Master of Education (M. Ed.) Curriculum & Instruction - Secondary Education

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers this degree program.

Is this program for me?

The Master’s program in Curriculum & Instruction -Secondary Education prepares students for careers in middle or secondary schools. It builds upon the foundational knowledge of middle and secondary school teachers. One strength of this program is its flexibility, allowing students to focus on their specific areas of emphasis.

It will typically take 2 to 3 years to complete the degree if students are enrolled full-time (9 hours per semester).

What will I learn?

The Master’s Program in Curriculum & Instruction -Secondary Education develops professional, interpersonal, and intrapersonal skills through

  • Core coursework
  • Specialized electives
  • Comprehensive exam or Master’s Thesis

Students will learn to:

  • Develop student-centered instruction.
  • Align objectives, instruction and assessments.
  • Use technology to enhance student learning.
  • Use a variety of teaching skills and instructional strategies during instruction.
  • Design instruction that reflects several curricular philosophies.

Since degree plans change periodically, students will follow the degree plan that is in place at the time in which they complete an official, approved degree plan.  Following is the most current sample degree plans for the M.Ed. in Secondary Education:

What can I do with my degree?

A master’s degree in Curriculum & Instruction - Secondary Education provides the best possible preparation for careers as leaders in schools and child-related agencies such as hospitals, industry, and mental health.

It also provides the coursework and training necessary to obtain a Texas Standard Teaching Certification. Students may pursue secondary teaching certification in the following areas: Dance, English, Language Arts, Reading (ELAR), History, Journalism, Life Sciences, Math, German, Italian, Spanish or Social Studies Teacher

Graduates with a M.Ed. in Secondary Education may pursue the following careers:

  • Teachers in Public and Private Secondary Schools
  • Community College Instructors
  • Curriculum Specialists

To apply for this program, please see the Graduate Application Checklist

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