The Department of Teaching and Learning offers a graduate program of study in curriculum and instruction, including choices of concentration in three Focus Areas: Subject Area, Instructional Level Area and Cross-Curricular Area.
The Department also cooperates with the Department of Administrative Leadership in the Specialist Certificate Program with an emphasis in reading. Under the auspices of the PhD program in Urban Education, the Department offers doctoral specializations in Curriculum and Instruction and in Mathematics Education.
An applicant must meet Graduate School requirements to be considered for admission to the program.
Applicants may be admitted with specific program-defined course deficiencies provided that the deficiencies amount to no more than 6 credits.
The student is expected to satisfy deficiency requirements within three enrolled semesters. The deficiencies are monitored by the Graduate School and the individual graduate program unit. No course credits earned in making up deficiencies may be counted as program credits required for the degree.
Credits and Courses
The minimum degree requirement is 30 credits, including:
|15 credits in Curriculum and Instruction core areas||15|
|CURRINS 705||Research in Schools and Communities||3|
|CURRINS 716||Teaching in Urban & Diverse Communities||3|
|Teaching and Assessing English 1|
|UWM Writing Project:|
|Teaching Language and Composition|
|Approaches to Teaching and Assessing Texts in the Secondary Schools 1|
For initial certifiers only.
|Master's Seminar or Thesis, choose one:||3-6|
|Master's Seminar in Curriculum and Instruction|
|Master's Research or Thesis|
English Education: Creative Writing Concentration
Focus of Study
|12 credits in focus area (at least one course should be at the 800 level, two at the 700 level)|
|UWM Writing Project:|
|Teaching Creative Writing|
|Narrative Craft and Theory:|
|Poetic Craft and Theory:|
|Directed Writing in Poetry|
|Essay as Genre|
|Special Topics in Creative Writing:|
|Seminar in Fiction Writing:|
|Seminar in Poetry Writing:|
Major Professor as Advisor
The student must have a major professor to advise and supervise the student’s studies as specified in Graduate School regulations. A student who is not assigned to an advisor at time of admission should immediately contact the department chair. Students who have not completed a Proposed Program of Study form with their advisor and filed it with the Department by the end of the semester in which they are admitted may not be allowed to register for the next term.
Graduate students seeking initial teacher certification or added certification(s) can arrange their master’s degree program so that a portion of the credits earned towards the master’s degree can also serve as partial fulfillment of teacher certification requirements