Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction with a Specialization in Master Teacher Online

Learn how to create and deliver engaging lessons while completing coursework that moves you toward earning the highest and most respected certification in K-12 education: National Board-Certified Teacher (NBCT).

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Program Overview

Discover the master's in curriculum and instruction online program designed for rising NBCT leaders

Prepare for rewarding, career-defining opportunities with this Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction with a Specialization in Master Teacher online program. Course content is available 24/7 and provides flexibility on your path to achieving an in-demand curricular leadership role and NBCT distinction.

Curriculum and instruction master's online core curriculum emphasizes practical application of current theory, research, assessment and coaching to improve your efficacy as an educator. Specialized master teacher courses explore the National Board Five Core Propositions and Standards and equip you with the tools and knowledge needed to present evidence verifying you have met the highest NBCT principles.

Our supportive faculty are nationally board certified and hold extensive experience coaching NBCT candidates. They offer invaluable assistance and guidance while you prepare a portfolio for submission to the review process. TAMIU will provide coursework aligned to the process of applying for national board certification.

In the M.S. in Curriculum & Instruction with a Specialization in Master Teacher online program, you will:

  • Use informative resources to synthesize and analyze current research in the promotion of curriculum and instruction models
  • Utilize evidence-based practices, methodologies, and teaching practices in applied and collaborative learning
  • Impact the academic needs of diverse learners at a school or district by developing instruction based on the synthesis, analysis, assessment and evaluation of data
  • Use informative resources to synthesize and analyze current research in the promotion of curriculum and instruction models
  • Utilize evidence-based practices, methodologies, and teaching practices in applied and collaborative learning
  • Impact the academic needs of diverse learners at a school or district by developing instruction based on the synthesis, analysis, assessment and evaluation of data

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Total Tuition $12,111*
Duration 12 months
Credit Hours 33

Accreditation

The State of Texas Education Agency

The Texas A&M International University College of Education is accredited by the Texas State Board for Educator Certification.

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Tuition

Our online master's in curriculum and instruction tuition by the numbers

Tuition for the M.S. in Curriculum & Instruction with a Specialization in Master Teacher online program is affordable and can be paid by the course. All fees are included.

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition $12,111*
Per Credit Hour $367

Calendar

Stay on track with our convenient program schedule

The M.S. in Curriculum & Instruction with a Specialization in Master Teacher program is delivered online, featuring 7-week courses and six start dates each year. Choose the start date that is best for you.

Graduate Programs Degree Plan

8 week coursesProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlinePayment DueLast Class Day
Spring II3/18/243/4/243/11/243/16/245/3/24
Summer I5/13/244/29/245/6/245/10/247/2/24
Summer II7/8/246/24/247/1/247/5/248/23/24

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Apply Date 3/4/24
Class Starts 3/18/24

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Admissions

What you’ll need to apply to TAMIU Online

Applying for the M.S. in Curriculum & Instruction with a Specialization in Master Teacher online program is a simple process. Learn more about the admission requirements below.

Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • 2.75 GPA on the last 60 hours

International Transcript Evaluation:

TAMIU does their own foreign credential evaluations. Graduate School does not require third party evaluations nor are obligated to accept the results, or GPA calculations, if an evaluation is submitted. If an applicant submits an official evaluation, the evaluation does not replace official transcripts or certificates of graduation.

Official transcripts from all institutions attended can be sent to:

Texas A&M International University
Graduate School
Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center, Suite 223
5201 University Boulevard
Laredo, TX 78041
OR
Electronically to [email protected]

Former TAMIU students DO NOT have to request TAMIU transcripts.

For documents other than transcripts, please upload to your application portal located here. If transcripts are uploaded to the portal, you will be asked to resend all official transcripts by mail or email and will delay the application process.

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Courses

Preview the curriculum for your online M.S. in C&I – Master Teacher program

Curriculum for the M.S. in Curriculum & Instruction with a Specialization in Master Teacher online program is comprised of 11 courses (33 credit hours). You are required to take six core courses, including a fixed first course (EDCI 5313: Foundations of Curriculum) and a capstone (EDCI 5317: Evaluation of Curriculum & Instruction); and five specialization courses, which are aligned with the National Board Five Core Propositions and Standards.

