Curriculum Studies

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Using hands-on group classroom simulations, we prepare you for a successful career in Curriculum & Instruction.

About Curriculum Studies

Curriculum Studies is a field within education which inquires into questions of what is worth knowing and who will decide. It is an area of study that considers all aspects of being in the world as teachers/learners.

Programs

Master of Education in Curriculum Studies

About the Master of Education in Curriculum Studies

This program fosters critical analysis of educational discourse (for example, discourses 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.

Program information

Level: Graduate Full-time or part-time: Part-time
EDCI Location: UVic or online
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Master of Education in Social, Cultural, and Foundational Studies

About the Master of Education in Social, Cultural, and Foundational Studies

This Master of Education provides students with the research skills and knowledge to work as a master teacher, educational leader, administrator, policy analyst, and consultant to government and other education and community agencies. The program must be determined through consultation between the student and the supervisor.

Program information

Level: Graduate  
Department: EDCI Location: UVic
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Master of Arts in Educational Studies

About the Master of Arts in Educational Studies

This degree is a research-based (thesis) program designed to meet student's individual interests. It is undertaken with the guidance and direction of an academic supervisor. Typically seen as a good path for students who wish to go further in their academic studies.

Program information

Level: Graduate Program Length: 3 years
Department: EDCI Location: UVic
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Master of Education in Art Education

About the Master of Education in Art Education

This degree, designed for working teachers, fills up fast. It is a career credential intended for students who wish to develop their competencies in teaching studio-based art artivities at the elementary and secondary school levels as well as in community settings.

Program information

Level: Graduate Program Length: 3 years
Department: EDCI Location: UVic
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Master of Education in Early Childhood Education

About the Master of Education in Early Childhood Education

This project-based program is designed to bring experienced teachers a dynamic opportunity to work together on current issues and trends in early childhood education, and will address a range of theories and principles that guide early childhood studies. Students will conclude their program by developing an original graduating project based on their specific area of interest in early childhood education.

Program information

Level: Graduate Program Length: 2 years
  Includes summer term: Yes
  Full-time or part-time: Full-time (intensive)
Department: EDCI Location: UVic + Online
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Master of Education in Language and Literacy

About the Master of Education in Language and Literacy

This program is intended for those wishing to further their knowledge of pedagogical issues and practices relating to the teaching of Language and Literacy in populations ranging from pre-school to adult. The program is designed to accommodate students' individual interests and objectives, and is undertaken with the guidance and direction of an academic supervisor.

Program information

Level: Graduate Program Length: 2 years
Department: EDCI Location: UVic
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Master of Education in Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Educational Technology

About the Master of Education in Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and Educational Technology

This four-stream combined program is designed to provide a strong content component, while providing a central core of professional education in curriculum and instruction courses. The program must be determined by the supervisor at the beginning of the program.

Program information

Level: Graduate Program Length: 2 years
Department: EDCI Location: UVic
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Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Studies: Curriculum Studies

About the Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Studies: Curriculum Studies

This degree is a research-oriented (thesis) program designed for students who wish to develop a comprehensive understanding and an integrated perspective of current educational theory and practice. It prepares graduates for professional, research and teaching positions in colleges and universities, or for leadership roles in school districts, provincial ministries and other public and private organizations, with regard to planning and implementation of curricula, instructional innovations and staff development programs.

Program information

Level: Graduate  
Department: EDCI Location: UVic
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Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Studies: Social, Cultural, and Foundational Studies

About the Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Studies: Social, Cultural, and Foundational Studies

This degree is a research-oriented (thesis) program designed for students who wish to develop a comprehensive understanding and an integrated perspective of current educational theory and practice. It prepares graduates for professional, research and teaching positions in colleges and universities, or for leadership roles in school districts, provincial ministries and other public and private organizations, with regard to planning and implementation of curricula, instructional innovations and staff development programs.

Program information

Level: Graduate  
Department: EDCI Location: UVic
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Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Studies: Art Education

About the Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Studies: Art Education

This degree is a research-oriented (dissertation) program for students who wish to develop expertise in the field of art education theory, research, and practice. The degree prepares graduates for research and teaching positions in higher education, leadership role in school districts, provincial ministries, art galleries, and other public and private organizations involved with art education.

Program information

Level: Graduate Program Length: 5 to 7 years
Department: EDCI Location: UVic
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Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Studies: Early Education

About the Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Studies: Early Education

This degree is a research-oriented (thesis) program designed for students who wish to develop a comprehensive understanding and an integrated perspective of current educational theory and practice. It prepares graduates for professional, research and teaching positions in colleges and universities, or for leadership roles in school districts, provincial ministries and other public and private organizations, with regard to planning and implementation of curricula, instructional innovations and staff development programs.

Program information

Level: Graduate Program Length: 5 to 7 years
Department: EDCI Location: UVic
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Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Studies: Mathematics, Science, Technology, and Environmental Education

About the Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Studies: Mathematics, Science, Technology, and Environmental Education

This degree is a research-oriented (thesis) program designed for students who wish to develop a comprehensive understanding and an integrated perspective of current educational theory and practice. It prepares graduates for professional, research and teaching positions in colleges and universities, or for leadership roles in school districts, provincial ministries and other public and private organizations, with regard to planning and implementation of curricula, instructional innovations and staff development programs.

Program information

Level: Graduate Program Length: 5 to 7 years
Department: EDCI Location: UVic
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Professional Specialization certificate in Teaching French Immersion

About the Professional Specialization certificate in Teaching French Immersion

Teachers will gain the methodology and fluency to be highly effective in the French immersion environment. This new credit certificate consists of four courses—two offered online in fall and spring, and two offered face to face in summer session.

Program information

Level: Professional Development (Graduate) Program Length: 6 months
  Includes summer term: Yes
Co-op: No Full-time or part-time: Part-time
Department: EDCI Location: UVic
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Professional Specialization Certificate in Information Communication Technology

About the Professional Specialization Certificate in Information Communication Technology

This Professional Specialist Certificate provides important background and training for teachers and other educational professionals to gain knowledge, skills, and experience in incorporating new communication technologies for instructional purposes.

Program information

Level: Professional Development (Graduate) Program Length: 6 months
Co-op: No Full-time or part-time: Part-time
Department: EDCI Location: UVic
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Careers

What you can do with a degree in curriculum studies:

  • Curriculum specialist
  • Career development practitioner
  • Publisher or editor of journal, newspaper or other publications
  • Author
  • Community support worker