Curriculum & Instruction


The Faculty and Administration of the College of Education and Health Professions, in response to the challenging year that we have all had, are waiving the GRE requirement for Graduate admissions for the year (Summer, Fall and Spring 2021-22). We recognize that people may still have difficulty finding the resources and locations to take the GRE and wanted to respond to these challenges.

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in curriculum and instruction is where the latest research in education meets experiential learning and expert instruction to help you become a leader in the field of education. The 30-hour* degree program offers several education concentrations and certifications that will challenge, inspire, and prepare you to make a difference in the world. 
*Literacy Studies Concentration with Ready Specialist consist of 39 semester hours.

Before you get started, you’ll need

  • A bachelor’s degree
  • The prerequisites required by the education college’s admissions policy
  • Appropriate teaching or related experience
  • Access to a computer, webcam, and high-speed Internet as well as basic computer and word-processing skills

Degrees You Can Earn

M.Ed. in Curriculum & instruction, Early Childhood: This concentration prepares early childhood education teachers help children from infancy to grade school grow and learn 21st century skills and prepare them for the next stages in their education. 

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M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction, Elementary Education (EC–8): Degree plans in this concentration include courses covering a wide range of topics in early school education. The flexibility and selection within the elementary education concentration enhances your ability to teach in self-contained classrooms. 30 hours

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M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction, Elementary Mathematics Education: You can focus your degree on effective teaching methods for mathematics in early childhood through grade six or in grades four to eight. The program includes the classes required to prepare you for achieving the Master Math Teacher Certification. 30 hours

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M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction, Elementary Science Education: The science concentration allows you to develop effective teaching methods for science in early childhood through grade six or in grades four to eight. 30 hours

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M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, Elementary Science/Math Education: This Science/Math concentration is ideal for those teachers focusing on STEM content at the elementary level. 30 hours

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M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction,English as a Second Language TESOL : The concentration in English as a Second Language/Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages will help you develop a solid academic foundation in second language theory and pedagogy in teaching English or any language as a second language in cross-cultural situations. You will be prepared not to only teach a second language effectively, but also train teachers and administer programs in this field. 30 hours

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M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction, Literacy Studies: This online program teaches effective methods of evaluating literacy development to improve literacy and reading outcomes in learners. The program offers two master’s degrees: the M.Ed. in curriculum and instruction, reading specialist, and the M.Ed. in curriculum and instruction, literacy studies. Two certifications—the Master Reading Teacher Certification (MRT) and the Reading Specialist Certification—are also offered. 30 hours*
*Literacy Studies Concentration with Reading Specialist and Master Reading Teacher (MRT) consist of 39 semester hours.

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M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction, Higher Education & Secondary Education: Those interested in teaching higher and secondary education will focus on increasing their competence in teaching at the secondary level, gaining accreditation for teaching dual-credit courses in high school programs, and earning credentials for teaching at the community college level. 30 hours

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Certifications You Can Earn

Additional education certifications enhance your learning and your career prospects. Some certifications offered here are contingent upon the completion of a master’s degree, while others you can earn independently of a graduate program.

Reading Specialist Certification (Online): You’ll learn appropriate and effective reading strategies for teaching and assessing students who need extra reading assistance. You must hold a master’s degree to earn this certification. Courses required for this certification satisfy the requirements for the reading master’s degree. 24 hours

Where Can This Degree Take You?

Well, where would you like to go? Teachers are wanted all over the state of Texas in public and private schools.

There’s a lot ahead of you. You can go anywhere and do anything—follow a path or forge a brand new one. It’s all up to you, and we’re here to help prepare you for whatever journey lies ahead.

Visit the career services department to search for internships, apply for jobs, or get help putting together your resume.

Tuition & Funding

A good education shouldn’t saddle you with insurmountable debt. That’s why, at UHV, affordability and quality go hand in hand. From scholarships to grants to assistantships, we offer an array of options to help you afford your UHV graduate education.

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Tuition Rates

The estimated cost of attending the University of Houston–Victoria varies with enrollment status and personal lifestyle. Browse our Tuition and Fees page to get an idea of how much it will cost to attend UHV.

Funding Options

To apply for FAFSA and similar external scholarships, visit the Office of Financial Aid.

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