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Curriculum and Instruction-Teacher Certification Master’s Degree (M.A.)

The M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction - Texas Teacher Certificate program is designed for students who have a bachelor’s degree in another area but want to get certified to teach.

All courses offered in the program are delivered through an online format for the convenience of the candidate.

Online Only


Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction-Texas Teacher Certificate


  • Teacher
  • Public school administrator
  • Curriculum designer
  • Corporate trainer

Other work settings for graduates include educational service centers, state department of education offices and community college administration offices.

Program Highlights

  • We offer 8-week courses that are 100 percent online, allowing students to complete the program in less than two years.

  • We stress personal contact and advising. All our faculty are available to meet with students as needed. 

  • Students gain extensive field experience through internships and practicum opportunities.

  • Student organizations include Kappa Delta Pi (education honor society), ASU Student Reading Council and the Texas State Teachers Association.

Admission Requirements

  • All college and university transcripts

Note: The GRE is NOT required for admission.


Hold a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 2.75 or better, including all grades on repeated courses, or hold a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 2.75 or better in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work.

You are strongly encouraged to register for the first and second eight week sessions simultaneously, before the first eight week session begins.

8 week Program Deadline:

Spring A – January 1

Spring B – March 1

Summer – May 1

Fall A – August 1

Fall B – October 1

Degree Plan

  • Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction-Texas Teacher Certification Degree Requirements

    (Applicants must pass a PACT exam before they are admitted into this program)

    Required Courses
    Courses Hours
    EDG 6301 Social and Cultural Influences* 3
    EDG 6302 Test and Measurements* 3
    EDG 6303 Lifespan Development 3
    EDG 6304 Applied Research* 3
    EDG 6305 Legal and Ethical Principals 3
    EDG 6306 Curriculum and Methodology Trends 3
    EDG 6310 Behavior Management †† 3
    EDG 6313 Foundations of the Public School †† 3
    EDG 6314 Effective instruction and Assessment †† 3
    EDG 6317 Teaching Diverse Populations †† 3
    EDG 6318 Role of the Teacher †† 3
    EDG 6326 Education of Exceptional Children †† 3

    EDG 5361 Internship (taken twice) ††


    EDG 5660 Clinical Teaching


    Total SCH for Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction- Texas Teacher Certification


    * These courses will include evaluations to meet the requirements for the Comprehensive Program Review (CPR) and may not be substituted or transferred. The grade on the identified evaluations in these CPR courses and the course grade must be at least a B.

    ***A Comprehensive Program Review (CPR) is the comprehensive experience covering the work within the programs in the Curriculum & Instruction Department and is required of all candidates for master’s degrees. Formal submission of the work for the CPR will occur the semester you take the indicated course. An application for CPR completion must be submitted the semester you intend to graduate.

     †† These courses must be taken in order to get the Texas Teacher Certification.
    Prior to Clinical Teaching or Internship, you must complete 30 clock hours of observations in the field you are seeking certification.


  • Graduate

Read this assistantship information to learn more about the availability and the application process.

  • Carr Graduate Scholarships

    Carr Graduate Scholarships  are ASU’s premier scholarships for graduate students. Awards are based on undergraduate GPA. Students are considered for the Carr Graduate Scholarship upon their acceptance into the College of Graduate Studies. No application is required.

Departmental Scholarships

For a complete list of available scholarships, see the Scholarship Programs website.

  • Dr. Raymond M. and Maurine Cavness Memorial Scholarship
    Donor Jack and Ramona Cavness Quirey
    Eligibility Deserving juniors, seniors or graduate students in the School of Education
    Amount Variable
    Number Variable

    General Statement: Dr. Raymond M. Cavness served as president of San Angelo College 1954–65 and Angelo State College from 1965–67. Under Dr. Cavness’ guidance and leadership, San Angelo College made the critical transition from a community-based junior college to a four-year state-supported institution.

  • Dr. Verna Mae Crutchfield Special Education Scholarship Award
    Donor Dr. Verna Mae Crutchfield
    Eligibility Junior or senior special education majors
    Amount Variable
    Number One per year
  • Elizabeth Boren Eaton Memorial Scholarship
    Donor Texas Delta Theta Chapter, Alpha Delta Kappa Education Honorary Sorority
    Eligibility Deserving students who have been accepted into the Teacher Education Program
    Amount Variable
    Number One per year
  • Hauztenc Cox Jackson Memorial Scholarship
    Donor San Angelo Area Council PTA
    Eligibility Deserving junior or senior education majors
    Amount $300
    Number One per year
  • John L. Bishop Memorial Scholarship
    Donor Mrs. John L. Bishop
    Eligibility Deserving junior or senior teacher education major
    Amount Variable
    Number Variable
  • Olson-Buttery Memorial Scholarship
    Donor John C. Olson and Dorothy Buttery Olson
    Eligibility Deserving students majoring in education
    Amount Variable
    Number One per year
  • Pat Baker Memorial Scholarship
    Donor San Angelo Texas State Teachers Association Members
    Eligibility Junior or senior teacher education majors who graduated from a Tom Green County high school
    Amount Variable
    Number Variable
  • San Angelo Retired Teachers Association Scholarship
    Donor San Angelo Retired Teachers Association
    Eligibility Juniors or seniors who intend to teach
    Amount Variable
    Number Variable

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