Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction

Program Synopsis

The Master of Science Degree in Curriculum and Instruction prepares graduates to assume a curricular leadership role in research, implementation, and evaluation of effective models of teaching and learning to impact diverse learners.

Improving student achievement is dependent upon many factors; research points to the teacher as having the greatest impact and influence. The aim of this degree is to enable graduates to assume a curricular leadership role with the implementation and evaluation of effective models of teaching and learning to impact diverse learners and close achievement gaps. An advanced degree in curriculum and instruction (C&I) emphasizes the practical application of current theory, research, assessment, and coaching to improve P-12 learning.

Program Requirements

All application materials for the Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction are due by the date provided by the Office of Graduate Studies & Research to be considered for full admission. You may apply and begin our graduate program in the Fall, Spring, or Summer. To be considered for admission to the Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction, you must meet the following requirements prior to the application deadline:
  1. Submit an application for graduate studies by the due dates provided by the Office of Graduate Studies & Research. Deadlines can be found at: http://www.tamiu.edu/gradschool/
  2. Pay the application fee.
  3. Submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.
  4. Submit scores for The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS), if your academic studies are from a country where English is not the native language.
  5. Submit a Personal Statement describing your research interests and indicating how your research interests and academic/professional background characteristics will assist you in successfully completing the online degree program.
  6. Submit a resume.
  7. Submit two letters of recommendation to the Office of Graduate Studies & Research. You may include one academic and one professional recommendation Letters of recommendation should indicate:
    1. Applicant's academic performance (or job performance that is relevant to show competency to be successful in graduate education).
    2. Applicant’s ability to succeed in an online program where a good deal of motivation, dedication, and self-direction is necessary.
    3. Applicant's strengths and weaknesses.

Future Employment

  • Curriculum Designer
  • Curriculum Specialist
  • Educational Consultant
  • Instructional Coordinator
  • Staff Development Specialist

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