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Effective Dec. 2, 2016: To meet the demands and schedules of current teachers and educators, the Department of Curriculum & Teaching will offer this Master’s degree program in a fully-online delivery format beginning in Summer 2017. More information on the online program can be found here.

Master’s Degree in Curriculum & Instruction with Customizable Curriculum

KU’s Master’s degree in Curriculum & Instruction offers you a graduate program that supports a wide range of career opportunities for positions at various institutions including: PK-12 school districts, community colleges, universities, governmental agencies, and business organizations. Depending on your educational career aspirations you will develop a demonstrated understanding of content and skills that have been developed to align with your professional goals.

You are able to select specialty program coursework in consultation with your faculty advisor and tailor your learning to fit your professional and educational needs. You will first discover and identify your specific career goals and then consult with your faculty advisor to select your elective courses to complement the required curriculum for all curriculum and instruction students:

Course 
Number

Course
Name

Credit
Hours

EPSY 715

Understanding Research in Education

3

C&T 709

Foundations of Curriculum & Instruction

3

C&T 703

Understanding Talent

3

C&T 802

Curriculum Planning for Educational Settings

3

C&T 803

Differentiating Curriculum & Instruction

3

C&T 806

Instructional Strategies & Models

3

C&T 807

Multicultural Education

3

C&T XXX

Content Elective 1*

3

 

Thesis/Project Track Only – Additional Requirement

 

C&T 898

Master’s Project  - OR -

3

C&T 899

Master’s Thesis

3

 

Total Thesis/Project Track Program Hours

30

 

Comprehensive Exam Track Only – Additional Requirements

 

C&T XXX

Content Elective 2

3

C&T XXX

Content Elective 3

3

 

TOTAL PROGRAM CREDIT HOURS

36

 

Suggested Elective Courses

Choose your graduate program specialty area and customize your Curriculum & Instruction degree by taking interdisciplinary courses in curriculum and education-related courses at the graduate level.

*Content Course Electives:

  • C&T 707 – Project-based Instruction
  • C&T 770 – Pedagogical Considerations in the 21st Century Classrooms
  • C&T 809 – Creative Thinking & Learning ELPS 757 – Education in American Society
  • ELPS 764 – Foundations of Educational Technology
  • ELPS 773 – School and Society in Comparative Education
  • ELPS 811 – Constructivist Learning Technologies
  • EPSY 704  - Advanced Educational Psychology: Learning Processes in Education
  • EPSY 705 – Human Development Through the Lifespan
  • EPSY 703 – Constructive Classroom Discipline
  • SPED 727 – Designing Instruction for Diverse Learners
  • SPED 725 – Introduction to the Psychology and Education of Youth with Disabilities
  • SPED 717 – Exceptional Children in the Regular Classrooms

*Other graduate course electives can be considered. Please consult with your faculty advisor for options and pre-requisite requirements.

For more information, let us know you are interested here.


Questions?

Kim Huggett
Graduate Student Services Manager
khuggett@ku.edu
913-897-8421
785-864-4510

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