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Curriculum and Instruction - Reading

Welcome! The C&I/Reading M.Ed. is mostly online, or hybrid. The five Master Reading Teacher (MRT) courses are part of this curriculum and instruction master’s program. No GRE is required to enter this Master’s program if you have at least a 3.0 GPA the last 60 hours of previous coursework.

The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction is designed to prepare master teachers and graduates with instructional leadership skills. It has three major objectives:

  • Provide knowledge, skills, attitudes, and applicable research skills in curriculum and pedagogy
  • Develop master teachers to serve as teacher educators, mentors, clinical teaching faculty, and peer coaches
  • Provide experience in educational research related to effective educational practice in field-settings

The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction is designed to serve the many educators who desire a program with an emphasis on instructional leadership and effective teaching. This major is responsive to the needs of the South Texas educational community and to state and national priorities for restructuring and delivering teacher education programs. Students choosing the thesis option will take EDCI 7300 and 7301 in lieu of six hours of electives. For course descriptions and other information related to graduate studies visit our website at

Admission Requirements

Evidence of academic achievement and potential for advanced study and research is required for graduate admission. Specific criteria for unconditional admission for master’s degree seeking students in curriculum and instruction are:

  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  • GRE Verbal score of 450
  • GRE Quantitative score of 450
  • GRE Analytical score of 4.0

Applicants with an undergraduate GPA of at least 2.5 or GRE scores lower than those specified are also encouraged to apply. Notification of decisions on graduate admission is made by the Office of Graduate Studies based on the admission criteria and recommendation of the academic department. Information related to application procedures and deadlines is available at the Office of Graduate Studies.

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