Master of Education in Curriculum Studies
Acadia University's Master of Education in Curriculum Studies has been designed for teachers and administrators who wish to engage in research and advanced study in curriculum. Our program will build your skills and encourage you to think from a critical perspective that is responsive to change, empowerment, and social justice.
In addition to the General Program, we also periodically offer cohorts in specialized areas such as Interprofessional Health Practice, or Music Education, as well as in Literacy and Universal Design for Learning (UDL). A new Curriculum specialization focused on Outdoor Learning Across the Curriculum started in July 2023!
In our Curriculum Studies program, you will:
- Explore aspects of curriculum studies
- Challenge dominant discourses of democratic action, empowerment, and change
- Focus on equity and social justice within diverse cultural frameworks
- Investigate current curriculum theory and practice from an interdisciplinary perspective
- EDUC 5633 – Curriculum Foundations
- EDUC 5643 – Major Theoretical Developments in Curriculum Studies (Prerequisite: EDUC 5633 or permission)
- EDUC 5513 – Research Design or EDUC 50G3 – Research Literacy
- Non-thesis students may substitute EDUC 50G3 – Research Literacy for EDUC 5513 – Research Design as their required research course.
- 21h electives selected from graduate courses offered by the School of Education or approved graduate courses offered by other departments or schools
- 12h electives selected from graduate courses offered by the School of Education or approved graduate courses offered by other departments or schools
- EDUC 5113 – Qualitative Research in Education or EDUC 5523 – Quantitative Methods in Educational Research
- EDUC 5966 – Graduate Thesis
NOTE: Students are responsible for contacting the teacher certification branch to determine if a program and constituent courses meet requirements for upgrades to licenses or new endorsations for a change in job designation.
Please also be aware that it is your responsibility to monitor your own program and to ensure that you have met degree requirements.