Curriculum Specialist, Curriculum Studies (MA)

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Degree Requirements

Course Requirements

Core Curriculum Courses: 32 quarter hours (8 courses) required, grade of C or better required

Core curriculum classes are offered every other year (except CS 492 and CS 493, which also serve other programs). CS Students should prioritize CS classes when registering each quarter, should plan classes carefully, and should periodically review their course plan and degree progress report with their academic advisor in order to avoid delays in degree completion. 

Course Title Quarter Hours
TEACHERS AS LEADERS
ETHICS, CURRICULUM AND SOCIAL CHANGE
ASSESSMENT
THE STUDY OF TEACHERS AND TEACHING
THE HISTORY OF CURRICULUM PRACTICE
CURRICULUM/PROGRAM EVALUATION
CURRICULUM DESIGN
CREATIVITY AND CRITICAL THINKING - VYGOTSKY, BAKHTIN, MAKIGUCHI, IKEDA
CREATING AND SUSTAINING PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITIES
CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND ASSESSMENT IN K-12 SCHOOLS
DESIGN THINKING IN EDUCATION
CURRICULUM THEORIZING: MULTIPLE LENSES

Electives: 8 quarter hours (2 courses) required, grade of C or better required

  • 2 Master’s-level courses, chosen in consultation with CS faculty advisor

Social and Cultural Studies Courses: 8 quarter hours (2 courses) required, grade of C or better required

Course Title Quarter Hours
Select one of the following:4
INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH METHODS
INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH: PURPOSES, ISSUES, AND METHODOLOGIES 1
Select one of the following:4
IDENTITY: CONSTRUCTIONS AND NEGOTIATIONS SEMINAR 2
HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING:SECONDARY
IDEOLOGY, POWER AND POLITICS SEMINAR 3
EDUCATION AND SOCIETY
CULTURE AND EDUCATION SEMINAR 4
SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION
PHILOSOPHICAL STUDIES IN EDUCATION, CULTURE AND ETHICS SEMINAR
PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION

Master of Arts (MA) Degree Requirements: 4 quarter hours, grade of C or better required

Course Title Quarter Hours
CS 589THESIS RESEARCH IN CURRICULUM STUDIES4

The Master’s Thesis is completed in conjunction with faculty advisement. Preparation for the writing of the Thesis should begin well in advance of the completion of coursework. Oral examination on Thesis required. Consult the MA Thesis Handbook for additional information.

Note: For other requirements please view the Degree Requirements section.