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2014-2015 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Curriculum and Instruction, M.Ed.

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Department Advisor:
Dr. Glenda Moss, Dal 1 201P
(P) 972.338.1373

A Master’s of Education Degree in Curriculum and Instruction will have a STEM focus designed to for certified teachers and individuals seeking initial certification for K-12. The coursework will professionally develop full-time teachers and prepare individuals seeking initial certification in classroom research and pedagogical content knowledge. The 36 credit master’s degree must be completed at the graduate level. The program allows for six (6) core courses and choices between multiple concentration areas. Students who are fully-certified teachers select one of the 18-hour areas from teh Professional Development concentrations. Students seeking an initial teaching certificate select one of the 18-hour areas from the Initial Certification concentration.

The specific Student Learning Outcomes of the M.Ed. program for candidates are:

  1. Understand the nature of classroom inquiry, develop inquiry skills, and use inquiry processes in teaching and learning in the math and science content area subjects.
  2. Access scholarly data bases and gain knowledge pedagogical content knowledge through reading and reviewing researched publications.
  3. Deepen pedagogical content knowledge of math and science through inquiry based processes.
  4. Construct understanding of K-12 student learning of math and science, and of effective instructional practices to engage K-12 students in active learning.
  5. Address Texas state standards when selecting and developing high quality teaching and learning experiences for K-12 students in math and science subject areas.
  6. Use technology in science, technology, engineering, and math lessons in elementary, middle, and secondary classrooms.
  7. Design and implement classroom research projects to address problem areas in teaching and student learning of math and science.

Admission Standards

Applicants must have at least 3.0 GPA on the last 60 undergraduate semester hours of work prior to receiving the bachelor’s degree, or a 2.8 GPA on all undergraduate work, to be considered for unconditional admission to the UNT Graduate School for studies at the master’s level. Applicants who have already completed a master’s degree must have at least a 3.4 GPA on the master’s.

Admission Procedures

  • Submit the following to the UNT Toulouse School of Graduate Studies:
  • Graduate School Application for Admission (apply online at www.applytexas.org)
  • Complete official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended


To complete the master’s degree, candidates would have to complete the following core courses as well as 18 credits in one selected contentration area.

All courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise noted.

Professional Development Concentrations (for Full-Time Teachers)

All courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise noted.



*Pending approval

PK-8 Science Concentration

PK-8 Math Concentration

Early Childhood Concentration

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Special Education (EDSP)

Initial Certification is a Transition to Teaching Program

The degree program prepares baccalaureate graduates from related fields of study with the knowledge and skills to effectively teach in PK-12 urban and rural settings. The program allows for initial certification choices among a variety of elementary, middle school and secondary concentrations: EC-6 Generalist, 4-8 Math, 4-8 Science, 4-8 Social Studies, 4-8 Reading/Language Arts, or Grades 7-12 in any content area. All 36 credits of the master’s degree are completed at the graduate level. Students must complete the core courses for the master’s degree plus one pedagogical content area.

All courses below are 3 credit hours unless otherwise noted.

EC-6 Generalist Pedagogical Content

4-8 Pedagogical Content

7-12 Pedagogical Content

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