Curriculum Studies

Master of Education

Program Types

School of Education

Colleges / Schools


Program Types

Earn an M.Ed. with a Concentration in Curriculum Studies

This program prepares teachers, administrators, and other formal and non-formal 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:

  • What knowledge is of most worth?
  • Who gets to decide?
  • How can we align the planned, experienced and evaluated curriculum?

You will 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. You'll work to create educational communities that enact vibrant and powerful professional development opportunities for your colleagues.

Attend Part- or Full-Time

You can complete the program part- or full-time, with evening classes offered 4:30-10 p.m. Monday through Friday during each 14-16 week semester. There are also a few online courses. Simply choose how many courses you'd like to register for each semester with the help of your academic adviser.

Full-time status for graduate students is nine or more credit hours per semester. Most students register for at least two courses a semester, allowing them to complete a master's degree and/or teacher certification within 18 to 24 months.

Customize Your Program

You also have the option of customizing your master’s program by including one or more Arcadia certificates or a credential.