Texas Tech University

Curriculum & Instruction Master's Degree with a Concentration in STEM

Texas Tech University offers a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in STEM Education. The program allows students to use research-based training of STEM Education to acquire community needs-based inquiry experiences and skills and engage in community needs-based intervention experiences.

Our Foundations

The Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction allows students to seek an advanced degree in a variety of concentrations. The concentration 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.

How is our degree different?

The Curriculum and Instruction Master of Education degree with a concentration in STEM Education is designed to meet the diverse needs of professional educators in elementary, secondary, and post-secondary education. The program of studies provides in context theory to practice courses that provide the potential for immediate impact on master teacher classroom practice from accountability measures through the use of video capture, mentorship, teacher shaping with the use of rubrics, and job embedded professional learning communities.

Phase 1
In Phase One, students will implement a PBL project in context to content in action research leading to formal presentation.

Phase 2
In Phase Two, students will implement technology applications and assessments issues in PBL context in STEM Education in an action research leading to presentation and publication submission.

Phase 3
In Phase Three, students will implement best practices in assessment and/or curriculum in STEM Education in context to action research, organized into a formal presentation and/or submitted publication.

Mode of Delivery

The STEM Master's concentration is offered fully online.

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 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.

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 36 hours of coursework.

Allowable Transfer Hours

With advisor approval, up to six graduate hours from another university may be transferred, as long as they fit into one of the degree requirements.

Financial Aid

Scholarships and assistantships for master's students are available through the office of graduate education and research in the College of Education.

Tuition & Fees

Use the Student Business Services Tuition Estimator to estimate your costs.


Brandi Stephens
Academic Advisor

Dr. Shirley Matteson
C&I Graduate Advisor