Master's Program - Curriculum and Instruction

Department of Teacher Education and Administration
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.

Program Advisor: Dr. Kelley King (
Administrative Assistant: Destinie Noles (, (940) 565-2922

Admission Requirements

Admission to the master's program in Curriculum and Instruction is a two-step process. Each applicant must first apply to and meet the general admission requirements of the Toulouse Graduate School at UNT. Then, applications for students who meet initial admission standards are forwarded to the Curriculum and Instruction program faculty for review and final decision.

University Graduate School Application

Apply through the Toulouse Graduate School at Submit application fee and official transcripts from all schools attended to their office. 


1) GPA of 2.88 overall or 3.0 in the final 60 hours at the baccalaureate level;

2) Documentation of verbal and writing proficiencies through required submission of GRE verbal and analytical writing scores;

3) A valid Texas teaching certificate or equivalent;

4) Submission of the following items directly to the Curriculum and Instruction Program:

a) a thoughtful, well-organized 3-4 page double-spaced essay on the applicant's personal philosophy of teaching, with concrete examples of that philosophy applied to the applicant's own teaching practices;

b) a letter of intent to pursue Master's studies in Curriculum and Instruction (details about the candidate, the degree being sought, and the reasons for seeking it);

c) a professional CV or resume.

Mail completed departmental application materials to:

Destinie Noles
University of North Texas
Teacher Education and Administration
Curriculum and Instruction Program
1155 Union Circle #310740
Denton, TX 76203-5017

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Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction
Requirements for this degree have changed. The current plan is effective Fall 2014.
(UNT Graduate Catalog Listing)

Degree Requirements (Minimum 30 hours)

1. Required Coursework (12 hours)

EDCI 5710 - Curriculum and Instruction Inquiry I (3 hours)
EDCI 5360 - Advances in Teaching (3 hours)
EDCI 5320 - Curriculum Development (3 hours)
EDCI 5130 - Schooling in a Multicultural Society (3 hours)

2. Academic Resource Areas (12 hours)

Each student must complete 4 courses from one of the following resource areas, chosen with the approval of the departmental advisor and the program coordinator:

  • Grades 4-8 or 8-12 Content
  • Literacy Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Mathematics Education
  • School Administration
  • Gifted/Talented Education
  • Technology
  • Diversity
  • English as a Second Language
  • Bilingual Education
  • Counseling
  • Special Education

3. Elective Areas (6 hours)

Each student must complete 2 elective courses in Curriculum and Instruction, Early Childhood Studies, Bilingual Education, or ESL. Students whose resource areas are already in these fields may choose electives from other programs.

4. Comprehensive Examination

Students must satisfactorily complete an oral comprehensive capstone presentation at the end of the program. The official degree plan is filed in the first core course.

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