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The Department of Curriculum and Instruction (C&I) at Texas State
Prepares knowledgeable and effective teachers who are responsive to the diverse needs of society. Through school and community partnerships, we advance research-based inquiry and instructional approaches that influence practice and policy. The department also offers undergraduate and graduate degrees that focus on the preparation and development of teachers and teacher leaders.
C&I Undergraduate Programs
All undergraduate programs in the department lead to initial teaching certification, and the field-based emphasis of these programs has garnered recognition and has led to outstanding collaborative relationships with local school districts. A Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with one of the following initial teaching certifications:
EC-6 ESL Generalist
EC-6 Special Education
4-8 Generalist, Social Studies/Language Arts, Math, Science, or Math/Science
Secondary Teacher Certification (8-12) in the following majors: Agriculture, Science and Technology; Basic Business; Computer Science; Dance; English/Language Arts/Reading; French; Family and Consumer Sciences; German; History; Hospitality, Nutrition, and Food Science; Human Development and Family Studies; Technology Education; Journalism; Mathematics; Social Studies Composite (Economics, Geography, Government, and History); Spanish; Speech.
C&I Graduate Programs
Graduate programs currently provide three choices: initial post-baccalaueate teaching certification, advanced studies Master's degrees, and/or professional certification.
- Post-Baccalaureate Initial Teaching Certification serves individuals who have earned bachelor's degrees in fields other than education. Students may earn EC-6, 4-8, or 8-12 certification by taking graduate level courses that may count toward a graduate degree.
- Master's Degree Programs offer advanced study and professional development options for certified teachers and other education professionals. Current options include Elementary Education, Early Childhood, Bilingual Education, Gifted/Talented Education, Reading, Special Education, and Secondary Education.
- Professional Certificates are also available for the Reading Specialist and Educational Diagnostician.
Subjects: Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education, and School Psychology (CLAS)
, Curriculum and Instruction
, Developmental Education
, Health and Human Performance
, Organization, Workforce, and Leadership Studies
, Social Work