You must take the following courses.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed to provide a historical and conceptual foundation in the discipline of curriculum and instruction for those beginning their graduate work. It will cover the historical and philosophical beginnings of the traditional content taught in the public school systems in the U.S., from pre-kindergarten through completion of the academic core of post-secondary schooling. Examination of key components of the purpose and methods of instruction will punctuate the historical context to identify specific C&I elements in some of the following eras: ancient and pre-modern contributions, Pre-Colonial and Colonial American schooling, early foundations of instruction in the U.S., implications of modern C&I, and trends in post-modern C&I. A major element of the course will be the development of a research topic and subsequent student project focusing on the topic. Prerequisite: Graduate standing Fixed 1st Course
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Engage in critical analysis of education’s place in today’s rapidly changing local and global society with a focus on comprehending education from historic, philosophic, social and cultural perspectives and the impact of those perspectives on current practice. Evaluate curricular and instructional perspectives and ways of viewing educational history from a theoretically informed lens. Critically examine the practices and policies used in schooling to enact decisions on curricular reforms in schooling with a critical understanding of diversity, social inequity, and equal educational opportunities. Pre-requisites: Graduate Standing
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A thorough treatment of various standard, research-based techniques for evaluation of instruction (i.e., authentic assessments, alternative assessments, qualitative and quantitative testing methods, and non-specific measurement methods). In addition, this course explores the concepts behind assessment, identifies various assessment tools, and incorporates models of assessment appropriate for a variety of instructional settings. Prerequisite: Graduate standing Fixed last course
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A general survey of theories of learning as they apply to the modern classroom. The course is designed to acquaint the teacher with major historical and modern theories and their proponents of how children learn together, with implications for the schools in modern society. Prerequisite: Graduate standing
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course addresses teacher leadership in the context of advancing the expertise and leadership of peers, thereby expanding the teacher-leader’s sphere of influence beyond the walls of the classroom. Teachers explore mentoring and coaching models designed to promote the professional growth of their colleagues. They learn and apply skills for mentoring novice teachers and for engaging in coaching relationships with peers at all stages of the teacher-development cycle. Various forms of collaboration with colleagues are addressed and diversity, as well as interpersonal and communication skills, are emphasized. Prerequisite: Graduate standing
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides the competencies required for critical understanding, evaluation and utilization of published educational research. The course addresses quantitative and qualitative research methods. Topics include problem formulation and refinement; research design; sampling; measurement and data collection; data-analysis techniques; and the inference process.
You must take the following courses.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This is an advanced course for certified educators seeking National Board Certification. Course content includes comprehending individual differences and adjusting practices; understanding how students develop and learn; treating students equitably, developing positive and supportive classroom climates, which support student character development; and preparing students for a successful future. Course activities include completing course modules, the study of the National Board Standards, reflective analysis of individual teaching practices and their outcomes on student learning, and analyzing video cases of National Board-Certified Teachers at work in the classroom.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This is an advanced course for certified educators seeking National Board Certification. Course content includes describing how content knowledge is created, organized, and linked to other disciplines; communicating subject knowledge effectively; generate multiple paths for meeting learning goals and accommodating student dispositions. Course activities include completing course modules and analyzing video cases of National Board-Certified Teachers at work in the classroom to identify and reflect on the teaching of specific content under a variety of teaching context scenarios.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This is an advanced course for certified educators seeking National Board Certification. Course content includes: using multiple methods to meet instructional goals; support student learning in varied settings and groups; promoting student engagement; and assessing student progress. Course activities include completing course modules, application of data analysis to various teaching scenarios, and analyzing video cases of National Board-Certified Teachers at work in the classroom.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This is an advanced course for certified educators seeking National Board Certification. Course content includes using professional judgement to modify instruction, and accessing feedback and research to improve teaching and learning outcomes. Course activities include completing course modules concerning the reflective study of the NBPTS standards and analyzing video cases of National Board-Certified Teachers at work in the classroom with rubrics of accomplished teaching practice. Prerequisites: Graduate standing.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This is an advanced course for certified educators seeking National Board Certification. Course content includes collaborating with other professionals to improve school effectiveness; working collaboratively with families; working collaboratively with the community. Course activities include completing the course module, presenting and reflecting upon professional development activities, and analyzing video cases of National Board-Certified Teachers at work in the classroom.

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