Faculty

 

Our faculty members are committed to inquiry and shared discovery, best professional practices, active participation in professional and scholarly organizations, the effective use of technology, and the value of intellectual and human diversity. 

 

They are committed to your success and are your partners throughout the online course process. Your professors will be available to you through:

  • Facilitating discussion threads
  • Organizing and participating in student chats
  • Continually monitoring and encouraging student activity and progress
  • Engaging students with questions about coursework via e-mail

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction Faculty:

 

Courses

The online Curriculum and Instruction program consists of a minum of 30 hours, with 12 hours in specific required courses.

Student

NOTE: Background courses may be required if your undergraduate degree did not prepare you for current master level courses. Background courses are assessed on an as-needed basis after evaluation of undergraduate transcripts.

Required Courses (12 hours)

EDCI 5130 (3 hours) Schooling in a Multicultural Society

EDCI 5320 (3 hours) Curriculum Development

EDCI 5360 (3 hours) Advances in Teaching

EDCI 5710 (3 hours) Curriculum and Instruction Inquiry I

Academic resource areas, 12 hours

An additional 12 hours are selected by the candidate from one of the resource areas with the approval of the departmental advisor and program coordinator.

  • Mathematics education at middle school and high school levels
  • Literacy education
  • Early childhood education
  • School administration
  • Gifted/talented education
  • Technology
  • Diversity
  • ESL and bilingual education
  • Counseling
  • Special education

Electives, 6 hours

In addition, 6 hours of electives are selected from courses in curriculum and instruction, early childhood studies, literacy, bilingual education, or ESL, but students whose resource areas are in these fields may choose electives from other programs.

Academic Resource Areas (12 hours) and Electives (6 hours) for varying disciplines

EDSE 5310 (3 hours) Pedagogical Content Knowledge for Teachers of Algebra

EDSE 5330 (3 hours) Assessment of Learning in Mathematics Education

EDSE 5340 (3 hours) Innovations in Mathematics Teaching and Learning

EDBE 5580 (3 hours) Bilingual Content Instruction

EDBE 5585 (3 hours) Effective Practices in Biliteracy Education

EDBE 5600 (3 hours) Sociocultural Foundations of Bilingual & ESL Education

EDBE 5620 (3 hours) Leadership in Bilingual and ESL Education

EDBE 5680 (3 hours) Diversity in the ESL Classroom

EDRE 5070 (3 hours) Literacy Development for English Learners

EDLE 5330 (3 hours) Instructional Leadership

EDLE 5390 (3 hours) Camus Level School Law

EDLE 5400 (3 hours) Management of School Resources

EDLE 5600 (3 hours) Race, Class and Gender Issues in Education

EDLE 5630 (3 hours) Organizational Change and School Improvement

EDLE 5680 (3 hours) Administration of the K-12 Curriculum

EDBE 5650 (3 hours) Academic Spanish in the Bilingual Classroom

EDSE 5320 (3 hours) Pedagogical Content Knowledge for Teachers of Geometry

EDRE 5653 (3 hours) Making the Literacy Connection: Language to Reading

EDRE 5370 (3 hours) Advanced Reading Theory / Practice

EDRE 5170 (3 hours) Materials and Recent Development in Reading

 

1. Master of Education Curriculum and Instruction - Specialization in Bilingual Education (Lead Advisor: Dr. Rossana Boyd - Rossana.Boyd@unt.edu)
Program of Study:  4 core courses, 4 specialization area courses, and 2 electives (30 hours)
For those who want to become leaders and gain knowledge in educating students learning in English and in Spanish.  Some courses may lead to supplemental certification in Bilingual Education.  Updated Course Offerings Schedule for Bilingual and ESL Education.

EDCI 5130 (3 hours) Schooling in a Multicultural Society

EDCI 5320 (3 hours) Curriculum Development

EDCI 5360 (3 hours) Advances in Teaching

EDCI 5710 (3 hours) Curriculum and Instruction Inquiry I

EDBE 5580 (3 hours) Bilingual Content Instruction

EDBE 5585 (3 hours) Effective Practices in Biliteracy Education

EDBE 5600 (3 hours) Sociocultural Foundations of Bilingual & ESL Education

EDBE 5620 (3 hours) Leadership in Bilingual and ESL Education

EDBE 5650 (3 hours) Academic Spanish in the Bilingual Classroom

Contact:  Dr. Jeanne Tunks at tunks@coe.unt.edu, for admission to the program and contact Dr. Rossana Boyd at rossana.boyd@unt.edu for advising on the concentration areas.  

