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The Department of Curriculum and Instruction


The Department of Curriculum and Instruction at McMurry University guides future teachers in developing leadership, excellence and virtue within a Christian environment. Our goal is to support student development of pedagogical, intellectual, and ethical behavior appropriate for professional roles in the school setting. We have developed a set of courses and field experiences that build progressively to prepare graduates to be successful in their roles as teachers in our schools.

About the Majors

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 offers the Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education degree and the Bachelor of Science in Multidisciplinary Studies to qualify students for the Texas Provisional 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.

Departmental Honors and Awards

Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE)

Membership is available in the campus chapter of the Association of Texas  Professional Educators. Activities include informational meetings, guest speakers, and an opportunity to participate in meetings at the state and regional levels.

Kappa Delta Pi

The Eta Epsilon Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi provides recognition and an opportunity for service in an international honor society. Membership is reserved for education majors and minors who have a 3.25 grade point average at McMurry, at least 45 hours of credit, and one semester of coursework at McMurry.

More information about the Honors program can be found on the Honors Program webpage.

Departmental Scholarships

Four scholarships are offered for the junior or senior year to outstanding students

Beyond McMurry

Here are some of the professions in which you can find Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education degree and Bachelor of Science in Multidisciplinary Studies graduates:

  • Pre-K or preschool teacher
  • Education Administrator
  • Early Childhood Education Specialist
  • Teachers Assistant
  • Childcare Director
  • Child and Family Social Worker
  • Guidance Counselor
  • Special Education teacher

Our bachelor’s degrees can also prepare you for a master’s degree or other advanced degree.