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The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction has several degree options to choose from. Click on the program you are interested in to view the required coursework. The four Curriculum and Instruction options consist of 12 hours of core research and curriculum coursework and 18 hours of a focus area.
The Literacy Studies program provides a path to Texas Certifications in English as a Second Language (ESL supplemental) and Reading Specialist (RS) for qualified Texas-certified educators.
This program does not recommend students for internship or probationary certificates.
The UTA College of Education admission process has specific requirements that students must meet to enroll in the Master of Education in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies online program. Find out the requirements for this online program, what additional materials you should send and where you need to send them below.
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.
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.
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.
Applicants seeking admission to Curriculum and Instruction programs must submit three recommendation forms to the department. The required Recommendation Form for the Math and Science degree programs is available for download here and is to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This degree program only prepares students to be certified teachers in Texas. If you are an out-of-state individual seeking certification in Texas, you must present your credentials to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) for review.
If you are an out-of-state individual seeking certification in another state, you must consult with that state’s education authorities to achieve certification.
Students seeking Texas certification must satisfy a criminal background check and other legal requirements before clinical teaching and employment in a Texas school.