Curriculum studies

M.Ed. in Curriculum Studies Cohort (Curriculum Leadership in BC) 

This program is designed to bring experienced teachers together to explore developments in curriculum theories in practice, supporting significant shifts in curriculum as conceptualized and operationalized through competency-based curriculum and assessment approaches. It offers a site in which educators can take up questions of practice that arise in their particular settings. The programs are designed to support educators to become more thoughtful and informed practitioners.

M.A. & PhD

Research focused programs in Educational Studies in Curriculum Studies foster critical analysis of educational thought and practice (for example, the thinking and practice of planning, implementation, evaluation, learning and teaching) to discern unintended as well as intended effects. This analysis is focused not only at the system level, but also and more importantly, at the level of each person's daily professional practice, where the political and the personal are inevitably intertwined. Underlying this analysis is the ethical question of how to act responsibly and appropriately.

The programs are intended for educators from all venues (for example, schools, colleges, hospitals, government, business, industry, private practice, and the family) working at all levels of responsibility (for example, policy development, administration, evaluation, planning, teaching, advising, coaching, counselling or parenting).

Expertise of faculty within the area (for MA & PhD) 

  • Contemporary and Canadian curriculum studies
  • Curriculum theory
  • Curriculum development
  • Drama/theatre education K-12 curriculum

Graduate Area Advisor

Graduate Area Advisor, Dr. Kathy Sanford
Telephone: (250) 721-7804
Fax: (250) 721-7598
Office: MacLaurin A526

Contact information

Fariba Ardestani
Graduate Program Secretary
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Faculty of Education, University of Victoria
PO Box 1700 STN CSC, Victoria, BC Canada V8W 2Y2
Telephone: 250-721-7882
Fax: 250-721-7598

Admission requirements

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