Curriculum Studies
Master of Arts in Teaching
Online Degree Program

Mastery of Curriculum Development—Delivered Completely Online for Working Teachers

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The Education Master of Arts in Teaching: Curriculum Studies Emphasis is a graduate degree for all teachers K-12. Designed for working teachers, this degree can be completed entirely online and you can start any academic term.

The Curriculum Studies MAT degree provides experienced educators with the knowledge, abilities, and critical evaluation skills needed to elevate their own professional development toward a vision of accomplished educational practice.

Candidates in this program analyze contemporary practices and theories relating to knowledge acquisition as a means of enhancing student learning and the curriculum development process within school systems. The Curriculum Studies program provides opportunities to develop an in-depth understanding of:

  • Content-specific pedagogy
  • The curriculum development process
  • Teacher research
  • Research-informed approaches to teaching and learning

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We also encourage you to visit the School of Teacher Education Curriculum Studies MAT page for this program.

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Contact the Off-Campus Program Coordinator

Jon Shaw
jon.shaw@unco.edu
(970) 351-2897

Curriculum Studies Program Coordinator

Dr. Fred Bartelheim
frederick.bartelheim@unco.edu
(970) 351-1607


Course of Study

The Education Master of Arts in Teaching: Curriculum Studies Emphasis is a 30 credit hour degree program. This degree can be completed fully online. All required courses and many elective courses are offered online.

Each student will be able to create a program time line that fits their needs. One full year of full-time classroom teaching experience or equivalent is required to graduate from this program.

Required Major Credits (21 credit hours)

  • EDF 610 Teacher Research (3)
  • EDF 619 Pluralism in Education (3)
  • EDF 640 Psychological Foundations of Education (3)
  • EDF 662 Foundations of Curriculum Development & Instructional Practice (3)
  • EDF 664 Current Issues in Instruction and Assessment Practices (3)
  • EDF 685 Philosophical Foundations of Education (3)
  • SRM 600 Introduction to Graduate Research (3)

Elective Courses (9 Credit Hours)

Elective credit courses, generally taken during Summer term, must have the approval of the program advisor prior to completion. Many students elect to take content-specific courses in the field in which they instruct.

Upcoming Scheduled Courses

To see the future course offering schedule, visit the Curriculum Studies MAT Current Students page. (Specific Summer term courses are not listed because students generally take elective courses during Summer term.)

Comprehensive Component

In lieu of a master's thesis, Curriculum Studies MAT students prepare and submit a manuscript for publication in a journal of choice. In consultation with his/her program advisor, candidates review written projects from required courses in preparing the manuscript.

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