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Area of Concentration: Curriculum Studies

This concentration will enable you to examine philosophical orientations, conceptual frameworks, and research methodologies relevant to the study of theoretical and developmental aspects of curriculum in a Canadian and international context. The program objectives will be accomplished through the completion of one of the three streams (course based, major paper, thesis). This graduate program will allow you to develop your skills and knowledge to enhance your professional practice.

Courses

Mandatory Courses

Course determined by the area of concentration:

EDUC-8240 Fundamentals of Curriculum Theory and Development

Students in the Course Based stream must take EDUC-8270 and either EDUC-8100 or EDUC-8300.
Students in the Major Paper and Thesis stream must take EDUC-8100 and EDUC-8270.

EDUC-8100 Statistics in Education
EDUC-8270
 Research in Education
EDUC-8300
Qualitative Methods in Research

All students must take one of the following courses, depending on the completion stream they have chosen.

EDUC-8795 Final Project Seminar (1 credit)
EDUC-8960
Major Paper (2 credits)
EDUC-8970
Thesis (4 credits)

(Note: Students in the Thesis stream must also complete EDUC-8940 Thesis Proposal)

Students must complete their 10 credit requirement by taking courses from the following lists of courses. Please refer to the Graduate Calendar External Link as it is the final authority with regard to course selection.

Curriculum Studies Option Courses

EDUC-8030 The Psychology of Learning and Teaching
EDUC-8150
Comparative and International Education
EDUC-8240
Fundamentals of Curriculum Theory and Development
EDUC-8300
Qualitative Methods in Educational Research
EDUC-8330
Survey Design and Research
EDUC-8370
Language Arts in the Elementary School
EDUC-8380
The Arts and Education
EDUC-8390 Second Language Teaching: Theories and Applications
EDUC-8410
The Social Sciences Curriculum
EDUC-8450
Teaching for Sustainability: An Introduction to Environmental Education
EDUC-8470
 Learning in Science
EDUC-8500
Issues in Education
EDUC-8510 Information & Communication Technologies (ICT) for Teaching and Learning
EDUC-8520
Curriculum Developments in Mathematics Education
EDUC-8530
The Teaching and Learning of Mathematics
EDUC-8540
Fundamentals of Instructional Design
EDUC-8550 Strategies for the implementation of Change
EDUC-8560
 Approaches to Literacy Development
EDUC-8570
The English Language Arts
EDUC-8580
Psychology of Learning Problems
EDUC-8650
Sociological Aspects of Education
EDUC-8720
Theory and Practice in Early Childhood Education
EDUC-8910
Special Topics in Education