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Instruction and Curriculum Admissions

Welcome to the Department of Instruction and Curriculum Leadership! We offer one undergraduate degree--a Bachelor of Science in Education (BSED) and four graduate degrees: the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) the Master of Science (MS), the Educational Specialist (EdS) and the Doctor of Education (EdD). We also offer certificates in Applied Behavior Analysis, Instructional Design and Technology, and Urban Education. And we offer Endorsements for Reading Specialist and School Library Specialist. Admissions

Undergraduate Students

COE Undergraduates are advised by the Teacher Education Program. Explore TEP's website, visit them in Ball Hall 202, or call 901.678.2273 for more information. Apply to the Teacher Education Program!

• Human Development and Learning, (B.S.Ed.)
• Integrative Studies, Secondary Math Concentration (B.S.Ed.)
• Integrative Studies, Youth Services Concentration (B.S.Ed.)
• Teaching All Learners (leading to Elementary K-6 and Special Education Modified K-12 licensure), (B.S.Ed.)

Graduate Students

Students seeking initial teacher licensure through a MAT degree must also be admitted to the Teacher Education Program (TEP).

Students seeking graduate MS, EdD degrees or Certificates

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Prospective Students

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Prospective International Students (F-1 Student Visa)

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A. Application Deadlines

  • February 1 for summer semesters
  • April 1 for fall semesters
  • October 1 for the spring semester

With the exception of applications for the Instructional Design and Technology (IDT) doctoral program. IDT uses a cohort model with all doctoral students beginning in the summer. As such, IDT doctoral applications are reviewed only once a year and the submission deadline is January 31st.

B. Program Admission

Prospective MS and EdD students must complete and submit the online Graduate Admissions application form. Important: Ensure you have entered the following information correctly, as failure to do so may result in a delay of the application process:

  • Major: Instruction and Curriculum Leadership (ICL)
  • Concentration: Please select one concentration below:
    • Early Childhood
    •  Instruction and Curriculum 
    • Instructional Design & Technology
    • Literacy
    • School Library Information Specialist
    • Secondary Education 
    • Special Education
    • Applied Behavior Analysis (Special Education) 
  • Prospective students must upload:
    • MS Degree Programs:
      • Two letters of recommendation from people familiar with the applicant's academic background and aptitude for graduate work, specifying in detail the applicant's capabilities for doctoral study and for future performance and scholarship. At least one letter from a college/university professor is preferred.
      • Official transcripts of undergraduate
    • EdD Degree Programs
      • Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score (verbal, quantitative, and writing)
      • Official transcripts of undergraduate and graduate study
      • Two letters of recommendation from people familiar with the applicant's academic background and aptitude for graduate work, specifying in detail the applicant's capabilities for doctoral study and for future performance and scholarship. At least one letter from a college/university professor is preferred.
      •  A written statement of 500 to 1000 words (maximum) indicating the intended area of focus in the doctoral program and the applicant's present interests and career goals.
    •  Certificate Students
      Prospective Certificate students must complete and submit the Graduate Certificate online application form.  When completing the “Planned Course of Study” on the application, select “Desired Certificate” from the drop-down menu. 

Applicants whose native language is other than English must score at least 550 (or 210 computer-based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). See the Office of Admission website for the application form and deadlines.