The Department of Teacher Education and Administration at the University of North Texas offers a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction that can help educators grow as campus and district leaders working toward more educational and equitable schools.
Our Master’s of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction will enhance your knowledge and expertise by combining theoretical perspectives and research-based practices. This degree can help educators grow as leaders who can advance more equitable and educational classrooms and school systems.
Our curriculum allows you to select a specialization from a wide range of areas related to curriculum and instruction, including:
Other specializations include Instructional Technology and Social Studies. Additionally, it's possible to customize an area of specialization to your professional needs.
UNT provides a wide variety of services exclusively for graduate students. The Graduate Student Writing Support office can help you with writing, and the Center for Interdisciplinary Research offers assistance with statistical analyses.
The Toulouse Graduate School® offers several professional development workshops, including a Thesis Boot Camp. Many of the workshops are available online for your convenience.
You should follow the application procedures detailed on the graduate school website and the departmental master's in Curriculum and Instruction program site.
Admission requires applicants to apply first to the Toulouse Graduate School (TGS) and then to the master's program in Curriculum and Instruction. Applications which meet initial university admission standards are forwarded to the Curriculum and Instruction program for consideration by faculty. Decisions regarding admission are based on a holistic review of the information from all sources. Accepted students will receive letters of notification of acceptance into the program. They may then confer with their advisor to submit a degree plan, enroll in classes, order course books, and log in to UNT’s learning management system Canvas for class details.
We welcome applicants whose conversational, reading, and writing skills in English are still emerging, but you should use the following information to ensure you can succeed:
Additional information or questions can be directed to program facilitator, Dr. Daniel G. Krutka, Ph.D. at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The program aims to prepare its graduates to:
Colleen Eddy, Associate Professor; Ed.D., Baylor University. Mathematics Education specialization.
Lauren Eutsler, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of Florida. Instructional Technology specialization.
Daniel G. Krutka, Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Oklahoma. Social Studies Education specialization.
Karthigeyan Subramaniam, Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. Science Education specialization.
Tran Templeton, Assistant Professor, Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University. Early Childhood Education specialization.
Amanda Vickery, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of Texas. Diversity Education.
Carol Wickstrom, Professor; Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University. Literacy Education.
Rossana Ramirez Boyd, Senior Lecturer and Director of the Bilingual/ESL Teacher Certification Programs; Ph.D., Louisiana State University. Curriculum and instruction; foreign language education; bilingual education; English as a Second Language education; educational administration.
Dina C. Castro, Professor and Velma E. Schmidt Endowed Chair in Early Childhood Education; Ph.D., University of North Carolina. Quality and equity in early childhood care and education; bilingual development and early education policy and practice; global perspectives on early education in multilingual/multicultural societies.
Colleen Eddy, Associate Professor; Ed.D., Baylor University. Pre-and in-service mathematics education.
Lauren Eutsler, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of Florida. Using portable technology to support children's literacy development and training pre-service teachers to effectively use portable technology to motivate, enhance and improve children's literacy learning.
Ricardo Gonzalez-Carriedo, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Arizona State University. Education of bilingual/ bicultural students, including second language learning and literacy development.
Pamela Esprivalo Harrell, Professor, Ed.D., University of Houston. Topics of science teacher quality and science teacher effectiveness.
Kelley M. King, Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin. History of education and the contested curriculum; civic and citizenship education; teaching and learning in global and online communities.
Dan G. Krutka, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of Oklahoma. Citizenship education and the role participatory media might play in cultivating more democratic educational experiences.
James D. Laney, Professor and Department Chair; Ed.D., University of California, Los Angeles. Generative teaching-learning theory; general social studies education; economic education; aging education; arts integration.
Chris Long,Assistant Professor. Ph.D., Curtin University. Middle school science education.
Karthigeyan Subramaniam, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. Elementary/middle/secondary science teacher education; educational technology; action research; pre-service teacher education.
Tran Templeton, Assistant Professor, Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University. The intersection of early childhood education, critical childhood studies and visual sociology.
Jeanne Tunks, Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of North Texas. The study of culturally relevant teaching practices in the International Teacher to Teacher Exchange program.
Carol Wickstrom, Professor; Ph.D., Texas Womans University. Pre-service teacher education; reflection; portfolio assessment; classroom discourse especially as it relates to pre-service teachers, reading/writing and mentoring.