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Curriculum and Instruction, Ed.S.


What will I learn?

The Curriculum and Instruction program, leading either to a Master of Education (M.Ed.) or a Specialist in Education (Ed.S.) degree is designed to foster the development of teaching skills that result in increased pupil performance. By analysing curriculum choices and strategies, along with best teaching practices, those who complete either of these programs will be better equipped to provide an environment in which students engage in relevant and meaningful learning activities. Upon enrolment in a Curriculum and Licensure program, students will select either the research path or the practicum path. MTSU offers a specialization in secondary education licensure. This specialization offers a path for non-licensed degree-holding individuals seeking licensure to teach in secondary public schools. The Womack Educational Leadership department also offers a non-licensure generalist Curriculum and Instruction major.


Graduates from the Curriculum and Instruction programs may be employed in a variety of positions. Examples include, but are not limited to,

Central office personnel

Department chairs

Instructional leaders or supervisors

Team leaders

Which department am I in?

College of Education

Study options

Full Time (30 hours)

Tuition fees
US$18,288.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

17 January 2023, 28 August 2023


Middle Tennessee State University

1301 East Main Street,



37132, United States

Online/Distance (30 hours)

Tuition fees
US$28,188.00 per year
USD $14,094 for 18 credit hours; USD $783/credit; Program Services Fee: USD $79/credit

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

28 August 2023

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a master's degree from an accredited university or college. Successful applicants typically have a minimum 3.50 GPA in their graduate work.

For international students

Admission to the Educational Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction programs requires

a satisfactory score on the Miller Analogies Test, the Graduate Record Examination, or the Praxis II (Principles of Learning and Teaching) or a valid Tennessee Teacher license;

an earned master's degree from an accredited university or college;

a grade point average (GPA) in previous academic work that reflects potential for success in the Ed.S.;

a valid teaching license. The licensure requirement may be waived under special circumstances.

TOEFL- IBT minimum score 71 (We ONLY accept ETS official test scores for the TOEFL); TEST CODE for MTSU is 1466

IELTS- overall score of 6

UMELI- minimum score 85

ELS Level 112 Certificate of Completion

Duolingo English Test - minimum score 95

Application deadlines: Fall: June 1 of the same year; Spring: October 1 of the previous year

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Middle Tennessee State University

MTSU’s friendly student community consists of students from over 50 countries, with support services making sure everyone feels welcome and secure.

  • 180+ degree programs available for undergraduates
  • Over USD 1 billion in campus investment in recent years
  • Dedicated international support with a thriving community
  • More than 200 student organizations to join

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