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Curriculum Specialist (MA)

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
CS 470
TEACHERS AS LEADERS
CS 472
ETHICS, CURRICULUM AND SOCIAL CHANGE
CS 473
ASSESSMENT
CS 481
THE STUDY OF TEACHERS AND TEACHING
CS 482
THE HISTORY OF CURRICULUM PRACTICE
CS 485
CURRICULUM/PROGRAM EVALUATION
CS 488
CURRICULUM DESIGN
CS 489
CREATIVITY AND CRITICAL THINKING - VYGOTSKY, BAKHTIN, MAKIGUCHI, IKEDA
CS 492
CREATING AND SUSTAINING PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITIES
CS 493
CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND ASSESSMENT IN K-12 SCHOOLS
CS 495
DESIGN THINKING IN EDUCATION
CS 591
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
SCG 610
INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH METHODS
SCG 410
INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH: PURPOSES, ISSUES, AND METHODOLOGIES 1
Select one of the following:4
SCG 604
IDENTITY: CONSTRUCTIONS AND NEGOTIATIONS SEMINAR 2
or SCG 406
HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING:SECONDARY
SCG 608
IDEOLOGY, POWER AND POLITICS SEMINAR 3
or SCG 408
EDUCATION AND SOCIETY
SCG 603
CULTURE AND EDUCATION SEMINAR 4
or SCG 409
SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION
SCG 611
PHILOSOPHICAL STUDIES IN EDUCATION, CULTURE AND ETHICS SEMINAR
or SCG 411
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.

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