Option to add the School Principal Certification

Certified teachers can add the Principal Certification to the master’s degree if these requirements are met: teaching in a Texas accredited Pk-12 school for at least two years, completing a Principal Certification Plan, passing the Principal Certification TExES exam, and passing the three courses listed below in addition to these four courses from the Master’s degree:  1) EDLE 5330 for EDCI 5360; 2) EDLE 5620 for EDBE 5620; 3) EDLE 5390 elective course; 4) EDLE 5680 for EDCI 5320. If interested please contact rossana.boyd@unt.edu to obtain a copy of the certification plan.  For more information about this certification, contact Linda.Stromberg@unt.edu

 

2. Master of Education Curriculum and Instruction - Specialization in ESL Education (Lead Advisor: Dr. Rossana Boyd - Rossana.Boyd@unt.edu)
Program of Study:  4 core courses, 4 specialization area courses, and 2 electives (30 hours)
For those who want to become leaders and gain knowledge in the education of English language learners.  Some courses may lead to supplemental certification in bilingual education.

EDCI 5130 (3 hours) Schooling in a Multicultural Society

EDCI 5320 (3 hours) Curriculum Development

EDCI 5360 (3 hours) Advances in Teaching

EDCI 5710 (3 hours) Curriculum and Instruction Inquiry I

EDRE 5070 (3 hours) Literacy Development for English Learners

EDBE 5582 (3 hours) ESL Content Instruction

EDBE 5600 (3 hours) Sociocultural Foundations of Bilingual & ESL Education

EDBE 5620 (3 hours) Leadership in Bilingual and ESL Education

EDBE 5680 (3 hours) Diversity in the ESL Classroom

Contact:  Dr. Jeanne Tunks at tunks@coe.unt.edufor admission to the program and contact Dr. Rossana Boyd at rossana.boyd@unt.edu for advising on the concentration areas.  

Option to add the School Principal Certification

Certified teachers can add the Principal Certification to the master’s degree if these requirements are met: teaching in a Texas accredited Pk-12 school for at least two years, completing a Principal Certification Plan, passing the Principal Certification TExES exam, and passing the three courses listed below in addition to these four courses from the Master’s degree:  1) EDLE 5330 for EDCI 5360; 2) EDLE 5620 for EDBE 5620; 3) EDLE 5390 elective course; 4) EDLE 5680 for EDCI 5320. If interested please contact rossana.boyd@unt.edu to obtain a copy of the certification plan.  For more information about this certification, contact Linda.Stromberg@unt.edu

 

3. Master of Education Curriculum and Instruction - Specialization in Literacy Education (Lead Advisor: Dr. Alexandra Glaskowsky Leavell - Alexandra.Leavell@unt.edu)
Program of Study:  4 core courses, 4 specialization area courses, and 2 electives (30 hours)
For those seeking a deeper understanding of reading, language and literacy education in diverse contexts.  Some courses may lead to a supplemental certification as a Master Reading Teacher.

EDCI 5130 (3 hours) Schooling in a Multicultural Society

EDCI 5320 (3 hours) Curriculum Development

EDCI 5360 (3 hours) Advances in Teaching

EDCI 5710 (3 hours) Curriculum and Instruction Inquiry I

EDRE 5070 (3 hours) Literacy Development for English Learners

EDRE 5170 (3 hours) Materials and Recent Development in Reading

EDRE 5190 (3 hours) Reading Assessment and Instruction for Special Populations

EDRE 5370 (3 hours) Advanced Reading Theory / Practice

 

4. Master of Education Curriculum and Instruction - Specialization in Mathematics Education (Lead Advisor: Dr. Colleen Eddy - Colleen.Eddy@unt.edu)
Program of Study:  4 core courses, 4 specialization area courses, and 2 electives (30 hours)
For those who'd like to become leaders and gain knowledge in the mathematics education.  Additionally, it's possible to customize an area of specialization to your professional needs.

