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In the Department of Curriculum & Teaching

Master of Arts in C&T (CURR, MA.)

The MA program in curriculum and teaching (MA-CURR) is a 32-point program that DOES NOT LEAD TO CERTIFICATION.  The program supports three shared philosophical stances underlying our long-standing tradition of preparing teachers as education leaders.  These stances include teaching as inquiry, teaching as curriculum making, and teaching for social justice.  The overarching intention of the program is to assist educators who expect to exert leadership in their school settings or other curricular spaces, and with their colleagues.  With careful planning and advisement, the program can be completed in 12 months starting in the fall semester or the summer, or in 17 months if starting in January. The program may also be taken part-time. Given the fact that this program is not tied to certification requirements, it offers more flexibility than our other MA degrees. 

Core Courses (11 points):

  • C&T 4002  Curriculum theory and history (3)
  • C&T 4005  Principles of teaching and learning (4) (includes practicum in a classroom setting)
  • C&T 4130 Critical perspectives in elementary education (3) or
  • C&T 4145 Critical perspectives in secondary education (3)
  • C&T 4502 Master’s project (1)

Content/Pedagogy Courses (12 points): Students are required to take 12 points in one or more subject areas, such as:

  1. Mathematics
  2. Science or Technology
  3. Literacy
  4. Social Studies 

Social Context Selective Courses—Diversity (2-3 points) Students choose one Selective from the following (other options may replace these in consultation with the advisor):

  • C&T 4000 Disability in contexts (3)
  • C&T 4001 Differentiating instruction in inclusive classrooms (3)
  • C&T 4010 Immigration and Curriculum (2-3)
  • C&T 4078 Curriculum and teaching in urban areas (2-3)
  • C&T 4114 Multicultural approaches to teaching young children (2-3)
  • C&T 5037 Literacy, culture, and the teaching of reading (2-3)            


Social Context Selective Courses—General (2-3 points) Students choose one Selective from the following  (other options may replace these in consultation with the advisor):

  • C&T 4004 School change (2-3)
  • C&T 4023 Differentiated curriculum for gifted students (2-3)
  • C&T 4032 Gender, difference, and curriculum (2-3)
  • C&T 4161 The teacher: Sociohistorical, cultural contexts of teaching (2-3)
  • C&T 4615 Young children and social policy: Issues and problems (2-3)
  • C&T 4121 Early childhood teaching strategies within a social context (2-3)

Elective Courses (3-5 points)           

Students have to take at least one elective course (minimum 2 points) outside the Department of Curriculum and Teaching.

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