The Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development

The Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development (EAHR) develops educational leaders and improves practice through teaching, research and service in the areas of public school administration, human resource development, higher education administration, adult education and student affairs administration. Statewide and nationally, EAHR graduates, faculty and staff play major roles in the education of children and adults.

As one of four departments in the College of Education and Human Development, EAHR is currently home to about 380 undergraduate students, 392 graduate students, 22 faculty and 22 staff.

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Education Administration
PK-12 Educational Leadership
Higher Education Administration
Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education
Educational Human Resource Development
Adult Education
Human Resource Development
Human Resource Development Honors
Technology Management
Technology Management
Denotes online option available


“What I enjoy most are the opportunities to work with such a diverse, intelligent, talented group of life-long learners,” said Druery. “People who are helpful, friendly and want to see you succeed encourage me on a daily basis.”

 – Donna Druery

Curriculum and Instruction

Online M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction

Online M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction
Sarah Sweatt

Admissions Deadline: October 1, 2017

This Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Curriculum and Instruction degree, distance education option provides a sound combination of theory, methodology and a substantive content area, with some flexibility within the program emphasis, supporting areas.

This 36 hour non-thesis graduate degree option in Curriculum and Instruction is designed to develop effective teaching and research tools that increase educational opportunity and workplace access.

Undergraduate students are required to follow and maintain all student responsibilities in order to remain in the program.


To be admitted to the M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction program, you must apply to the Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development and to Texas A&M University. Deadline for applications to the next M.Ed. online Generalist program is October 1, 2017. 


The program incorporates the following content elements:

1) Academic Learning

  • Research-supported, effective instructional techniques for high rates of student academic learning;
    Research-supported, effective instructional techniques for efficient and successful classrooms;
    Techniques for developing, enhancing and evaluating curricula and lessons for K–12 learners;
    Classroom research techniques for evaluating and documenting student and program success and
    Techniques for enhancing student success on high-stake, state-wide assessments.

2) Social Climate and Emotional Well-Being

  • Techniques for enhancing learner self-efficacy and student general self-concept and
    Techniques for ensuring school-wide respect for the linguistic/cultural diversity of students and their families.

3) School Improvement

  • Skillful participation in school improvement efforts, including needs assessments, goal setting, developing an action plan and evaluating improvement results. School improvement efforts should target academic learning of students.

4) Family and Community Partnerships

  • Techniques for developing inclusive partnerships with families and
    Techniques for working with the broader community and other social service agencies (interagency partnerships and collaboration)
  • The primary delivery system is online. Online formats vary by class, dependent on material presented, but will include eCampus, Power Point presentations, video lectures, assignments, group projects, chat rooms, reading assignments and additional course materials.

Note: This is not a teacher certification program

Core Curriculum

Required Courses Course Title Credit Hours
EDCI 602 Cultural Foundations of Education 3
EDCI 644 Curriculum Development 3
EDCI 673 Analysis of Teaching Behavior 3
EDCI 634 Reflective Inquiry (must be taken during final semester) 3

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