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Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction with a Specialization in Educational Administration Online

With an emphasis on organizational leadership, this accelerated online program provides you with the tools to help you elevate your career and increase your impact on teacher performance and student success.


Program Overview

Our Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction with a Specialization in Educational Administration online program is designed to prepare you for a variety of curricular leadership roles. In this program, you will examine contemporary supervisory practices and research related to effective instructional performance in order to facilitate and support the implementation of a sound curriculum and appropriate instructional strategies.

$11,082

Total Tuition

Tuition
as few as 12 months

Program Duration

Calendar
33

Credit Hours

Credit Hours

Taught by experienced practitioners, the 100% online coursework helps you develop your organizational leadership, problem-solving and decision-making skills through an in-depth understanding of public school law, school administration and advanced problems in supervision. You will acquire skills applicable to a broad range of industries. This program does not lead to certification.

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 Educational Administration 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
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Calendar

The M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction with a Specialization in Educational Administration 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 Educational Administration 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 Educational Administration 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 (EDAM 5327: Advanced Problems in Supervision).

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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

In this course, organizational theories are examined. Coursework focuses on organizational leadership as well as problem-solving and decision-making techniques, characteristics and applications.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The course describes how the school administrator facilitates and supports the implementation of a sound curriculum and appropriate instructional strategies designed to promote optimal learning for all students.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Designed to address administrative preparation, this course covers site-based management, program planning and assessment, personnel management, legal problems, public relations, pupil accounting, scheduling, facilities, finance, and budgeting.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the legal basis for education, with special emphasis on the federal and state educational provisions.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The course examines contemporary supervisory processes, problems and research related to effective instructional performance. Participants receive training in teacher appraisal.

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