Curriculum and Teacher Education Program

Why earn a graduate degree in curriculum and teacher education?

Do you currently hold a teaching license, but wish to add to your knowledge by adding a master’s degree?

The master of science degree program in curriculum and teacher education is designed to cover the foundations of the field of educational scholarship, while simultaneously providing considerable flexibility for students to pursue studies in their individual areas of interest. 

You must also complete four courses in an approved area of specialization. Courses used to count toward the core course requirements may not also count toward this requirement.

Specialization areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Sociological foundations of education
  • Cultural foundations of education
  • Teacher inquiry
  • Educational research methods
  • Curriculum studies
  • English as a Second Language (ESOL)
  • Pedagogy in the various single subject matter areas
  • Elementary education
  • Assessment
  • Educational technology

Program Options

The curriculum and teacher education program offers the following  options:

  1. Master of Science (MS)
  2. Master of Science (MS) + endorsement(s) for Oregon licensure
  3. Standalone endorsement(s) for Oregon licensure

Commitment to Inclusion and Social Change

Students in the curriculum and teacher education program are committed to social change.

As a critical thinker, well-informed about pedagogical practice, you will garner the knowledge and skills necessary for providing education to all students in economically, racially, culturally, and linguistically diverse and underserved communities.