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CURRICULUM STUDIES MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAM WITH CURRICULUM SPECIALIST CONCENTRATION PURPOSE The curriculum studies program is designed for educators who wish to enhance their skills in teaching, curriculum development, or the administration of a department or educational program. It aims to equip leaders from a variety of educational settings with the skills necessary to develop, justify, evaluate and modify curricula to serve the needs of all students. These skills have become increasingly significant for schools, but also are needed in other organizations—hospitals, businesses, associations, community and civic agencies, and museums—that are confronted with the necessity of educating their employees, students, patrons or the public in a time of fast-moving social and technological change. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The curriculum specialist program allows teachers and practitioners to take a full range of curriculum studies courses. It is designed for individuals interested in enhancing their understanding of curriculum history, theory, development, evaluation, the relationship between theory and practice, and the intersection of teaching and curriculum. The curriculum specialist concentration provides a solid foundation for educators interested in serving as curricular or instructional leaders to develop their professional knowledge base.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (13 courses, 52 quarter hours) Curriculum Studies Courses (8 courses, 32 quarter hours) CS 470 Teachers as Leaders CS 472 Ethics, Curriculum and Social Change CS 473 Assessment CS 481 The Study of Teachers and Teaching* CS 482 The History of Curriculum Practice CS 485 Curriculum/Program Evaluation CS 488 Designing and Interpreting Curriculum CS 489 Developing Critical and Creative Thinking CS 492 Creating and Sustaining Professional Learning Communities CS 591 Curriculum Theorizing: Multiple Lenses *Offered every fall, required during the first year in the program Electives (2 courses, 8 quarter hours) Two master’s-level courses, chosen in consultation with a curriculum studies faculty advisor.

Foundations in Education Courses (2 courses, 8 quarter hours) Required SCG 610

SCG 410

Introduction to Research (preferred) or Introduction to Research: Purposes, Issues and Methodologies

Choose one of the following: SCG 604 Identity: Constructions and Negotiations or SCG 406 Human Development and Learning, Secondary (preferred) SCG 608 Ideology, Power and Politics or SCG 408 Education and Society (preferred) SCG 603 Culture and Education or SCG 409 Sociology of Education (preferred) SCG 611 Philosophical Studies in Education or SCG 411 Philosophy of Education (preferred) Required Research Course (1 course, 4 quarter hours) CS 580 Research Seminar in Curriculum Studies Satisfatory completion of master’s papers (MEd) or master’s thesis (MA)

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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS To be eligible for this program, students must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. To apply, please submit the following items to The Office of Graduate Admission: • A completed application • Application fee ($40) • One official transcript from all colleges and/or universities attended • Two letters of recommendation from professors or supervisors • Statement of purpose indicating professional development goals and related experience (approximately 750 words) • Resume showing evidence of adequate background for the program

QUESTIONS? If you have questions and would like to talk with an admission counselor, call (773) 325-4405 or email edgradadmissions@depaul.edu. FOR MORE INFORMATION College of Education The Office of Graduate Admission DePaul University 2400 N. Sheffield Ave. Chicago, Illinois 60614 Phone: (773) 325-4405 Fax: (773) 325-2270 Website: education.depaul.edu Email: edgradadmissions@depaul.edu Please note that the information provided is current as of September 2013 and is subject to change.

The Office of Graduate Admission 2400 North Sheffield Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60614-2215 Telephone: (773) 325-4405 Outside Illinois: (800) 4DEPAUL Email: edgradadmissions@depaul.edu Web: education.depaul.edu


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