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Ed Leader Program for Texas Teachers

Have you made the decision to elevate your career and increase your impact on teacher performance and student success? If so, securing a position in educational administration by earning an advanced degree may be the most effective way to make that happen.

Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) offers a fully online Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction program with a Specialization in Educational Administration. Graduates of this program will be prepared for a variety of curricular leadership roles in a broad range of industries.

Texas teachers interested in leading the development and implementation of teaching and learning processes find that this program is ideal. In addition to learning about educational theory, students examine contemporary supervisory practices and research and acquire the skills needed for organizational leadership, problem-solving and decision-making.

Core Curriculum

Courses in this program are taught by the same experienced practitioners who teach the in-person courses on campus. Program emphasis is on the practical application of current theory, research, assessment and coaching to improve learning.

Core courses include:

  • Foundations of Curriculum
  • Foundations of Educational Research
  • Social and Cultural Studies of Education
  • Advanced Theories for Learning
  • Collegial Coaching and Mentoring
  • Evaluation of Curriculum & Instruction

Specialization courses include:

  • School Administration
  • Principalship
  • Public School Law
  • Organization & Evaluation of Curriculum
  • Advanced Problems in Supervision

This program consists of 33 credit hours presented in accelerated 7-week courses and can be completed in as few as 12 months. Multiple start dates throughout the year are offered to fit your professional schedule and plans.

Benefits of the Online Format

TAMIU has developed these advanced degree programs in a convenient, all-online format for working professionals who want to work full time while pursuing their degree.

In every online program, assignments and course materials, as well as discussion and Q&A sessions are available wherever you have an internet connection. You have the flexibility to work on the weekends, early mornings, late evenings, or whenever you have time.

The online format has also been designed to be very affordable. Tuition can be paid by the course, making it possible to spread out the cost over time.

Career Options With an MS in C&I with a Specialization in Educational Administration

There are a number of excellent career options for a professional with a master's degree in curriculum and instruction. In the education field, leadership possibilities abound in K-12 schools and colleges. The TAMIU degree prepares you for the challenging responsibilities of developing curriculum, working with teachers, assisting school administrators and evaluating professional performance. A number of roles including curriculum designer, curriculum specialist, educational consultant, instructional specialist, adult education program designer and staff development specialist are open to those who earn an MS in C&I with a specialization in educational administration.

In addition, many companies in the private sector, as well as nonprofits and government agencies are seeking highly qualified individuals in the field of education. Upon graduation from this program, you will have the skills required to design and implement in-house training, continuing education courses and professional development programs for leadership, employees and clients.

Learn more about TAMIU's online Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction program with a Specialization in Educational Administration.

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