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Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction with a Specialization in Bilingual Education Online

Prepare for rewarding new opportunities as an expert in inclusive educational strategies for teaching diverse student populations with this accelerated online master's program designed for working professionals.


Program Overview

The Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction with a Specialization in Bilingual Education online program is designed to give you an advantage in achieving in-demand curricular leadership roles for multicultural learning environments. Applicants are not required to be bilingual to enter the program.

$11,082

Total Tuition

Tuition
as few as 12 months

Program Duration

Calendar
33

Credit Hours

Credit Hours

In this program, you will explore strategies for providing developmentally appropriate emergent and holistic instruction in order to promote equity and academic excellence for all learners within the bilingual classroom. 100% online coursework includes oral language assessment, principles for developing language proficiency, implementing English as a Second Language programs, and teaching reading and language arts in bilingual settings.

Core curriculum emphasizes practical application of current theory, research, assessment and coaching to improve learning. Courses include Social and Cultural Studies of Education, Advanced Theories for Learning, Collegial Coaching and Mentoring, and an Evaluation of Curriculum & Instruction capstone.

Our accelerated, 7-week courses are delivered in an online format ideal for working professionals. You can complete this 33 credit-hour program in as few as 12 months.

In the M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction online program, you will:
  • Synthesize and analyze current research to develop curriculum and instructional models
  • Apply evidence-based teaching practices and methodologies
  • Enhance instruction based on the synthesis, analysis, assessment and evaluation of data to ensure culturally competent teaching and learning
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

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

In-State Tuition:

The following tuition applies only to Texas residents.

Per Credit Hour $335.81
Per Three Credit Course $1,007.43
Program Tuition $11,082

Out-of-State Tuition:

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Per Credit Hour Per Three Credit Course Program Tuition
$973.91 $2,920.82 $32,129.02

This program is TEACH Grant eligible. Please call for further information.

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Calendar

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

Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline
Fall II 10/22/18 10/08/18 10/15/18 10/17/18 10/19/18
Spring I 01/22/19 01/07/19 01/14/19 01/16/19 01/18/19
Spring II 03/18/19 03/04/19 03/11/19 03/13/19 03/18/19
Summer I 05/13/19 04/29/19 05/06/19 05/08/19 05/10/19
Summer II 07/08/19 06/24/19 07/01/19 07/03/19 07/05/19
Start Date Withdraw with 100% refund Withdraw with 80% refund Withdraw with 50% refund
8/28/2018 8/27/2018 8/28/18 – 8/31/2018 9/6/2018
10/22/2018 10/19/2018 10/20/2018 – 10/25/2018 10/26/2018 - 10/31/2018
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Admissions

To apply for the M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction with a Specialization in Bilingual Education online program, you must hold a bachelor's degree and submit transcripts verifying a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 on the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework.

M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction online admission requirements
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA on the last 60 undergraduate hours

Official transcripts from all institutions attended can be sent to:

Texas A&M International University
Graduate School
Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center, Suite 206
5201 University Boulevard
Laredo, TX 78041

Have a question? Call us at 844-872-8712.

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Courses

Curriculum for the M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction with a Specialization in Bilingual Education online program is comprised of 11 courses (33 credit hours). Students are required to take six core courses, which include a fixed first course (EDCI 5313: Foundations of Curriculum) and a capstone (EDCI 5317: Evaluation of Curriculum & Instruction); and five specialization courses, which also include a capstone (EDBE 5326: Teaching Reading and Language Arts in Bilingual Setting).

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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.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course will help students evaluate curricular and instructional perspectives from a theoretically informed lens. Students will be exposed to advanced curricular perspectives from other courses taken in the Masters of Science in Curriculum and Instruction Program. This course will help them critically examine the practices and policies used in schooling through a theoretically informed lens, and to enact decisions on curricular reforms in schooling with a critical understanding of diversity, social inequity and equal educational opportunity.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is 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.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is a general survey of theories of learning as they apply to the modern classroom. The course is designed to acquaint students with major historical and modern theories and their proponents of how children learn together, with implications for schools in modern society.

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.

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.

You must take the following courses.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on school practices in light of the basic assumptions of philosophy, designed and conducted to stimulate critical thinking and promote equity and excellence for all students within the instructional environment of a bilingual classroom.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on (1) the nature of language and dialects, (2) language characteristics of Spanish and English, (3) influences of languages on each other, (4) first- and second-language acquisition processes, and (5) general principles for developing language proficiency.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on the philosophy, nature, properties, processes and evaluative instrumentation of selected school content at levels PK-8 in bilingual-multicultural programs. Teaching styles are identified and implemented in the context of various curricular formats.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on strategies for implementing English as a Second Language Programs in grades PK-12. Emphasis is placed on identification, selection and evaluation of ESL materials and tests; construction and presentation of structured and unstructured techniques to teach ESL; classroom management; relationship between oral and literate skills; and the role of ESL in bilingual programs.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Strategies for providing developmentally appropriate emergent literacy and holistic instruction will be presented in this course. The selection of appropriate materials and authentic assessment will be included.

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