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We pride ourselves on working collaboratively to prepare you to educate future generations. In short, we want to add value to your professional career as we heighten the perception that only those who excel teach! 

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“This degree has allowed me to develop a better understanding of how students acquire a second language and the teaching practices that support language acquisition for student academic success.”

— Norma Flores,
M.S. Bilingual Education, 2014 

“While working on my master’s in Curriculum and Instruction program at Texas A&M International University, I gained a wealth of knowledge that prepared me to be a highly effective teacher and aspiring educational leader.”

— Carlos U. Ramírez,
M.S. Curriculum and Instruction, 2014 

“The Texas A&M International University College of Education Curriculum and Instruction graduate program’s structure enabled me to reach my goal of earning a master’s degree. The program’s online courses provided the flexibility I needed to succeed as a student while working full time.”

— Anita Torres,
M.S. Curriculum and Instruction, 2014

Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) is a member of The Texas A&M University System and prepares students for leadership roles in an increasingly complex, culturally diverse state, national, and global society.

Through instruction, faculty and student research, and public service, TAMIU improves the quality of lives for citizens of the U.S.–Mexico border region, the State of Texas, and national and international communities.

TAMIU has been a pioneer in teacher and educator preparation, empowering talented individuals who desire to inspire and lead real change; who are challenged and develop deep and meaningful specializations to drive careers of distinction and purpose.

Learner-centered faculty lead online programs and certifications that are accessible, affordable, convenient, flexible, and of high academic standards. Our programs/certifications are infused with an international perspective. Courses are delivered by well-qualified, experienced international faculty that promote learning for diverse educational environments. 

Two key TAMIU online education master’s programs, Bilingual Education and Curriculum and Instruction, provide remarkable online graduate study opportunities. Certifications for a Reading Master Teacher and/or Reading Specialization provide enhanced leadership roles to enable mentorship to other educators in the area of reading across all grade levels.
Our fully online programs
M.S. in Bilingual Education: Bilingual Education has proven to be among the most in-demand and well-compensated critical shortage educational specialties. Our flexible online 36-hour degree program prepares graduates for leadership roles that promote bilingual education implementation, impacting learners from diverse linguistic backgrounds. With six courses you can meet the bilingual district requirement and prepare forstate certification. A variety of specializations are available, including the Master Reading Teacher. Graduates can pursue careers as instructional coordinator, adjunct professor, curriculum specialist, bilingual education specialist, educational consultant, translator, educational materials designer or language program designer, and staff development specialist.

M.S. in Curriculum Instruction (C&I): This 36-hour online degree enables graduates to assume a curricular leadership role with the implementation and evaluation of effective models of teaching and learning to impact diverse learners and close achievement gaps. Specializations include Bilingual Education, Special Education, Academic Discipline, Reading Master Teacher, or Education Administration. The latter is our most popular and perfect for aspiring school administrators. Graduates can assume leadership positions as teacher-leaders, curriculum designers or specialists, curriculum and instruction coordinators, staff development specialists, or educational consultants.

All-Level Reading Certifications—Master Teacher: This nine-hour certification allows you to mentor and support teachers as they improve students’ (EC-12) reading abilities. Complete the three online courses in two semesters. If you work in a state-designated high-needs school district, the district may apply for an annual $5,000 stipend for you for up to three years!

Reading Specialist: Obtain this certification with any master’s degree and three years of teaching experience! Sequenced courses and the bilingual elective are provided online. The practicum is completed in your own locale. With this certificate you can assume leadership positions as an instructional coordinator, literacy coach, or educational consultant. You can also design professional development for others.

Specific information about these programs can be found at www.tamiu.edu/catalog/current/gradcoed.shtml.

Leveraging your future
Our Offices of Alumni Relations, Career Services, and Information Technology help provide unlimited access to trainings, tutorials, and appointments. Resources include résumé reviews and job search strategies available online by accessing tutorials.
Applying and acceptance
Information about graduate admissions and deadlines is located at www.tamiu.edu/gradschool/admissions.shtml. Graduate applications are available at applytexas.org. The $35 application fee may be paid online at www.tamiu.edu/gradschool.
More in-depth information for each College of Education program is available at www.tamiu.edu/catalog/current/gradcoed.shtml.

Additional incentives
Become one of the first 25 to apply to one of our online programs and have your application fee waived! TAMIU was just named one of the 2015 Top Online Schools in Texas by Affordable Colleges Online. Ranked 22nd out of 118 colleges, our online programs were recognized for their affordability, accessibility, low student-faculty ratios, rigorous academic standards, support services for students, and top-notch faculty with research expertise. In its most recent rankings, Money magazine ranked TAMIU fifth in Texas for Best Value for Tuition and graded TAMIU “A” for Value Added. Our Master’s program in C&I was specifically recognized along with four other TAMIU online programs.

Scholarships are available through the Office of Graduate Studies at www.tamiu.edu/coedu/gscholarships.shtml or through our Financial Aid Office at www.tamiu.edu/affairs/financial.

Graduate financial support is available at www.tamiu.edu/gradschool/fellowships.shtml.

Special scholarships are available for those interested in our online Bilingual Education master’s degree. For more information, please contact Dr. San Juanita Hachar, Associate Professional, at 956-326-2437 or e-mail sjhachar@tamiu.edu.

For more information about TAMIU College of Education programs, please contact the following:

For Reading: Rebecca Litman, Staff Assistant, 956-326-2430, rlitman@tamiu.edu

For C&I/Bilingual Education: Christina Arredondo, Staff Assistant, 956-326-2426, carredondo@tamiu.edu


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30 Graduate Programs Offered

Program Certificate Master's Doctorate
Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online
Clinical Psychology                
Communication Studies                
Criminal Justice                
Curriculum & Instruction                
Educational Administration                
Educational Leadership                
Foreign Languages                
General MBA              
Information Systems                
Latin American Studies                
MBA - Finance                
MBA - International Business                
MBA - Project Management                
Nurse Administration                
Political Science                
Psychology - General                
Public Admin                
Reading Master Teacher                
Reading Specialist                
School Counseling              
Special Education                
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833 students

238 full-time

595 part-time




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