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2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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.


Curriculum and Instruction Core (12 hours)


Electives (6 hours)


Courses should be chosen in consultation with faculty adviser.

Master’s Degree Options (6 hours)


Select one option
Additional Information

Two semester minimum registration.
Additional Information

Two semester minimum registration.
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


Content Specialization (15 hours)


Fifteen hours from area of specialization courses chosen in consultation with faculty adviser.

Curriculum and Instruction Core (6 hours)


Master’s Degree Options (6 hours)


Select one option
Additional Information

Two semester minimum registration.
Additional Information

Two semester minimum registration.
Option 3

Three hours from area of specialization courses chosen in consultation with faculty adviser.

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.

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