M.Ed.: Master of Education with Specialization in Curriculum and Instruction
The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction is a thirty-six-hour program that provides expertise related to curriculum content and instructional methodology. In this program, certified teachers can increase their knowledge and skills without pursuing a certification or specialization, or they can add a supplemental certification. This degree can also be earned while adding an optional certification in English as a Second Language (ESL). This program is also available online.
Advantages and Opportunities
This degree offers students additional expertise in the area of education while also allowing them to take a variety of courses across many areas in education. Throughout the program, students develop knowledge and skills through working with children and teachers. Because the College of Education maintains close ties with area schools and school districts students benefit from the practical experiences and the professional opportunities available. Most graduates of this program are employed in Houston-area schools.
This degree program offers the student 18 hours of core curriculum in the area of school reform, curriculum development, teaching methodology, research, and technology integration. Then the student is given 18 hours of electives in the area of education. These elective areas can include coursework related to educational administration, special education, instructional technology, reading or ESL. The student will be recommended for graduation when they have completed 36 semester hours and passed a comprehensive examination.