Curriculum & Instruction, Elementary Education through 8

30 semester hour program

Elementary education teachers help children learn and grow and prepare them for the next stages in their education. The MEd in curriculum and instruction, elementary education, with an early childhood through grade 8 concentration helps you do just that by enhancing your teaching and classroom skills and providing you the opportunity to do research within your interest area.

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

MEd in Curriculum & Instruction, Elementary Education, Early Childhood - 8: With thesis and non-thesis options, this 30-hour program covers a wide range of topics in early school education and provides the opportunity to do research within your interest area.

Your degree with culminate in the Master’s Comprehensive Examination, which will cover the content of one education core course and the content of two courses within your major area.

See a breakdown of the degree plan and requirements.

Other Degree Options

If you aren’t sure early childhood is the concentration for you, check out other curriculum and instruction concentrations.

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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. By earning a master’s degree in education, you will be better prepared to face the challenges of the job of educator. Having a master’s degree can open up more job opportunities for you.  For example, you could be a: lead teacher on campus, education technology specialist, instructional coach or curriculum specialist or curriculum director in a school district, curriculum writer for publishing companies, education consultant at a regional service center, independent education consultant, corporate trainer, education policy developer or instructor at a community college.

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.

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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 Financial Aid.

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