Curriculum and Instruction

The Curriculum and Instruction faculty offer master's and doctoral degree programs for those educators interested in developing their knowledge and expertise related to educational practice, policy, and research. These graduate programs provide opportunities for educators to combine theoretical perspectives and research-based practice with their own scholarly inquiry.

The Department of Teacher Education and Administration provides graduate assistantships on a competitive basis to full-time graduate students.

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Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction

The Department of Teacher Education and Administration offers a Master of Education with a major in Curriculum and Instruction. The Master of Education degree with a major in Curriculum and Instruction is designed to enhance the knowledge and expertise of educators, combining theoretical perspectives and research-based practice with multiple opportunities for field-based projects and action research. Its goal is to support educators as they assume leadership roles at the campus and district levels, or to prepare them for further graduate studies.

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>> See the Curriculum and Instruction Master's Handbook

For questions on specific requirements for this program, potential students may also contact the program advisor, Program Advisor: Dr. Jim Laney (Jim.Laney@unt.edu).

Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction

The Department of Teacher Education and Administration offers a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program in Curriculum and Instruction, which is a research-intensive degree intended primarily for individuals who plan careers as scholars, researchers, and teacher educators in higher education or who will hold other research-oriented leadership positions. The overall objectives are for students to 1) gain an integrative perspective on education, 2) to have a firm grounding in educational theory, pedagogical practice and research methodology, 3) to engage in educational efforts focused on social justice and equity, 4) to develop research agendas to pursue in their own professional careers, and 5) to be prepared to be leaders in research and pedagogy.

This 60 credit-hour doctoral program has three concentration areas: Curriculum Studies, Early Childhood Studies, and Language and Literacy Studies.

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>> See the Curriculum and Instruction Doctoral Handbook

For questions on specific requirements for this program, potential students may also contact the program advisor, Program Advisor: Dr. Karthigeyan Subramaniam (Karthigeyan.Subramaniam@unt.edu).