This is an archived copy of the 2016-2017 catalog. To access the most recent version of the catalog, please visit

MEd Curriculum & Instruction-Secondary Education

Required Core Courses
EDUK 502Cultural Div Schools & Comm3
EDUK 538Curr Design and Impl3
EDUK 545Advanced Instructional Strategies for Diverse Learners3
EDUK 598Techniques of Research3
EDUK 588Thesis (Option)0-6
EDUK 577Comprehensive Exam (Non-Thesis Option)0
Graduate content area courses18
Total Semester Credit Hours30-36

For more detailed information about the MEd in Curriculum and Instruction see the departmental website at

Required Courses

EDUK 500. Foundations and History of Education. 3 Semester Credit Hours.

This course examines the history of education in the United States through a study of the philosophical, historical, psychological and social foundations of curriculum. Emphasis is on the development of a philosophy of education and critical thinking about issues in education. Students must complete this course within the first twelve semester hour of graduate study.

EDUK 502. Cultural Div Schools & Comm. 3 Semester Credit Hours.

An examination of various dimensions of culture related to teaching, learning, and support services in the community. Topics of study will include ethnicity, socio-economic status, language, gender, religion, age, and exceptionality.

EDUK 538. Curr Design and Impl. 3 Semester Credit Hours.

The curriculum selection, design, implementation, and evaluation processes within the classroom and school district settings are examined. Factors that influence the curriculum decision-making process and a review of theories of curriculum development will be researched. Curriculum alignment and curriculum auditing will be major emphases of this course.

EDUK 545. Advanced Instructional Strategies for Diverse Learners. 3 Semester Credit Hours.

The derivation of appropriate methods and techniques from basic principles of learning. The development of working skills needed in cooperative planning, selecting, and organizing teaching materials, utilization of the environment, individual and group guidance, and evaluation activities.

EDUK 598. Techniques of Research. 3 Semester Credit Hours.

Fundamental concepts and tools of research applied to psychological and educational problems. Rationale of research, analysis of problems, library skills, sampling, appraisal instruments, statistical description and inference, writing the research report, and representative research designs.

EDUK 588. Thesis. 1-6 Semester Credit Hours.

Scheduled when the student is ready to begin the thesis. No credit until the thesis is completed. Prerequisite(s): Completion of all other coursework required for the degree and consent of the major professor or approval of the department chair.

For a complete list of all courses go to the Course Information page. 

To check if a course is offered this Semester check the Online Schedule.