Career Preparation, Flexible Education
Earn your master’s degree at the university that prepares the largest number of teachers in Colorado. In UNC’s Education Master of Arts in Teaching: Curriculum Studies program, you’ll work closely with top educators, gaining skills to enhance student learning and curriculum development in school systems. You’ll also apply your learning through extensive classroom experience and research opportunities. Designed for working teachers, the Curriculum Studies degree can be completed online in just two years and you can start any academic term.
UNC: Number one in online graduate programs for education
UNC is the top ranked university in Colorado for online graduate programs in education, and one of the top 10 in the nation. You’ll interact with expert instructors and collaborate on assignments with a cohort of other teaching professionals. It’s almost like working in a real classroom, only the online classroom is accessible 24/7. Learn more about our Extended Campus program.
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M.A.T. in Curriculum Studies
In this program you’ll analyze contemporary practices and theories relating to knowledge acquisition as a means of enhancing student learning and the curriculum development process within school systems. Three abilities are emphasized throughout the program: critical reflections, systematic inquiry, and collaboration.
The Curriculum Studies M.A.T. is designed for all teachers, K-12, and can be completed fully online. You can begin this continuous enrollment graduate program in any semester.
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"The Curriculum Studies program combined the philosophical foundations of curriculum with the current research of best practice in the classroom to provide a well-rounded and insightful view of the field I am diving into. Because of the flexibility of the evening and online courses, I was able to continue my career while teaching full time, allowing me to transfer new ideas to my classroom immediately."
- Antonio Pinedo, North Valley Middle School, La Salle, Colorado
Learn from the best in a nationally recognized program that graduates one-third of the Colorado Teacher of the Year award winners. Designated by the Colorado Legislature as the primary institution for undergraduate and graduate teacher education in the state, we prepare the largest number of teachers in Colorado and rank fifth in teacher candidate graduates in the nation.
Consider UNC’s M.A.T. Curriculum Studies if you:
- Want to gain skills to advance your K-12 teaching career
- Are looking for a flexible master’s program you can complete online while continuing your teaching career
- How to design, evaluate and implement curriculum
- How to analyze contemporary practices and theories related to learning
- How to apply best practices for content-specific pedagogy
- How to conduct, analyze and utilize research in education
- Teacher Research
- Foundations of Curriculum Development and Instructional Practice
- Pluralism in Education
- Philosophical Foundations of Education
- Current Issues in Instruction and Assessment Practices
- Introduction to Graduate Research
Frederick Bartelheim, Ed.D.
Professor, Educational Foundations and Curriculum studies
Frederick Bartelheim completed his Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of San Francisco in 1991. His research interests include teacher preparation, web-based learning, and curriculum development and implementation.
A master’s degree in curriculum studies will enhance your teaching abilities while increasing your marketability and earning potential.
Where can your degree take you?
The theories, skills and strategies you’ll learn in the Curriculum Studies program will prepare you for new roles in teaching and the broader field of education, including:
- K-12 teacher
- Instructional Coordinator