Curriculum and Instruction with a Concentration in Mathematics Education (M.Ed.) - Accelerated Online Program

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This online M.Ed. C&I program is designed to prepare instructional leaders to serve a diverse population in classroom and other settings.

The UTRGV M.Ed. in C&I with a specialization in Mathematics Education provides the skill set needed to become a mathematics instructional leader to serve a diverse population, especially the English language learner.

Career outcomes range from school district administrator to curriculum specialist, coordinator and instructional coach.

UTRGV is a collaborative partner in the Texas Regional Collaborative in Science and Math, which promotes mentoring and professional development in science & math instruction.

This program is only offered in an accelerated format and is 100% online.

Admission Requirements

Students may be admitted each semester in to the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction and their specializations. Prospective candidates must first meet all requirements for graduate admission to UT Rio Grande Valley, as well as the other requirements listed below:

  1. Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 in the last 60 semester credit hours. If applicant does not meet the minimum undergraduate GPA criterion of 3.0, the applicant will be evaluated holistically using a Likert scale reflecting professional goals, GPA, professional success from resume, and success on related prior course work.
  2. A 250-500 word essay with statement of goals, including academic and professional objectives. Explain how graduate study will help you attain your goals.
  3. Resume

Students not meeting these requirements may appeal and have their application be reviewed by the program admissions committee and, if merited, approved by the dean of the college of education.

Application for admission must be submitted prior to the published deadline. The application is available at

Program Requirements

Required Courses - 30 Hours

EDCI 6351Teaching Mathematics for Understanding


EDCI 7334Curriculum Problems and Processes


EDCI 7353Teaching and Learning Algebraic Concepts


EDCI 7354Teaching and Learning Geometric Concepts


EDCI 7355Current Issues and Research in Mathematics Education


EDCI 6304Assessment of Learning


EDCI 6348Mathematics and Science Education Project


EDFR 6300Research Methods in Education


EDFR 6302Foundations of Learning, Cognition and Human Development


EDFR 6388Introduction to Historical and Sociocultural Foundations of Education


Capstone Requirement


Total Credit Hours: 30