Curriculum & Instruction, MS

College of Education and Human Development

Curriculum and Instruction master's degree student

Curriculum & Instruction, MS (36 hours)

The Master's in Curriculum & Instruction allows students to develop expertise and knowledge aligned with their teaching level and academic interests. The program also builds professional skills in research, leadership, and teamwork, equipping educators to develop and contribute to curriculum at the classroom, school, and district levels.

To help accommodate the schedules of working professionals, courses are held evenings and/or online.

The Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction prepares students to:

• Build expertise to develop and contribute to curriculum at the classroom, school, and district levels.

• Choose an interdisciplinary focus, in consultation with an advisor, to support your specific professional development goals.

• Further your knowledge of education, building on the professional education and content courses completed at the undergraduate level.

• Develop professional skills in research, leadership, and teamwork.

Domestic Students:

*Priority deadline to receive complete applications:

Fall         Spring  Summer I  Summer II 
June 1 October 15 April 15 May 15

Final deadline for receipt of complete applications:

Fall Spring  Summer I  Summer II 
August 10 January 10 May 15 June 15

International Students:

Final deadline for receipt of complete applications:

Fall          Spring  Summer I  Summer II 
May 1 September 1 February 1 February 1

*Complete application should be received for full admissions and funding consideration 

Application requirements

Complete Application for Admission:
  • Apply for Admission via Apply Texas Application
  • An applicant may defer admission to an earlier/later semester. Applications are valid for one year. One deferral is allowed per application.
Application fee:
  • $50 for US citizen, $70 for International Students

Please Note: Applicants who wish to apply for a different program will be required to submit a new application. The application processing fee is required for each application submitted.


Application requirements specific to this program :

  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate course work taken at any accredited college or University attended (Foreign College credits/transcripts require an official foreign evaluation. Please click here).  TAMU-CC transcript is not required.
  • Essay (Approximately 300-400 words in length which includes information about their reasons for pursuing graduate study and for choosing this specific graduate program)

*Please allow 3-5 business days to receive Student ID before submitting additional supporting documents.

Submit all supporting documents online.

Additional International Applicant Requirements

Application requirements for international applicants:

  • Copy of current Visa (if applicable)
  • English Language Proficiency. TAMUCC currently accepts the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) within the last 2 years  :
    • Official TOEFL score minimum paper-based score of 550 or internet-based score of 79-80
    • Official IELTS score minimum 6.5

1. Specialization Area (15 semester hours)

  • Interdisciplinary (courses chosen with advisor’s approval).


2. Institutional Master’s Degree Requirements (6 semester hours)

  • EDFN 5301 - Introduction to Research 3 sem. hrs.
  • ERST 5302 - Studies in Equality of Educational Opportunities 3 sem. hrs.


3. Curriculum and Instruction (15 semester hours)

  • EDCI 5340 - Instructional Techniques for Effective Teaching 3 sem. hrs.
  • EDCI 5361 - Educational Assessment 3 sem. hrs.
  • EDCI 5362 - Theoretical Bases for Curriculum 3 sem. hrs.
  • READ 5369 - Content Area Reading 3 sem. hrs.
  • EDCI 5389 - Curriculum and instruction Research Seminar 3 sem. hrs.


4. Capstone Experience

All students are required to take EDCI 5389 and complete a capstone experience within this course. Candidates for this degree must successfully present and defend a capstone project to a faculty panel.

For more information on tuition and fees, please visit the Business Office's website.

Master's in Curriculum and Instruction National Standards Matrices (pdf)

Master's in Curriculum and Instruction Program Handbook (pdf)

If you'd like to learn more about the College of Education and Human Development, please visit our website.

Contact for More Information:

Dr. Faye Bruun

6300 Ocean Drive Unit 5834
Corpus Christi, TX 78412-5834
Office : 361-825-2417