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Much attention is given to envisioning the future of education in a post-pandemic world. Graduate faculty provide students the tools to become thought-leaders who can contribute to a vision, with the leadership skills necessary to move a group to action.  Graduate faculty deliver instruction online using innovative and research-based strategies. Virtual meetings allow graduate students to experience the support of faculty in order to reach higher career goals in education. 

The cost of attendance at A&M-Texarkana is very affordable. Cost for MS in Curriculum and Instruction with Professional Education Diagnostician certification or Special Education concentration is a total of 36 SCH. Refer to link for current-year tuition rates at “graduate two-year tuition & fee schedule”. For Financial Aid information please click here.

Eligibility Requirements:

  •  Bachelor’s degree
  •  3.0 GPA, cumulative or last 60 hours

To apply for admission, you must complete the following: 1) passing score on TExES exam or proof of standard teaching certificate, and 2) schedule time in testing center to complete letter of intent. Documentation for item #1 will be requested on the university application along with an upload of your resume.

Admission Process:

Candidates must complete all steps prior to admission to the program and starting coursework. Steps include 1) application to university, 2) program application documents, and 3) application to certification program (as appropriate). Prior to applying, you will need to determine whether you seek a Professional Education Diagnostician certification or Special Education concentration. Please contact curriculum.instruction@tamut.edu if you have any questions regarding concentration areas. Please contact graduate.studies@tamut.edu or call (903) 223-3129 if you have questions regarding the admissions process.

1. University Application: Go to link to apply. Create account as instructed. Complete application as a “Graduate” student. On page 5, scroll down and select “MS in Curriculum & Instruction”. Select Professional Education Diagnostician certification or Special Education as concentration. Submit documents as required. There is a $30 application fee.

2. Application Documents:

  • Have all official transcripts sent to admissions office. Do this early as delayed transcripts slow down the admissions process.
  • Official TOEFL scores taken within the last two years (international students only).

3. Program Application: For those seeking Professional Education Diagnostician please apply to the certification program per Texas Education Agency requirement through Tk20 link. Scroll to bottom and click on “admissions”. Create account and complete the appropriate application. There is no charge to complete the application. However, please note, when you submit this application, a non-refundable $35 application fee will be added to your student account. NOTE: Upon receipt of program admission, candidates must formally accept admission on Tk20 per Texas Education Agency requirements.

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