Master of Education (MEd) in Curriculum & Instruction with a Specialization in Mathematics Education

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Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction with a Specialization in Elementary Math and Science Education Online

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.

Duration  Complete in as few as 10 months
Credit Hours  30 credit hours
Per credit hour Per 3-credit course Total program cost
Tuition MBA Financial Planning   458.33 Tuition MBA Financial Planning   1,374.99 Tuition MBA Financial Planning   13,750*
*We estimate that tuition and fees will total no more than the rates shown above; however, rates are subject to change.
  • Admission Requirements

    Step #1: Submit a UTRGV Graduate Application at www.utrgv.edu/gradapply. The university application fee of $50 ($100 for International Applicants) can be paid online by credit card or electronic check (in the online application). All application fees are nonrefundable.

    Step #2: Request your official transcripts to be sent electronically to gradapps@utrgv.edu or mailed to:

    The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
    The Graduate College
    Marialice Shary Shivers Bldg. 1.158
    1201 W. University Drive
    Edinburg, TX 78539-2999

     
    *Please Note: If you are a graduate of UTPA, UTB/TSC, or UTRGV you do not need to request an official transcript to be sent to the Graduate College.

    Review and submit all Program Requirements:

    • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or a recognized international equivalent in a similar or related field.
    • Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0.
    • If applicant does not meet minimum undergraduate GPA criterion, GRE general test with minimum scores of 150 Verbal, 141 Quantitative, and 4.0 Analytical is required for conditional admission. GRE test scores are valid for 5 years.
    • Official transcripts from each institution attended (must be submitted directly to UTRGV).
    • Personal statement of 250 to 500 words detailing statement of goals, including academic and professional objectives.  Explain how graduate study will help you attain your goals.
    • Resume including educational background and work experience.

    Additional requirements for domestic applicants who attended foreign universities and international applicants:

    • TOEFL or IELTS Language Proficiency Test with minimum scores: 550 on paper-based, 213 on computer based, or 79 on internet-based for the TOEFL; 6.5 for the IELTS. TOEFL and IELTS scores are valid for 2 years. For additional information, visit the Additional Documents for Domestic Applicants who Attend Foreign Universities section of our website.
    • English translation of educational records.
    • Transcript Evaluation by the Foreign Credentials Service of America (FCSA) or the World Education Services (WES). For additional information, visit the Academic Credentials/Transcripts Evaluation section of our website.

    *Students in fully online programs are not eligible for I-20 or student visas however international applicants can study from their home country.

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  • Program Contact

    Program Director: Dr. James Telese

    Office: Brownsville Campus, BMAIN 1326


    Program Advisor: Dr.James C. Jupp

    Office: EEDUC 3.202A

    Phone: (956) 665-3401

     E-Mail: james.jupp@utrgv.edu 

  • Deadlines

    Online Accelerated Application Deadline:

    Spring 2018 Module I   Summer 2018 Module I   Fall 2018 Module I  
    December 3 March 25 July 22
  • Course Requirements

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    Courses:
    Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction with a Specialization in Mathematics Education

    EDFR 6302: Foundations of Learning, Cognition and Human Development

    Advanced study in the specialization of life‐span development theories to human behavior, learning and cognition. Includes specific models of cognition and relevant research. This course includes the nature of needs of people at all developmental levels from prenatal through old age.

    Duration: 7 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3

    EDCI 6351: Teaching Mathematics for Understanding

    This course covers learning theories related to the mathematics teaching at all levels. Topics include best practices based on research, and the development of materials that support the learning of mathematics through the use of technology and other "tools". Students will be introduced to pedagogical strategies that have the best chance to foster mathematics understanding.

    Duration: 7 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3

    EDCI 7334: Curriculum Problems and Processes

    This course examines approaches in developing, implementing and evaluating curricula. Principles and practices in the production and use of curriculum frameworks, guides, textbooks, technologies and other curriculum materials will be included.

    Duration: 7 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3

    EDCI 7353: Teaching and Learning Algebraic Concepts

    This course covers learning theories related to the teaching of school algebra, as well as strategies for teaching algebraic concepts. Topics include best practices based on research, development of materials for supporting the learning of foundational algebraic concepts. Students will utilize technology and tools.

    Duration: 7 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3

    EDCI 7354: Teaching and Learning Geometric Concepts

    This course covers learning theories related to learning geometry, as well as strategies for teaching geometric concepts. Topics include best practices based on research, and the development of materials that support the learning of geometric concepts through the use of technology and other "tools".

    Duration: 7 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3

    EDCI 7355: Current Issues and Research in Mathematics Education

    This course will include studies of prominent issues and problems related to mathematics education and curriculum development. Topics include multicultural mathematics education, gender and ethnicity issues regarding mathematics, analysis of learning in the mathematics classroom, using the internet to enrich the teaching of math and review of recent research in mathematics education.

    Duration: 7 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3

    EDFR 6300: Research Methods in Education

    A survey of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research designed to introduce students to educational research. This course will include research design, literature review, critiquing research, and action research.

    Duration: 7 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3

    EDFR 6388: Introduction to Historical and Sociocultural Foundations of Education

    Analyzing historical and sociocultural forces of education with regard to education through philosophical, sociological, historical and anthropological perspectives.

    Duration: 7 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3

    EDCI 6304: Assessment of Learning

    An introduction to basic concepts, techniques and issues in assessment of student learning and learning environments. (Prescribed elective for all students who do not have a required assessment course in their specialization)

    Duration: 7 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3

    EDCI 6348: Mathematics and Science Education Project

    Supervised project in science education that will include design of an original project and the writing of a formal report in an acceptable publication format. This course is usually taken during the last semester of study and is taken only by non‐thesis students.

    Duration: 7 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3