Curriculum and Instruction: Teacher Licensure

This program is designed for the student seeking initial teacher licensure or completing provisional licensure requirements while concurrently completing the MEd in Curriculum and Instruction.

In addition to professional studies/licensure requirements, students must meet the content course requirements for their particular endorsement prior to completion of the MEd. The 36 hours of the program are exclusive of the internship in Education and content course requirements.

You will complete a program planning sheet for degree and licensure requirements with your advisor during your first semester of enrollment in the Curriculum and Instruction program. A comprehensive exam is required to complete the program.

Information on Student Teacher Testing Requirements

Total Credit Hours: 36

Required Courses (24 Hours)

EDCI 600 Classroom Management and Instructional Methodology (3)
EDCI 606 Effective Instructional Strategies (3)
EDCI 617 Foundations and Curriculum of American Education (3)
EDHD 602 Human Development (3)
EDLS 603 Legal and Ethical Issues (3)
EDLS 609 Research Methods and Applications (3)
EDLS 646 Improving the School Structure and Climate (3)
SPED 600 Survey of Special Education (3)

Courses to Meet Licensure Goals/Requirements

The courses below are licensure courses. Reading requirements are based on the desired grade level to be taught. For elementary, RDNG 625 must be taken before RDNG 640.

Based on licensure goals/requirements, up to 6 credit hours from:

RDNG 625 Survey of Effective Reading Methods (3)
RDNG 640 Strategies for Teaching Phonics, Spelling and Vocabulary (3)
RDNG 672 Reading and Study Skills in the Content Area (3)


If a non-teacher secures a teaching position prior to completion, one year of successful teaching can be substituted for this internship. Any content course requirements needed for licensure are not included in the 36-hour MEd program. State testing requirements apply for licensure candidates.

EDCI 699 Internship in Education (6)

Electives (Up to 9 Hours)

0-9 credit hours as needed for degree requirements