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Master’s of Science (MSEd) in Curriculum Studies

Purdue’s graduate program in curriculum studies explores the cultural, political, and economic dimensions of education, with emphases on social justice, multiculturalism, and international concerns. We focus on the theories and practices of teaching and learning: both traditional questions concerning curriculum design and evaluation and newer questions that have emerged in the field, including how curriculum is culturally, politically, and economically situated; contemporary analyses of curriculum and instruction discourses; and multicultural, global and international dimensions of teaching and learning.

This program has rolling admission. Applications must be fully complete, submitted, and all application fees paid prior to the deadline in order for applications to be considered and reviewed.

April 15 is the deadline for Fall applications.

November 15 is the deadline for Spring applications.

March 15 is the deadline for Summer applications.

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This program does not lead to licensure in the state of Indiana or elsewhere. Contact the College of Education Office of Teacher Education and Licensure (OTEL) at licensure@purdue.edu before continuing with program application if you have questions regarding licensure or contact your state Department of Education about how this program may translate to licensure in your state of residence.

Admissions

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Here are the materials required for this application

We encourage prospective students submit an application early, even if not all required materials are uploaded. Applications are not forwarded on for faculty review until all required materials are uploaded.

When submitting your application for this program, please select the following options:

  • Campus and Program Tab:
    • Select a Campus: Purdue West Lafayette (PWL)
    • Select your proposed graduate major: Curriculum and Instruction
  • First Choice Program Details Tab:
    • Please select an Area of Interest: Curriculum Studies
    • Please select a Degree Objective: Master’s of Education (MSED)
    • Primary Course Delivery: Residential

Program Requirements

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Master’s with Portfolio: 30 hours = 12 core, 15 focus area, 3 research
Master’s with Thesis: 33 hours = 12 core, 12 focus area, 9 research for students interested in Ph.D.

I. Curriculum Studies and core C & I Core – 12 Credits

Required 6 credits:

  • EDCI 58000 Foundations of Curriculum
  • EDCI 58500 Multicultural Education

An additional 3 credits in Humanities or Social Sciences taken outside of C&I, determined in conjunction with advisor.

An additional 3 credits in Curriculum:

  • EDCI 59000 Individual Research Problems (curriculum focus)
  • EDCI 68200 Contemporary Curriculum Theory
  • EDCI 68400 Seminar in Curriculum Studies (may be repeated for credit)

I. Curriculum Studies Elective Focus Area – 12 to 15 Credits

III. Educational Research Courses – 3 to 9 Credits

The candidate must complete the following methodology courses before embarking on their thesis project.

  • EDPS 53300 Introduction to Research in Education
  • Thesis Option (6hrs)

Supplemental Program Information

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Faculty

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Associate Professor Curriculum StudiesCurriculum and Instruction
Work Phone: (765) 494-4901
Professor Curriculum StudiesCurriculum and Instruction
Work Phone: (765) 496-2863
Associate Professor Curriculum StudiesCurriculum and Instruction
Work Phone: (765) 494-0803
Assistant Professor Curriculum StudiesCurriculum and Instruction
Clinical Assistant Professor Curriculum StudiesCurriculum and Instruction
Work Phone: (765) 496-6629
Professor Curriculum StudiesCurriculum and Instruction
Work Phone: (765) 494-2352

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

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