EDCI 5130 (3 hours) Schooling in a Multicultural Society

EDCI 5320 (3 hours) Curriculum Development

EDCI 5360 (3 hours) Advances in Teaching

EDCI 5710 (3 hours) Curriculum and Instruction Inquiry I

EDSE 5310 (3 hours) Pedagogical Content Knowledge for Teachers of Algebra

EDSE 5320 (3 hours) Pedagogical Content Knowledge for Teachers of Geometry

EDSE 5330 (3 hours) Assessment of Learning in Mathematics Education

EDSE 5340 (3 hours) Innovations in Mathematics Teaching and Learning

 

5. Master of Education Curriculum and Instruction - Specialization in Educational Leadership (Lead Advisor: Dr. Linda Stromberg - Linda.Stromberg@unt.edu)
Program of Study:  4 core courses, 4 specialization area courses, and 2 electives (30 hours)
For those who desire more knowledge about educational leadership and wish to assume various leadership roles.  Additional course work in educational leadership can lead to principal certification.

EDCI 5130 (3 hours) Schooling in a Multicultural Society

EDCI 5320 (3 hours) Curriculum Development

EDCI 5360 (3 hours) Advances in Teaching

EDCI 5710 (3 hours) Curriculum and Instruction Inquiry I

EDLE 5330 (3 hours) Instructional Leadership

EDLE 5390 (3 hours) Camus Level School Law

EDLE 5400 (3 hours) Management of School Resources

EDLE 5600 (3 hours) Race, Class and Gender Issues in Education

EDLE 5630 (3 hours) Organizational Change and School Improvement

EDLE 5680 (3 hours) Administration of the K-12 Curriculum

How to Apply

1. Apply to UNT's Toulouse Graduate School.

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  • You must be admitted to the Toulouse Graduate School before enrolling in the accelerated online program.
    • Submit your application at applytexas.org and choose the "Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction" in the degree plan list. Make sure you confirm that you are applying for the Online Program when prompted.  Details on their requirements and applications deadlines can be viewed at http://tsgs.unt.edu/admissions/programs.  Requirements for international applicants can be viewed at http://admissions.unt.edu/international , including information on meeting the English Language Proficiency requirement.  The Department encourages students to apply well in advance of the posted deadlines.  All departmental application materials, including official GRE scores, must be received within two months of the submitted online application.
    • Pay the $75 application fee, which can be submitted through applytexas.org.
    • Request an official transcript of your records from each college or university that you have attended (official transcripts of all academic coursework previously undertaken, including an undergraduate degree from an accredited academic institution in an allied field) and have them sent to the Toulouse Graduate School. Submit documents to:
      • University of North Texas
        Toulouse Graduate School
        1155 Union Circle #305459 (USPS)
        1147 Union Circle, ESSC Room 354 (UPS/FedEx)
        Denton, TX 76203
        Email: GradAdmission@unt.edu
        Phone: 940.565.2383
        Fax: 940.565.2414
         
  • Admission of International Students

    • Applicants who do not hold either U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent resident alien status should apply through the UNT International Admissions Office, in addition to the Toulouse Graduate School and College of Health and Public Service. An international applicant's bachelor's degree should be equivalent to a U.S. four-year bachelor's degree.  International students ONLY: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)--a minimum score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or 79 (internet-based) is required.
    • Click here for the International Graduate Student Admissions Checklist  

2. Apply to the UNT Department of Teaching Education and Administration (College of Education).

  • The student must meet the requirements of the Toulouse Graduate School and a specific set of department requirements when applying to the master's program. For graduate school requirements, go to the Admission section of this catalog or visit the Toulouse Graduate School website at graduateschool.unt.edu.

    The department's requirements are:

  • minimum GPA of 2.88, or 3.0 on the last 60 semester credit hours at the bachelor's level;
  • three- to four- page essay on your personal philosophy of teaching with concrete examples of that philosophy applied to your own teaching practices;
  • letter of intent for pursuing a master's degree in curriculum and instruction; and
  • current curriculum vitae or resume.
  • valid Texas teaching certification or the equivalent

All departmental admission decisions are based on a holistic review of the applicant's submitted materials.  Applicants that are strong in all areas will have first priority for admission

Please send all departmental materials and application inquiries to:

Dr. Jeanne Tunks
Program Advisor
University of North Texas
Department of Teaching Education and Administration
1155 Union Circle #310740
Denton, TX 76203-5017
Email: coe-tea-info@unt.edu

Learn more about the MEd in Curriculum and Instruction

See the Curriculum and Instruction Master's Handbook

 

3. Check Status Online.

  • There are two ways to check your application status:
  • To check if your transcripts have been submitted: The Toulouse Graduate School will send you an email and pin number to check online at my.unt.edu. You will need to activate your EUID with the pin number and click on Admissions Status.
  • To check if your supporting documents (essay, resume, letters of recommendation) have been submitted:
    Email your full name and UNT Student ID to Dr. Jeanne Tunks. Enter "Application Status Update" as well as your name and UNT Student ID in the email subject line.

