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Master of Science - Curriculum & Instruction


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Plan Admission Requirements


 

Application deadlines

Applications available on the UNLV Graduate College website.

In addition to meeting the admission requirements of the Graduate College, applicants must also meet the requirements established by the Department of Teaching and Learning. They are:

  1. An overall undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 is required for admission. Students with a GPA of less than 3.00 but greater or equal to 2.75 may be admitted to the graduate program upon review of the Admissions Committee.
  2. A completed on-line application for admission submitted to the Graduate College.
  3. The online application must include a one- to two-page statement of professional goals. The names with contact information of two professional references and intended emphasis area should be included in the statement.
  4. Two sets of official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities. One set of transcripts must be sent directly to the Graduate College; the other set must be sent directly to the T&L main office.

Applications are processed when all credentials required by both the Graduate College and T&L have been received. Once received, materials are forwarded to the Graduate Coordinator and the T&L Master’s Admission Committee to evaluate the applicant’s credentials and recommend acceptance or denial into the program. Those who wish to begin studies but who missed the application deadline may enroll as a non-degree seeking graduate student. However, since there is no guarantee that courses taken as a non-degree student will count toward a degree, and since a maximum of 15 hours taken prior to admission to the program may be used to meet degree requirements, candidates are urged to seek advisement prior to registering for any course(s). Please see http://tl.unlv.edu/admissions for more information. Students may also email tlgrad@unlv.edu or call (702) 895-1540 for assistance.

The Graduate College will send official notification regarding the status of applications through the Grad Rebel Gateway. In addition, an email will be sent from the department of Teaching and Learning identifying an academic advisor. Students are responsible for contacting their advisors upon admission to the program. Students are required to complete their program of study using Advise, T&L’s online system for submitting a program of study. Advise can be accessed at: http://advise.unlvcoe.net/.

All domestic and international applicants must review and follow the Graduate College Admission and Registration Requirements.

Students are accepted into a degree program as described in the Graduate Catalog. The faculty and corresponding sub-disciplines and sub-plans within the described programs are subject to change at any time.

Subplan 1 Requirements: Career & Technical and Postsecondary Education Track


Total Credits Required: 39

Course Requirements


Degree Requirements


  1. Students must complete a minimum of 39 credit hours with a minimum GPA of 3.00.
  2. EPY 702 must be taken prior to EPY 718 or EPY 721.
  3. CIG 649 must be taken prior to CIG 699.
  4. In consultation with his/her advisor, a student will organize a thesis committee of at least three departmental members. In addition, a fourth member from outside the department, known as the Graduate College Representative, must be appointed. An additional committee member may be added at the student and department’s discretion. Please see Graduate College policy for committee appointment guidelines.
  5. Complete and defend a thesis.
    1. Students must be enrolled in thesis credits the semester of graduation.
    2. A thesis prospectus must be filed with the C&I Department and the Graduate College the semester prior to registering for thesis hours. The form, “Prospectus Approval Form”, must be completed by the student, signed by the student’s advisor, and returned to the T&L Department Graduate Studies Office (CEB 368A) three (3) weeks prior to the last day of instruction the semester before enrolling in six (6) semester hours of CIG 699 C&I Thesis. The T&L Graduate Studies Office will obtain signatures from committee members and graduate coordinator before forwarding the form to the Graduate College.

Graduation Requirements


  1. The student must submit all required forms to the Graduate College and then apply for graduation up to two semesters prior to completing his/her degree requirements.
  2. The student must submit and successfully defend his/her thesis by the posted deadline. The defense must be advertised and is open to the public.

Subplan 2 Requirements: English Language Arts Education Track


Total Credits Required: 39

Course Requirements


Required Course – Credits: 3


Literacy Topics Course – Credits: 3


Complete one of the following courses:

Cognate Courses – Credits: 6


Complete two courses from one of the following areas of emphasis:
 

Seminar Course – Credits: 3


Degree Requirements


  1. Students must complete a minimum of 39 credit hours with a minimum GPA of 3.00.
  2. EPY 702 must be taken prior to EPY 718 or EPY 721.
  3. CIG 649 must be taken prior to CIG 699.
  4. In consultation with his/her advisor, a student will organize a thesis committee of at least three departmental members. In addition, a fourth member from outside the department, known as the Graduate College Representative, must be appointed. An additional committee member may be added at the student and department’s discretion. Please see Graduate College policy for committee appointment guidelines.
  5. Complete and defend a thesis.
    1. Students must be enrolled in thesis credits the semester of graduation.
    2. A thesis prospectus must be filed with the C&I Department and the Graduate College the semester prior to registering for thesis hours. The form, “Prospectus Approval Form”, must be completed by the student, signed by the student’s advisor, and returned to the T&L Department Graduate Studies Office (CEB 368A) three (3) weeks prior to the last day of instruction the semester before enrolling in six (6) semester hours of CIG 699 C&I Thesis. The T&L Graduate Studies Office will obtain signatures from committee members and graduate coordinator before forwarding the form to the Graduate College.

