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2013-2014 CU Denver Catalog 
2013-2014 CU Denver Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Curriculum and Instruction

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Curriculum and Instruction MA

Office: Lawrence Street Center, 701
Telephone: 303-315-6300
Fax: 303-315-6311
E-mail: education@ucdenver.edu
Web site: www.ucdenver.edu/education


Information about faculty is available online at www.ucdenver.edu/education

Areas of Study

Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction
Concentrations for Elementary Teachers: Science, Mathematics, or Mathematics/Science
Concentrations for Secondary Teachers: Science, Mathematics, and Social Studies

Curriculum and instruction (C&I) studies lead to an advanced master’s degree in curriculum and instruction. All programs require 36 semester hours, including the C&I core or its equivalent. The core courses provide a sound basis in curriculum theory, teacher inquiry, appreciation of diversity and philosophical foundations. The various specializations allow teachers to focus in an area of interest.

Elementary teachers can select from concentrations in mathematics, science, or mathematics/science. Secondary teachers may choose concentrations in mathematics, science, or social studies.

Each of these programs is designed to prepare teachers to qualify for master certification from the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards, as well as prepare for licensure renewal with the Colorado Department of Education.

Total: 6 Hours

Elementary Math and Science

24 semester hours of electives, chosen with advisor’s approval (24 semester hours)

Total: 36 Hours

Total: 36 Hours

Social Studies (Secondary)

Please contact an advisor in the School of Education & Human Development for advising.

Total: 36 Hours

Comprehensive Experience (COMPS)

C&I programs require each student to complete a master’s comprehensive experience, known as COMPS, that consists of a project or research thesis completed in consultation with their faculty advisor. Details may be obtained from your faculty advisor.

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