Jan 15, 2021  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Curriculum and Instruction, MS

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Program Description

This master’s degree is designed for individuals who want to emphasize curriculum and instruction as they further their professional knowledge of education. They can focus on elementary and/or secondary levels in their programs. This program, which is interdisciplinary in nature, builds on the professional education and content courses taken at the undergraduate level. Within the interdisciplinary program, a focus will be developed in consultation with the advisor. This degree allows students to explore areas of interest across cognate areas.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • State and define the major components in the field of curriculum and instruction,
  • Produce a comprehensive literature review on a major issue in the field of curriculum theory or instruction, and
  • Complete an action-based or historically-based quantitative or qualitative study on an issue in curriculum and instruction and defend it at a public gathering with at least three faculty members present.

Admission Requirements

Students are eligible to pursue graduate-level course work in Curriculum and Instruction if they meet COEHD graduate admission requirements as specified in the COEHD’s Graduate Policies and Regulations section of this catalog. 

Degree Requirements

1. Specialization Area (15 semester hours)

  • Interdisciplinary (courses chosen with advisor’s approval).

2. Institutional Master’s Degree Requirements (6 semester hours)

Capstone Experience

All students are required to take EDCI 5389  and complete a capstone experience within this course. Candidates for this degree must successfully present and defend a capstone project to a faculty panel.

For Additional Information



Campus Address:

Early Childhood Development Center, Room 219J; Phone (361) 825-2417


Mailing Address:

Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Learning Sciences, Unit 5834
College of Education and Human Development
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
6300 Ocean Drive
Corpus Christi, Texas 78412-5834

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