Graduation Requirements


  1. The student must submit all required forms to the Graduate College and then apply for graduation up to two semesters prior to completing his/her degree requirements.
  2. The student must submit and successfully defend his/her thesis by the posted deadline. The defense must be advertised and is open to the public.
  3. After the thesis defense, the student must electronically submit a properly formatted pdf copy of their thesis to the Graduate College for format check. Once the thesis format has been approved by the Graduate College, the student will submit the approved electronic version to ProQuest. Deadlines for thesis defenses, format check submissions, and the final ProQuest submission can be found here

Subplan 3 Requirements: Elementary Mathematics Education Track


Total Credits Required: 39

Course Requirements


Degree Requirements


  1. Students must complete a minimum of 39 credit hours with a minimum GPA of 3.00.
  2. EPY 702 must be taken prior to EPY 718 or EPY 721.
  3. Complete the culminating experience.

Graduation Requirements


  1. The student must submit all required forms to the Graduate College and then apply for graduation up to two semesters prior to completing his/her degree requirements.
  2. The student must complete the culminating experience.

Subplan 4 Requirements: Secondary Mathematics Education Track


Total Credits Required: 39

Course Requirements


Degree Requirements


  1. Students must complete a minimum of 39 credit hours with a minimum GPA of 3.00.
  2. EPY 702 must be taken prior to EPY 718 or EPY 721.
  3. CIG 649 must be taken prior to CIG 699.
  4. In consultation with his/her advisor, a student will organize a thesis committee of at least three departmental members. In addition, a fourth member from outside the department, known as the Graduate College Representative, must be appointed. An additional committee member may be added at the student and department’s discretion. Please see Graduate College policy for committee appointment guidelines.
  5. Complete and defend a thesis.
    1. Students must be enrolled in thesis credits the semester of graduation.
    2. A thesis prospectus must be filed with the C&I Department and the Graduate College the semester prior to registering for thesis hours. The form, “Prospectus Approval Form”, must be completed by the student, signed by the student’s advisor, and returned to the T&L Department Graduate Studies Office (CEB 368A) three (3) weeks prior to the last day of instruction the semester before enrolling in six (6) semester hours of CIG 699 C&I Thesis. The T&L Graduate Studies Office will obtain signatures from committee members and graduate coordinator before forwarding the form to the Graduate College.

Graduation Requirements


  1. The student must submit all required forms to the Graduate College and then apply for graduation up to two semesters prior to completing his/her degree requirements.
  2. The student must submit and successfully defend his/her thesis by the posted deadline. The defense must be advertised and is open to the public.
  3. After the thesis defense, the student must electronically submit a properly formatted pdf copy of their thesis to the Graduate College for format check. Once the thesis format has been approved by the Graduate College, the student will submit the approved electronic version to ProQuest. Deadlines for thesis defenses, format check submissions, and the final ProQuest submission can be found here

Subplan 5 Requirements: Elementary Science Education Track


Total Credits Required: 39

Course Requirements


Required Course – Credits: 3


Science Courses – Credits: 6


Complete 6 credits of 600 or 700-level Science courses from the College of Sciences of SCI 630 courses via RPDP.

Elective Course – Credits: 3


Complete 3 credits of electives.

Seminar Course – Credits: 3


Degree Requirements


  1. Students must complete a minimum of 39 credit hours with a minimum GPA of 3.00.
  2. EPY 702 must be taken prior to EPY 718 or EPY 721.
  3. CIG 649 must be taken prior to CIG 699.
  4. In consultation with his/her advisor, a student will organize a thesis committee of at least three departmental members. In addition, a fourth member from outside the department, known as the Graduate College Representative, must be appointed. An additional committee member may be added at the student and department’s discretion. Please see Graduate College policy for committee appointment guidelines.
  5. Complete and defend a thesis.
    1. Students must be enrolled in thesis credits the semester of graduation.
    2. A thesis prospectus must be filed with the C&I Department and the Graduate College the semester prior to registering for thesis hours. The form, “Prospectus Approval Form”, must be completed by the student, signed by the student’s advisor, and returned to the T&L Department Graduate Studies Office (CEB 368A) three (3) weeks prior to the last day of instruction the semester before enrolling in six (6) semester hours of CIG 699 C&I Thesis. The T&L Graduate Studies Office will obtain signatures from committee members and graduate coordinator before forwarding the form to the Graduate College.

