M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction - Thematic
Candidates choosing the Thematic concentration will have utmost flexibility to become more proficient in a broader array of content in the Curriculum and Instruction field, preparing them to become thought-leaders in their schools and districts, or preparing them for deeper work in a doctoral program.
Class Duration: 8 weeks
Delivery: Online or Hybrid
Next Admission Term: Fall 2022
Time of Completion: 2-5 years
- Engages with cutting edge education topics; especially for urban contexts
- Blends theory with practice
- Small class sizes
- Vibrant faculty who are experts in their field
- Learn with a diverse range of teachers from public, independent and parochial schools in a variety of specialty areas and grade levels
- Engaging online or hybrid course options becoming more available VERY soon
- No certification required!
Program of Study
The M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction with a thematic concentration is a 33 credit program, including 6 core Curriculum and Instruction graduate courses and 5 additional graduate courses. Offering flexibility, students work with his/her advisor to choose from 1 of the 2 class choices below as well as 3 classes from an array of graduate courses in the School of Education to create a thematic focus track that is complementary to the Curriculum and Instruction core courses.
- ED 602 - Learner-Centered Education OR ED 609 -Social Justice and Technology
- ED 700 Seminar in Curriculum and Instruction OR RE 601 Media Literacy Education
- 3 Graduate Electives chosen in collaboration with student advisor
This program is offered through site-based cohorts to employees of local school systems at various off-campus locations. Our cohorts are a lockstep format. Semesters consist of two 8-week classes and are held one night per week. Participants benefit from a 15% tuition discount. For more information about program offerings, locations, and how to apply, visit our cohort website.
This program may be taken part-time (to be completed in 2-5 years) with up to 5 or 6 classes offered per calendar year. There may be full-time opportunities for interested cohorts. Part-time offers a self-paced opportunity to complete requirements over a longer period of time with courses delivered at times of the day that are convenient to full-time work schedules. In addition, online course offerings are also available for all of the coursework.
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Obtain a M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction for Social Justice.
- Pursue leadership roles in schools and district offices.
- Further your graduate studies at the doctoral level.