet University Graduate School admission requirements,
  • Have a 3.0 undergraduate grade point average, and
  • Have previously taken at least 18 hours of education courses.

Required Curriculum and Instruction Courses (9 hours)

  • EDPD 6305 Curriculum Theory and Analysis 3
  • EDPD 6307 Curriculum History, Reforms and Innovations 3
  • EDPD 6310 Instructional Strategies 3

Required Education Graduate Core Courses (9 hours):

  • EDPD 6303 Education Research 3
  • Three hours from:
    • EDPD 6304 Multicultural Education 3
    • EDPD 6385 International Studies 3
    • COUN 6330 Cross-cultural Counseling 3
  • Three hours from:
    • EDPD 6308 Service Learning 3
    • EDLD 6311 Educational Leadership and Group Dynamics 3
    • EDPD 6329 Human Development 3

Other Degree Requirements (18 hours)

  • The student and a graduate adviser plan a curriculum of 36 hours, of which 24 hours will be in courses numbered 6000 and above. A minimum of 6 hours and maximum of 18 hours must be in field(s) other than education.

Comprehensive Examination

In addition, curriculum and instruction students are required to pass a comprehensive examination during or after their last semester of course work.

C&I Option Program Objectives