Online M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction (Generalist)

This Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Curriculum and Instruction degree, distance education option provides a sound combination of theory, methodology and a substantive content area, with some flexibility within the program emphasis, supporting areas.

This 36 hour non-thesis graduate degree option in Curriculum and Instruction is designed to develop effective teaching and research tools that increase educational opportunity and workplace access. 

ADMISSIONS

To be admitted to the M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction program, you must apply to the Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture and to Texas A&M University. Deadline for applications to the next M.Ed. online Generalist program beginning Fall 2018 is March 1, 2018. 

  1. Explain a critical problem and a possible solution in education related to teaching, learning or culture. (Sample problem areas: Teaching, learning, culture, administration, funding, policy, standards, technology, teacher preparation, student achievement, urban education, motivation, school violence, assessment, 21st Century Skills, subject area curriculum, tablet technology, social networking, international education, middle school and secondary education, etc.) 400-600 words.
  2. A.) Explain at least three behaviors or attributes that have contributed to your success as a student. Provide personal examples.

    B.) Explain two specific areas that you would like to improve during your graduate studies. 

    (400-600 words total, for A and B.)

  3. Why are you pursuing this degree, and how will it help you achieve your future goals?

The GRE is not required for admission into the Online M.Ed. program. Required Letters of Recommendation should be submitted through the online system found at the M.Ed. Admission requirements link above.

PROGRAM DESIGN

The program incorporates the following content elements:

1) Academic Learning

  • Research-supported, effective instructional techniques for high rates of student academic learning;
  • Research-supported, effective instructional techniques for efficient and successful classrooms;
  • Techniques for developing, enhancing and evaluating curricula and lessons for K–12 learners;
  • Classroom research techniques for evaluating and documenting student and program success and
  • Techniques for enhancing student success on high-stake, state-wide assessments.

2) Social Climate and Emotional Well-Being

  • Techniques for enhancing learner self-efficacy and student general self-concept and
  • Techniques for ensuring school-wide respect for the linguistic/cultural diversity of students and their families.

3) School Improvement

  •  Skillful participation in school improvement efforts, including needs assessments, goal setting, developing an action plan and evaluating improvement results. School improvement efforts should target academic learning of students.

4) Family and Community Partnerships

  • Techniques for developing inclusive partnerships with families and
  • Techniques for working with the broader community and other social service agencies (interagency partnerships and collaboration)

The primary delivery system is online. Online formats vary by class, dependent on material presented, but will include eCampus, Power Point presentations, video lectures, assignments, group projects, chat rooms, reading assignments and additional course materials.

Note: This is not a teacher certification program

CORE CURRICULUM

Required Courses Course Title Credit Hours
EDCI 602 Cultural Foundations of Education 3
EDCI 644 Curriculum Development 3
EDCI 673 Analysis of Teaching Behavior 3
EDCI 634 Reflective Inquiry (must be taken during final semester)

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An additional 24 hours of elective coursework is required to complete this degree. Up to two elective courses can be taken outside the department with faculty advisor’s permission and prior approval. 

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
Elective Choose from any 600 level EDCI or RDNG course offered. 3
Elective Choose from any 600 level EDCI or RDNG course offered. 3
Elective Choose from any 600 level EDCI or RDNG course offered. 3
Elective Choose from any 600 level EDCI or RDNG course offered. 3
Elective Choose from any 600 level EDCI or RDNG course offered. 3
Elective Choose from any 600 level EDCI or RDNG course offered. 3
Elective Choose from any 600 level EDCI or RDNG course offered. 3
Elective Choose from any 600 level EDCI or RDNG course offered. 3