Elementary Education Concentration Degree Plan

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, Elementary Education Concentration

Core: 12 semester hours

  • CUIN 6321 Principles of Curriculum Development
  • CUIN 6332 Education in a Diverse Society
  • FEDU 6321 Foundations of Educational Research
    FEDU 6322 Educational Assessments
  • FEDU 6331 Human Growth and Development

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Major Concentration: 15 semester hours

15 semester hours selected from the following, but with no more than six hours from any one concentration.

Literacy Studies

  • LITY 6331 Instruction for Students with Literacy Difficulties
  • LITY 6333 Theory and Application of Writing for Globalized Learning
  • LITY 6334 Foundations of Reading Development
  • LITY 6360 Theoretical Foundations of New and Traditional Literacies
  • LITY 6362 Assessment of Multi-Literacies Learning
  • LITY 6363 New and Traditional Literacies Across the Content Areas

Social Studies

  • CUIN 6300 Selected Topics (Social Studies)
  • CUIN 6350 Teaching the Social Studies


  • CUIN 6300 Selected Topics (Science)
  • CUIN 6336 Applications of Science Methods for Teachers


  • CUIN 6300 Selected Topics (Math)
  • CUIN 6341 Teaching Problem Solving
  • CUIN 6342 Assessment in Mathematics
  • CUIN 6343 The Math Teacher as Leader
  • CUIN 6347 Teaching Number Concepts
  • CUIN 6348 Teaching Algebra & Geometry
  • CUIN 6349 Teaching Probability & Statistics

Early Childhood

  • ECED 6355 Early Childhood Education
  • ECED 6357 Curriculum Development in Early Childhood
  • ECED 6358 Seminar in Early Childhood Education
  • ECED 6359 Tests & Measurement in Early Childhood

ESL/TESOL (English as a Second Language/Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

  • ESLN 6312 Principles of Second Language Teaching

Special Education

  • SPED 6321 Introduction to Special Education
  • SPED 6327 Appraisal and Collaboration for Students with Disabilities
  • SPED 6334 Diagnostic Teaching and Instructional Strategies

Additional Coursework

  • CUIN 6305 Professional Research

Total: 30 semester hours

Additional Requirements:

Official degree plan will need to be completed with your Faculty Advisor and Educator Preparation Office (EPO) staff. All required signatures must be recorded before it is official.

Students are required to take comprehensive exams the semester before they intend to graduate or the semester they intend to graduate. Students may have to make arrangements to come to a testing site in Victoria or Katy to complete this requirement (depending on degree).

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Phone: (361) 570-4371 or toll free (877) 970-4848 x4371

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