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We’re here to help you every step of the way. You can speak to the Online MSCJ Program Advisor at 940-565-2562 or e-mail Brooke.Miller@unt.edu with questions about the certificate or to find out the status of your application.

For questions about the Toulouse Graduate School application process, call 940-565-2383 or e-mail graduateschool@unt.edu.  (The official transcripts and letters of recommendation should be sent to GradAdmission@unt.edu.)

College of Health and Public Service
Department of Criminal Justice

Phone: 940-565-2562
Fax: 940-565-2548 
E-mail Brooke.Miller@unt.edu

Mailin address:

Dr. Brooke Miller
Online MSCJ Program Advisor
University of North Texas
Department of Criminal Justice
1155 Union Circle #305130
Denton, TX 76203-5017
Email: Brooke.Miller@unt.edu or MSCJ-Advising@unt.edu

 
 

Cost

 

Tuition and Fees

Getting your online Graduate Academic Certificate in Campus Safety & Security Administration is not only convenient, it’s affordable:

Cost of (3) Graduate Hours for Program*
ONLINE STUDENT  (Texas Resident)

$1,073.85
Graduate Tuition 
Through Summer 2017

ONLINE STUDENT  (Living outside of Texas)

$1,515.48
Out of State Teaching Fee (in lieu of tuition)
T
hrough Summer 2017

ONLINE STUDENT  (within Texas but not a Texas Resident) 
$2,297.85
Graduate Tuition

Through Summer 2017

*The amounts above do not include certain mandatory fees charged to students who are simultaneously taking
courses on-campus nor do they include any college-level course fees.  These costs are an estimate and the
actual cost may vary based on the individual circumstances of the student (e.g., waivers or exemptions).

 

Financial Aid

UNT offers a variety of options to help you finance your education, including financial aid, grants, and student loans. Visit financialaid.unt.edu to find out more about the application and award process.

UNT has been named one of America's 100 Best College Buys© for 19 consecutive years and offers the quality of a private university at an affordable cost.

Applying for financial aid

  1. Apply for financial aid online at fafsa.gov. The application is required for all types of financial aid, including Pell and other federal grants, state grants and loans. The FAFSA and Renewal FAFSA are available each Jan. 1.
  2. You must enroll in 6 hours (over one or two online sessions) in order to be eligible for financial aid.
  3. Financial aid awards will be disbursed 10 days prior to the first day of class. Awards will not disburse if you are enrolled in only 3 credit hours.
  4. Contact Student Financial Aid and Scholarships at 940-565-2302 or by e-mail Financial Aid directly, please click on "Ask a question" through AskUNT for information regarding financial aid for the online program.

Financial Aid

  • $320 million awarded annually
  • 72% of UNT students receive aid

Learn more about financial aid at financialaid.unt.edu.

Grants

  • Merit and/or need-based
  • No repayment required
  • Many federal, state and institutional grants are available at UNT

Learn more about grants at financialaid.unt.edu/grants.

Loans

  • Available at low-interest rates to students
  • Repayment required

Learn more about loans at financialaid.unt.edu/loans.

Faculty

 

Our faculty members are committed to inquiry and shared discovery, best professional practices, active participation in professional and scholarly organizations, the effective use of technology, and the value of intellectual and human diversity. 

They are committed to your success and are your partners throughout the online course process. Your professors will be available to you through:

  • Facilitating discussion threads
  • Organizing and participating in student chats
  • Continually monitoring and encouraging student activity and progress
  • Engaging students with questions about coursework via e-mail

Graduate Academic Certificate in Campus Safety & Security Administration:

Courses

 

The Graduate Academic Certificate in Campus Safety & Security Administration Course Requirements

 

Electives are any other CJUS online graduate course that is not a required course.  If the student wishes to go outside the Department of Criminal Justice / College of Health and Public Services to take an elective, that course must be approved by the MSCJ Advisor to count as an elective within the program. 

 

Student

Required Courses (9 hours)

CJUS 5500 (3 hours) Seminar in Criminal Justice Administration

CJUS 5360 (3 hours) Managing Campus Safety and Security

CJUS 5370 (3 hours) Law and Policy in Campus Public Safety

 

Optional Course Substitution:

CJUS 5800 (3 hours) Comparative Issues in Campus Safety and Security  (Paris and London Study Abroad Program - this course may substitute for CJUS 5500 (above) or CJUS 5370 (above).

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