MEd in Curriculum and Instruction

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction

Enhance Your Effectiveness and Professionalism as a Teacher

Teaching is your passion. Get equipped for the next stage of your career with a Master of Education (MEd) in curriculum and instruction from The University of Texas at Tyler.

Grow in your effectiveness with an in-depth understanding of teaching and learning as you train under faculty scholars who are leaders in strengthening education in East Texas. Whether your aim is to advance into a leadership position or to earn your initial teacher certification, find a flexible, affordable program that fits your schedule and your budget.

Why Earn a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction at UT Tyler?

You know education plays a key role in shaping the lives of young people, and you’re ready for advanced training to increase your knowledge and effectiveness as a teaching professional. You may already have several years of classroom experience and desire to make a bigger impact by shaping curriculum or serving in administration. Or, you are a new teacher seeking state certification along with the skills needed to thrive.

Whatever has brought you to this point, UT Tyler gets you ready for what’s next:

  • Get Guidance From Inspiring Faculty Mentors: Ignite your passion for education. Train with faculty engaged in research projects in areas like rural math education and teacher development in Central America. They’re published scholars and involved members of the local community who help you grow as a professional.
  • Maximum Flexibility: Choose the format that works for you. Our program is available online or face-to-face and designed to fit into your busy schedule as a working teacher.
  • Look Ahead in Your Career: Select one of five specialization areas, including STEM education and educational technology, to earn a degree customized to your future plans.
  • Affordability: Build your skills without building a burden of debt. You can offset our already-low tuition with support offered through programs like the TEACH Grant. Take online classes to lower your tuition costs even further.


The master’s in curriculum and instruction is a 30-credit-hour course of study you can complete in 15 to 18 months. The curriculum is designed to provide flexibility to match your career goals, with an online study option and distinct areas of focus.

For an already-certified teacher with classroom experience, a core set of courses in research, learning, assessment and curriculum lays the groundwork for your area of specialization. Choose from STEM education, instructional coaching, educational technology or a single content area (like mathematics) and gain domain expertise.

If you seek initial teacher certification, the program’s courses fulfill all requirements, and the post-baccalaureate initial teacher certification specialization equips you for the classroom.

Students who complete the program:

  • Understand the research methods used in education and are able to access and assess relevant studies to develop evidence-based, engaging curriculum plans.
  • Are prepared to support all student populations with compassion and sensitivity.
  • Have advanced knowledge of learning, curriculum development and assessment, as well as expertise in a chosen area of specialization.
  • Become more effective as a teacher and leader.

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What Can You Do With a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction?

As a professional with advanced training in education, get ready to make an impact in the lives of students in East Texas. Pursue leadership in the classroom and curriculum development as an experienced, licensed teacher. Or, leverage your knowledge through an administrative role.

If you’re a new teacher pursuing initial certification, emerge with strengthened skills and new confidence in your role as an educator in the classroom.

You can even make an impact with your knowledge and expertise in the world of corporate training.

Find your place in positions including:

How to Apply

To be considered for admission to the master’s in curriculum and instruction degree program, you must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with an appropriate GPA as set by the Texas Education Agency’s Texas Administrative Code. Students who have a GPA below 3.25 may be admissible with a combination of a Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) score and GPA. Send official GRE scores (obtained within the last five years) directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions.

If you are seeking a specialization in STEM education, instructional coaching, educational technology or a single content area, you must be a certified teacher with at least two years of teaching experience.

Your application must include the following:

  • A completed online application.
  • Official transcripts for all prior college- or graduate-level work.
  • A copy of your teacher certification.
  • A copy of your teaching service record with at least two years of teaching experience.
  • UT Tyler may request a satisfactory GRE score obtained within the past five years from applicants with a GPA below 3.25 (GRE Code for UT Tyler: 6850).

Please submit your official transcripts, teacher certification, teaching service record and GRE scores directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions.

Note: Students seeking initial teacher certification must fulfill additional requirements.

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The estimated tuition for full-time, in-state, on-campus enrollment is $7,630. Tuition varies by delivery method and hours taken per semester. Calculate your estimated tuition with the tuition calculator.

April 15

Application deadline for students seeking summer admission.

August 15

Application deadline for students seeking fall admission.

October 1

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid opens for the upcoming academic year.

December 20

Application deadline for students seeking spring admission.


Colorfully bound books on shelves in the UT Tyler Mundt Library
Gain confidence in the classroom through a deeper grounding in research. Hear how Julie’s studies confirmed some of her convictions as an educator but also overturned an idea that had informed her teaching for 20 years.

Julie Allen, MEd in Curriculum and Instruction, 2019 

Learn more about Julie's experience

Next Steps

Your future starts here. Get equipped to make a greater impact as an educator at UT Tyler.