Graduate Catalog 2019-2020

Curriculum and Instruction M.S.

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The graduate plan in Curriculum and Instruction leads to the Master of Science (M.S.) degree. This degree consists of a minimum of 36 semester hours and is designed for practicing teachers whose career plans remain focused on classroom instruction. There are two tracks for this degree. The first track supports educators seeking to enhance their pedagogy as generalists and the second track supports educators seeking to enhance a content specialization area.

Potential candidates who meet the graduate admissions requirements to the College of Education (COE) (see Graduate Admissions Requirements) must meet additional requirements prior to being admitted to the Curriculum and Instruction program. Each applicant must provide:

  • proof of a valid Texas teaching certificate; and
  • proof of a minimum of one year of successful full-time classroom teaching experience in an accredited school.

Potential candidates with teaching certificates from other states or with non-public school teaching experiences may apply for conditional acceptance to the program by submitting:

  • proof of a valid teaching certificate from another state (if applicable); and
  • a letter requesting conditional acceptance, providing a thorough explanation of any related teaching experience, including the scope of experience and/or how a Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction degree supports career goals

Upon review of these documents, faculty may request an interview with the potential candidate to further explore his/her eligibility for conditional acceptance into the program.

University of Houston-Clear Lake (UHCL) students who seek teaching certification dually with a graduate degree may be considered for conditional acceptance to the program through the following:

  • 3.200 grade point average (GPA) of UHCL certification coursework
  • completion of methods courses;
  • recommendation from two UHCL faculty; and
  • interview with program faculty.

Check prerequisites before enrolling in any courses.

Requirements

Track A - Curriculum and Instruction M.S.

Professional Education Core (12 hours)
EDUC 6032 Applied Statistics
Credit Hours: 3
EDUC 6033 Research Design and Analysis
Credit Hours: 3
SILC 6030 Foundations of Multicultural Education
Credit Hours: 3
INST 6031 Applications of Technology
Credit Hours: 3
Curriculum and Instruction Core (12 hours)
TCED 5030 Models of Teaching
Credit Hours: 3
TCED 5031 Curriculum Planning
Credit Hours: 3
TCED 5036 Issues of Pedagogy
Credit Hours: 3
TCED 5037 Assessment and Student Learning
Credit Hours: 3
Master's Degree Options (6 hours)
Select one option
Option 1
EDUC 6939 Master's Thesis Research
Credit Hours: 3
Option 2
EDUC 6839 Master's Project Research
Credit Hours: 3
Option 3
TCED 6739 Curriculum and Instruction Practicum
Credit Hours: 3
TCED 5038 Professional Development for Enhancing Teacher Leadership
Credit Hours: 3

Additional Information

All placement sites must have an approved UHCL Agreement of Affiliation on record with the Center for the Professional Development of Teachers office prior to beginning the practicum.

Track B - Curriculum and Instruction M.S. - Content Specialist

Professional Education Core (9 hours)
EDUC 6032 Applied Statistics
Credit Hours: 3
EDUC 6033 Research Design and Analysis
Credit Hours: 3
SILC 6030 Foundations of Multicultural Education
Credit Hours: 3
INST 6031 Applications of Technology
Credit Hours: 3
Content Specialization (15 hours)
Fifteen hours from area of specialization courses chosen in consultation with faculty adviser.
Curriculum and Instruction Core (6 hours)
TCED 5030 Models of Teaching
Credit Hours: 3
TCED 5031 Curriculum Planning
Credit Hours: 3
Master's Degree Options (6 hours)
Select one option
Option 1
EDUC 6939 Master's Thesis Research
Credit Hours: 3
Option 2
EDUC 6839 Master's Project Research
Credit Hours: 3
Option 3
 Three hours from area of specialization courses chosen in consultation with faculty adviser.
TCED 6739 Curriculum and Instruction Practicum
Credit Hours: 3

Additional Information

All placement sites must have an approved UHCL Agreement of Affiliation on record with the Center for the Professional Development of Teachers office prior to beginning the practicum.