An Online Curriculum Studies Master's Degree For K-12 Teachers
The Education Master of Arts in Teaching – Curriculum Studies Emphasis is a graduate degree for all teachers K-12. This degree can be completed entirely online and you can start any academic term.
You will analyze contemporary practices and theories relating to knowledge acquisition as a means of enhancing student learning and the curriculum development process within school systems. The curriculum studies program provides opportunities for you to develop an in-depth understanding of:
- Content-specific pedagogy
- The curriculum development process
- Teacher research
- Research-informed approaches to teaching and learning
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Tailor This Program To Your Teaching Interests
With our wide mix of online programs for educators, you can personalize this program with elective coursework options in Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education, Educational Technology, English Education, Literacy, Special Education or TESOL.
Time to Completion:
Delivery Option & Start Term:
Online program: start any term
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You will be able to create a program timeline that fits your needs. All required courses and many elective courses are offered online.
Coursework (30 Credit Hours)
To see the upcoming courses, visit this program's Current 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.
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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