Texas Tech University

Curriculum and Instruction - Masters of Education

The Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction allows students to seek an advanced degree in a variety of concentrations. The program focuses on curricular issues as a field of inquiry and develops strengths in the areas of understanding and addressing the complex and multiple questions that influence curriculum theory, design, development, delivery, assessment and evaluation.

Program Handbook

Degrees Offered

Masters (M.Ed.) in Curriculum and Instruction

An M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction involves completing 18 hours of core coursework and 18 hours of elective coursework. In addition to electives within the department, students also have the option of taking electives outside of the department. One example is the option of taking 18 hours of electives from the Department of English or the Department of Mathematics & Statistics, which can lead to dual credit certification in those content areas.

Students also have the option of enrolling in a select set of electives that can lead to a concentration in one of the following areas:

Modes of Delivery

Non cohort distance education: This is for students who are interested in a flexible and individualized schedule. The students are able to take the courses at their own pace. All courses are delivered online.

On campus students: This is for students who wish to have their courses delivered face-to-face but can also take the occasional online course.

Career Opportunities With This Degree

A Master's in Curriculum and Instruction may prepare you to work as a teacher, trainer, or education researcher. The degree can also lead to work in academia, government and business.

Application Materials

College Transcripts – Unofficial transcripts can be uploaded to the Graduate School application. Information on submitting official transcripts will be provided to you by the Graduate School. Grade reports or unofficial transcripts from university web portals will not be accepted. Please redact the Social Security Number anywhere it appears on your transcript. If documents are written in a language other than English, a copy of a complete and official English translation must be provided with the original language records.

Required Supplemental Application Materials

Resume, Two Professional Recommendations, Applicant Statement, Writing Sample. Download a comprehensive list of requirements.

Application Process

Please visit the Graduate Application Process for more information on how to apply.

Semester in which the concentration can be started

We are currently accepting applications for all semesters.

Application deadlines:

  • November 15th for the Spring semester
  • April 15th for the Summer semesters
  • July 15th for the Fall semester

Required Hours to Completion

The master's degree consists of 36 hours of coursework.

Allowable Transfer Hours

6 hours maximum. Graduate School rules regarding transfer hours apply.

Financial Aid

Scholarships and assistantships for doctoral students are available through the Office of Graduate Education and Research in the College of Education.

Tuition & Fees

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Brandi Stephens
Academic Advisor