Department of Curriculum & Instruction
A liberal education combined with adequate professional and specialized study constitutes the best preparation for a successful teaching career. The department of Curriculum and Instruction at McMurry University offers the Bachelor of Science in Multidisciplinary Studies degree to qualify students for the Texas Teaching Certificate. The Certificate gives the holder legal authority to perform teaching duties in the public schools of Texas at the grade level and in the academic specialization(s) designated on the face of the certificate.
The Department of Curriculum and Instruction, with the advisement of the Education Advisory Council, is responsible for establishing policy and providing leadership for the teacher education program. Because of the multi-disciplinary nature of teacher education, several departments of the University are represented on the Education Advisory Council. The administration of McMurry University strives to promote a close, cooperative relationship between the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and the other academic departments of the University. See requirements for: Secondary Certificate Grades 8-12, Certificate Grades 4-8, Certification Early Childhood to Grade 6.
The teacher education program at McMurry is accredited by the State Board for Educator Certification. The development and maintenance of a quality program in teacher education is a high priority of both the University and the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. McMurry takes pride in its ability to offer a personalized teacher education program which ensures that each of its graduates will be well prepared to enter the teaching profession.
Note to Students
To qualify for a teaching certificate, students must meet the requirements of both McMurry University and the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC). There are several important steps which students must follow to insure that these dual requirements are satisfied. These steps include: