College of Education > Academics > Leadership, Language & Curriculum > Graduate Programs > Curriculum Studies (MA/MEd)
The Curriculum Studies (MA/MEd) program prepares you to develop, evaluate, and modify curricula and educational programs to serve the needs of all learners. You’ll be prepared to design well-developed learning environments in a variety of educational settings to meet the needs of all students, especially those poorly served by existing programs. If you are already a licensed teacher, you also have the opportunity to pursue a Teacher Leader or a Computer Science endorsement to add to your Illinois Teaching License (PEL).
The MEd enhances a current teacher or practitioner’s professional knowledge base and teaching with three concentration options:
The MA degree option further develops students’ skills in research and scholarly writing to prepare them for a future doctoral program.
Classes are offered online or in person on the Lincoln Park Campus. The degree can be completed in two and a half years.
Chicago is home to a wide variety of educational environments for all types of learners. You’ll find opportunities to hone your craft with the students you most want to help: urban, suburban, traditional, non-traditional, pre-K to post-graduate.
Submit an online application, official transcripts, a résumé, letters of recommendation and a personal statement.
You’ll take eight core courses, two social and cultural studies courses, and two electives. In the teacher leader concentration, you’ll take 10 core courses, a capstone course and two electives.
of Curriculum Studies graduates were employed, continuing their education or pursuing other goals within six months of graduation.
The average reported salary for Curriculum Studies graduates was $65,000.
Instructional Assistant Professor Gonzalo Obellerio, a native of Argentina, brings an international focus to education theory and an interest in the way different cultural contexts might impact curriculum. His courses are designed around an open exchange of ideas, a challenging and respectful discourse among professionals, where “students feel safe and welcome to speak their minds and argue openly.” He also serves as a member of the executive committee of the Philosophy of Education Society of North America.
“DePaul provided me with a strong understanding of different cultural approaches to education, which is crucial when building student-centered, innovative opportunities with existing curriculum.”
Your degree connects you with DePaul’s community of more than 195,500 alumni, most of whom live in the Chicago area. College of Education alumni can be found in schools and districts throughout the state of Illinois supporting each other and inspiring the next generation of educators. The College of Education has a variety of alumni resources, like professional development workshops, networking events and continuing professional development unit (CPDU) opportunities.
Graduate school is an investment in your future. Learn more about the financial aid and scholarship opportunities available to you.
For more information about applying, contact The Office of Graduate Admission for DePaul’s College of Education at
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