Graduation Requirements


  1. The student must submit all required forms to the Graduate College and then apply for graduation up to two semesters prior to completing his/her degree requirements.
  2. The student must submit and successfully defend his/her thesis by the posted deadline. The defense must be advertised and is open to the public.
  3. After the thesis defense, the student must electronically submit a properly formatted pdf copy of their thesis to the Graduate College for format check. Once the thesis format has been approved by the Graduate College, the student will submit the approved electronic version to ProQuest. Deadlines for thesis defenses, format check submissions, and the final ProQuest submission can be found here

Subplan 6 Requirements: Secondary Science Education Track


Total Credits Required: 39

Course Requirements


Required Course – Credits: 3


Science Courses – Credits: 6


Complete 6 credits of 600 or 700-level courses from the College of Sciences or SCI 650 courses via RPDP.

Elective Course – Credits: 3


Complete 3 credits of an advisor approved elective.

Seminar Course – Credits: 3


Degree Requirements


  1. Students must complete a minimum of 39 credit hours with a minimum GPA of 3.00.
  2. EPY 702 must be taken prior to EPY 718 or EPY 721.
  3. CIG 649 must be taken prior to CIG 699.
  4. In consultation with his/her advisor, a student will organize a thesis committee of at least three departmental members. In addition, a fourth member from outside the department, known as the Graduate College Representative, must be appointed. An additional committee member may be added at the student and department’s discretion. Please see Graduate College policy for committee appointment guidelines.
  5. Complete and defend a thesis.
    1. Students must be enrolled in thesis credits the semester of graduation.
    2. A thesis prospectus must be filed with the C&I Department and the Graduate College the semester prior to registering for thesis hours. The form, “Prospectus Approval Form”, must be completed by the student, signed by the student’s advisor, and returned to the T&L Department Graduate Studies Office (CEB 368A) three (3) weeks prior to the last day of instruction the semester before enrolling in six (6) semester hours of CIG 699 C&I Thesis. The T&L Graduate Studies Office will obtain signatures from committee members and graduate coordinator before forwarding the form to the Graduate College.

Graduation Requirements


  1. The student must submit all required forms to the Graduate College and then apply for graduation up to two semesters prior to completing his/her degree requirements.
  2. The student must submit and successfully defend his/her thesis by the posted deadline. The defense must be advertised and is open to the public.
  3. After the thesis defense, the student must electronically submit a properly formatted pdf copy of their thesis to the Graduate College for format check. Once the thesis format has been approved by the Graduate College, the student will submit the approved electronic version to ProQuest. Deadlines for thesis defenses, format check submissions, and the final ProQuest submission can be found here

Subplan 7 Requirements: Elementary Social Science Education Track


Total Credits Required: 39

Course Requirements


Required Course – Credits: 3


Integration Course – Credits: 3


Complete one of the following courses:

Elective Courses – Credits: 9


Complete four 600-level social science courses from History, Sociology or Political Science.

Seminar Course – Credits: 3


Degree Requirements


  1. Students must complete a minimum of 39 credit hours with a minimum GPA of 3.00.
  2. EPY 702 must be taken prior to EPY 718 or EPY 721.
  3. CIG 649 must be taken prior to CIG 699.
  4. In consultation with his/her advisor, a student will organize a thesis committee of at least three departmental members. In addition, a fourth member from outside the department, known as the Graduate College Representative, must be appointed. An additional committee member may be added at the student and department’s discretion. Please see Graduate College policy for committee appointment guidelines.
  5. Complete and defend a thesis.
    1. Students must be enrolled in thesis credits the semester of graduation.
    2. A thesis prospectus must be filed with the C&I Department and the Graduate College the semester prior to registering for thesis hours. The form, “Prospectus Approval Form”, must be completed by the student, signed by the student’s advisor, and returned to the T&L Department Graduate Studies Office (CEB 368A) three (3) weeks prior to the last day of instruction the semester before enrolling in six (6) semester hours of CIG 699 C&I Thesis. The T&L Graduate Studies Office will obtain signatures from committee members and graduate coordinator before forwarding the form to the Graduate College.

