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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 diversity and 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. Yanira Oliveras-Ortiz for further information at yoliverasortiz@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.

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.

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 or in the process of obtaining teacher certification (any field).
  • 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) - This can be waived if your last 60 hours of undergraduate work 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

The Office of Graduate Admissions, STE 345
The University of Texas at Tyler
3900 University Blvd
Tyler Texas 75799

You may also email documents to ogs@uttyler.edu

  • For consideration for admission to the program, the applicant must either have an undergraduate GPA (last 60 hours) of 3.25 or higher, or 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:

Foundations Area: 9 hours
EDUC 5301: Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences
EDUC 5302: Research in Curriculum and Instruction
EDUC 5352: Curriculum Foundations or equivalent content specific curriculum course

Major Area: 9 hours

Curriculum and Instruction - Choose one from:
EDUC 5303: Applied Learning Theories
EDUC 5306: Topics in Education
EDUC 5308: Current Issues in Education

Human Diversity - Choose one from:
ENGL 5384: Acquisition and Development of English as a Second Language
EDSP 5350: Overview of Special Education

Educational Technology - Choose one from:
EDUC 5359: Educational Technology
EDCI 5335:  Current Trends in Educational Technology

Cognate Area: 12 hours

Choose cognate coursework from:
STEM Education*
Academic Coaching*
Single Content Area (e.g. English, History, etc)**
Educational Technology

*Program 100% online.
**Single content area of English is 100% online.

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. Yanira Oliveras-Ortiz (Curriculum & Instruction)
BEP 245

For Admission Information:


For complaints about this certification educator preparation program, please follow the policy outlined in the Certification Program's Complaint Policy.

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