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

Curriculum studies is a distinct area of scholarship and field of study. While it is an area commonly located within departments of curriculum and pedagogy, curriculum studies enables inquiries into notions of curriculum writ large. Scholarship in curriculum studies engages epistemological and ontological questions through conceptual lenses such as:

  • curriculum as discourse, document, plan(ned), live(d), hidden, null
  • historical and political
  • internationalization of curriculum studies and research
  • cultural theory
  • critical theory
  • feminist and poststructural perspectives
  • social and ecological justice

Admission requirements

Department Graduate Advisor

Department Graduate Advisor
Fax: (250) 721-7598


Dr. Hurren, W.
Dr. Prendergast, M.
Dr. Price, J.
Dr. Riecken, T.
Dr. Sanford, K.
Dr. Streelasky, J.
Dr. Thom, J.


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