Graduate Programs

Graduate Programs

Graduate programs in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education build expertise in content area pedagogy and elementary, secondary, and special education.

Master's and Specialist Degrees

The department offers Master of Science and Educational Specialist degrees in elementary, secondary and special education. All master’s and specialist degrees in CISE require applicants to have a Class A teaching license in the related field (except the Special Education certification and non-certified Emotional/Behavioral Disorder options). The Master of Science in Secondary Education can be completed on campus with some classes being available online.

Master's Degree Specialist Degree

Doctorate Degree

The Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction prepares educators, researchers and leaders in the fields of elementary, secondary and special education and others who wish to study teaching and learning.

Doctorate Degree

Comp Exams

To be eligible for comps you must have a program of study on the file and be within the last 6 hours of the degree or in the terminal semester of coursework excluding internship/practicum course. You must be enrolled in at least one hour and must have a GPA of 3.0 or better.