EdM/CAGS in Curriculum & Teaching

This program is designed for students who seek advanced interdisciplinary study in education. Teachers who already hold an initial license often select this program to develop an EdM or a CAGS program that includes both advanced liberal arts and advanced professional education study. With their advisors, courses are selected either to deepen one aspect of the student’s profession or to provide a way of expanding his or her teaching into a new area. Some select this program because they want to study schools and the profession of teaching without pursuing a license for teaching.

EdM

Students in the Master of Education (EdM) in Curriculum & Teaching program have the opportunity to handcraft a course of study that will allow them to pursue the education issues that interest them most as they prepare to be outstanding leaders in teaching, supervisory, and research positions. As a student in the Curriculum & Teaching EdM program, you will work with your academic advisor to select courses that suit your interests and needs.

This 36-credit, non-licensure program is most often chosen by educators who are:

  • Teachers with an initial license who wish to develop a course of study that includes advanced liberal arts and professional education content.
  • Students who want to study schools and the profession of teaching without pursuing a teaching license.

Core Coursework (16 Credits)

  • SED RS 600 Introduction to Research (4 credits)
  • Courses in Curriculum and Teaching (Any SED courses with the prefix CT, SO, SC, ME, EN, CH, EC, SE, HE, PE, EM, CL, LS, LR, LW, BI, TL, or DE) (12 credits)

Elective Coursework (20 Credits)

Students select elective courses for a total of 20 credits. Elective coursework is chosen in consultation with your academic advisor.

CAGS

Curriculum planning and carefully designed teaching methods are fundamental to providing quality education in our nation’s schools. Students in Boston University’s Curriculum & Teaching graduate program dedicate themselves to learning about the complex issues of contemporary education as they prepare to be outstanding leaders in teaching and supervisory positions.

Our program emphasizes the professional talents of planning and designing instruction, creating comprehensive interdisciplinary curriculum, broadening and deepening the knowledge base of one’s teaching, and evaluating the results of teaching. Our goal is to graduate educators who are knowledgeable and innovative in a demanding and rewarding profession.

Teachers who already hold an initial license often select our general Curriculum & Teaching program to develop a CAGS program that includes advanced liberal arts and professional education study. Students may also choose this program because they want to study schools and the profession of teaching without pursuing a license for teaching.

Students seeking advanced interdisciplinary study in education are encouraged to apply to the general Curriculum & Teaching program. With the guidance of your academic advisor, you may select courses either to further develop one aspect of your profession or to expand your teaching into a new area. You may complete the CAGS program without officially declaring a specific area of concentration.

Core Coursework (16 Credits)

  • 1 course in research (4 credits)
  • 3 courses in Curriculum and Teaching (Any SED courses with the prefix CT, SO, SC, ME, EN, CH, EC, SE, HE, PE, EM, CL, LS, LR, LW, BI, TL, or DE) (12 credits)

Elective Coursework (16 Credits)

Students complete 16 credits of elective coursework. Elective coursework is chosen in consultation with your academic advisor. With advisor approval, electives may include courses at the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.

Additional Requirement(s)

Comprehensive Examination: CAGS candidates must file a formal application for a departmental comprehensive examination with the department chair and faculty advisor.