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2018-19 Graduate Catalog 
    Jun 27, 2022  
2018-19 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Curriculum Studies, M.Ed.

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About the Program

This program prepares teachers, administrators, and other formal and nonformal educators for leadership roles in curriculum reform and the design, development and evaluation of educational programs. It is also valuable for classroom teachers who use modes of curriculum inquiry to reflect on their practice.

The field of curriculum studies transcends disciplinary boundaries to better understand educative experience. Fundamental questions for curriculum studies include the following: What knowledge is of most worth? Who gets to decide? How can we align the planned, experienced and evaluated curriculum? Curriculum inquirers use such questions to further investigate the connections among educational and social theories and educational practice, with a focus on school or public/media programs and the contours of culture and society in which these programs are located. They work to create educational communities that enact vibrant and powerful professional development opportunities for their colleagues.

Note: All students completing a graduate Education degree are required to complete a Degree Candidacy Form with their academic adviser after completing 15 Arcadia graduate credits. Degree Candidacy is the academic program plan required for the degree and must be submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies, Taylor 105.

Requirements (minimum 30 credits)

The degree program must be planned with an adviser to ensure that degree certification requirements are satisfied. 

Foundations Courses (6 credits)

Chosen with advisor.

Concentration Courses (minimum of 15 credits)

The following are of particular interest to students in this concentration:

Electives (6 credits)

Chosen with adviser. Courses suggested as particularly appropriate for this concentration include:

Culminating Activity (3 credits)

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