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Education MaT – Curriculum Studies Emphasis – Courses & Requirements

The Education Master of Arts in Teaching – Curriculum Studies Emphasis is a 30 credit hour degree program. This degree can be completed fully online. All required courses and many elective courses are offered online.

You will be able to create a program timeline that fits your needs. One full year of full-time classroom teaching experience or equivalent is required to graduate from this program.

Coursework (30 Credit Hours)

For an example of upcoming courses, visit the Current Program Students page.

Required Courses (21 Credit Hours)

EDF 610 Teacher Research (3)

EDF 619 Pluralism in Education (3)

EDF 640 Psychological Foundations of Education (3)

EDF 662 Foundations of Curriculum Development & Instructional Practice (3)

EDF 664 Current Issues in Instruction and Assessment Practices (3)

EDF 685 Philosophical Foundations of Education (3)

SRM 600 Introduction to Graduate Research (3)

Elective Courses (9 Credit Hours)

Elective credit courses are generally taken during Summer term, and must have the approval of the program advisor (who will also help you identify available sections). You may elect to take content-specific courses in your instructional field, with courses available online in Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education, Educational Technology, English Education, Literacy, Special Education and TESOL.

Comprehensive Component

In lieu of a master's thesis, you will prepare and submit a manuscript for publication in a journal of your choice. In consultation with your program advisor, you will review written projects from required courses in preparing the manuscript.


For full details, see the official program listing in the UNC Graduate Catalog.

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Credits Required:
Time to Completion:
2 years
$520/credit hour

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Program Coordinator:

Derek Gottlieb, PhD


Program & Enrollment Manager:

Jon Shaw


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