Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction

HBU Online Learning Program

 

About the Degree

The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction program is a 36-hour program that provides expertise related to curriculum content and instructional methodology. In this program, individuals can increase their knowledge and skills without pursuing a certification or specialization. You do not need to be a certified teacher to complete this degree, and while it does not provide additional certifications, knowledge and skills in the area of teaching and learning will be gained.

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.

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.

View the Degree Completion Plan.

Admission Requirements

Official Transcripts – Official transcripts should be sent directly to The Online Graduate School from the college or university that awarded your bachelor’s degree.  Transcripts from any additional coursework since that time should also be submitted.  *If your degree-conferred transcript contains fewer than 100 hours of your undergraduate coursework, you will be required to submit all undergraduate transcripts.  Any post-baccalaureate or graduate level transcripts will also be required. **If you are applying for Initial Certification, you must submit all transcripts from every college or university you have attended.

Two (2) Recommendation Forms –  Download Recommendation Form. Recommenders should submit the completed forms directly to The Online Graduate School via email at onlineverification@hbu.edu. Letters of recommendation should be from a principal or supervisor, parent of a taught student, or colleague. One must be from a campus or school district leader if applicant is a certified teacher. Forms from family members or friends will not be accepted. Recommendation forms must be sent in from the recommenders directly or they will be considered void. Applicants waive their right to view completed forms upon asking a reference to complete the form.

Résumé/CV – Applicants must provide a current resume or CV. Documents may be sent to The Online Graduate School at onlineverification@hbu.edu.

Interview – An interview may be required as part of the admission process.

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Accreditation

Houston Baptist University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, graduate and doctoral degrees.

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