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Specialist of Education in Curriculum and Instruction:
Culture, Cognition, and the Learning Process

Program Director: Dr. Barbara Young
College of Education (361)
Graduate Analyst: Glenda Vandygrift

The Department of Educational Leadership offers the Specialist in Education degree with a major in Curriculum and Instruction and an optional specialization in Culture, Cognition, and the Learning Process.

Admission Requirements:

To be admitted to the Specialist in Education in Curriculum and Instruction [Culture, Cognition and Learning Process] program,
a student must submit the following to the College of Graduate Studies:

  1. submit an application with the appropriate application fee (online at;
  2. submit three letters of recommendation;
  3. submit official scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or copy of a valid Teaching license;
  4. submit official transcripts of all colleges, universities (including business and technical schools). If the transcripts are issued from an international (non-US) institution, a course-by course analysis is required. Original non-US transcripts should be submitted directly to the evaluation service. (Click here for more information on non-US transcripts.)



Submit Application Materials to:

College of Graduate Studies
MTSU Box 42
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Test Codes for Middle Tennessee State University:
INFS - 6ZR-KJ-37
MBA (Full-time) - 6ZR-KJ-25
MBA (Part-time) - 6ZR-KJ-52
GRE 1466
MAT 1751
Praxis 1466
TOEFL 1466