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:
|Select 12 credits in Curriculum and Instruction core areas||12|
|CURRINS 701||Curriculum Planning and Ideologies||3|
|CURRINS 705||Research in Schools and Communities||3|
|CURRINS 716||Teaching in Urban & Diverse Communities||1-4|
|CURRINS 714||Analysis of Instruction to Improve Teaching and Learning||3|
|or CURRINS 774||College Teaching|
|Select 12 to 15 credits in a focus area approved by the student’s major professor||12-15|
|Select one of the following:||3-6|
|Master's Seminar in Curriculum and Instruction (3 credits)|
|Master's Research or Thesis (3-6 credits)|
English Education: Modern Studies Concentration
A minimum of 21 credits, including a 3-credit CurrIns elective (e.g. language arts, reading, young adult literature, children’s literature, curriculum), and 12 credits in one focus area in English (at least one course should be at the 800 level, two at the 700 level)
|CURRINS 753||Teaching Language and Composition||3|
|CURRINS 754||Teaching Literature||3|
|Focus Area Courses:|
|ENGLISH 626||Seminar in Critical Theory:||3|
|ENGLISH 720||Modern Literary Theory||3|
|ENGLISH 737||Literature and Aesthetics||3|
|ENGLISH 740||Approaches to the Modern I||3|
|ENGLISH 741||Approaches to the Modern II||3|
|ENGLISH 742||Media Culture||3|
|ENGLISH 743||Film Studies:||3|
|ENGLISH 775||Modern English Literature:||3|
|ENGLISH 824||Seminar in Special Topics in Literature:||3|
|ENGLISH 875||Seminar in Modern Literature:||3|
|ENGLISH 876||Seminar in Media Culture:||3|
|ENGLISH 878||Seminar in Feminist Critical Theory:||3|
|ENGLISH 885||Seminar in Critical Theory:||3|
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