Master of Science in Curriculum and Teacher Education

The master’s degree in curriculum and teacher education (CTED) 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.

Students in this degree program are required to complete 56 credits for the degree. This includes six courses from a menu of core courses:

  • Foundations of Education — 3 courses
  • Teacher Professionalism — 2 courses
  • Research Methods — 1 course

Additionally, students must complete four courses in an approved area of specialization. Courses used to count toward the core course requirements may not 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

Students must complete four additional courses chosen in collaboration with their advisor. These can be treated as electives, can be used to secure another specialization, or can be used to deepen the initial specialization.

The program is a non-thesis master’s degree, so no thesis is required.

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MS Requirements — Total Credits: 56

Required Courses — Total Credits: 24

Foundation of Education Courses (Choose 3):

TitleCREDITS
EDST 452/552 Equal Opportunity: Poverty3–4
EDST 454/554 Equal Opportunity: Patriarchy3–4
EDST 455/555 Equal Opportunity: Homophobia3–4
EDST 456/556 Equal Opportunity: Colonization and Genocide3–4
EDST 457/557 Equal Opportunity: Diaspora and Immigration3–4
EDST 410/510 Equal Opportunity: Ecojustice Education3–4
EDST 612 Foundations of Teaching and Learning4
EDST 614 Cultural Context of Education4
EDST 615 Technology and Education4
EDST 616 Language, Power and Education4
EDST 610 Curriculum Reform for a Sustainable Future4
EDLD 630 Comparative Education4

Teacher Professionalism (Use EDST 611 + one more)

TitleCREDITS
EDST 611 The Scholarship of Teaching (summer Only)4
EDST 610 Curriculum Reform for a Sustainable Future (summer Only)4
EDLD 683 State and Local Policy Development4
EDLD 630 Comparative Education4
EDST 612–616 may substitute for one of these4

Research Methods (1 Course)

TitleCREDITS
EDUC 611 Survey of Educational Research Methods4

Specialization Courses — Total Credits: 16

Students must complete 4–5 courses in an approved area of specialization. Courses used to count toward the core course requirements may not count toward this requirement.

Electives — Total Credits: 16

Students must complete 4–5 courses including EDST 610 Indigenous Methodology.

 

TitleCREDITS
EDST 610 Indigenous Methodology4