Curriculum & Teaching

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.

Students may specialize in one of the following areas.

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Educational Media & Technology
  • Elementary Education; English Education
  • Health & Coaching
  • Mathematics Education
  • Physical Education
  • Science Education
  • Social Studies Education
  • Special Education

Program Fast Facts

  • Program Requirements: To view a listing of program requirements and coursework information, please visit the Boston University Bulletin for the CAGS in Curriculum and Teaching.
  • Program Duration: One academic year. Duration for part-time students vary.
  • Start Term: You may begin the program during the summer, fall, or spring semesters.
  • Licensure: This program of study does not lead to licensure.
  • Prerequisites: This program requires a masters degree or an international equivalent.
  • Faculty Contact Information: Professor Stephan Ellenwood, ellenwoo@bu.edu, 617-353-3238
  • Graduate Admissions Contact Information: sedgrad@bu.edu, 617-353-4237
  • Gainful Employment Program Disclosure Information

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students at the School of Education benefit from the community feel of a small school along with the resources of a large university. Our students are in the field in both urban and suburban schools as early as their first year at SED.

Graduate Students

Talented graduate students from around the world prepare to become teachers, counselors, administrators, and more in as little as one year at the School of Education. Our students engage in diverse aspects of education both in the classroom and the field.