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COEHD  Degree Information Sheet

M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction

Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching  |   Master's Degree

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Purpose of Program

In the Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction program, students will work in an environment that fosters an understanding of engagement in curriculum and instruction theory, research, practice, policy and critical issues. The program stresses the concepts of curricular innovation and teaching excellence while expanding students' knowledge of content fields and applied research. This degree offers flexibility to educators of all subject areas and levels to pursue coursework in their area of interest for professional development.

Program Options

The C&I degree requires 33 (thesis) or 36 (non-thesis) semester hours for completion. Courses required for this degree include:

9 hours of core courses:

  • ILT   5003   Principles of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching
  • C&I  5003   Theory of Curriculum and Instruction
  • EDU 5003   Research Methods

12 hours of C&I program emphasis courses:

  • C&I 5013   Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
  • C&I 6103   Research in Action
  • C&I 6673   Policy and Critical Issues in Teaching     


  • C&I 6123   Critical Perspectives in C&I


  • C&I 6513  Grant Writing
  • One additional C&I graduate level course

15 hours of support courses:

Students must also complete 15 hours of support courses in C&I or in specific content areas that support the student's professional and academic goals (e.g. mathematics or science education).  Faculty advisors will assist in the selection of appropriate courses based on interests and needs of the student.

Career Opportunities

The M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction supports educators of all levels, from early childhood through adult education. The program prepares administrators, curriculum coordinators, and specialists for their roles in schools or other settings where training is developed and presented. Students in this degree have the flexibility to take courses in a specific subject area in order to work towards the credentials to teach dual credit courses at their schools. Graduates are marketable in a variety of after-school programs, non-profit organizations, museums, textbook publishing companies, and education testing organizations.

Job Outlook/Earnings

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Admission Requirements

All applicants must meet UTSA Graduate School admission requirements and be in good standing with last institution attended. In addition, applicants must meet/fulfill the following departmental requirements or submissions:

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited university with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in last 60 hours coursework
  • Be in good standing with the last institution attended
  • Completion of 18 undergraduate credit hours in education or related field (including 12 upper-division level hours)**

** Applicants without adequate undergraduate hours in education may be required to complete background courses as a condition of admission. If assigned, these are required in addition to the miminum number of hours for the degree.

Freshmen | Freshmen (International) | Transfers | Transfer (International) | Re-Admission | Non-Degree Seeking

For assistance with Admission Requirements, or for further information, contact the program's Student Development Specialist (Listed Under Contacts)


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Financial Aid & Scholarships

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Free Application for Federal Student Assistance (FAFSA)


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The University of Texas at San Antonio
Attn: The Graduate School
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249

College of Education and Human Development

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The University of Texas at San Antonio
College of Education and Human Development
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San Antonio, TX 78249