Curriculum and Instruction, Master of Arts (M.A.)

Master's degree requirements vary according to the area of concentration and the type of degree. Typically, programs require 30 to 33 credit hours, which includes a core research requirement and possible comprehensive examination.

Beyond the successful completion of courses, students must demonstrate high standards of scholarship and the ability to engage in independent research. Students must either write and defend a research thesis, complete a seminar paper (non-thesis option) or a professional portfolio--requirement varies by specialization. Your faculty advisor will help you develop a program of study that is consistent with Departmental and University guidelines.

Students choose one of the following specializations:

english literacy education

Course Title Credits
EDCI6853
TLPL*** (Investigating Policy, Pedagogy & Schooling)3
Complete 15 credits of the following courses:
EDCI6403
EDCI6733
EDCI7403
EDCI7453
EDCI8403
Thesis or Non-thesis option9
Thesis
Master's Thesis Research
Electives
Non-thesis
Special Problems in Teacher Education
Electives
Total Credits30

Mathematics education

Course Title Credits
EDMS645Quantitative Research Methods I3
EDCI6503
Discipline-based Content Studies12
Mathematics courses6
Thesis
EDCI799Master's Thesis Research6
Total Credits30

Minority and urban education

Course Title Credits
TLPL*** (Investigating Policy, Pedagogy & Schooling)3
EDCI6853
or EDMS645 Quantitative Research Methods I
EDCI798Special Problems in Teacher Education3
Specialization courses15
Electives6
Total Credits30

SCIENCE EDUCATION

Course Title Credits
TLPL*** (Investigating Policy, Pedagogy & Schooling)3
EDCI6703
EDCI7703
EDCI6853
EDCI6883
Science or Math course3
Specialization course3
Electives9
Total Credits30