UT Tyler School of Education

UT Tyler School of Education - Graduate

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction - Online and Face-to-Face Options

The School of Education provides educators two options for advancing their craft through earning a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction. Our primary method of delivery is in an online environment. Our secondary method of delivery is in face-to-face courses to address the specific needs of various cohorts.

For students interested in the online option, all education courses in this degree are online and provide students with advanced Curriculum and Instruction coursework with an emphasis on technology. In addition, the degree structure allows the student to focus on a professional cognate area. The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction degree is appropriate for teachers who wish to prepare to be instructors of high school dual credit/junior college level courses.

Applicants for the Master of Education degree with a major in Curriculum and Instruction must meet General Degree Requirements of the School of Education. Tuition and fees are substantially discounted for online courses. Traditional, face-to-face courses taken toward the degree do not receive discounted tuition and fees. Contact Dr. Christopher Thomas for further information at cthomas@uttyler.edu.

A student may transfer a maximum of 9 semester hours of graduate credit in which a grade of "B" or better has been earned from approved institutions. Transfer credit must be approved by the student's advisor. Transfer credit cannot be approved unless an official transcript of all transfer work is on file in the Office of Graduate Studies. Transfer credit should be evaluated and approved prior to the completion of the degree plan.

Program Cost:

Total program tuition costs approximately $8,199.90 based on the 2023-2024 tuition schedule.

Application Deadline: 

Application and all required application documents must be received two weeks prior to the first day of classes of the semester you wish to enroll.  In accordance with Texas Administrative Code, all applicants must be fully admitted prior to taking any coursework; therefore, no provisional admission is allowed.

Admission Requirements:

To be admitted to the M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction program, a prospective student must:

  • Hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
  • Possess a teacher certification.
  • Student seeking a specialization in STEM Education, Instructional Coaching, Educational Technology or in a single content area must be a certified teacher with at least two years of teaching experience.

Application Submission Process:

  • Complete the application for admission to a graduate program.
  • Submit the following documents directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions at the address below:
    • Official transcripts from undergraduate and graduate institutions attended
    • Official scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) within the last 5 years - This can be waived if your last 60 hours of coursework is a 3.25 or higher and will be determined once all transcripts have been submitted to the Office of Graduate Admissions.
    • Copy of your teacher certification
    • Copy of teaching service record with at least two years of teaching experience

The Office of Graduate Admissions, HPR 248
The University of Texas at Tyler
3900 University Blvd
Tyler Texas 75799

You may also email documents to gradadmissions@uttyler.edu

  • Admission is determined based on GPA and, if necessary, satisfactory scores on the GRE in combination with a GPA of 3.25 (overall degree or last 60 hours of coursework).  If you must take the GRE the applicant needs to earn at least 5 points from the following table:


Points Awarded

GRE (Verbal)

Points Awarded

GRE (Quantitative)

Points Awarded











 Below 141








Below 2.000


Below 146



Degree Requirements:

Core Courses (18 hours - required)

EDUC 5301: Statistics & Research Methods for the Learning Sciences
EDUC 5302: Developing an Educational Research Proposal
EDUC 5303: Applied Learning Theories (*see note below)
EDUC 5351: Assessment in Educational Settings
EDUC 5352: Curriculum Foundations (*see note below)
EDUC 5356: Diversity in Educational Settings (*see note below)

Course descriptions can be found in the university catalog under courses and additional course information can be found in the course syllabi.


*Individuals seeking initial teacher certification will take courses specifically designed for the post-baccalaureate initial teacher certification program (Grad Teach) in place of EDUC 5301, EDUC 5302 and EDUC 5352.

*Students whose specialization is a single content area may substitute EDUC 5301 and EDUC 5302 for two content area courses. 

Specialization Area (12 hours)

12 hours of specialization course work in STEM Education, Instructional Coaching, Educational Technology, post-baccalaureate initial teacher certification, or in a single content area. Students should contact the graduate advisor for courses that meet the requirements of the specialization.

Total: 30 hours

View the tentative rotation of courses for the online Master's of Education in Curriculum & Instruction.

M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction Flyer

Contact Information:

For Program Information:

Dr. Christopher Thomas
Phone: 903.566.7171
Email: cthomas@uttyler.edu

For Admission Information: