Education (M.A.) Curriculum and Instruction
Basic Degree Information/Description:
The program is focused on the theoretical and practical aspects of curriculum planning, development, implementation, and evaluation in all subject fields and at all educational levels. The concepts of curricular innovation and teaching excellence are stressed in conjunction with expanded knowledge of content fields and applied research. Students who want to specialize in a teaching field may do so by taking courses in that field to support the concentration in Curriculum and Instruction. Within this concentration, a student may specialize in the supervision of instruction, or an initial teacher's certificate may be earned in specified areas of public school programs.
Why pursue an MA in Education - Curriculum and Instruction?
- Program breadth and quality: Students can choose from a variety of possibilities relating to teacher leadership in curriculum, curriculum development and administration, and specialties in curriculum focused on specific subject-matter areas.
- Preparation for teaching: Students can choose to prepare for initial certification in a number of disciplines at the graduate level, providing an excellent grounding in the teacher's role in adapting and presenting the curriculum.
- Relevance to a variety of professional contexts from early childhood to middle school and secondary to higher education and other adult learning situations.
Thesis Option: 33 Semester Credit Hours
Non-Thesis Option: 36 Semester Credit Hours
For a complete list of degree requirements please see the Graduate Catalog.
Admission Requirements and Deadlines:
Admission pre-requisites: Bachelor's degree with 18 credit hours in field of study or in another appropriate field of study.
Graduate Studies Application: Yes
Department Application: No
Transcripts: Official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended
Test Scores: If GPA is less than a 3.0 on the last 60 hours a GRE may be required
Resume or CV: No
Letters of Recommendation: No
Statement of Purpose: No
Minimum TOEFL Score (for International Applicants): 550 paper/79 internet
Minimum IELTS Score (for International Applicants): 6.5
Additional Requirements: International students and those with international degrees may be required to submit additional documents per our admissions policies and procedures. The Graduate School reserves the right to request any additional documents needed to fairly and consistently evaluate applicant credentials.
Graduate Advisor of Record: Erin Doran
Email Address: Erin.Doran@utsa.edu
Degree Website: http://education.utsa.edu/prospective_students/masters/
Contact the Graduate School: Contact now for more information.
Degree Catalog Link: http://www.utsa.edu/gcat/chapter6/COEHD/iltdept.html#maeci
Career Options Available for an M.A. in Education - Curriculum and Instruction:
Preparation in C&I supports teachers at the early childhood/elementary, middle school, secondary and higher education/adult levels. It also supports administrators in their role as curriculum leaders. In addition, it prepares curriculum coordinators and specialists for their roles in schools or in other settings where training is developed and presented.
Course Scheduling and Offerings:
Courses are offered at night once a week for three hours Monday-Thursday in the fall or spring. Or, during the day two hours a day Monday through Friday in the four-week summer sessions. In addition, some courses are available at night meeting Monday through Friday for three weeks in the May-mester.
This particular program is housed on the UTSA Main Campus.
Research taking place in the Curriculum and Instruction program:
The faculty is involved in extensive research on teaching and curriculum in a variety of disciplines and on curriculum theory and application. There are on-going projects in areas such as environmental education, middle-school education, the teaching of science and math, and the teaching of Spanish to heritage speakers.