McMurry Department of Curriculum & Instruction

McMurry Department of Curriculum & 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

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We recently went around campuses in Abilene to award clinical teachers with their Clinical Teacher of the Year and one S...

We recently went around campuses in Abilene to award clinical teachers with their Clinical Teacher of the Year and one Spirit of Teaching. All of our teachers did a great job!

Congratulations to Deanna Jordan, Kellie Naylor, Kylee Newberry, Marissa Daniel, and Thomas Giganti. Our first Spirit of Teaching recipient was Kendra Overstreet.

Congratulations to Chelsea Rico, Lyndi Manning, and Taylor Surles!
Pogue, Rico honored as Teachers of the Year

Congratulations to Chelsea Rico, Lyndi Manning, and Taylor Surles!

ABILENE – Lee Elementary School third-grade teacher and Cooper High School English teacher Jimmy Pogue were honored Wednesday night as the Edwin and Agnes Jennings Teaching Excellence TLC Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year, respectively, in the Abilene Independent School District. The A...

McMurry Alumni Association

McMurry Alumni Association

The Alumni Association would like to take moment to recognize and thank our McMurry alumni teachers.

Working from home can be challenging, especially when the very nature of your profession involves interacting with others. We would love for you, our alumni teachers, to share a picture of yourself in your virtual classroom! For ever alumni photo submission, we'll send out this fun set of technology stickers! #virtualclassroom #AlaCumba #McMProud #McMurryUnited


We are here for you! Check your emails for a message from Alumni. We would love to know how we can help make this unique time a great opportunity!


McMurry University’s Virtual Campus is offering an alternative certification program. The FasTrack program presents an exciting opportunity for anyone who has a bachelor’s degree and is seeking Texas teacher certification. Orientation courses open March 11 and May 6 with coursework begins July 1. Additional options are available for face to face classes in the fall and spring semesters with courses beginning in May.

Prerequisites for the program including a 2.75 GPA and passing a state content test in addition to applying to McMurry. The FasTrack director will evaluate transcripts for certification areas as the orientation course begins. Once coursework is completed, students will be eligible for a teaching internship or for clinical teaching.

For more program information or to schedule a meeting, contact the FasTrack director, Dr. Gae Lynn McInroe at [email protected] or 325-793-4960. For admissions questions, please contact 325-793-4700.

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We are currently have openings in our Reading Clinic for our summer session. If you would like a flyer and application , contact Dr. GaeLynn McInroe. Her email is [email protected]


We are on the lookout for people with at least a Master's degree that might be interested in teaching Reading, ESL, or other courses. If you would like to become an adjunct, contact the department! Some exciting new programs on starting.

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Reminder to recent graduates: Many of you have obtained jobs but have not applied for certification. We cannot approve you until you apply to TEA. Make sure you do this!

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Homecoming is right around the corner!

We are hosting a reception for all Education Alumni at 11:00 in the downstairs foyer of Hunt PE. Please attend if your schedule allows. This announcement did not make it to the printed materials so spread the news!

The reception for Barbara Crousen will be held at the same time in the Ellington Room, so be sure do drop by both!

Please join us on Thursday at 11:00 for the Round-Table in E-108 with JoLisa Hoover and again on Saturday at 11:00 in Hunt PE.


Siebert Elementary School in Eastland, Texas is looking for a music teacher. Contact Mary Jones, principal, for more information.

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Be sure to join a professional organization! We have a local ATPE unit if your district doesn't have one. Great discounts , protection, and idea sharing!


Just got notice that Big Spring is still in need of teachers. They have 5 K-3 spots open. Tell your friends- and your friends' friends!


Congratulations to our ATPE local unit which just won the University Local Unit of the Year! A lot of hard work by these amazing students!


Good luck to ATPE president Leah Morgan who is interviewing for University Local Unit of theYear. Several young leaders are here in Austin to learn how to be better teachers before they are in the classroom!

Join or Renew your ATPE membership August 1! Be protected and Connected!



We are looking for individuals of high character in need of a professional adventure.
Big Spring ISD
Big Spring, Texas
1 preschool, 4 elementary campuses, 1 intermediate campus, 1 junior high campus, 1 high school
Positions for the fall 2014 at every campus
Competitive compensation and full benefits

For more information and to apply or call George Bancroft at 432-264-3600 ex. 1031


Good morning, I'm interested in any recent graduates from the School of Education that are looking for teaching positions. I'm a graduate of McMurry's Chemistry dept from over 20 years ago, but reconnected with McMurry as a member of the SMAB.

I'm also a member of the Board of Education for the Ruidoso Municipal School District in Ruidoso, NM. Like most of NM we are having a hard time finding qualified candidates for teaching positions.

McMurry's always had an excellent School of Education, so I thought I'd reach out and see if anyone was looking for a position. I look forward to hearing from you.

Kevin Flusche
PH : 575-937-0897


McMurry alum Trey Gardner, Athletics Director at Coahoma, is looking for a junior high boys coach. Teaching field could be any core course. If you know anyone interested, Trey’s # is 512-739-9211.


We are beginning to hear of job openings:
Burnet CISD
Taylor ISD
Colorado High School
Forsan ISD (K,2 and 3)

Check out their websites and apply! Let us know when you get a job or if you change positions somewhere. We love to hear about it!

Dr. P.K. Brown, Ryan Gattis, and Melody Roper as Ryan receives EDICUT Student of the Year at McMurry University.

Dr. P.K. Brown, Ryan Gattis, and Melody Roper as Ryan receives EDICUT Student of the Year at McMurry University.

We are proud to announce that Erika Larson has been named Elementary Student Teacher of the Year. Jaclyn Burch has been ...

We are proud to announce that Erika Larson has been named Elementary Student Teacher of the Year. Jaclyn Burch has been named Secondary Student Teacher of the Year. Ryan Gattis has been named EDICUT Student of the Year!


Lots of Exciting times here! Coming soon- our Student Teachers of the YEAR and EDICUT award winners!


Trent ISD is looking for a full-time substitute for a high school math position. Please contact Trent ISD and ask for Cyrstal Lummel.


Snyder is looking for an elementary teacher. Call today!


5th Grade Writing--- Teaching in Big Spring! Go online for the application!


Big Spring has a third grade reading And writing opening available immediately!


Ortiz is looking for a kindergarten teacher! Great school!


If you are a current student, classes begin tomorrow and not Tuesday. See you then!


1400 Sayles Blvd
Abilene, TX

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 20:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00


(325) 660-3973


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