The Department of Curriculum and Instruction 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: Literature and Cultural Theory
Focus of Study
|12 credits in focus area (at least one course should be at the 800 level, two at the 700 level)|
|Reading Interests of Adolescents|
|UWM Writing Project:|
|Modern Literary Theory|
|Literature and Aesthetics|
|Approaches to the Modern I|
|Approaches to the Modern II|
|Linguistic Perspectives on Literature|
|Literature of the English Renaissance:|
|Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature:|
|Literature in Victorian England:|
|Modern English Literature:|
|American Literature to 1830:|
|Native American Literature:|
|American Literature, 1830-1900:|
|African American Literature:|
|Modern American Literature:|
|World Literature in English:|
|Topics in Transnational Literature|
|Seminar in Irish Literature:|
|Seminar in Poetry:|
|Seminar in Special Topics in Literature:|
|Seminar in Major Figures:|
|Seminar in Contemporary Literature:|
|Seminar in Comparative Literature:|
|Seminar in Renaissance Prose and Poetry:|
|Seminar in Shakespeare:|
|Seminar in Romantic Literature:|
|Seminar in Victorian Literature:|
|Seminar in African American Literature:|
|Seminar in Women Writers:|
|Seminar in World Literature in English:|
|Seminar in Modern Literature:|
|Seminar in Feminist Critical Theory:|
|Seminar in Native American Literature:|
|Seminar in Colonial American Literature:|
|Seminar in Nineteenth-Century American Literature:|
|Seminar in Twentieth-Century American Literature:|
|Seminar in Critical Theory:|
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.