Admissions - Department of Curriculum and Instruction

The Curriculum and Instruction department offers a wide range of knowledge and skills for applicants interested in becoming educators.

We offer two undergraduate programs:

  • B.A. in Education
  • B.S. in Education

We offer four graduate programs:

  • M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction;
  • M.Ed. in Special Education;
  • M.Ed. in Teaching with Teacher Certification;
  • M.Ed. in Mind, Brain, and Education

We also offer a Teacher Certification Only program.

Admission Requirements

College of Education Admission Requirements

Undergraduate      Graduate

Department of Curriculum and Instruction Graduate Requirements

Admission to Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Curriculum and Instruction Programs is competitive and some qualified students may not be admitted if demand exceeds the program’s capacity to serve all applicants. All students must meet university, college, department, and Texas Administrative Code qualifications in order to participate in educator preparation programs.

Unconditional Admission Criteria

  • 2 or more years of relevant work experience
  • Undergraduate transcripts with a 3.0 GPA during the last 60 hours or 3.0 cumulative GPA, whichever is higher. A 3.0 GPA on the last 9 hours of graduate coursework may be considered in place of undergraduate GPA.
  • 2 professional letters of reference on file. Letters from supervisors are strongly encouraged. Applicants for the M.Ed. in Special Education who seek certification submit a personal statement of interest and two professional letters of reference. M.Ed. in Special Education applicants who do not seek certification need only submit a personal statement of interest.

In addition, program-areas have additional requirements including documents for TEA reporting, including: 1) a written response to the given prompt (fulfills “other screening instrument” as required by The Texas Education Agency) and 2) completion of Attestation and FERPA forms. The overall grade point average (GPA) of each incoming class admitted between September 1 and August 31 of each year by an educator preparation program (EPP) may not be less than 3.00 on a four-point scale or the equivalent.

Probationary Admission Criteria

  • Applicants who have less than 2 years of relevant work experience, AND have a GPA of at least 3.0 and two letters of reference, may be granted probationary admission. The faculty admissions committee may require additional documents (e.g., GRE scores) for consideration. M.Ed. in Special Education program applicants may also be admitted on a probationary status with less than 2 years of relevant work experience, and a personal statement of interest.
  • Students granted probationary admission must maintain a 3.0 (B or better) GPA in the first 9 credit hours of graduate coursework in the College of Education program to be converted from probationary to unconditional admission.

Students granted probationary admission must maintain a 3.0 (B or better) GPA in the first 9 credit hours of graduate coursework in the College of Education program to be converted from probationary to unconditional admission.

Recommendations

Applicants seeking admission to C&I programs must submit three recommendation forms to the department, using this Recommendation Letter Form.

Depending on the degree program, recommendation forms must be emailed to Berhane Doilicho at berhane.doilicho@uta.edu or Courtney Jones at courtney.jones@uta.edu.

Teacher Certification Information

Teacher certification information can be found here.



Programs and Faculty & Staff

Learn more about Department of Curriculum and Instruction and our Faculty and Staff.