Feb 25, 2024  
2022-23 Graduate Catalog 
2022-23 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Curriculum and Instruction, Ed.S.

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Marvin Peyton, Off-Campus Program Director
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The Curriculum and Instruction program is designed to foster the development of teaching skills that result in increased pupil performance.

Please see undergraduate catalog for information regarding undergraduate programs.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Educational Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction programs requires

  1. a satisfactory score on the Miller Analogies Test, the Graduate Record Examination, or the Praxis II (Principles of Learning and Teaching) or a valid Tennessee Teacher license;
  2. an earned master’s degree from an accredited university or college;
  3. a grade point average (GPA) in previous academic work that reflects potential for success in the Ed.S.;
  4. a valid teaching license. The licensure requirement may be waived under special circumstances.

Application Procedures

All application materials are to be submitted to the College of Graduate Studies.

Applicant must

  1. submit an application with the appropriate application fee (online at www.mtsu.edu/graduate/apply.php). Once this initial application has been accepted, the applicant will receive directions on how to enter the graduate portal to be able to submit other materials.
  2. submit three letters of recommendation;
  3. submit official scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or copy of valid Tennessee Teacher License.
  4. submit official transcripts of all previous college work.

Degree Requirements

The Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction requires completion of 30 semester hours.

Once admitted to the program, candidate must

  1. complete 30 semester hours, with a minimum of 15 at the 7000 level (see specifics in Curriculum section below);
  2. successfully complete capstone project during the semester of graduation.

Curriculum: Curriculum and Instruction

The following illustrates the coursework requirements.

Select either research path

or practicum path

Specialized Core (12 hours)

Selected with approval of advisor (at least 3 hours must be at 7000 level)

Electives (6 hours)

Selected in consultation with advisor

Program Notes

Students taking courses for licensure renewal, add-on endorsements, or “plus 30” upgrade on teacher licensure should register as non-degree-seeking students. Students enrolling in 6000-level courses must hold a bachelor’s degree, and students enrolling in 7000-level courses must hold a master’s degree. Non-degree-seeking students cannot register for 7000-level courses without departmental permission.

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