Curriculum and Instruction MEd Degree
The University of Texas at Tyler
Department of Education
3900 University Boulevard
Tyler, Texas 75799
Dr. Yanira Oliveras Ortiz
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.
College: Education and Psychology
Cost: Approximately $7,540 for Texas residents based on the 2019-2020 academic year
Scholarships/Financial Support: Yes
Test Score Required: Satisfactory GRE score obtained within the past five years.
GPA: Admission is determined based on undergraduate GPA and, if necessary, satisfactory scores on the GRE in combination with the undergraduate GPA, and the applicant's demonstrated commitment to his or her chosen field of study. See website for additional information.
Certification: Must be a certified teacher or be currently seeking certification.
Letters of Recommendation: No
Resume/Curriculum Vitae: No
Admissions Essay: No
Deadlines: Summer - May 7; Fall - Aug 13; Spring - Dec 31
NOTE: In accordance with Texas Administrative Code, all applicants must be fully admitted prior to taking any coursework in the area in which they are seeking certification. Therefore, no provisional admission is allowed.
Additional requirements for GradTeach:
- Have an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.25 in last 60 hours of coursework. Students may be accepted into the post-baccalaureate initial certification with a GPA of 2.5 with an acceptable Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score.
- Provide evidence of satisfactory scores on one of the acceptable basic skills test such as the Texas Success Initiative, GRE, Accuplacer, and others. See the School of Education website for specific information regarding appropriate tests and scores.
- Have a minimum number of hours in the content area where applicant is seeking certification.
- Pass the content area in the Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT).
- Complete the admission screening survey.
Upon admission (GradTeach only):
- Sign and submit through a provided survey link an acknowledgement of admission, the Handbook Agreement Form, degree plan, and FERPA Agreement Form within five (5) business days.
- Complete background check documents.
- Pay admission fee to the School of Education. This fee is separate from The University of Texas at Tyler’s Graduate School application.
Career Outlook: According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job opportunities for secondary teachers are expected to increase by 13% through 2018. Opportunities for community college or junior college educators are expected to increase by 15% over the same period. For more information, visit The Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Salary Information: See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Texas teachers’ salary information is also available at the Texas Education Agency. Another great resource is O*Net.
Meet a University of Texas at Tyler graduate student.
Online and Face-to-Face Options
- Reduced Tuition for Online Classes
- Teacher-in-Excellence Scholarship Available
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.
Enhance Your Teaching Career With Specialized Skill
Earn a master’s degree in education with a major in curriculum and instruction from The University of Texas at Tyler by completing 30 credit hours of upper-level coursework. This flexible degree program can be completed in as little as two years.
- Many online classes are offered to accommodate working teachers.
- Attend summer sessions that fit with your school’s academic calendar.
Most of our students are certified teachers returning to university to pursue career goals or advanced certification.
Learn more from The School of Education.
Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction: Research-oriented. Specialized.
- Choose from five cognates to focus your degree on your particular interests:
- Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) Education
- Single Academic Content Area (e.g. English, History, etc.)
- Educational Technology
- Instructional Coaching (Online)
- Earn a degree that equips you to teach in high school dual-credit programs and at the junior college level.
- Fulfill program requirements in your own school setting: Develop a research proposal, complete the research in your school and outline your findings in an in-depth written report.
- Develop the latest skills in the emerging technologies available to today’s educators.
Curriculum and Instruction Faculty: Respected. Community-Engaged.
- Study with professors who are respected experts in the education field and frequently published.
- Benefit from qualified professors with teaching experience in the public schools and a commitment to serve the community through such activities as: Reach Out and Read, Academic Rodeo, Troop Game Day for Senior Citizens and Tyler Together Education Task Force.
Curriculum and Instruction Courses: Blending Theory and Practice.
Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences – Study basic research techniques and methodologies in behavioral sciences.
Research Project in Curriculum and Instruction– Complete an approved research project under the direction of the advisor.
Curriculum Foundations– Explore the theory and design of curriculum materials.
Find Out More:
School of Education
3900 University Blvd.
Tyler, Tx 75799
M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
800 UT TYLER