Graduation Requirements


  1. The student must submit all required forms to the Graduate College and then apply for graduation up to two semesters prior to completing his/her degree requirements.
  2. The student must submit and successfully defend his/her thesis by the posted deadline. The defense must be advertised and is open to the public.
  3. After the thesis defense, the student must electronically submit a properly formatted pdf copy of their thesis to the Graduate College for format check. Once the thesis format has been approved by the Graduate College, the student will submit the approved electronic version to ProQuest. Deadlines for thesis defenses, format check submissions, and the final ProQuest submission can be found here

Subplan 8 Requirements: Secondary Social Studies Education Track


Total Credits Required: 39

Course Requirements


Required Course – Credits: 3


Content Course – Credits: 3


Complete one of the following courses:

Elective Courses – Credits: 9


Complete 9 credit hours of 600 or 700-level social science courses from History, Sociology or Political Science.

Seminar Course – Credits: 3


Degree Requirements


  1. Students must complete a minimum of 39 credit hours with a minimum GPA of 3.00.
  2. EPY 702 must be taken prior to EPY 718 or EPY 721.
  3. CIG 649 must be taken prior to CIG 699.
  4. In consultation with his/her advisor, a student will organize a thesis committee of at least three departmental members. In addition, a fourth member from outside the department, known as the Graduate College Representative, must be appointed. An additional committee member may be added at the student and department’s discretion. Please see Graduate College policy for committee appointment guidelines.
  5. Complete and defend a thesis.
    1. Students must be enrolled in thesis credits the semester of graduation.
    2. A thesis prospectus must be filed with the C&I Department and the Graduate College the semester prior to registering for thesis hours. The form, “Prospectus Approval Form”, must be completed by the student, signed by the student’s advisor, and returned to the T&L Department Graduate Studies Office (CEB 368A) three (3) weeks prior to the last day of instruction the semester before enrolling in six (6) semester hours of CIG 699 C&I Thesis. The T&L Graduate Studies Office will obtain signatures from committee members and graduate coordinator before forwarding the form to the Graduate College.

Graduation Requirements


  1. The student must submit all required forms to the Graduate College and then apply for graduation up to two semesters prior to completing his/her degree requirements.
  2. The student must submit and successfully defend his/her thesis by the posted deadline. The defense must be advertised and is open to the public.
  3. After the thesis defense, the student must electronically submit a properly formatted pdf copy of their thesis to the Graduate College for format check. Once the thesis format has been approved by the Graduate College, the student will submit the approved electronic version to ProQuest. Deadlines for thesis defenses, format check submissions, and the final ProQuest submission can be found here

Subplan 9 Requirements: Multicultural Education Track


Total Credits Required: 39

Course Requirements


Foundations Course – Credits: 3


Complete one of the following courses:

Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) Courses – Credits: 6


Cognate Courses – Credits: 6


Possible areas: Interdisciplinary Studies, History, Women’s Studies, Literacy, Sociology, etc.

Courses should be selected in consultation with your advisor

Culminating Experience – Credits: 6


Degree Requirements


  1. Students must complete a minimum of 39 credit hours with a minimum GPA of 3.00.
  2. EPY 702 must be taken prior to EPY 718 or EPY 721.
  3. In consultation with her/his advisor, the student will organize a thesis committee of at least three departmental members and a fourth member from outside the department, known as the Graduate College Representative. Additional committee members may be added at the student’s and advisor’s discretion. Please see Graduate College policy for committee appointment guidelines.
  4. Complete and defend a thesis.
    1. Students must be enrolled in thesis credits the semester of graduation.
    2. A thesis prospectus must be filed with the T&L Department and the Graduate College the semester prior to registering for thesis hours. The form, “Prospectus Approval Form,” must be completed by the student, signed by the student’s advisor, and returned to the T&L Department Graduate Studies Office (CEB 359B) three (3) weeks prior to the last day of instruction the semester before enrolling in six (6) semester hours of CIG 699 C&I Thesis. The T&L Graduate Studies Office will obtain signatures from committee members and graduate coordinator before forwarding the form to the Graduate College.

Graduation Requirements


  1. The student must submit all required forms to the Graduate College and then apply for graduation up to two semesters prior to completing her/his degree requirements.
  2. The student must submit and successfully defend her/his thesis by the posted deadline. The defense must be advertised and open to the public.
  3. After the thesis defense, the student must electronically submit a properly formatted pdf copy of their thesis to the Graduate College for format check. Once the thesis format has been approved by the Graduate College, the student will submit the approved electronic version to ProQuest. Deadlines for thesis defenses, format check submissions, and the final ProQuest submission can be found here

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