Who is this program for?
The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Curriculum & Instruction degree (Initial Teacher Certification track) is designed for post-baccalaureate students interesting in earning a teaching certificate along with a Curriculum & Instruction master’s degree. This program prepares future K-12 educators with a thorough background in classroom research and pedagogical content with courses that are infused with instructional technology, address real-life instructional challenges, and apply evidence-based instruction. Students will gain the professional development needed to understand learner characteristics, identify materials that enhance inquiry and critical thinking, incorporate the latest technologies in teaching and learning, and design assessments using the instructional design process.
What are the career options?
• K-12 Certified Teacher
• District-level curriculum developer
• Mentor Teacher
• Teacher Leader
• Content Specialist
• Dual-credit/Community College Teaching (Math & Bio District Cohort Options)
What is the mode of delivery?
In person, hybrid, and online coursework
What are my certification options?
- EC-6 Core Subjects (Elementary)
- 4-8 Core Subjects (Middle School)
- 4-8 Social Studies (Middle School)
- 4-8 Science (Middle School)
- 4-8 English, Language Arts, and Reading (Middle School)
- 4-8 Math (Middle School)
- 7-12 (High School) English, Language Arts, and Reading
- EC-12 (All Level) Languages Other Than English - Spanish
- 7-12 Math (District Cohort Only)
- 7-12 Biology (District Cohort Only)
How do I apply?
Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA on the last 60 undergraduate semester hours of work prior to receiving the bachelor’s degree, or an overall 2.8 GPA on all undergraduate work. Applicants with a completed master's degree must have at least a 3.4 GPA on the graduate coursework.
Step 1: Apply to the Graduate School at UNT Dallas.
Complete an Apply Texas for Graduate Programs with a $50.00 non-refundable application fee. Send your offical transcripts verifying you meet the GPA requirements above to:
Step 2: Apply to the Masters of Education, Curriculum and Instruction Program
Complete an application, including an essay and two recommendation letters. Additional instructions here.
EDCI 5013 Technology in STEM
EDCI 5014 Instructional and Behavior Management in Classrooms
EDCI 5016 Literacy Across the Curriculum
EDCI 5017 Human Development
EDCI 5301 Historical and Theoretical Foundations of Education
EDCI 5321 Principles of Professional Teaching
EDCI 5190 (6 credit hours) - Clinical Teaching OR
EDCI 5285 (3 credit hours) -Internship I & EDCI 5386 (3 credit hours) Internship II
Masters Required Courses
EDCI 5011 - Intructional to Classroom Research
EDCI 5012 - Capstone Research Project
EDCI 5015 - Action Research in Multicultural and Multilingual Education
EDCI 5320 - Curriculum Development
Who can I contact with questions?
Contact Program Coordinator Dr. Mychelle Hadley Smith 972.338.1373.